1938–39 League of Ireland

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League of Ireland
Season1938–39
ChampionsShamrock Rovers (6th title)
Matches played132
Goals scored525 (3.98 per match)
Top goalscorerPatrick Bradshaw (22 goals)

The 1938–39 League of Ireland was the eighteenth season of the League of Ireland. Shamrock Rovers were the defending champions.

Shamrock Rovers won their sixth title, and in doing so, became the first team to successfully defend their title.

Overview[edit]

Cork folded during the previous season, with Cork City taking their place.

Teams[edit]

Locations of the 1937–38 League of Ireland teams
Team Location Stadium
Bohemians Dublin (Phibsborough) Dalymount Park
Bray Unknowns Bray Carlisle Grounds
Brideville Dublin (The Liberties) Harold's Cross Stadium
Cork City Cork Mardyke
Drumcondra Dublin (Clonturk) Clonturk Park
Dundalk Dundalk Oriel Park
Limerick Limerick Markets Field
St. James's Gate Dublin (Crumlin) St. James's Park
Shamrock Rovers Dublin (Milltown) Glenmalure Park
Shelbourne Dublin (Ringsend) Shelbourne Park
Sligo Rovers Sligo The Showgrounds
Waterford Waterford Kilcohan Park

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Shamrock Rovers 22 16 4 2 60 32 +28 36
2 Sligo Rovers 22 10 7 5 50 31 +19 27
3 Dundalk 22 10 7 5 48 31 +17 27
4 St James's Gate 22 10 3 9 59 48 +11 23
5 Limerick 22 9 4 9 36 38 −2 22
6 Shelbourne 22 9 4 9 40 48 −8 22
7 Bohemians 22 8 4 10 41 46 −5 20
8 Drumcondra 22 6 6 10 38 45 −7 18
9 Bray Unknowns 22 7 4 11 41 49 −8 18
10 Brideville 22 6 6 10 37 49 −12 18
11 Cork City 22 7 3 12 39 49 −10 17
12 Waterford 22 4 8 10 36 59 −23 16

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Club Goals
1 Patrick Bradshaw St James's Gate 22