1995–96 League of Ireland Premier Division

The 1995–96 League of Ireland Premier Division was the 11th season of the League of Ireland Premier Division. The division was made up of 12 teams. St Patrick's Athletic F.C. won the title.

League of Ireland Premier Division
Season1995–96
ChampionsSt Patrick's Athletic
RelegatedAthlone Town
Drogheda United
Galway United
UEFA CupSt Patrick's Athletic
Bohemians
UEFA Cup Winners' CupShelbourne
UEFA Intertoto CupSligo Rovers
Top goalscorerStephen Geoghegan: 19 (Shelbourne) [1][2]

Regular seasonEdit

This season saw each team playing three rounds of games, playing every other team three times, totalling 33 games.[2][3][4]

Final tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 St Patrick's Athletic (C) 33 19 10 4 53 34 +19 67 Qualification to UEFA Cup preliminary round
2 Bohemians 33 18 8 7 60 29 +31 62
3 Sligo Rovers 33 16 7 10 45 38 +7 55 Qualification to Intertoto Cup group stage
4 Shelbourne 33 15 9 9 45 33 +12 54 Qualification to Cup Winners' Cup qualifying round[a]
5 Shamrock Rovers 33 14 8 11 32 32 0 50
6 Derry City 33 11 13 9 50 38 +12 46
7 Dundalk 33 11 9 13 38 39 −1 42
8 UCD 33 12 6 15 38 40 −2 42
9 Cork City[b] 33 12 8 13 37 41 −4 41
10 Athlone Town (R) 33 8 7 18 38 59 −21 31 Qualification to Relegation play-off
11 Drogheda United (R) 33 7 9 17 39 51 −12 30 Relegation to League of Ireland First Division
12 Galway United (R) 33 5 6 22 26 67 −41 21
Source: www.rsssf.com
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Shelbourne qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup qualifying round after winning the 1995–96 FAI Cup final.
  2. ^ Cork City F.C. were docked 3 points for fielding an ineligible player. The club went into liquidation in January 1996 but were saved from extinction after moving from Bishopstown Stadium to Turners Cross.

Promotion/Relegation Play-offEdit

Athlone Town who finished in tenth place played off against Home Farm Everton, the third placed team from the 1995–96 League of Ireland First Division.

1st LegEdit

2nd LegEdit

Home Farm Everton won 4–3 on penalties and were promoted to the Premier Division. [2][5]

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. ^ "(Republic of) Ireland League Tables". www.rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 21 February 2008. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Ireland 1995/96". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  5. ^ "(Republic of) Ireland League Tables - Second Level". www.rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2016.