League of Ireland Premier Division 1985/1986

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The second campaign almost brought disaster with City failing to win a single game at Flower Lodge and avoiding relegation only on goal difference from Shelbourne. Just three points were gleaned from home matches where Trevor Brooking’s fleeting appearances failed to inspire a change of fortune. City clung on to Premier Division status following some sterling away results.

The FAI Cup offered some respite with Bray Wanderers, Limerick City and Derry City being overcome as City advanced to the semi-finals. However, all-conquering Shamrock Rovers proved too powerful over two legs, winning 8:3 on aggregate. The return match at the Lodge was the last ever played at the famous old venue.

League of Ireland Premier Division 1985/1986

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Shamrock Rovers (C)22153444172733
2Galway United22127342192331
3Dundalk22126436162030
4Bohemians2281132722527
5Waterford2281042725226
6St. Patrick's Athletic228952319425
7Limerick22104845281724
8Athlone Town226792327-419
9Home Farm2255121530-1515
10Cork City2237122344-2113
11Shelbourne (R)2237121540-2513
12UCD (R)2224161951-328

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