Premier Division Ireland
The League of Ireland Premier Division (also known as the SSE Airtricity League Premier Divison) is the top-level football league system in the Republic of Ireland and League of Ireland. The new league was formed in 1985 following the reorganisation of the League of Irish Football. The competition is comprised of teams from the SSE Airtricity and SSE Pronto. The competition was created to provide a more competitive and well-structured football league in the Republic of and Northern Ireland.
There are ten clubs in the Premier Division, which play each other three times for a total of 27 games. The bottom team in the division is relegated to the First Division, while the secondbottom team plays the winner of the promotion play-offs to secure their place in the Premier League for the following season. During the current season, the competition is particularly intense, as Drogheda United and Longford Town have both been promoted from the 2020 League of Ireland First Division. Both teams will replace Shelbourne in the next season.
The Premier League is a professional soccer league in Ireland. Twenty clubs are currently registered in the Premier Division. Each club plays at least three times in the league. The winner of the play-offs will then play the team that finished bottom. Ultimately, the winner of the promotion play-offs will be promoted to the Premier League for the following season. During the 2018-2019 season, two new teams will join the division, Drogheda United and Longford Town. The Irish Daily Star will also be a part of the partnership.