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1989–90 League of Ireland First Division

The 1989–90 League of Ireland First Division season was the fifth season of the League of Ireland First Division.

League of Ireland First Division
Season 1989–90
Champions Waterford United
Promoted Sligo Rovers
European Cup Winners' Cup Bray Wanderers
Top goalscorer John Ryan: 16
(Bray Wanderers)[1][2]

Contents

OverviewEdit

The First Division was contested by 10 teams and Waterford United F.C. won the division.[2][3]

Final TableEdit

Pos Club Pts W D L GF GA GD
1 Waterford United F.C. 37 16 5 6 58 28 +30 Promoted to Premier Division
2 Sligo Rovers F.C. 37 13 11 3 30 12 +18 Promoted to Premier Division
3 Bray Wanderers A.F.C. [note 1] 35 15 5 7 41 23 +18 Qualified for 1990–91 European Cup Winners' Cup
4 Kilkenny City A.F.C. 35 14 7 6 40 24 +16
5 Home Farm F.C. 29 12 5 10 27 16 +11
6 Finn Harps F.C. 27 11 5 11 32 30 +2
7 Cobh Ramblers F.C. 25 10 5 12 33 31 +2
8 Longford Town F.C. 17 4 9 14 15 46 -31
9 Newcastlewest F.C. [note 2] 14 5 4 18 23 51 -28
10 Monaghan United F.C. 14 5 4 18 23 61 -38

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Bray Wanderers A.F.C. qualified for the 1990–91 European Cup Winners' Cup after winning the 1989–90 FAI Cup final.
  2. ^ Newcastlewest F.C. resigned from the League of Ireland at the end of the season.

First Division Play-offEdit

After Waterford United and Sligo Rovers finished level on points, a play-off was held to decide the overall title winners.

1st LegEdit

2nd LegEdit

Waterford United won 2–1 on aggregate and were declared champions. [2][3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ireland - List of Topscorers". www.rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Graham, Alex. Football in the Republic of Ireland a Statistical Record 1921–2005. Soccer Books Limited. ISBN 1-86223-135-4. 
  3. ^ a b "(Republic of) Ireland League Tables - Second Level". www.rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2016.