A season of sharp contrasts that ended with Liam Murphy resigning. Gradually building a new side in his two years in charge Murphy produced a young team that was by equal measure breathtaking at home and dismal away. And yet success was within touching distance; a home FAI Cup semi-final defeat against a moderate Derry City in particular tore the heart out of what promised to be a glorious year.
At the finish Europe proved beyond a side that could only muster a solitary win on the road, yet had started out brilliantly on home soil.
League of Ireland Premier Division 2002-2003
|7||St. Patrick's Athletic||27||8||9||10||27||33||-6||33|
|10||Bray Wanderers (R)||27||4||8||15||31||53||-22||20|