Damien Richardson took the helm on Noel O’Mahony’s retirement. City came from three goals down to knock Welsh side Cwmbran Town out of the Champions Cup. Their reward was a trip to Istanbul and odd-goal defeats both home and away to Galatasaray.
Domestically there was little joy in the Cups, but the club made a brave effort at retaining its league crown, finishing second to Shamrock Rovers, playing attractively and scoring freely.
Almost inevitably, the Munster Senior Cup provided the only silverware from an exciting campaign, though it took a penalty shoot-out to see off the challenge of Cobh Ramblers.
Note 1: The regular season initially saw the 12 teams use a traditional round-robin format with each team playing 22 games on a home and away basis. The division was then split into two groups, a top six and a bottom six. After the split, the six teams played the other teams in their group in a second series of 10 games again using a round-robin format
|1||Shamrock Rovers (C)||32||21||3||8||62||30||32||66|
|9||St. Patrick's Athletic||32||9||12||11||32||38||-6||39|
|12||Drogheda United (R)||32||7||7||18||26||58||-32||28|