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1961–62 League of Ireland

Statistics of League of Ireland in the 1961/1962 season.

League of Ireland
Season1961–62
ChampionsShelbourne (7th Title)
European CupShelbourne
Cup Winners CupShamrock Rovers
Fairs CupDrumcondra
Matches played132
Goals scored529 (4.01 per match)
Top goalscorerEddie Bailham (Shamrock Rovers), 21

OverviewEdit

It was contested by 12 teams, and Shelbourne won the championship after beating Cork Celtic 1-0 in a Championship Play-off on 2 May 1962 at Dalymount Park.

Shelbourne qualified to play in the European Cup, Shamrock Rovers qualified to play in the Cup Winners' Cup and Drumcondra qualified to play in the Fairs Cup for next season.

Final classificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Shelbourne 22 15 5 2 55 23 +32 35 European Cup
2 Cork Celtic 22 16 3 3 71 24 +47 35
3 Shamrock Rovers 22 14 3 5 51 32 +19 31 Cup Winners Cup
4 St Patrick's Athletic 22 11 3 8 48 46 +2 25
5 Cork Hibernians 22 8 8 6 37 36 +1 25[a]
6 Limerick 22 10 5 7 41 34 +7 24[a]
7 Drumcondra 22 8 6 8 45 40 +5 22 Fairs Cup
8 Dundalk 22 8 5 9 42 36 +6 21
9 Bohemians 22 6 5 11 40 46 −6 17
10 Waterford 22 7 3 12 39 49 −10 17
11 Transport[b] 22 2 3 17 29 76 −47 7
12 Sligo Rovers[b] 22 1 3 18 31 87 −56 5
Source: www.rsssf.com
Notes:
  1. ^ a b After a protest the points for the drawn game between Cork Hibernians and Limerick were awarded to Cork Hibernians.
  2. ^ a b Transport and Sligo Rovers were not re-elected to the league for next season.

Top scorersEdit