1993–94 League of Ireland Premier Division

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League of Ireland Premier Division
Season 1993–94
Champions Shamrock Rovers
Relegated Limerick F.C.
Drogheda United
UEFA Cup Shamrock Rovers
Cork City
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Sligo Rovers[note 1]
Top goalscorer Stephen Geoghegan:23
(Shamrock Rovers) [1][2]

The 1993–94 League of Ireland Premier Division was the 9th season of the League of Ireland Premier Division. The division was made up of 12 teams. Shamrock Rovers won the title.

Regular season[edit]

The regular season initially saw the 12 teams use a traditional round-robin format with each team playing 22 games on a home and away basis. The division was then split into two groups, a top six and a bottom six. After the split, the six teams played the other teams in their group in a second series of 10 games again using a round-robin format.[2][3]

Final Tables[edit]

Top Six
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Shamrock Rovers F.C. 32 21 3 8 62 30 +32 66 Qualified for 1994–95 UEFA Cup
2 Cork City F.C. 32 17 8 7 60 36 +24 59
3 Galway United F.C. 32 14 8 10 47 42 +5 50
4 Derry City F.C. 32 12 10 10 37 35 +2 46
5 Shelbourne F.C. 32 11 10 11 42 42 0 43
6 Bohemian F.C. 32 11 8 13 34 35 −1 41
Bottom Six
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
7 Monaghan United F.C. 32 13 8 11 41 38 +3 47
8 Dundalk F.C. 32 10 13 9 37 27 +10 43
9 St Patrick's Athletic F.C. 32 9 12 11 32 38 −6 39
10 Cobh Ramblers F.C. 32 8 8 16 31 41 −10 32 Won promotion/relegation play-off
11 Limerick F.C. 32 6 11 15 23 50 −27 29 Relegated to First Division
12 Drogheda United F.C. 32 7 7 18 26 58 −32 28

Promotion/Relegation Play-off[edit]

Cobh Ramblers F.C. who finished in tenth place played off against Finn Harps F.C., the third placed team from the 1993–94 League of Ireland First Division.[2][4]

1st Leg[edit]

2nd Leg[edit]

Cobh Ramblers F.C. won 3–1 on aggregate and retain their place in the Premier Division [2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sligo Rovers who played in the First Division qualified for the 1994–95 European Cup Winners' Cup after winning the 1993–94 FAI Cup final.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ireland - List of Topscorers". www.rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d Graham, Alex. Football in the Republic of Ireland a Statistical Record 1921–2005. Soccer Books Limited. ISBN 1-86223-135-4. 
  3. ^ "(Republic of) Ireland League Tables". www.rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 21 February 2008. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "(Republic of) Ireland League Tables - Second Level". www.rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2016.