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League of Ireland Premier Division 2005

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Manager Pat Dolan was sacked in pre-season and replaced by Damien Richardson. Following a sluggish start to the season, City went on to play some outstanding football, particularly in a UEFA cp run which saw them dispose of Lithuanian side Ekranas, and then Swedish champions-elect Djurgardens, before finally falling to Slavia Prague in the first round proper. The disappointment of exiting the UEFA cup was quickly put to rest as the team’s domestic performances remained consistent.

The season ended with a thrilling last day title decider at Turner’s Cross against Derry City- a match which sold out 2 weeks in advance. A 2-0 win for the home side meant the title was back on Leeside after a long wait. The chance of the double was dashed by a 2-0 defeat to Drogheda United at Landsdowne Road in the FAI Cup Final.

Note 1: Shamrock Rovers deducted 8 points for financial irregularities.

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
133228353183574
233226556253172
333207662253767
433121294033748
533129122932-345
633136144247-545
733116164057-1739
83397173049-1934
933712142844-1633
1033711152636-1032
113398163352-1927
123356223051-2121

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