1981–82 League of Ireland

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League of Ireland
Season 1981–82
Champions Dundalk

Statistics of League of Ireland in the 1981-82 season.

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 16 teams, and Dundalk won the championship. This season used a trial point system with 4 for an away win, 3 for a home win, 2 for an away draw, 1 for a home draw.

Final classification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Home/Away Win/Draw
1 Dundalk F.C. 30 20 6 4 61 24 +37 80 AW: 8; HW: 12; AD: 6; HD: 0
2 Shamrock Rovers F.C. 30 21 3 6 50 23 +27 76 AW: 9; HW: 12; AD: 1; HD: 2
3 Bohemian F.C. 30 17 9 4 50 18 +32 72 AW: 8; HW: 9; AD: 4; HD: 5
4 Athlone Town A.F.C. 30 18 3 9 70 42 +28 67 AW: 9; HW: 9; AD: 1; HD: 2
5 Sligo Rovers F.C. 30 16 5 9 55 45 +10 62 AW: 7; HW: 9; AD: 2; HD: 3
6 Limerick United F.C. 30 13 9 8 56 34 +22 58 AW: 5; HW: 8; AD: 5; HD: 4
7 St Patrick's Athletic F.C. 30 14 6 10 49 39 +10 56 AW: 5; HW: 9; AD: 3; HD: 3
8 Waterford F.C.[a] 30 12 4 14 39 46 −7 47 AW: 6; HW: 6; AD: 1; HD: 3
9 Shelbourne F.C. 30 10 7 13 44 46 −2 45 AW: 5; HW: 5; AD: 3; HD: 4
10 Cork United F.C.[b] 30 10 6 14 41 50 −9 42 AW: 2; HW: 8; AD: 4; HD: 2
11 Drogheda United F.C. 30 8 10 12 45 50 −5 41 AW: 2; HW: 6; AD: 5; HD: 5
12 Home Farm F.C. 30 8 7 15 34 48 −14 40 AW: 5; HW: 3; AD: 4; HD: 3
13 University College Dublin A.F.C. 30 7 10 13 30 41 −11 37 AW: 3; HW: 4; AD: 3; HD: 7
14 Finn Harps F.C. 30 7 4 19 42 61 −19 31 AW: 3; HW: 4; AD: 3; HD: 1
15 Galway United F.C. 30 5 8 17 30 62 −32 29 AW: 2; HW: 3; AD: 4; HD: 4
16 Thurles Town F.C.[c] 30 3 5 22 29 96 −67 18 AW: 2; HW: 1; AD: 2; HD: 3
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: Points system: 4 for an Away win, 3 for a Home win, 2 for an Away draw, 1 for a Home draw.
Notes:
  1. ^ Waterford changed their name to Waterford United for next season.
  2. ^ Cork United went bankrupt and were expelled from the league the end of the season.
  3. ^ Thurles Town resigned from the league at the end of the season.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Michael O'Connor Athlone Town 22
2 Liam Buckley Shamrock Rovers 21
3 Gus Gilligan Sligo Rovers 16
3 Jim Mahon St Patrick's Athletic 16
5 Brendan Bradley Sligo Rovers 15
5 Mick Fairclough Dundalk 15
5 Gary Hulmes Limerick United 15
8 Terry Daly Shelbourne 12
8 Brian Duff Dundalk (4)
Galway United (8)
12
10 Alan Campbell Shamrock Rovers 11
10 Hillary Carlyle Dundalk 11
10 Denis Clarke Athlone Town 11
10 Jackie Jameson Bohemians 11