1978–79 League of Ireland

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League of Ireland
Season 1978–79
Champions Dundalk
Top goalscorer John Delamere,
Sligo Rovers (2)
Shelbourne (15) 17 goals

Statistics of League of Ireland in the 1978–79 season.

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 16 teams, and Dundalk F.C. won the championship.

Final classification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dundalk 30 19 7 4 57 25 +32 45
2 Bohemians 30 18 7 5 53 21 +32 43
3 Drogheda United 30 17 6 7 60 40 +20 42[a]
4 Waterford 30 17 8 5 48 32 +16 42
5 Shamrock Rovers 30 17 3 10 45 25 +20 37
6 Limerick[b] 30 13 9 8 39 25 +14 36[a]
7 Athlone Town 30 14 7 9 56 41 +15 35
8 Finn Harps 30 15 6 9 56 41 +15 34[a]
9 Home Farm 30 13 7 10 47 33 +14 33
10 Sligo Rovers 30 9 7 14 35 40 −5 25
11 Cork Alberts[c] 30 7 9 14 35 49 −14 23
12 Thurles Town 30 8 5 17 35 62 −27 23[a]
13 Shelbourne 30 6 9 15 41 58 −17 21
14 St Patrick's Athletic 30 7 6 17 36 62 −26 20
15 Galway Rovers 30 4 5 21 41 79 −38 13
16 Cork Celtic[d] 30 3 5 22 16 67 −51 8[a]
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Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d e After the matches Cork Celtic 0-0 Limerick, Drogheda United 0-1 Finn Harps and Thurles Town 0-1 Cork Celtic, the league awarded 1 point to Limerick from Cork Celtic, 2 points to Drogheda United from Finn Harps and 2 points to Thurles Town from Cork Celtic.
  2. ^ Limerick changed their club name to Limerick United for next season.
  3. ^ Cork Alberts changed their club name to Cork United for next season.
  4. ^ Cork Celtic resigned from the league at the end of the season.

U.C.D. were elected to the league for next season.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 John Delamere Sligo Rovers (2)
Shelbourne (15)
17
2 Hillary Carlyle Dundalk 16
3 Turlough O'Connor Bohemians 15
4 Pat O'Connor Home Farm 14
5 Gerry Brammeld Drogheda United 13
5 Jerome Clarke Drogheda United 13
5 Gary Hulmes Sligo Rovers 13
5 Mick Leech Drogheda United 13
9 Derek Carthy St Patrick's Athletic 12
9 Johnny Matthews Waterford 12