2011 League of Ireland In Numbers
1 The number of home games lost all season by both Derry City and St Patricks Athletic. Also the number of defeats Cork City suffered all season.
2 Highest number of own goals scored this term. Eric Browne of Mervue United put the ball in his own net twice.
4 Number of points separating top four teams in the First Division. Cork City (69), Shelbourne (68), Monaghan (67), Limerick (66). Also the highest number of penalties converted this season by one player, Dean Marshall (UCD), Graham Cummins (Cork City), Phillip Hughes (Shelbourne), Mark Salmon (Longford Town), Daniel Furlong (Wexford Youths).
5 Monaghan Utd beat Galway United 5-1 over the course of a two legged playoff to ensure promotion to the top flight and resign Galway to life In the First Division.
6 The number of points Galway United finished with this season having won 1 match, drawn 3 and losing 32. The worst record of any team in League of Ireland history.
7 Derry City enjoyed the biggest home win of the season when they put 7 goals past UCD at the Brandywell.
8 The biggest win of the season came when Sligo Rovers knocked eight goals past Galway United to earn an 8-0 win.
9 Highest number of goals scored in a single game occurred when UCD saw off Drogheda United 5-4 at the Belfield Bowl.
11 Most yellow cards awarded to any Premier Division player, Pat Sullivan of Shamrock Rovers. Also the amount of players in both divisions who received the most red cards (2).
12 Highest number of yellow cards awarded to any player this season was the 12 shown to Paul Malone of Wexford Youths.
13 Number of goals scored by Irish teams competing in Europe this season (Shamrock Rovers, St Patricks Athletic, Bohemians, Sligo Rovers).
14 Derry City recorded the highest number of draws this season.
16 The number of times Chris Mulhall (Shelbourne) was used by a sub was the highest in the First Division this season.
17 Shamrock Rovers title win was their 17th league crown of all time and second in a row.
22 Number of goals scored by Derry City striker Eamon Zayed to take home the golden boot for the Premier Division. Also the highest amount of times any player was used as a substitute : David McDaid (Derry City).
24 The number of goals scored by Cork City hero Graham Cummins who finished as top scorer in the First Division.
26 The number of goals conceded by Irish teams in Europe this season.
27 The number of times Shelbourne goalkeeper Paul Skinner sat on the bench for a full 90 minutes.
30 Five first division players played in every match this season. Kevin Burns (Waterford United), Graham Cummins (Cork City), David Cassidy (Shelbourne),Martin Kehoe (Wexford Youths) and Gabriel Sava (Monaghan United) didn’t miss a single game.
33 The number of times St Patricks Athletic goalkeeper Chris Bennion was an unused sub, the highest in any division.
36 Three Premier Division players lined out in every league match this season. These were Ger Doherty (Derry City), Paul Corry (UCD) and Simon Madden (Dundalk).
45 Number of teams that entered the FAI Cup this season.
52 St Patricks Athletic will have to wait another year to end their FAI Cup drought after Dublin rivals Shelbourne shocked them in the semi finals. The Saints last won the cup in 1959
59 The number of games Shamrock Rovers will have played this season by the time they have wrapped up their Europa League campaign against Tottenham Hotspur on December 15th.
69 Number of goals scored in this seasons Setanta Cup.
73 The record amount of goals scored this term, a feat achieved by both Sligo Rovers and Cork City.
77 Number of points amassed by eventual champions Shamrock Rovers.
85 Total number of goals scored in this seasons League Cup.
91 This season was the 91st since the league was established.
94 The minute when both the Premier and First Division titles were won. Dean Kelly struck a late winner for Shamrock Rovers against UCD and Graham Cummins broke Shelbourne hearts when he sealed the title for Cork City with a last gasp header. Both games finished 2-1.
95 Galway United`s goal difference was -95 after they scored 20 goals and conceded 115.
115 Record number of goals conceded by any top flight team in history. Galway conceded 115 times as they were relegated to the First Division.
124 The minute of the match when Shamrock Rovers star Stephen O`Donnell converted the winning penalty against Partizan Belgrade to make the Hoops the first ever Irish team to enter the group stages of the Europa League.
159 Total number of First Division matches this season.
180 Total amount of league matches played in the Premier Division this season.
339 Total number of all league matches played in League of Ireland this season.
431 Number of goals scored in the First Division this season.
500 Number of goals scored in this season’s top flight.
2,000 Smallest capacity of a League Of Ireland stadium, Hunky Dory’s Park, home of Drogheda United.
4,164 Attendance at League Cup Final where Derry City beat Cork City 1-0.
4,789 The attendance at the Setanta Cup Final where Shamrock Rovers beat Dundalk 2-0 to capture their first Setanta Cup Title.
9,680 Capacity of the League Of Ireland`s biggest stadium, Tolka Park, home of Shelbourne.
350,000 The fee that took James McClean from Derry City to Sunderland in August of this year.
10,759 The number of air miles St Patricks Athletic clocked up when they travelled to Kazakhstan to face FC Shakter Karagandy in the Europa League. The Saints suffered a 2-1 defeat on their travels but beat their opponents 2-0 in Inchicore to advance to the next stage.
21,662 Highest attendance of the season which happened at the FAI Ford Cup Final where Sligo Rovers beat Shelbourne 4-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.