Leinster Junior League (Soccer), Leinster Soccer, Soccer

Leinster Junior League Premier Division Counties 1975-1978

LJL Premier Counties 1975-76

PWDLPts
Carlow Town (C)22180436
Athy Town22153433
Edenderry Town22152532
Newbridge Rangers22142630
Killavilla22104824
Birr Town2287723
Goodbodys2286822
Mountmellick2286822
Connell Rovers22921120
Derry Rovers22521512
Portlaoise22421610
??
Leinster Junior League Premier Counties Final Table 1975-76 [Reference: 1]

Promoted from Division I Counties after 1975-76 season: Devoy Rangers, Knockville.

Note: Goodbodys left league after 1975-76 season. Mountmellick demoted to Division I Counties.

LJL Premier Counties 1976-77

PWDLPts
Edenderry Town (C)22191239
Carlow Town22146234
Portlaoise22144432
Athy Town22114726
Killavilla2297625
Newbridge Rangers22104824
Knockville22931021
Birr Town2276920
Devoy Rangers22831119
Clara Town (R)22661018
Ferbane Town (R)2212194
Connell Rovers (R)2210212
Leinster Junior League Premier Counties Final Table 1976-77 [Reference: 2]

Promoted from Division I Counties after 1976-77 Season: Mountmellick.

Note: CPR United and Mullingar Town joined League. Carlow Town joined LJL Metro Premier Division and replaced by Carlow Town B in Counties Premier Division.

LJL Premier Counties 1977-78

PWDLPts
Edenderry Town (C)22192140
Killavilla22173237
Birr Town22118330
Mullingar Town22105725
Mountmellick22112924
Portlaoise2296724
Newbridge Rangers22841020
Knockville22841020
CPR United2276920
Athy Town22441412
Carlow Town2232178
Devoy Rangers2220204
Leinster Junior League Premier Counties Final Table 1977-78 [Reference: 3]

Report

Carlow Town won the Leinster Junior League Premier Counties Division in 1975-76, with Edenderry Town, from Co. Offaly winning the next two Titles in 1976-77 & 1977-78.

About

The Leinster Junior League was the Junior Level Soccer League for South Dublin and neighbouring Counties such as Kildare, Offaly & Carlow, before it was absorbed by the Leinster Senior League.

There were two parallel sections: the main (Metro) section for South Dublin and a Counties Section for the Regional Leinster Counties. The Premier Division was the Top Division in the Leinster Junior League.

Republic of Ireland Soccer Pyramid

Republic of Ireland Men’s Club Soccer is divided into three levels – Senior, Intermediate and Junior.

  1. Senior Level The Football Association of Ireland League of Ireland constitutes the Senior Level with 2 Divisions – Premier Division and Division 1.
  2. Intermediate Level: Provincial Leagues – Leinster, Munster, Ulster, Connacht – which contain the Intermediate ranked teams.
  3. Junior Level: Below the Intermediate Provincial Leagues are the Junior County Leagues.
  4. Local Level: Football Fives constitute an unofficial fourth level in pyramid, with each League based in a Local Football Fives Complex.

References

Sources / Newspapers

[1] Anon. (1976) “Leinster Junior League” Evening Herald. Tuesday, June 22, 1976. [pg. 12-13 Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[2] Anon. (1977) “Up-to-date league tables” Evening Herald. Tuesday, June 28, 1977. [pg. 13 Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[3] Anon. (1978) “Leinster Junior League” Evening Herald. Tuesday, June 20, 1978. [pg. 12 Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Colm Kincaid.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 14 February 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.

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