R Team P W D L +/- Pts
1 Dundalk 35 27 5 3 65 86
2 Cork City 35 23 5 7 40 74
3 Shamrock Rovers 35 18 8 9 32 62
4 Waterford United 35 17 5 13 5 56
5 St. Patricks Athletic 35 14 5 16 -1 47
6 Bohemians 34 13 7 14 7 46
7 Derry City 34 13 3 18 -17 42
8 Sligo Rovers 34 11 5 18 -14 38
9 Limerick FC 35 7 6 22 -47 27
10 Bray Wanderers 34 4 3 27 -70 15
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Ireland Premier Division

There are 12 clubs in the Premier Division. During the course of a season (from March to October) each club plays the others three times, once or twice at their home stadium and once or twice at that of their opponents, for a total of 33 games. Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. No points are awarded for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, then goal difference and then goals scored. At the end of each season, the club with the most points is crowned champion. If points are equal, the goal difference and then goals scored determine the winner. If still equal, teams are deemed to occupy the same position. If there is a tie for the championship, for relegation, or for qualification to other competitions, a play-off match at a neutral venue decides rank. The team that finishes last gets relegated to the First Division automatically and the second lowest placed teams participate in a two-legged play-off against the second placed team of the First Division with the loser being relegated to the First Division and the winner being promoted to the Premier Division.
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