- Thursday November 22nd, 2007 @ 11:06
Saints Finish 2nd In Eircom League Fair Play Table
St Patrick’s Athletic have finished in joint second spot with Derry City and just behind one point behind Drogheda United who topped the League of Ireland Premier Division Fair Play with 1035 points. The First Division table was also won by the league champions, Cobh Ramblers, with Dundalk finishing in second place.
The clubs to top the Premier Division and First Division receive €4,500 each. The clubs to finish second receive €2,000, although this sum will now be shared between Derry City and St Patrick’s Athletic in the Premier Division.
The club to finish top of the domestic Fair Play tables faces the possibility of being entered into a draw to take part in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup, depending on the overall Republic of Ireland Fair Play coefficient, which will not be known until next April.
As Drogheda United have already qualified for next season’s Champions League, and St Patrick’s Athletic have already qualified for the UEFA Cup, Derry City would be nominated for the draw for a place in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup.
The point totals are based on league fixtures only and are scored in accordance with UEFA guidelines. The assessment includes factors such as red and yellow cards, attacking play, behaviour of team officials and behaviour of players.
Premier Division Fair Play table 2007
Rank Club Points Prize money
1 Drogheda United 1035 €4,500
2= Derry City / St Patrick’s Athletic 1034 €1,000