1978–79 Irish League

The Irish League in season 1978–79 comprised 12 teams, and Linfield won the championship.

Irish League
Season1978–1979
ChampionsLinfield
32nd Irish title
Matches played132
Goals scored410 (3.11 per match)
Top goalscorerTommy Armstrong (21)
1977-78
Location of the Belfast-based teams in the Irish League 1975-79

League standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification
1 Linfield (C) 22 14 6 2 46 21 2.190 34 Qualification for the European Cup first round
2 Glenavon 22 11 6 5 42 30 1.400 28 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
3 Ards 22 11 5 6 47 34 1.382 27
4 Glentoran 22 9 8 5 36 33 1.091 26
5 Portadown 22 10 5 7 35 27 1.296 25
6 Larne 22 10 4 8 42 35 1.200 24
7 Cliftonville 22 7 7 8 31 29 1.069 21 Qualification for the European Cup Winners' Cup first round
8 Coleraine 22 7 6 9 29 30 0.967 20
9 Crusaders 22 6 8 8 30 33 0.909 20
10 Bangor 22 5 8 9 28 40 0.700 18
11 Ballymena United 22 4 6 12 25 46 0.543 14
12 Distillery 22 2 3 17 19 52 0.365 7
Source: rsssf.com
(C) Champion

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARD BAN BLM CLI COL CRU DIS GLV GLT LRN LIN POR
Ards 1–2 3–3 3–2 2–2 3–2 2–0 3–0 4–4 3–2 0–2 3–0
Bangor 2–5 0–0 0–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–6 0–0 1–3 0–2 1–3
Ballymena United 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–2 5–1 1–3 1–2 1–0
Cliftonville 2–1 3–0 5–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–3 2–4 0–1 0–3 1–1
Coleraine 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 5–0 0–1 4–3 0–0 0–3 0–0 3–0
Crusaders 1–0 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–0 5–2 1–0 0–2 2–2 1–4 1–2
Distillery 0–3 2–2 4–2 2–3 1–2 0–3 1–4 1–3 1–3 0–1 1–4
Glenavon 3–1 0–1 3–2 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–1 0–0 1–1
Glentoran 1–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–0
Larne 3–3 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 3–4 3–5
Linfield 1–2 2–2 6–1 2–1 2–3 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 3–1
Portadown 0–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–0 5–1 2–0 3–1 2–3
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

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