1998–99 League of Ireland Premier Division

The 1998–99 League of Ireland Premier Division was the 14th 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. For sponsorship purposes, it was known as the FAI Harp Lager National League.

League of Ireland Premier Division
Season1998–99
ChampionsSt Patrick's Athletic
RelegatedBray Wanderers
Dundalk F.C.
UEFA Champions LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic
UEFA CupCork City
Bray Wanderers
UEFA Intertoto CupShelbourne
FAI Super CupSt Patrick's Athletic
Shelbourne
Cork City
Bray Wanderers
Top goalscorerTrevor Molloy: 15
(St. Patrick's Athletic) [1][2]

Regular seasonEdit

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

Final TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 St Patrick's Athletic (C) 33 22 7 4 58 21 +37 73 Qualification to Champions League first qualifying round
2 Cork City 33 21 7 5 62 25 +37 70 Qualification to UEFA Cup qualifying round
3 Shelbourne 33 13 8 12 37 35 +2 47 Qualification to Intertoto Cup first round
4 Finn Harps 33 12 10 11 39 40 −1 46
5 Derry City 33 12 9 12 34 32 +2 45
6 UCD 33 10 12 11 31 32 −1 42
7 Waterford United 33 11 9 13 21 37 −16 42
8 Shamrock Rovers 33 9 13 11 34 40 −6 40
9 Sligo Rovers 33 9 11 13 37 50 −13 38
10 Bohemians (O) 33 10 7 16 28 37 −9 37 Qualification to Relegation play-off
11 Bray Wanderers (R) 33 8 8 17 30 45 −15 32 Relegation to League of Ireland First Division and
qualification to UEFA Cup qualifying round[a]
12 Dundalk (R) 33 6 9 18 23 40 −17 27 Relegation to League of Ireland First Division
Source: www.rsssf.com
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Bray Wanderers qualified for the UEFA Cup qualifying round after winning the 1999 FAI Cup Final.

Promotion/Relegation Play-offEdit

Bohemians who finished in tenth place played off against Cobh Ramblers, the third placed team from the 1998–99 League of Ireland First Division.

1st Leg
2nd Leg

Bohemians won 7–0 on aggregate and retained their place in 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 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. ^ "(Republic of) Ireland League Tables - Second Level". www.rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2016.