1924–25 League of Ireland

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League of Ireland
Season 1924–25
Champions Shamrock Rovers (2nd Title)
Matches played 88
Goals scored 344 (3.91 per match)
Top goalscorer Billy Farrell, (Shamrock Rovers) 25
Biggest home win Shelbourne 8-0 Brooklyn
Biggest away win
Highest scoring

The 1924–25 League of Ireland was the 4th season of senior football in Republic of Ireland. It began on September 6, 1924, and ended on April 25, 1925. Bohemians was the defending champion. Shamrock Rovers was the winner for this season.

Overview[edit]

Midland Athletic were not re-elected. Shelbourne United withdrew from the League of Ireland on 7 September 1924, the day after the competition officially started. Bray Unknowns and Fordsons were elected to the League. Fordsons became the first team from Munster to play in the League of Ireland. Both matches involving Athlone Town and Bohemians were not played, both matches were awarded as wins for Bohemians.

Teams[edit]

Locations of the 1924/25 League of Ireland Division 'A' teams
Team Home city/suburb Home ground
Athlone Town Athlone Sports Ground
Bohemians Phibsborough, Dublin Dalymount Park
Bray Unknowns Bray Woodbrook Ground
Brooklyn Merchants Quay, Dublin Chalgrove Terrace
Fordsons Cork Ballinlough Road
Jacobs Crumlin, Dublin Rutland Avenue
Pioneers Whitehall, Dublin The Thatch
St. James's Gate Crumlin, Dublin St. James's Park
Shamrock Rovers Milltown, Dublin Glenmalure Park
Shelbourne Ringsend, Dublin Shelbourne Park

Division 'A'[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Shamrock Rovers (C) 18 13 5 0 67 12 +55 31
2 Bohemians 18 11 6 1 40 11 +29 28
3 Shelbourne 18 12 3 3 55 20 +35 27
4 Fordsons 18 10 1 7 35 32 +3 21
5 St. James's Gate 18 8 1 9 36 35 +1 17
6 Jacobs 18 5 7 6 30 36 −6 17
7 Athlone Town 18 5 4 9 15 32 −17 14
8 Brooklyn 18 4 3 11 24 57 −33 11
9 Bray Unknowns 18 3 3 12 21 44 −23 9
10 Pioneers 18 2 1 15 21 65 −44 5
Source: [1][2]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ATH BOH BRY BRK FOR JAC PIO STG SHM SHE
Athlone Town [α] 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 3–2 0–5 0–3
Bohemians [β] 1–1 5–1 4–0 5–0 0–0 3–3 1–1 2–2
Bray Unknowns 3–1 0–2 4–3 1–3 1–4 3–5 0–1 0–3 2–3
Brooklyn 0–1 0–4 1–0 0–3 3–1 3–0 2–2 2–6 0–2
Fordsons 2–1 0–3 3–1 3–3 3–0 3–1 4–1 0–6 2–0
Jacobs 1–1 1–2 3–2 6–2 2–0 4–1 2–0 1–4 1–3
Pioneers 1–3 0–6 1–2 1–2 1–5 1–6 5–3 1–7 1–6
St. James's Gate 1–1 0–1 0–0 5–1 3–2 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–7
Shamrock Rovers 6–0 1–1 6–0 6–1 3–0 3–0 5–1 0–0 1–1
Shelbourne 4–1 1–0 3–0 8–0 1–2 2–1 5–1 3–3 1–2

Source: [1][2]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

α The Athlone Town v Bohemians match was not played. The League awarded Bohemians the win with no goals recorded.
β The Bohemians v Athlone Town match was not played. The League awarded Bohemians the win with no goals recorded.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Club Goals
1 Billy Farrell Shamrock Rovers 25
2 Bob Fullam Shamrock Rovers 20
3 Ned Brooks Bohemians 12

Source:[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McSweeney, Niall. A Record of League of Ireland Football 1921-22 to 1984-85. Association of Football Statisticians. 
  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.