|1||Sligo Rovers||24||15||8||1||45||16||+29||53||2013–14 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round|
|2||Drogheda United||25||14||5||6||43||32||+11||47||2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round|
|3||St Patrick's Athletic||24||12||9||3||33||16||+17||45|
|12||Monaghan United||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0†||Club withdrew, record expunged|
Well, i think this is a good idea. 12 teams will play each other 3 times. Attendance was up to about 10% or 1,700 per match. There were a few factors when looking at attendance. Shamrock Rovers, Cork City and Sligo's run to the title were your 3 high attendance clubs. They carried the league.
Monaghan United withdrawal was a black eye to the FAI. Where was the communication.
- Another reason I like the 2 league is that it created the Promotion/Regulation. The promotion keeps almost every team and almost every game interested until the last game of the season.
- The bigger clubs do not want to play in fron of small crowds at smaller venues.
- IT looks like Limerick will finally get promoter . This will give the Premier League exposutee in the big city of Limerick..FINALLY. we can see Cork City F.C. is vital to the premier league with their great crowds.
Well most of the First Division clubs want promotion. Waterford United wants a single league but find it hard to run thier club in the First division.
The biggest issue I have is the problem in Galway. The LOI needs a quality club from this city. Presently the 2 clubs from this area stink. They have the 2 worst records in the First Division. Galway need one quality club. Neither club has supporteres.
Enter Galway United supporters Trust. This entity wants to run their own club. They also have the many more supporters then the other 2 Galway clubs. Will the FAI grant another license to GUST to make a 3rd club in Galway...yikes.