1988–89 Irish League

The Irish League in season 1988–89 comprised 14 teams, and Linfield won the championship.

Irish League
Season1988–1989
ChampionsLinfield
40th Irish title
Matches played182
Goals scored520 (2.86 per match)
Top goalscorerStephen Baxter (17)
1987-88
Location of the Belfast-based teams in the Irish League 1983-90

League standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification
1 Linfield (C) 26 21 2 3 58 19 3.053 65 Qualification for the European Cup first round
2 Glentoran 26 17 4 5 60 29 2.069 55 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
3 Coleraine 26 15 5 6 42 23 1.826 50
4 Bangor 26 12 9 5 42 30 1.400 45
5 Glenavon 26 13 5 8 47 34 1.382 44
6 Portadown 26 10 9 7 29 19 1.526 39
7 Cliftonville 26 9 9 8 42 30 1.400 36
8 Carrick Rangers 26 11 3 12 29 40 0.725 36
9 Ballymena United 26 6 11 9 33 41 0.805 29 Qualification for the European Cup Winners' Cup first round
10 Larne 26 6 10 10 38 38 1.000 28
11 Newry Town 26 7 5 14 33 43 0.767 26
12 Crusaders 26 5 5 16 22 47 0.468 20
13 Ards 26 4 6 16 25 54 0.463 18
14 Distillery 26 3 3 20 20 73 0.274 12
Source: rsssf.com
(C) Champion

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARD BAN BLM CRK CLI COL CRU DIS GLV GLT LRN LIN NEW POR
Ards 2–3 0–0 0–1 0–4 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–5 1–5 3–1 1–3 4–3 0–0
Bangor 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–4 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1
Ballymena United 3–2 2–1 1–2 3–3 2–0 1–1 3–0 0–3 1–2 0–0 0–4 2–2 3–1
Carrick Rangers 1–0 2–3 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–3 0–3 3–1 1–3 1–0 1–2
Cliftonville 2–2 0–1 4–1 5–1 1–1 1–0 4–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–2 1–1
Coleraine 1–1 2–1 4–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 2–0 0–1 2–3 2–0 0–2 3–2 2–0
Crusaders 0–1 0–3 0–0 0–3 1–2 0–3 2–1 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–3
Distillery 2–0 1–2 2–2 0–2 0–4 0–3 2–2 2–1 1–3 1–6 1–5 1–2 0–2
Glenavon 3–0 3–2 2–1 2–1 3–2 1–2 3–3 3–2 2–3 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–2
Glentoran 1–0 2–1 3–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 3–0 8–2 2–3 3–1 2–3 2–0 0–1
Larne 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 4–0 7–0 1–3 0–1 3–2 1–2 1–0
Linfield 2–1 0–1 1–0 4–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 2–1
Newry Town 6–1 1–1 2–3 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–3 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–3 1–1
Portadown 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 0–1 2–0
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

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