1959–60 League of Ireland

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League of Ireland
Season 1959–60
Champions Limerick (1st Title)
European Cup Limerick
Top goalscorer Austin Noonan (Cork Celtic) , 27

Statistics of League of Ireland in the 1959/1960 season.

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 12 teams, and Limerick won the championship and qualified to play in the European Cup for following season 1960/61.

Final classification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Limerick 22 15 0 7 46 26 +20 30 European Cup
2 Cork Celtic 22 12 4 6 66 44 +22 28
3 Shelbourne 22 11 6 5 48 33 +15 28
4 Shamrock Rovers 22 12 3 7 54 31 +23 27
5 Dundalk 22 12 3 7 50 32 +18 27
6 Cork Hibernians 22 12 3 7 57 37 +20 27
7 St Patrick's Athletic 22 12 1 9 46 44 +2 25
8 Waterford 22 10 4 8 40 43 −3 24
9 Drumcondra 22 10 2 10 45 35 +10 22
10 Sligo Rovers 22 5 3 14 44 67 −23 13
11 Transport 22 3 2 17 18 66 −48 8
12 Bohemians 22 0 5 17 15 71 −56 5

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Austin Noonan Cork Celtic 27
2 Tommy Collins Cork Hibernians 21
3 Donal Leahy Cork Celtic 20
4 Liam Munroe Dundalk 19
5 Christy Doyle Shelbourne 14
6 Jack Fitzgerald Waterford 13
7 Eric Barber Shelbourne 12
7 Ronnie Whelan St Patrick's Athletic 12
9 Dermot Cross Shamrock Rovers 11
10 George Lynam Limerick 10
10 John Lynch Cork Hibernians 10
10 Dan McCaffrey Sligo Rovers 10
10 Tommy O'Connor Limerick 10