November 1st to 7th - The destination of the league title may well be decided but there's still plenty to play for in the final couple of weeks of the season. The relegation playoff position is still to be decided - Finn Harps are ahead of Waterford on goal difference with two games to play. The Deise have a goal difference of minus twenty and seven of those came when they played a youth side and lost seven-nil against Drogheda back in March. Hopefully that won't be a deciding factor when the final positions are decided on Friday week. Marc Bircham's side were ahead in both games they played this week - eventually drawing with Derry and losing to Shamrock Rovers. Finn Harps picked up two points this week but it could have been a lot more had Derry City not scored a late equaliser on Friday night.

The final European spot is also still up for grabs. A victory for Bohemians in the cup final will render fourth spot academic but at the moment three times are level on 48 points - the aforementioned Phibsboro side, Derry City and Dundalk (who have played a game more though). Sligo Rovers picked up two wins this week, the second a three-nil win at St Patricks Athletic to guarantee third spot at least and European football in the North West next season.

Tommy Hamill is looking to finish the season strongly with victory in November. He has 62 points so far and leads Trevor Rankin by seven points. Darragh Kenny is in third place with the top five completed by Dean Fletcher, Eoghan Brophy and Niall Carroll, all on 48 points. Full details below:

 

November 12th and 13th - The battle to avoid the relegation play off place will go down to the final night's action. Finn Harps picked up a point in a two-all draw at St Patricks Athletic on Friday night. The four goals came in an eight minute spell in the first half. Billy King's opener for the hosts was cancelled out by two Sean Boyd goals. The home side earned a point when Darragh Burns scored then to see the points shared.

Waterford missed their chance to go clear of the Donegal side on Saturday night. They were ahead through Anthony Wordsworth's goal but Dean Williams penalty with just fifteen minutes to go means that Marc Bircham's side need a better result than Finn Harps in Friday's finale.

Bohemians cut the gap on champions Shamrock Rovers to a mere twenty-four points when they won the Dublin Derby on Friday night. The most significant aspect of that result means the Phibsboro side retain fourth place ahead of Derry City on goal difference. The Candystripes kept their prospects of a European place alive with a two-nil win at home to Sligo.

Tommy Hamill looks a good bet to finish the season with a monthly competition victory. With just five games to go, he's twelve points clear of Trevor Rankin in second place. Darragh Kenny and Eoghan Brophy share third place on 57 points. Dean Fletcher is in fifth place. Full details below:


November 19th - There were celebrations in Ballybofey as Finn Harps secured their top division status with a five-nil win over relegated Longford. Ollie Horgan's side were two up after half an hour and the result was never in doubt after that. Waterford's nil-all draw at home to St Patricks Athletic means they're consigned to the relegation playoff. They'll meet UCD on Friday night in Inchicore after the Students scored twice in the second half to beat Bray Wanderers on Friday night.

Derry City came from behind to beat Dundalk at Oriel Park to secure fourth spot. Sean Murray had Dundalk ahead but goals from Ciaron Harkin and Jamie McGonigle saw Ruadhri Higgins side clinch a top four finish. Whether that will be good enough to earn a European spot next season remains to be seens - the Candystripes will be Pats fans for a day next Sunday hoping the Inchicore side win the FAI Cup. If Bohemians win, they'll take the fourth European spot instead. They drew one-all with Sligo to round off their league campaign on Friday night. Georgie Kelly came off the bench to cancell out Johnny Kenny's opener.

The league trophy was presented to Shamrock Rovers following their two-one win against Drogheda on Friday night. Graham Burke scored twice in the second half to ensure the champions finished with a win. Their victory margin in the title race was sixteen points in the end. There won't be any asterisks going against the honours column this season...

Tommy Hamill held off a late challenge from Dean Fletcher to win the final monthly competition of the season. The winning margin in the end was just one point. Trevor Rankin finished third with Darragh Kenny in fourth. Fifth place was shared by Eoghan Brophy and Niall Carroll - full details below:

 

The Greatest League - November 2021 Leaderboard
No.
Lst Chg
Name
Team Name
Pts
Lst
Chg
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1
1
0
Tommy Hamill
Omeath All-Stars
87
72
15


2
5
3
Dean Fletcher
Fletchy's Flyers
86
52
34
3
2
-1
Trevor Rankin
Trev's Tossers
85
60
25
4
3
-1
Darragh Kenny
The Good Guys
81
57
24
5
4
-1
Eoghan Brophy
Get Out Of The Graveyard
71
57
14
6
9
3
Niall Carroll
Mick's YellowBellies
71
47
24
7
17
10
Connor Edwards
Ollie's At The Wheel
67
37
30
8
7
-1
Gerry Moore
Sligobourne United
66
47
19
9
10
1
James Connolly
SRFC - Above Us Only Sky
64
45
19
10
15
5
John Brophy
Must Do Better Than Eoghan Utd
59
40
19
11
6
-5
Andy Dunne
Champagne Football FC
57
47
10
12
16
4
Cathal Thornton
Ollie Cahill's Cabal
57
37
20
13
8
-5
Joe Turner
The Pursuit of Accidents
57
47
10
14
14
0
Joseph Kavanagh
Joey's Invincibles
57
42
15
15
11
-4
Neil Walsh
Kimmage Hoops
55
45
10
16
12
-4
Caroline Carroll
The Seagulls
52
42
10
17
13
-4
Jason Thomas
Rovers Adler Champ
52
42
10
18
18
0
Paul Moore
Niall Quinn's Disco Pants
52
37
15
19
19
0
Sean O'Mairtin
From Mels To Milan
52
37
15
20
20
0
Alan Doyle
Shamrock Ravers
49
30
19
21
22
1
Keith Ryan
Ifyourenotfirstyourelast
45
30
15
22
24
2
Ciaran O'Hart
Riverchapel Plate
40
20
20
23
23
0
Gerry Draper
Everton10
37
27
10
24
21
-3
Fiachra O'Brolachain
Southstand Rovers II
34
30
4
25
28
3
David Lavelle
Gers Abu
6
2
4
26
35
9
John O'Driscoll
The Botchments
6
2
4
27
36
9
Karl Seale
StephenHawkingsFootballBoots
6
2
4
28
40
12
Tony McNamee
Football Special
6
2
4
29
41
12
Adam O'Callaghan
AdamSRFC
4
0
4
30
42
12
Bobby Casserley
Woodview Rovers FC
4
0
4
31
44
13
David Doyle
Dublin Is Green And Whitechurch
4
0
4
32
32
0
Gary Keating
Hery Bikers
4
2
2
33
48
15
Gearoid McIntyre
Cmon Townies
4
0
4
34
51
17
Niamh McGee
Bit O'Red
4
0
4
35
53
18
Tom Keane
Hoopshoops
4
0
4
36
25
-11
Brian O'Toole
The Saints Are Coming
2
2
0
37
26
-11
Conor O'Sullivan
Jus Cos
2
2
0
38
27
-11
Danielle Brady
There's Only One Keano
2
2
0
39
29
-10
Eoghan Farrelly
89th Minute
2
2
0
40
30
-10
Gary Donnelly
Caboavista
2
2
0
41
31
-10
Gary Fitzpatrick
Cabo Cubs
2
2
0
42
33
-9
James Bull
Dublin County FC
2
2
0
43
34
-9
Jason Shanahan
Ashford Academical
2
2
0
44
52
8
Richard Johnston
As Thick As Tock
2
0
2
45
37
-8
Sean Keane
Hoops1825
2
2
0
46
38
-8
Sean O'Brien
The Rod Squad
2
2
0
47
39
-8
Sean Taylor
Giovagnoli's Faroese Army
2
2
0
48
43
-5
Brian Greene
Seabass And The Boys
0
0
0
49
45
-4
David Moran
Burt and Hery
0
0
0
50
46
-4
Eoin Scully
The View Locally
0
0
0
51
47
-4
Gary McGurk
The Rod Squad
0
0
0
52
49
-3
James Callan
Up Our Road
0
0
0
53
50
-3
Lisa Donnelly
Jeff Is King
0
0
0