League of Ireland Premier Division 2007

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The 2007 season started with some controversy, as new signings Colin Healy and Gareth Farrelly were deemed ineligible for play by F.I.F.A. in a controversial dispute. Playmaker George O’Callaghan was also sold to English side Ipswich town in January. This contributed to an inconsistent season start, with elimination from the Setanta Cup by Linfield in the semi-finals, a record-equaling 4-1 defeat to Sligo Rovers. In August 2007, star striker Roy O’Donovan joined FA Premiership side Sunderland for an League record fee. 2007 also saw the club’s ownership change hands, from Chairman Brian Lennox to investment firm Arkaga, appointing Aidan Tynan (formerly of Bord na gCon) as General Manager.

City finished 4th in the league for the second year running, however the club claimed its second FAI Cup in a 1-0 win over Longford Town at the RDS. Richardson was removed from the manager’s position in the days following the famous victory.

Note 1: Longford Town were deducted 6 points for failing to meet licensing requirements.

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Drogheda United (C)331911348242468
2St. Patrick's Athletic33187854292561
3Bohemians331610735171858
4Cork City331510844321155
5Shamrock Rovers331491036261051
6Sligo Rovers33125163445-1141
7Derry City33813123031-137
8Galway United33713132835-735
9Bray Wanderers33810153048-1734
10UCD33710163144-1331
11Waterford (R)3379172347-2430
12Longford Town (R) [Note 1]3398163449-1529

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