League of Ireland Premier Division 1987-1988

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Former Ireland striker Eamon O’Keefe arrived as manager as the club strived to inject an urgent degree of professionalism. Within a month O’Keefe delivered the Munster Cup, and in October skipper Liam Murphy lifted the League Cup, the club’s first national silverware, when Shamrock Rovers were defeated at Turners Cross.

On the league front there was a further gradual improvement with City finishing in seventh place. Despite the advances made, however, the turnstiles were still clicking too slowly and there was pressure on the board to improve the image and appeal of the club.

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundalk (C)33198654322246
2St. Patrick's Athletic33189652252745
3Bohemians331711557322545
4Shamrock Rovers33169853302341
5Galway United331510848341440
6Waterford33101494031934
7Cork City331210114147-734
8Derry City331351559441531
9Limerick3397173360-2725
10Shelbourne3388172765-3824
11Bray Wanderers (R)33410192765-3818
12Sligo Rovers (R)3345243081-5113

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