A hectic pre-season included games in Shanghai against the Polish and Chinese Olympic teams, a famous 2:0 win over Celtic plus visits from Leeds, Manchester City and Sunderland. The icing on the cake was a gallant UEFA joust with Bayern Munich, City holding the German giants 1:1 at Musgrave Park before falling 0:2 to late goals in Bavaria.
The club slipped to third in the league, missing out on Europe, and suffered a 0:1 reverse to Bohemians in the FAI Cup decider at Lansdowne Road. Once again the Munster Senior Cup was the only trophy claimed in a memorable year.
Note 1: Bohemian F.C. qualified for the 1991–92 European Cup Winners’ Cup after winning the 1991–92 FAI Cup final.
Note 2: Drogheda United F.C. were docked 1 point for a player registration irregularity.
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