1945–46 League of Ireland

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League of Ireland
Season1945–46
ChampionsCork United (5th title)
Matches played56
Goals scored258 (4.61 per match)
Top goalscorerPatrick O'Leary (15 goals)
Biggest home winCork United 9–1 Drumcondra
Biggest away winBohemians 1–5 Shamrock Rovers
Waterford 1–5 Limerick
Highest scoringCork United 9–1 Drumcondra
Limerick 4–6 Cork United

The 1945–46 League of Ireland was the 25th season of senior football in the Republic of Ireland.

Cork United were the defending champions.

Changes from 1944–45

Brideville failed to get re-elected and were replaced by Waterford, who returned after a five-year absence.

Teams

Locations of the 1945–46 League of Ireland teams
Team Location Stadium
Bohemians Dublin (Phibsborough) Dalymount Park
Cork United Cork Mardyke
Drumcondra Dublin (Clonturk) Clonturk Park
Dundalk Dundalk Oriel Park
Limerick Limerick Markets Field
Shamrock Rovers Dublin (Milltown) Glenmalure Park
Shelbourne Dublin (Ringsend) Shelbourne Park
Waterford Waterford Kilcohan Park

Season overview

Cork United successfully defended their title, winning their fifth title in six years.

Table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Cork United 14 9 3 2 46 20 +26 21
2 Drumcondra 14 8 3 3 37 34 +3 19
3 Waterford 14 7 2 5 29 28 +1 16
4 Shamrock Rovers 14 6 2 6 40 31 +9 14
5 Dundalk 14 4 5 5 36 37 −1 13
6 Limerick 14 5 1 8 25 28 −3 11
7 Bohemians 14 4 2 8 19 36 −17 10
8 Shelbourne 14 3 2 9 26 44 −18 8
Source: RSSSF, foot.dk

Results

Home \ Away BOH CUF DRU DUN LIM SHM SHE WAT
Bohemians 1–1 0–2 1–4 2–1 1–5 3–1 0–1
Cork United 3–1 9–1 6–2 2–1 2–1 6–0 0–1
Drumcondra 2–3 1–1 5–3 3–1 2–2 4–1 3–1
Dundalk 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 5–3 2–2 3–3
Limerick 0–1 4–6 1–2 2–1 2–0 4–1 2–0
Shamrock Rovers 7–2 2–4 2–5 3–3 2–0 6–0 4–1
Shelbourne 4–1 0–3 3–3 2–4 5–0 1–2 3–1
Waterford 2–2 3–1 4–2 3–1 1–5 3–1 5–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Extratime.ie
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Republic of Ireland Patrick O'Leary Cork United 15
2 Republic of Ireland Mick O'Flanagan Bohemians 11
Republic of Ireland Tommy McCormack Drumcondra
Republic of Ireland Tommy Eglington Shamrock Rovers
5 Republic of Ireland George Sterling Dundalk 10
6 Republic of Ireland Benny Henderson Drumcondra 8
Republic of Ireland Paddy Coad Shamrock Rovers
Republic of Ireland Chris Curtin Waterford
9 Republic of Ireland Connie Forde Cork United 7
Republic of Ireland Seán McCarthy
Republic of Ireland Jackie O'Driscoll
Republic of Ireland Willie Fallon Dundalk
Republic of Ireland Tommy Byrne Limerick
England Davy Cochrane Shamrock Rovers
Republic of Ireland Gerry Malone Shelbourne
Republic of Ireland Leo Ward Drumcondra

See also

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