1995–96 League of Ireland First Division

The 1995–96 League of Ireland First Division season was the 11th season of the League of Ireland First Division.

League of Ireland First Division
Season1995–96
ChampionsBray Wanderers
PromotedFinn Harps
Home Farm Everton
Top goalscorerJonathan Speak: 17
(Finn Harps)[1]

OverviewEdit

The First Division was contested by 10 teams and Bray Wanderers won the division.[2][3][4]

Final tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Bray Wanderers A.F.C. 27 16 7 4 53 21 +32 55 Promoted to Premier Division
2 Finn Harps F.C. 27 14 7 6 50 25 +25 49
3 Home Farm Everton F.C. 27 14 4 9 43 34 +9 46 Promoted to Premier Division after Play-off
4 Cobh Ramblers F.C. 27 10 13 4 30 15 +15 43
5 St James's Gate F.C. 27 9 11 7 35 30 +5 38
6 Limerick F.C. 27 10 6 11 36 34 +2 36
7 Kilkenny City A.F.C. 27 8 9 10 33 38 −5 35
8 Waterford United F.C. 27 9 7 11 37 40 −3 34
9 Longford Town F.C. 27 5 6 16 26 46 −20 21
10 Monaghan United F.C. 27 2 5 20 10 70 −60 11

Promotion/Relegation Play-offEdit

Third placed Home Farm Everton played off against Athlone Town who finished in tenth place in the 1995–96 League of Ireland Premier Division. The winner would compete in the 1996–97 League of Ireland Premier Division.

1st LegEdit

2nd LegEdit

Home Farm Everton won 4–3 on penalties and were promoted to the Premier Division [2][4]

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 Graham, Alex. Football in the Republic of Ireland a Statistical Record 1921–2005. Soccer Books Limited. ISBN 1-86223-135-4.
  3. ^ "Ireland 1995/96". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b "(Republic of) Ireland League Tables - Second Level". www.rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2016.