League of Ireland Premier Division 1996-1997

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A year of consolidation after the Bishopstown nightmare ended with a surprise Intertoto Cup qualification. After a disastrous start a late run was rewarded when City finished fourth. Along the way the team claimed a League Cup final place, but unexpectedly lost on aggregate to First Division Galway United. Crowds began to increase, and the Munster Cup was recaptured, but most importantly a lot of vital repair work was undertaken and the club appeared a lot stronger than 12 months earlier.

Note 1: Shelbourne qualified for the 1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup after winning the 1996–97 FAI Cup final.

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Derry City (C)331910458273167
2Bohemians33169843321157
3Shelbourne33159952361654
4Cork City33159938241454
5St. Patrick's Athletic331314645331253
6Sligo Rovers331211104343047
7Shamrock Rovers331013104346-343
8UCD33127143439-543
9Finn Harps33109144143-239
10Dundalk3399153250-1836
11Bray Wanderers (R)3358203059-2923
12Home Farm Everton (R)33310202653-2719

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