League of Ireland Premier Division

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League of Ireland Premier Division
Country Republic of Ireland
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1921
Level 1
Number of teams 12
Relegation to League of Ireland First Division
Domestic cup FAI Cup
League of Ireland Cup
International cup Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Current champions Sligo Rovers (2012)
Most successful club Shelbourne (6 titles)

The League of Ireland Premier Division is a football league which is the top division in the Republic of Ireland. For historic reasons, one club based in Northern Ireland, namely Derry City, plays in the Republic's league system, and is currently in the Premier Division.

2012 clubs[change | edit source]