1984–85 League of Ireland

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League of Ireland
Season1984–85
ChampionsShamrock Rovers
RelegatedSligo Rovers
Drogheda United
Finn Harps
Longford Town

Statistics of League of Ireland in the 1984-1985 season.

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 16 teams, and Shamrock Rovers won the championship. The prize for the League Champions was £5,000.

Final classification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
1 Shamrock Rovers 30 22 5 3 63 21 +42 49
2 Bohemians 30 19 5 6 57 29 +28 43
3 Athlone Town 30 17 6 7 54 28 +26 40
4 University College Dublin 30 12 14 4 41 26 +15 38
5 Limerick City 30 16 5 9 61 40 +21 37
6 Galway United 30 9 11 10 49 43 +6 29
7 Waterford United 30 11 7 12 44 41 +3 29
8 Dundalk 30 9 10 11 34 39 −5 28
9 Cork City 30 10 8 12 30 39 −9 28
10 Home Farm 30 11 5 14 43 47 −4 27
11 St Patrick's Athletic 30 10 7 13 36 45 −9 27
12 Shelbourne 30 9 8 13 39 46 −7 26
13 Sligo Rovers (R) 30 7 12 11 34 47 −13 26 Relegated to the First Division
14 Drogheda United (R) 30 7 10 13 43 60 −17 24
15 Finn Harps (R) 30 6 7 17 38 71 −33 19
16 Longford Town (R) 30 3 4 23 27 71 −44 10
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(R) Relegated.

Bottom four clubs relegated to the new First Division for next season.

Bray Wanderers, Cobh Ramblers, Derry City, E.M.F.A., Monaghan United and Newcastle United were elected to the 1985–86 League of Ireland First Division.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Tommy Gaynor Limerick City 17
1 Michael O'Connor Athlone Town 17
3 Jackie Jameson Bohemians 15
4 Fran Hitchcock Home Farm 14
4 Des Kennedy Limerick City 14
6 Mick Byrne Shamrock Rovers 12
6 Con McLaughlin Finn Harps 12
6 Larry Wyse Bohemians 12
9 Roddy Collins Drogheda United 10
9 Paddy Dillon Drogheda United 10
9 Terry Eviston Athlone Town 10
9 Brian Gardiner Galway United 10
9 Pat Morley Waterford 10
9 Liam O'Brien Shamrock Rovers 10