League of Ireland Premier Division
2019
Season information
Dates 15 February – 25 October 2019
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League Dundalk
Europa League Shamrock Rovers
Bohemians
Derry City
Season statistics
Matches played 180
Goals scored 431
Top goalscorer Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe (14 goals)
Biggest home win Bohemians 10–1 UCD
Biggest away win UCD 0–5 Dundalk
Highest scoring Bohemians 10–1 UCD
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The 2019 League of Ireland Premier Division is the 35th season of the League of Ireland Premier Division. The league began in February 2019 and concluded in October 2019. Fixtures were announced in December 2018.

On 23 September, Dundalk won the title after a 3-2 win over Shamrock Rovers.

Overview

The Premier Division consists of 10 teams. Each team plays each other four times for a total of 36 matches in the season.

UCD, the 2018 First Division champion, were promoted to the league for the first time since 2014, and Finn Harps, winners of the promotion/relegation playoffs, were promoted to the league, returning after the absence in the previous season.

Teams

Stadia and locations

Team Location Stadium
Bohemians Dublin (Phibsborough) Dalymount Park
Cork City Cork Turners Cross
Derry City Derry Brandywell Stadium
Dundalk Dundalk Oriel Park
Finn Harps Ballybofey Finn Park
Shamrock Rovers Dublin (Tallaght) Tallaght Stadium
Sligo Rovers Sligo The Showgrounds
St Patrick's Athletic Dublin (Inchicore) Richmond Park
UCD Dublin (Belfield) UCD Bowl
Waterford Waterford Regional Sports Centre

Personnel and kits

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Bohemians Flag of Republic of Ireland Keith Long Flag of Republic of Ireland Derek Pender O'Neills Mr Green Sport
Cork City Flag of Republic of Ireland John Cotter Flag of Republic Ireland Conor McCormack Adidas University College Cork
Derry City Flag of Northern Ireland Declan Devine Flag of Republic of Ireland Barry McNamee Adidas Diamond Corrugated
Dundalk Flag of Republic of Ireland Vinny Perth Flag of Republic of Ireland Brian Gartland CX+ Sport Fyffes
Finn Harps Flag of Republic of Ireland Ollie Horgan Flag of Republic of Ireland Keith Cowan Joma KN Group
St Patrick's Athletic Flag of Republic of Ireland Harry Kenny Flag of Republic of Ireland Ian Bermingham Umbro MIG Insurance Brokers
Shamrock Rovers Flag of Republic of Ireland Stephen Bradley Flag of Republic of Ireland Ronan Finn New Balance Pepper Money
Sligo Rovers Flag of Republic of Ireland Liam Buckley Flag of Republic of Ireland Kyle Callan-McFadden Joma Volkswagen
UCD Flag of Republic of Ireland Collie O'Neill Flag of Republic of Ireland Gary O'Neill O'Neills O'Neills
Waterford Flag of Republic of Ireland Alan Reynolds Flag of Republic of Ireland Kenny Browne Umbro 21 Bet

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
Dundalk Flag of Republic of Ireland Stephen Kenny Signed by Republic of Ireland U21 24 November 2018 Pre-season Flag of Republic of Ireland Vinny Perth 22 December 2018
Cork City Flag of Republic of Ireland John Caulfield Mutual consent 1 May 2019 8th Flag of Republic of Ireland John Cotter 2 May 2019
Flag of Republic of Ireland John Cotter Appointed first-team head coach 30 June 2019 7th Flag of Republic of Ireland Frank Kelleher 30 June 2019
UCD Flag of Republic of Ireland Collie O'Neill Sacked 19 August 2019 10th Flag of Poland Maciej Tarnogrodzki 21 August 2019
St Patrick's Athletic Flag of Republic of Ireland Harry Kenny Mutual consent 24 August 2019 5th Flag of Republic of Ireland Stephen O'Donnell 31 August 2019
Cork City Flag of Republic of Ireland Frank Kelleher Change of role 26 August 2019 7th Flag of England Neale Fenn 26 August 2019

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Dundalk  (C) 36 27 5 4 73 18 +55 86 Qualification to Champions League first qualifying round
2 Shamrock Rovers 36 23 6 7 62 21 +41 75 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
3 Bohemians 36 17 9 10 47 28 +19 60
4 Derry City 36 15 12 9 56 34 +22 57
5 St Patrick's Athletic 36 14 10 12 29 35 −6 52
6 Waterford 36 12 7 17 46 53 −7 43
7 Sligo Rovers 36 10 12 14 38 47 −9 42
8 Cork City 36 9 10 17 29 49 −20 37
9 Finn Harps 36 7 7 22 26 64 −38 28 Qualification to Relegation play-offs
10 UCD  (R) 36 5 4 27 25 82 −57 19 Relegation to League of Ireland First Division
Source: SSE Airtricity League, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament

Season statistics

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of England Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe Derry City 14
2 Flag of Republic of Ireland Patrick Hoban Dundalk 13
3 Flag of Northern Ireland Michael Duffy Dundalk 12
4 Flag of Republic of Ireland Daniel Mandroiu Bohemians 11
Flag of Northern Ireland David Parkhouse Derry City 11
Flag of Republic of Ireland Aaron Greene Shamrock Rovers 11
Flag of Jamaica Romeo Parkes Sligo Rovers 11
8 Flag of Northern Ireland Aaron McEneff Shamrock Rovers 10
9 Flag of Republic of Ireland Daniel Kelly Dundalk 9
10 Flag of Republic of Ireland Georgie Kelly Dundalk 8
Flag of Republic of Ireland Jack Byrne Shamrock Rovers 8
Flag of Republic of Ireland Graham Cummins Shamrock Rovers 8
Flag of Republic of Ireland Ronan Coughlan Sligo Rovers 8

Last updated: 31 October 2019
Source: Extratime

See also

External links

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