SSE Airtricity League
FIFA Region
UEFA
Season
2022
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 2022 IRL1 season, the IRL1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2023 - 2024 UEFA Champions League - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 1st place 2022 IRL1 team
  • 2023 - 2024 UEFA Europa Conference League - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 2nd and 3rd place 2022 IRL1 teams

The winner of the 2022 FAI Ford Cup, typically an IRL1 team, also receives a berth in the 1st Qualifying Round of the 2023 - 2024 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

18 Feb 2022 - 6 Nov 2022  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 2022 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 2023 IRL1.


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Relegation Playoffs

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Fri - 11 Nov 2022
 Univ College Dublin AFC (IRL1) 10 Waterford FC (IRL2)Richmond Park (Dublin)

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Shamrock Rovers 3624 -7-579-6122391816 -2-050391029188 -5-529221210
2Derry City FC 3618 -12-666-532726188 -7-3312813151810 -5-335251411
3Dundalk FC 3618 -12-666-5330231812 -5-141351322186 -7-52518171
4St Patrick's Athletic FC 3618 -7-1161-5737201810 -3-533281612188 -4-62829218
5Sligo Rovers FC 3613 -10-1349-47443188 -5-52924204185 -5-8202324-1
6Bohemians FC 3612 -10-1446-4546-1187 -5-62625232185 -5-8202023-3
7Shelbourne FC 3610 -11-1541-4049-9185 -6-7212325-2185 -5-8201724-7
8Drogheda United FC 369 -11-1638-3458-24187 -6-5272021-1182 -5-11111437-23
9Univ College Dublin AFC 366 -8-2226-2867-39183 -5-10141429-15183 -3-12121438-24
10Finn Harps FC 364 -8-2420-3371-38183 -4-11131728-11181 -4-1371643-27
2023-2024 UEFACL
2023-2024 UEFAECL
Relegation Playoffs
Relegation to IRL2

Results

Sun - 6 Nov 2022
 Derry City FC 01 Dundalk FCThe Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium
 Drogheda United FC 20 Finn Harps FCHead in the Game Park
 St Patrick's Athletic FC 40 Shelbourne FCRichmond Park (Dublin)
Sun - 30 Oct 2022
 Shamrock Rovers 10 Derry City FCTallaght Stadium
Fri - 28 Oct 2022
 Dundalk FC 21 Bohemians FCCasey's Field
 Sligo Rovers FC 10 St Patrick's Athletic FCThe Showgrounds (Sligo)
Mon - 24 Oct 2022
 Sligo Rovers FC 00 Derry City FCThe Showgrounds (Sligo)
Fri - 21 Oct 2022
 Dundalk FC 33 Sligo Rovers FCCasey's Field
 Derry City FC 11 Shelbourne FCThe Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium
 Bohemians FC 22 Finn Harps FCDalymont Park
Sun - 16 Oct 2022
 Drogheda United FC 11 Shamrock RoversHead in the Game Park
Fri - 14 Oct 2022
 St Patrick's Athletic FC 31 Bohemians FCRichmond Park (Dublin)