Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Record Run of Wins?

  1. #1
    Apprentice gspain01's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    98
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    22
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    17
    Thanked in
    11 Posts

    Record Run of Wins?

    I believe Limerick FC have now set a record for competitive wins for a league club. This is both the general record and also the record from the start of the season.

    It is 16 wins so far with 12 league games, 3 EA Sports Cup and 1 FAI Cup.

    Bohs in 1923/24 won their first 15 league games. Waterford in 1965/66 won 13 successive league games and 2 FAI Cup games before drawing 1-1 with Limerick in Kilcohan Park.

    Corrections/Comments welcome.

    Note I'm not counting the Munster Cup as a competitive competion. The defeat by Cobh was in pre-season anyway.

  2. Thanks From:


  3. #2
    Reserves
    Joined
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Turners Cross - I wish!
    Posts
    634
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    69
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    67
    Thanked in
    49 Posts
    Double post, sorry
    Last edited by The Donie Forde; 30/05/2016 at 11:36 AM.
    ...Schwanholz, Herisau: a little bit of heaven...

  4. #3
    Reserves
    Joined
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Turners Cross - I wish!
    Posts
    634
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    69
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    67
    Thanked in
    49 Posts
    I think in 1959-60 Limerick won all 11 home league games - it's one to keep an eye on as well.
    ...Schwanholz, Herisau: a little bit of heaven...

  5. Thanks From:


  6. #4
    Apprentice gspain01's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    98
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    22
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    17
    Thanked in
    11 Posts
    We did and lost 7 out of 11 away games and still won the league. Lost to Pats on the last day when needing a point for the title. My father was among those walking back from Dalyer to Kingsbridge muttering "typical Limerick to blow it" when word came though Cork Celtic had beaten Shelbourne and we were champions. 30 points was a record low winning points total for a 22 game season too.

    Lost a home cup tie that season. We are on 6 successive home league wins so a long way to go there. Although 9 successive competitive home wins.

  7. #5
    Stats Man TheBoss's Avatar
    Joined
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Navan/Dundalk
    Posts
    4,241
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    370
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    707
    Thanked in
    389 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by gspain01 View Post
    I believe Limerick FC have now set a record for competitive wins for a league club. This is both the general record and also the record from the start of the season.

    It is 16 wins so far with 12 league games, 3 EA Sports Cup and 1 FAI Cup.

    Bohs in 1923/24 won their first 15 league games. Waterford in 1965/66 won 13 successive league games and 2 FAI Cup games before drawing 1-1 with Limerick in Kilcohan Park.

    Corrections/Comments welcome.

    Note I'm not counting the Munster Cup as a competitive competion. The defeat by Cobh was in pre-season anyway.
    Having a quick look at the results and I think you maybe right about this record. I only have League results currently in my database as I have incomplete data (about 90%-95% complete) in relation to the other league competitions but a preliminary check on the Dublin City, Top Four, Casey Cup, FAI Cup, Shield and League Cup games I already have seem to backup this record.

  8. Thanks From:


  9. #6
    Capped Player OwlsFan's Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Sadly viewing the houses that were once Milltown
    Posts
    10,141
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    799
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,280
    Thanked in
    716 Posts
    Has anyone ever gone a season unbeaten though in the top flight ?
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

  10. #7
    Biased against YOUR club pineapple stu's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2002
    Location
    In the long grass
    Posts
    30,374
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,366
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2,666
    Thanked in
    1,660 Posts
    Shamrock rovers in 1924/25 and 1926/27

    http://rsssf.com/tablesi/ierhist.html

  11. Thanks From:


  12. #8
    Capped Player OwlsFan's Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Sadly viewing the houses that were once Milltown
    Posts
    10,141
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    799
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,280
    Thanked in
    716 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Shamrock rovers in 1924/25 and 1926/27

    http://rsssf.com/tablesi/ierhist.html
    Thanks. Only 18 games in those seasons. Very interesting reading but I wonder why does it end in 2006 ?

    And the last team which no longer exists to win the league is (without looking)...
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

  13. #9
    Biased against YOUR club pineapple stu's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2002
    Location
    In the long grass
    Posts
    30,374
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,366
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2,666
    Thanked in
    1,660 Posts
    Derry City?

  14. #10
    Reserves littlebray's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    376
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    60
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    78
    Thanked in
    51 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by OwlsFan View Post
    Very interesting reading but I wonder why does it end in 2006 ?
    Probably because the same information had started appearing in Wikipedia?

  15. #11
    Capped Player OwlsFan's Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Sadly viewing the houses that were once Milltown
    Posts
    10,141
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    799
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,280
    Thanked in
    716 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Derry City?
    Cork Celtic I think.

    Anyway, Cork City fail to join Shamrock Rovers as unbeaten in a league season.
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

Similar Threads

  1. 6 wins in a row.....
    By shedite in forum Cork City
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 26/10/2004, 10:12 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •