1955–56 League of Ireland

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League of Ireland
Season 1955–56
Champions St Patrick's Athletic (3rd Title)
Matches played 132
Goals scored 520 (3.94 per match)
Top goalscorer Shay Gibbons - St Patrick's Athletic - 21 goals

Statistics of League of Ireland in the 1955/1956 season.

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 12 teams, and St Patrick's Athletic won the championship.

Final classification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 St Patrick's Athletic 22 16 2 4 61 34 +27 34
2 Shamrock Rovers 22 15 1 6 54 30 +24 31
3 Waterford 22 14 2 6 66 39 +27 30
4 Evergreen United 22 10 4 8 34 28 +6 24
5 Sligo Rovers 22 11 2 9 47 50 −3 24
6 Shelbourne 22 8 4 10 45 42 +3 20
7 Bohemians 22 7 5 10 29 36 −7 19
8 Drumcondra 22 8 2 12 41 51 −10 18
9 Cork Athletic 22 7 3 12 38 43 −5 17
10 Dundalk 22 6 5 11 37 54 −17 17
11 Limerick 22 6 5 11 35 54 −19 17
12 Transport 22 5 3 14 33 59 −26 13

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Shay Gibbons St Patrick's Athletic 21
2 Paddy Ambrose Shamrock Rovers 20
3 Paddy O'Rourke St Patrick's Athletic 17
4 Gerry Malone Shelbourne 15
5 Johnny Armstrong Sligo Rovers 14
6 Jack Walsh Sligo Rovers 12
7 Jack Fitzgerald Waterford 11
7 Mick Lipper Limerick 11
7 Sonny Price Waterford 11
10 Francie Callan Dundalk 10
10 Eddie Doran Evergreen United 10