SSE Airtricity League
FIFA Region
UEFA
Season
2024
Location
Republic of Ireland
Abbreviation
IRL1

Summary

The League of Ireland Premier Division (IRL1) (SSE Airtricity League) is the top football league in the Republic of Ireland's football system. At the end of the 2024 IRL1 season, the IRL1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2025 - 2026 UEFA Champions League - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 1st place 2024 IRL1 team
  • 2025 - 2026 UEFA Europa Conference League - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 2nd and 3rd place 2024 IRL1 teams

The winner of the 2024 FAI Ford Cup, typically an IRL1 team, also receives a berth in the 1st Qualifying Round of the 2025 - 2026 UEFA Europa Conference League.

Leagues Pyramid - Republic of Ireland

Abbrev League # of Teams
IRL1 League of Ireland Premier Division 10
IRL2 League of Ireland First Division 10

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

16 Feb 2024 - 1 Nov 2024  10: IRL1 (8 minimum), IRL2 (2 maximum)

Season Format

The IRL1 season consists of a double round robin format where each IRL1 team plays Home-Away matches with the other 9 IRL1 teams twice, for a total of 36 league matches. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) goal difference, then (2) goals scored.

Playoffs

Not applicable.

Relegation

At the end of the 2024 IRL1 season, the 10th place IRL1 team is relegated to the IRL2, and the 9th place IRL1 team enters into a Home-Away highest aggregate score playoff with the 2nd/3rd place team that won the IRL2 Promotion playoff. The winner of this playoff and the 1st place IRL2 team play in the 2025 IRL1.


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 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Shelbourne FC 96 -3-021-136743 -1-01052353 -2-011844
2Derry City FC 94 -3-215-148654 -0-112114740 -3-1334-1
3St Patrick's Athletic FC 94 -1-413-109153 -0-2974341 -1-2435-2
4Sligo Rovers FC 83 -3-212-117441 -2-1532142 -1-17853
5Shamrock Rovers 83 -3-212-119231 -2-0564252 -1-27550
6Waterford FC 93 -2-411-1111041 -1-2455052 -1-27660
7Galway FC 83 -1-410-56-151 -1-3425-332 -0-16312
8Bohemians FC 83 -1-410-911-241 -1-2446-242 -0-26550
9Drogheda United FC 81 -4-37-712-541 -2-1557-240 -2-2225-3
10Dundalk FC 80 -3-53-315-1240 -2-2207-740 -1-3138-5
2025-2026 UEFACL
2025-2026 UEFAECL
Relegation Playoffs
Relegation to IRL2

Fixtures

Fri - 12 Apr 2024
 Waterford FC   Galway FCWaterford Regional Sports Centre
 Shamrock Rovers   Sligo Rovers FCTallaght Stadium
Mon - 15 Apr 2024
 Bohemians FC   Dundalk FCDalymont Park
Fri - 19 Apr 2024
 Derry City FC   Shamrock RoversThe Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium
 Galway FC   Shelbourne FCEamonn Deacy Park
 St Patrick's Athletic FC   Waterford FCRichmond Park (Dublin)
Sat - 20 Apr 2024
 Sligo Rovers FC   Dundalk FCThe Showgrounds (Sligo)
Mon - 22 Apr 2024
 Derry City FC   St Patrick's Athletic FCThe Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium
Fri - 26 Apr 2024
 Dundalk FC   Bohemians FCOriel Park
 Waterford FC   Derry City FCWaterford Regional Sports Centre
 Shamrock Rovers   Galway FCTallaght Stadium
Mon - 29 Apr 2024
Fri - 3 May 2024

Results

Sat - 6 Apr 2024
 Sligo Rovers FC PSPD Galway FCThe Showgrounds (Sligo)
Fri - 5 Apr 2024
 Bohemians FC 01 Waterford FCDalymont Park
 St Patrick's Athletic FC 21 Shamrock RoversRichmond Park (Dublin)
 Derry City FC 41 Dundalk FCThe Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium
Mon - 1 Apr 2024
 Galway FC 02 Bohemians FCEamonn Deacy Park
 Waterford FC 12 Shamrock RoversWaterford Regional Sports Centre
 St Patrick's Athletic FC 30 Sligo Rovers FCRichmond Park (Dublin)
Fri - 29 Mar 2024
 Waterford FC 01 Sligo Rovers FCWaterford Regional Sports Centre
 Derry City FC 01 Galway FCThe Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium
 Shamrock Rovers 31 Bohemians FCTallaght Stadium
Sat - 16 Mar 2024
 Sligo Rovers FC 31 Drogheda United FCThe Showgrounds (Sligo)
Fri - 15 Mar 2024
 Galway FC 01 Shamrock RoversEamonn Deacy Park
 Dundalk FC 00 Waterford FCOriel Park
 St Patrick's Athletic FC 12 Shelbourne FCRichmond Park (Dublin)
 Bohemians FC 21 Derry City FCDalymont Park