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.
|Top goalscorer||Tony Izzi: 13 |
(Cobh Ramblers) 
|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|
|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|
- 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.
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.
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