League of Ireland Premier Division 1995-1996

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Rob Hindmarch took the reins, but it was obvious he had inherited a mess. The club was in the mire, the stadium dragging it under. In mid-season the receiver was called in and the club was left homeless. Frantic efforts to save the situation saw a new Board installed and a move to Turners Cross. Penniless, Hindmarch had skimmed along with bargain basement imports but relegation still threatened, a three-point deduction adding to the problems. A Cup exit saw Dave Barry appointed and the team gleaned enough points to scramble to ninth. They lost the Munster Cup decider to junior side Waterford Glass.

Note 1: Shelbourne qualified for the 1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup after winning the 1995–96 FAI Cup final.
Note 2: Cork City F.C. were docked 3 points for fielding an ineligible player. The club went into liquidation in January 1996 but were saved from extinction after moving from Bishopstown Stadium to Turners Cross.

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1St. Patrick's Athletic (C)331910453341967
2Bohemians33188760293162
3Sligo Rovers33167104538755
4Shelbourne33159945331254
5Shamrock Rovers33148113232050
6Derry City331113950381246
7Dundalk33119133839-142
8UCD33126153840-242
9Cork City33128133741-441
10Athlone Town3387183859-2131
11Drogheda United (R)3379173951-1230
12Galway United (R)3356222667-4121

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