Ireland - Divisional Movements 1921-2005


Division I is the “top” division, ie the single division League of Ireland between 1921 and 1985 and the Premier Division since 1985. Division II is the second highest division, ie Division One since 1985.

Ireland changed from Autumn-Spring season, to Spring-Autumn season in 2003. Hence the 2002-03 season and 2003 season both ended in 2003.


Athlone Town
I   1923-28, 1969-87, 1988-92, 1994-96  (29)
II  1987-88, 1992-94, 1996-2005  (13)

Bohemians
I   1921-2005  (85)

Bray Unknowns
I   1924-43  (19)

Bray Wanderers
I   1986-88, 1991-93, 1996-97, 1998-99, 2000-03*, 2005  (10)
II  1985-86, 1988-91, 1993-96, 1997-98, 1999-2000, 2003-2004 (11)
* Relegated at the end of the 02-3 season, played 02-3 season in the Premier, 2003 season in First.

Brideville
I   1925-33, 1935-43, 44-46  (18)

Brooklyn
I   1923-25  (2)

Cobh Ramblers
I   1988-89, 1993-95  (3)
II  1985-88, 1989-93, 1995-2005  (18)

Cork Athletic
I   1948-57  (9)

Cork Bohemians
I   1932-34  (2)

Cork Celtic [1]
I   1951-79  (28)

Cork City
I   1984-2005  (22)

Cork Hibernians
I   1957-77  (20)

Cork United (1) [2]
I   1924-48  (24)

Cork United (2) [3]
I   1976-82  (6)

Derry City
I   1987-2005  (19)
II  1985-87  (2)

Dolphin
I   1930-37  (7)

Drogheda United
I   1963-85, 1989-90, 1991-92, 1993-94, 1995-95, 1997-98, 1999-2000 2002-05 (32)
II  1985-89, 1990-91, 1992-93, 1994-95, 1996-97, 1998-99, 2000-02  (11)

Drumcondra
I   1928-72  (44)

Dublin City
I   2004  (1)
II  2001-2003*, 2005  (4)
* Promoted at the end of the 2003 season, played 02-3 and 2003 seasons in
  the First Division

Dublin United
I   1921-23  (2)

Dundalk
I   1926-99, 2001-02  (73)
II  1999-2001, 2002-05  (6)

Finn Harps
I   1969-85, 1996-2001, 2005  (32)
II  1985-96, 2001-04  (15)

Frankfort
I   1921-22  (1)

Galway United [4]
I   1977-92, 1993-96, 1999-2002  (21)
II  1992-93, 1996-99, 2002-05  (8)

Home Farm
I   1972-87, 1996-97  (16)
II  1987-96, 1997-2001  (13)

Jacobs
I   1921-32  (11)

Kilkenny City [5]
I   1997-98, 2000-01  (2)
II  1985-97, 1998-2000, 2001-05  (19) 

Limerick [6]
I   1937-91, 1992-94  (56)
II  1991-92, 1994-2005  (13)

Longford Town
I   1984-85, 2000-05  (7)
II  1985-2000  (15)

Midland Athletic
I   1922-24  (2)

Monaghan United
I   1993-95, 2001-02  (3)
II  1985-93, 1995-2000, 2002-05  (17)

Newcastlewest [7]
II  1985-1990  (5)

Olympia
I   1921-23  (2)

Pioneers
I   1922-26  (4)

Rathmines
I   1922-23  (1)

Reds United
I   1935-36  (1)

St Francis
II  1996-2001  (5)

St James’s Gate
I   1921-44  (23)
II  1990-96  (6)

St Patrick’s Athletic
I   1951-2005  (55)

Shamrock Rovers
I   1922-2005  (84)

Shelbourne
I   1921-34, 1936-86, 1987-2005  (82)
II  1986-87  (1)

Shelbourne United
I   1922-24  (2)

Sligo Rovers
I   1934-40, 1948-62, 1963-85, 1986-88, 1990-93, 1994-2000  (53)
II  1985-86, 1988-90, 1993-94, 2000-2005  (10)

Thurles Town
I   1977-82  (5)

Transport
I   1948-62  (14)

UCD
I   1979-86, 1989-90, 1995-2003*, 2005  (18)
II  1986-89, 1990-95, 2004  (9)
* Relegated at the end of the 2003 season, played 02-3 and 2003 seasons
  in the Premier Division

Waterford United [8]
I   1930-32, 1934-42, 1945-89, 1990-91, 1992-93, 1998-2000, 2003*-05  (61)
II  1989-90, 1991-92, 1993-98, 2000-03*  (10)
* Promoted at the end of the 02-3 season, played 02-3 season in the First,
  2003 season in Premier

YMCA
I   1921-22  (1)


Notes


[1] Cork Celtic known as Evergreen United 1951-9,
    Cork Celtic  1959-79.

[2] Cork United (1) known as Fordsons 1924-30, 
    Cork 1930-8, Cork City 1938-9, Cork United 1939-48.

[3] Cork United (2) were known as Albert Rovers 76-7,
    Cork Alberts 77-8, Cork United 79-82.

[4] Galway United known as Galway Rovers 77-82,
    Galway United since 82.

[5] Kilkenny City known as EMFA 1985-9, Kilkenny City
    since 1989.

[6] Limerick FC known as Limerick 37-79, 
    Limerick United 1979-83, Limerick City 1983-92 Limerick FC since 1992.

[7] Newcastlewest known as Newcastle United 1985-6,
    Newcastlewest 1986-90.

[8] Waterford United known as Waterford 1930-83,
    Waterford United since 1983.


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