1961–62 League of Ireland

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League of Ireland
Season 1961–62
Champions Shelbourne (7th Title)
European Cup Shelbourne
Cup Winners Cup Shamrock Rovers
Fairs Cup Drumcondra
Top goalscorer Eddie Bailham (Shamrock Rovers), 21

Statistics of League of Ireland in the 1961/1962 season.

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 12 teams, and Shelbourne won the championship after beating Cork Celtic 1-0 in a Championship Play-off on 2 May 1962 at Dalymount Park.

Shelbourne qualified to play in the European Cup, Shamrock Rovers qualified to play in the Cup Winners' Cup and Drumcondra qualified to play in the Fairs Cup for next season.

Final classification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Shelbourne 22 15 5 2 55 23 +32 35 European Cup
2 Cork Celtic 22 16 3 3 71 24 +47 35
3 Shamrock Rovers 22 14 3 5 51 32 +19 31 Cup Winners Cup
4 St Patrick's Athletic 22 11 3 8 48 46 +2 25
5 Cork Hibernians 22 8 8 6 37 36 +1 25[a]
6 Limerick 22 10 5 7 41 34 +7 24[a]
7 Drumcondra 22 8 6 8 45 40 +5 22 Fairs Cup
8 Dundalk 22 8 5 9 42 36 +6 21
9 Bohemians 22 6 5 11 40 46 −6 17
10 Waterford 22 7 3 12 39 49 −10 17
11 Transport[b] 22 2 3 17 29 76 −47 7
12 Sligo Rovers[b] 22 1 3 18 31 87 −56 5
Source: www.rsssf.com
Notes:
  1. ^ a b After a protest the points for the drawn game between Cork Hibernians and Limerick were awarded to Cork Hibernians.
  2. ^ a b Transport and Sligo Rovers were not re-elected to the league for next season.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Eddie Bailham Shamrock Rovers 21
2 Donal Leahy Cork Celtic 18
3 Eric Barber Shelbourne 15
3 Austin Noonan Cork Celtic 15
5 Ronnie Whelan St Patrick's Athletic 12
6 Jimmy Morrissey Drumcondra 11
7 Ben Hannigan Shelbourne 10
7 George Lynam Cork Celtic 10
7 Donal O'Leary Cork Celtic 10
10 Johnny Kingston Bohemians 9
10 Jackie Mooney Cork Hibernians 9
10 Eddie Mulvey Limerick 9
10 Tommy O'Connor Limerick 9
10 Paddy O'Rourke St Patrick's Athletic 9
10 Willie Peyton St Patrick's Athletic 9