LJL Premier Division (Sun.) 1976-77
|Fatima Rangers (C)||26||23||3||0||49|
|St. Mochta’s (R)||26||6||2||18||14|
|Oliver Bond Rangers (R)||26||0||0||26||0|
Promoted from Division 1 after 1976-77 season: St. Agnes, Maynooth Town, Drimnagh Dynamo. Carlow Town joined from LJL Premier Counties Division (Regional Leinster Division).
LJL Premier Division (Sun.) 1977-78
|Fatima Rangers (C)||30||25||3||2||53|
|Carnlough Rovers (R)||30||8||4||18||20|
|Dorset Celtic (R)||30||3||5||22||11|
|Ringsend Rovers (R)||30||4||3||23||11|
Playoff: Fatima Rangers beat St. Teresa’s in test match to become Champions. [Reference: 3]
Promoted from Division 1 after 1977-78 season: Mourne Celtic, Ballymun Athletic.
Note: After season Alto United changed name to Rialto. Carlow Town left League.
LJL Premier Division (Sun.) 1978-79
|St. Teresa’s (C)||26||17||5||4||39|
|Anner United (R)||26||3||5||18||11|
Promoted from Division 1 after 1978-79 season: St. Mochta’s, Athy Town.
LJL Premier Division (Sun.) 1979-80
|St. Teresa’s (C)||26||22||4||0||48|
(C) Champions. (R) Relegated. Points System: 2 Pts Win, 1 Pt Draw, 0 Pts Loss.
Fatima Rangers won the Premier Division Title in 1976-77 & 1977-78, the latter after a victory against St. Teresa’s in a Test Match after the two sides finished level on points. St. Teresa’s made no mistake the following two seasons, winning the title on both occasions.
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.
- Senior Level The Football Association of Ireland League of Ireland constitutes the Senior Level with 2 Divisions – Premier Division and Division 1.
- Intermediate Level: Provincial Leagues – Leinster, Munster, Ulster, Connacht – which contain the Intermediate ranked teams.
- Junior Level: Below the Intermediate Provincial Leagues are the Junior County Leagues.
- Local Level: Football Fives constitute an unofficial fourth level in pyramid, with each League based in a Local Football Fives Complex.
Sources / Newspapers
 Anon. (1977) “Up-to-date league tables” Evening Herald. Tuesday, June 28, 1977. [pg. 13 Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]
 Anon. (1978) “Leinster Junior League” Evening Herald. Tuesday, June 20, 1978. [pg. 12 Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]
 Anon. (1979) “Leinster Junior League” Evening Herald. Tuesday, June 26, 1979. [pg. 14 Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]
 Anon. (1980) “Bernadettes triumph in Conway Cup” Evening Herald. Tuesday, June 10, 1980. [pg. 12 Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]
Thanks to Jason Caldwell, Alan McCormack, Paul Nolan, Andrew McGovern, Colm Murray, Niall Brennan.
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