Football Association of Ireland, League of Ireland, Soccer

Football Association of Ireland League of Ireland First Division 1985-1990

LOI First Division 1985-86

PWDLFAPts
Bray Wanderers (C)181161301028
Sligo Rovers (P)181152321327
Longford Town181053292325
Derry City18864311822
Drogheda United17584201618
Cobh Ramblers17548122314
Finn Harps18378233113
Newcastle United174310183311
EMFA17161020338
Monaghan United16321114298
League of Ireland First Division 1985-86 [Reference: 1]

Note: 2 Pts Win, 1 Pt Draw, 0 Pts Loss, (C) Champions, (P) Promoted.

Note 2: Shelbourne & University College Dublin were relegated to the First Division for 1986-87.

LOI First Division 1986-87

PWDLFAPts
Derry City (C)181611451433
Shelbourne (P)181233392027
Drogheda United181044412224
Finn Harps181026322422
University College Dublin18837222219
Cobh Ramblers18558313215
Newcastle United184410173212
Monaghan United183510203411
EMFA183411173110
Longford Town18231316497
League of Ireland First Division 1985-86 [Reference: 2]

Note: 2 Pts Win, 1 Pt Draw, 0 Pts Loss, (C) Champions, (P) Promoted.

Note 2: Home Farm and Athlone Town relegated to First Division for 1987-88 season.

LOI First Division 1987-88

PWDLFAPts
Athlonre Town (C)271917422239
Cobh Ramblers (P)271746412438
Finn Harps271377453333
Home Farm2712510504229
University College Dublin279711373625
Drogheda United2712015334824
Longford Town278712233523
Monaghan United277713244321
Newcastlewest277515364219
EMFA277515345519
League of Ireland First Division 1987-88 [Reference: 3]

Note: 2 Pts Win, 1 Pt Draw, 0 Pts Loss, (C) Champions, (P) Promoted.

Note 2 : Bray Wanderers and Sligo Rovers relegated to First Division for 1988-89 season.

Note 3: Newcastle United changed name to Newcastlewest after the 1986-87 season.

LOI First Division 1988-89

PWDLFAPts
Drogheda United (C)271674382239
Ubiversity College Dublin2711124361634
Bray Wanderers271386412534
Finn Harps271287301932
Home Farm279108382828
Newcastlewest277137333727
Longford Town279513254323
Monaghan United2761110284223
EMFA274815184116
Sligo Rovers274617233714
League of Ireland First Division 1988-89 [Reference: 4]

Note: 2 Pts Win, 1 Pt Draw, 0 Pts Loss, (C) Champions, (P) Promoted.

Note 2: Cobh Ramblers and Waterford United relegated from Premier Division for 1989-90 season.

LOI First Division 1989-90

PWDLFAPts
*Sligo Rovers (P)2713113301237
*Waterford United (C)271656582837
Bray Wanderers271557412335
Kilkenny City271476402435
Home Farm2712510271629
Finn Harps2711511323027
Cobh Ramblers2710512333125
Longford Town274914154617
Newcastlewest275418235114
Monaghan United275418236114
League of Ireland First Division 1989-90 [Reference: 5]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Title Playoff
18.03.1990Sligo Rovers1Waterford United0
01.04.1990Waterford United2Sligo Rovers0
(Waterford won 2-1 on Agg)
League of Ireland First Division Title Playoff 1989-90 [Reference: 6]

Note: 2 Pts Win, 1 Pt Draw, 0 Pts Loss, (C) Champions, (P) Promoted. *Enter Title Playoff

Note 2: Drogheda United and University College Dublin relegated from Premier Division to First Division for 1990-91 season.

Note 3: EMFA changed name to Kilkenny City after the 1988-89 season.

References

Sources / Newspapers

[1] Anon. (1986) “Soccer Scoreboard” Irish Independent. Monday, March 3, 1986. [pg. 12 Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[3] Anon. (1988) “Soccer Scoreboard” Irish Independent. Monday, April 25, 1982. [pg. 14 Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[4] Anon. (1989) “Soccer Scoreboard” Irish Independent. Monday, April 24, 1983. [pg. 10 Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[5] Anon. (1990) “Briefly” Irish Independent. Monday, March 19, 1990. [pg. 12 Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[6] Anon. (1990) “Briefly” Irish Independent. Monday, April 2, 1990. [pg. 11 Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

Bibliography

[2] Bateson, Bill & Sewell, Albert (Eds) “League of Ireland 1987-88” News of the World Football Annual 1985-86. pg. 110. Invincible Press, London. 1987.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Jason Caldwell, Alan McCormack, Paul Nolan, Andrew McGovern, Colm Murray, Niall Brennan, Gareth Quigley, Paul O’Reilly.

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