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Football Association of Ireland League of Ireland 1980-1985

LoI 1980-81

PWDLFAPts
Athlone Town (C)302352672251
Dundalk302055632845
Limerick United301776472341
Shamrock Rovers3010164382536
Bohemians301488362936
Finn Harps3012612413930
Waterford2910811303528
Cork United3011613374228
St. Patrick’s Athletic3011613464928
Drogheda United3010713465427
Sligo Rovers3012216455726
UCD308913374625
Home Farm307617343420
Galway Rovers306913263921
Thurles Town297418386318
Shelbourne306618305318
League of Ireland 1980-81 [Reference: 2]

Note: 2 Pts Win / 1 Pt Draw / 0 Pts Loss / (C) Champions.

Note 2: Galway Rovers replaced by Galway United for 1981-82 season.

LoI 1981-82

PWDLFAPts
Dundalk (C)302064612480
Shamrock Rovers302136502376
Bohemians291786491771
Athlone Town291739684263
Sligo Rovers301659554562
Limerick United291397563858
St. Patrick’s Athletic3014610546656
Waterford3012414384547
Shelbourne3010713444645
Drogheda United3081012455041
Home Farm308715344840
Cork United299614394739
UCD297913294035
Finn Harps297418405731
Galway United305817315229
Thurles Town303522299618
League of Ireland 1981-82 [Reference: 2]

Note: 3 Pts Home Win / 1 Pt Home Draw / 0 Pts Home Loss / 4 Pts Away Win / 2 Pts Away Draw / 0 Pts Away Loss / (C) Champions

Note 2: Thurles Town & Cork United lost their license to play in the League of Ireland for the 1982-83 season.

LoI 1982-83

PWDLFAPts
Athlone Town (C)262051512465
Drogheda United261475431849
Dundalk241464321748
Bohemians261376422646
Shelbourne261358504544
Shamrock Rovers261088392538
St. Patrick’s Athletic261079383837
Limerick2610511413335
Finn Harps26989263335
Waterford268810314432
Galway United266812334426
Sligo Rovers253913344718
UCD264418296316
Home Farm25232023659
League of Ireland 1982-83 [Reference: 3]

Note: 3 Pts Win / 1 Pt Draw / 0 Pts Loss / (C) Champions

Note 2: Limerick replaced Limerick United early on in the 1982-83 season, and the place in the League of Ireland was taken by Limerick City for the 1983-84 season.

LoI 1983-84

PWDLFAPts
Shamrock Rovers (C)261943641542
Bohemians2613103392036
Athlone Town251447422732
Limerick City251366352432
Shelbourne259106403228
UCD269107242328
Dundalk26998383127
Waterford United2510510323225
Finn Harps268810364624
St. Patrick’s Athletic268711363723
Drogheda United261024375422
Galway United266911263321
Home Farm264418165412
Sligo Rovers26242020588
League of Ireland 1983-84 [Reference: 4]

Note: 2 Pts Win / 1 Pt Draw / 0 Pts Loss / (C) Champions

Note 2: Cork City & Longford Town Elected to League of Ireland for 1984-85 Season.

LoI 1984-85

PWDLFAPts
Shamrock Rovers (C)302253632149
Bohemians301956572943
Athlone Town301767542840
University College Dublin3012144412638
Limerick City301659614037
Galway United3091110494229
Waterford United3011712444129
Dundalk3091011343928
Cork City3010812303928
Home Farm3011514434727
St. Patrick’s Athletic3010713384527
Shelbourne309813394626
Sligo Rovers (R)3071211344726
Drogheda United (R)3071013436024
Finn Harps (R)306717387119
Longford Town (R)303423277110
League of Ireland 1984-85 [Reference: 5]

Note: 2 Pts Win / 1 Pt Draw / 0 Pts Loss / (C) Champions / (R) Relegated to new Division 1.

Note 2: Derry City, Monaghan United, Bray Wanderers, Newcastle United (Newcastlewest), EMFA (Kilkenny) & Cobh Ramblers elected to new Division 1. Top 12 teams in League of Ireland play in new Premier Division for 1985-86.

References

Sources / Newspapers

[1] Anon. (1981) “Soccer Scoreboard” Irish Independent. Monday, April 13, 1981. [pg. 13 Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[2] Anon. (1982) “Soccer Scoreboard” Irish Independent. Monday, April 26, 1982. [pg. 15 Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[3] Anon. (1983) “Soccer Scoreboard” Irish Independent. Monday, April 18, 1983. [pg. 14 Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[4] Anon. (1984) “Briefly” Irish Independent. Monday, April 18, 1984. [pg. 14 Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

Bibliography

[5] Bateson, Bill & Sewell, Albert (Eds) “League of Ireland 1984-85” News of the World Football Annual 1985-86. pg. 101. Invincible Press, London. 1986.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Jason Caldwell, Alan McCormack, Paul Nolan, Andrew McGovern, Colm Murray, Niall Brennan.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 28 January 2020

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