Premier Division, also known as SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, is a professional football league in Ireland for men. There are overall 10 teams that compete for the title every year between February and November. The current holder of the title is Shamrock Rovers and the team that holds the most titles is Shamrock Rovers. Sofascore tracks live football scores and Premier Division table, results, statistics and top scorers. In the 2023 season, among the most popular teams in Premier Division for online searches are Shamrock Rovers, Dundalk FC, St. Patrick's Athletic. To follow today’s games and other active leagues, please visit the main page for all competitions in Ireland.
Competition format of Premier Division
The first edition of the Premier Division took place in 1985 when the first league winner was Shamrock Rovers. The teams are placed in 3 tables, with a promotion and relegation system for the best and worst-performing teams. The last 1 teams are relegated to the First Division. Each team plays overall 190 games in one season and the winner is the team that has the most points at the end of the season. The top 1 team qualify for the UEFA Champions League Qualification main tournament or preliminary qualifications.
Top scorers and goals
The top scorer in the Premier Division 2022 season was Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe with 14 goals. The average number of goals in the league for season 2023 is 2.57 per game.
Team stadiums and attendance
The team with the largest stadium is Shamrock Rovers with the total capacity of 8,000.
TV partners and official organization
The largest TV partners for Premier Division are RTÉ2, Eir Sport, Premier Sports, FreeSports. The organization that is in charge of the league is Football Association of Ireland.
Top 8 important questions about Premier Division
#1 Which team in Premier Division has the most titles?
The team with the most titles in Premier Division is Shamrock Rovers.
#2 Which team is the current titleholder in Premier Division?
The current titleholder in Premier Division is Shamrock Rovers.
#3 What rank of competition is Premier Division in Ireland?
Premier Division is the level 1 division in Ireland.
#4 How many rounds are played each season in Premier Division?
Overall 37 rounds are played in Premier Division each season.
#5 How many goals are scored on average in Premier Division in 2023?
The average number of goals in Premier Division is 2.57 per game in 2023.
#6 Is there a playoff round in Premier Division after the regular season?
There isn't a playoff competition after the regular season in Premier Division.
#7 When does the Premier Division start and when does it finish?
The Premier Division usually starts in February and ends in November.
#8 How many groups are there in Premier Division competition?
The teams in Premier Division are placed in 3 groups.