1998–99 League of Ireland First Division

The 1998–99 League of Ireland First Division season was the 14th season of the League of Ireland First Division.

League of Ireland First Division
Season1998–99
ChampionsDrogheda United
PromotedGalway United
Top goalscorerTony Izzi: 13
(Cobh Ramblers) [1]

OverviewEdit

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

Final tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Drogheda United F.C. 36 17 13 6 57 32 +25 64 Promoted to Premier Division
2 Galway United F.C. 36 16 16 4 53 34 +19 64
3 Cobh Ramblers F.C. 36 17 7 12 55 43 +12 58 Lost promotion/relegation play-off
4 Longford Town F.C. 36 15 9 12 41 33 +8 54
5 Kilkenny City A.F.C. 36 14 11 11 49 46 +3 53
6 Limerick F.C. 36 13 13 10 39 35 +4 52
7 Monaghan United F.C. 36 10 14 12 44 44 0 44
8 Athlone Town A.F.C. 36 10 10 16 45 61 −16 40
9 Home Farm Everton F.C.[a] 36 11 5 20 42 54 −12 38
10 St Francis F.C. 36 2 12 22 25 68 −43 18
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ In 1999 when their sponsorship deal with Everton F.C. ended, Home Farm effectively split into two separate clubs. The amateur and youth sections became Home Farm F.C. and they eventually re–joined the Leinster Senior League. Meanwhile a new professional team, Home Farm Fingal F.C. continued to play in the League of Ireland First Division, starting in the 1999–2000 season. They later became Dublin City.

Promotion/Relegation Play-offEdit

Third placed Cobh Ramblers F.C. played off against Bohemians who finished in tenth place in the 1998–99 League of Ireland Premier Division. The winner would compete in the 1999–2000 League of Ireland Premier Division.

1st LegEdit

2nd LegEdit

Bohemians won 7–0 on aggregate and retained their place in the Premier Division. [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 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.