2016 League of Ireland

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League of Ireland
Season 2016
2015
2017

The 2016 League of Ireland is the 96th season of the League of Ireland, the highest football league of the Republic of Ireland football league system. The league began on 4 March 2016.[1]

Premier Division

The Premier Division consists of 12 teams. Each team will play each other three times, a total of 33 matches in the season.

Wexford Youths, the 2015 First Division champion, enter the top level for the first time in their history. Finn Harps promoted after winning the promotion/relegation playoffs.

Team Home city/suburb Stadium
Bohemians Phibsborough Dalymount Park
Bray Wanderers Bray Carlisle Grounds
Cork City Cork Turner's Cross
Derry City Derry Brandywell
Dundalk Dundalk Oriel Park
Finn Harps Ballybofey Finn Park
Galway United Galway Eamonn Deacy Park
Longford Town Longford City Calling Stadium
Shamrock Rovers Tallaght Tallaght Stadium
Sligo Rovers Sligo The Showgrounds
St. Patrick's Athletic Inchicore Richmond Park
Wexford Youths Crossabeg Ferrycarrig Park


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 Republic of Ireland Keith Long Republic of Ireland Derek Pender Hummel Mr Green
Bray Wanderers Republic of Ireland Harry Kenny (Interm) Republic of Ireland Conor Kenna Nike Sonas Bathrooms
Cork City Republic of Ireland John Caulfield Republic of Ireland John Dunleavy Nike Clonakilty Sausages
Derry City Northern Ireland Kenny Shiels Northern Ireland Ryan McBride Hummel Diamond Corrugated
Dundalk Republic of Ireland Stephen Kenny Republic of Ireland Stephen O'Donnell CX+ Sport Fyffes
Finn Harps Republic of Ireland Ollie Horgan Republic of Ireland Kevin McHugh Legea McGettigan Group
Galway United Republic of Ireland Tommy Dunne Republic of Ireland Ryan Connolly Uhlsport Comer Property Management
Longford Town Republic of Ireland Tony Cousins Republic of Ireland Mark Salmon Macron City Calling
Shamrock Rovers Republic of Ireland Pat Fenlon Republic of Ireland Conor Kenna New Balance Pepper
Sligo Rovers England Dave Robertson Republic of Ireland Gavin Peers Joma Volkswagen
St Patrick's Athletic Republic of Ireland Liam Buckley Republic of Ireland Ger O'Brien Umbro Clune Construction Company L.P.
Wexford Youths Republic of Ireland Shane Keegan Republic of Ireland Graham Doyle Bodibro SBOBET

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dundalk 14 12 1 1 35 7 +28 37 Qualification to Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Cork City 14 10 3 1 26 6 +20 33 Qualification to Europa League First qualifying round
3 Derry City 14 8 3 3 21 12 +9 27
4 Shamrock Rovers 14 8 1 5 19 12 +7 25
5 St Patrick's Athletic 15 7 2 6 25 20 +5 23
6 Galway United 14 6 3 5 21 18 +3 21
7 Sligo Rovers 14 5 4 5 15 16 −1 19
8 Bohemians 14 4 2 8 13 19 −6 14
9 Finn Harps 15 3 5 7 11 27 −16 14
10 Wexford Youths 14 3 3 8 18 28 −10 12
11 Bray Wanderers 14 2 1 11 8 25 −17 7 Qualification to Relegation play-offs
12 Longford Town 14 1 4 9 11 33 −22 7 Relegation to First Division
Updated to match(es) played on 29 May 2016. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored.[2]

Fixture table

Matches 1–22

Teams play each other twice (once at home, once away)

Home ╲ Away BOH BRW COR DER DUN FHA GAL LON SHM SLI StP WEX
Bohemians 0–1 0–2 2–0 0–4 1–0 5–1 3–3
Bray Wanderers 0–2 0–2 0–3 1–3 1–2 4–0 1–0
Cork City 2–0 2–1 3–1 6–0 2–0 1–0 1–1
Derry City 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 0–2
Dundalk 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 3–2
Finn Harps 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–7 1–0 0–1 1–2
Galway United 1–0 4–0 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–3
Longford Town 1–1 0–3 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–1 2–4
Shamrock Rovers 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–0 0–2 2–0
Sligo Rovers 1–0 0–0 1–1[lower-alpha 1] 1–1 3–0 0–2 4–1
St Patrick's Athletic 3–0 0–1 0–4 4–0 1–3 3–3 1–1 4–0
Wexford Youths 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0

Source: SSE Airtricity League, Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

  1. Match abandoned due to floodlight failure. League Director ruled that the score would stand.

Matches 23–33

Teams play each other once

Home ╲ Away BOH BRW COR DER DUN FHA GAL LON SHM SLI StP WEX
Bohemians
Bray Wanderers
Cork City
Derry City
Dundalk
Finn Harps
Galway United
Longford Town
Shamrock Rovers
Sligo Rovers
St Patrick's Athletic
Wexford Youths

Source: [?]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

First Division

The First Division has 8 teams. Each team will play each other four times, twice at home and twice away, for a total of 28 matches in the season.

Teams

Locations of the First Division teams
Team Home city/suburb Stadium
Athlone Town Athlone Lissywoolen Stadium
Cabinteely Cabinteely Stradbrook Road
Cobh Ramblers Cobh St. Colman's Park
Drogheda United Drogheda United Park
Limerick Limerick Markets Field
Shelbourne Drumcondra, Dublin Tolka Park
UCD Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown UCD Bowl
Waterford United Waterford RSC

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
Athlone Town Republic of Ireland Alan Mathews[3] Nike Nitro Sports
Cabinteely Republic of Ireland Eddie Gormley Umbro
Cobh Ramblers Republic of Ireland Stephen Henderson Nike Eirgrid
Drogheda United Republic of Ireland Pete Mahon Republic of Ireland Sean Thornton CX+ Sport Scotch Hall Shopping Center
Limerick Republic of Ireland Martin Russell Republic of Ireland Shane Duggan Hummel Galtee Fuels
Shelbourne Republic of Ireland Kevin Doherty Republic of IrelandDaire Doyle Macron abbeyseals.ie
UCD Republic of Ireland Collie O'Neill Republic of Ireland Gary O'Neill O'Neills O'Neills
Waterford United Republic of Ireland Roddy Collins Republic of Ireland Darren Murphy Uhlsport SportsWorld

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Limerick 12 12 0 0 50 11 +39 36 Promotion to 2017 League of Ireland Premier Division
2 Drogheda United 12 6 4 2 17 14 +3 22 Promotion play-offs
3 UCD 12 5 3 4 18 19 −1 18
4 Cobh Ramblers 12 5 2 5 15 20 −5 17
5 Shelbourne 12 5 1 6 22 18 +4 16
6 Waterford United 12 4 1 7 22 32 −10 13
7 Athlone Town 12 1 4 7 16 28 −12 7
8 Cabinteely 12 1 3 8 7 25 −18 6
Updated to match(es) played on 29th May. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored.[4]

Fixture table

Matches 1–14

Teams play each other twice (once at home, once away)

Home ╲ Away ATH CAB COB DRO LIM SHE UCD WAT
Athlone Town 3–1 1–2 0–5 1–3 1–2 3–3
Cabinteely 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–4 0–0 0–2
Cobh Ramblers 2–2 1–1 0–3 1–0 0–2 4–0
Drogheda United 2–2 4–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 2–1
Limerick 3–0 3–0 6–1 5–1 4–1 7–2
Shelbourne 2–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 3–4 1–2
UCD 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 1–3
Waterford United 3–1 1–2 1–2 2–5 1–4 3–1

Matches 15–28

Teams play each other twice (once at home, once away)

Home ╲ Away ATH CAB COB DRO LIM SHE UCD WAT
Athlone Town
Cabinteely
Cobh Ramblers
Drogheda United
Limerick
Shelbourne
UCD
Waterford United

League of Ireland clubs in Europe 2016–17

UEFA Champions League

Second qualifying round

One Republic of Ireland club will enter in this round.

UEFA Europa League

First qualifying round

Three Republic of Ireland clubs will enter in this round.

References

  1. "2016 season to kick-off on March 4". SSE Airtricity League. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "PREMIER DIVISION 2016 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 4 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Alan Mathews Appointed 1st Team Manager". Athlone Town Football Club. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "FIRST DIVISION 2016 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 12 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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