UEFA Mediterranean National Leagues (Irish Connection) 2004-05

UEFA Logo [References: 1]

Malta 2004-05

Malta 2004-05PWDLFAPCOPts
Championship Group
Sliema Wanderers (C)28187347232140
Relegation Group
Pieta Hotspurs24851144381020
Msida St. Joseph247893841819
Zabbar St. Patrick (R)2453162756514
Lija Athletics (R)243219136048
[References: 2]


Zabbar St. Patrick, founded in 1912 were not named St. Patrick until 1948 when they sought to align themselves with other areas seeking independence from England. They were relegated after finishing second last in the 10 team Maltese Top flight in 2004-05. Another Maltese team with an Irish name was Hibernians, named, like the more famous Scottish Club of the same name in Edinburgh after an old name for Ireland (Hibernia). They finished third in the Maltese League in 2004-05, five points behind Champions Sliema Wanderers. [References: 2-3]



[1] Pinterest (2019) UEFA Logo [Internet] Available from: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f6/c4/ae/f6c4ae32d00050ac7826d3d9b5d8ef87.png [Accessed 26 December 2019]


[2] Mike Hammond (2006) “Malta” The European Book of Football 2005/2006 pg. 503.m press (media) ltd, in association with World Soccer. Romford, Essex, England.


[3] Balls.ie (2021) The Influence of the Irish – International Football clubs who owe their heritage to Ireland [Internet] Available from: https://www.balls.ie/football/clubs-with-irish-links-411046 [Accessed 30 May 2021]


Thanks to Kevin Smyth.

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