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League of Ireland First Division
Country Flag of Republic Ireland Republic of Ireland
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1985
Number of teams 8
Promotion to League of Ireland Premier Division
Relegation to None
Domestic cup(s) FAI Cup
League of Ireland Cup
UEFA cup(s) Europa League (FAI Cup Winners)
Current champions Wexford Youths (2016)
Website Official website

The League of Ireland First Division is the second tier of the Republic of Ireland's national football league, the League of Ireland. The division was formed in 1985 as a result of the decision to split the League of Ireland into two divisions, which also created the League of Ireland Premier Division. In 2009, the FAI rejected proposals from clubs to remove the division and restore the League of Ireland to its original structure.

2014 Clubs

Team Base Stadium Capacity Founded
Cobh Ramblers Cobh St Colman's Park 5,000 1922
Finn Harps Ballybofey Finn Park 7,500 1954
Longford Town Longford City Calling Stadium 6,850 1924
Galway Galway Eamonn Deacy Park 5,000 2013
Shamrock Rovers B Dublin Tallaght Stadium 6,000 2013
Shelbourne Dublin Tolka Park 6,000 1895
Waterford United Waterford RSC 5,500 1930
Wexford Youths Crossabeg Ferrycarraig Park 2,500 2007

2014 Managers

Manager Club
Flag of Republic Ireland Martin Cambridge Cobh Ramblers
Flag of Republic Ireland Ollie Horgan Finn Harps
Flag of Republic Ireland Tony Cousins Longford Town
Flag of Republic Ireland Tommy Dunne Galway
Flag of Republic Ireland Colin Hawkins Shamrock Rovers B
Flag of Republic Ireland John McDonnell Shelbourne
Flag of Republic Ireland Tommy Griffin Waterford United
Flag of Republic Ireland Shane Keegan Wexford Youths

External links

League of Ireland First Division 2015-16

Athlone Town · Cabinteely · Cobh Ramblers · Finn Harps · Shelbourne · UCD · Waterford United · Wexford Youths

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