Twigg tops Premier Division goal charts
Published: October 28, 2012

(Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick)

 

After 165 games and 436 goals in the Airtricity League Premier Division, Shamrock Rovers Gary Twigg tops the goalscoring charts with 22 goals, eight clear of Sligo Rovers Danny North in 2nd place. Bray Wanderers striker Jason Byrne, who was top marksman in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006, finished the season in 3rd with 13 goals.

 

Of the 436 goals, seven of them came by way of own goals.  Despite finishing in 4th place, Shamrock Rovers were the highest goal scorers with 56, followed by Sligo Rovers (53), Drogheda United (51) and St. Patrick's Athletic (44). As would be expected, the team in last place, Dundalk, scored the least (23).

 

St. Pats conceded the least goals in the league campaign, seeing only 22 goals scored against them in 30 games, one goal less than Sligo Rovers on 23.

 

189 goals were scored in the first half of games, 247 in the second half. 81 goals were scored in the last ten minutes, and only 39 in the first ten minutes.

 

Gary Twigg topped the first half scorers with 9, Declan O'Brien coming in second with 7 goals. Twigg again topped the second half scorers with 14 with St Pats Christy Fagan in second with 9.

 

Twigg also tops the charts for most goals in the first ten minutes and last ten minutes, rounding off an impressive scoring season for the Scottish striker.

 

The full list of scorers is as follows:

 

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Gary Twigg

(Shamrock Rovers)

22

Danny North

(Sligo Rovers)

14

Jason Byrne

(Bray Wanderers)

13

Christy Fagan

(St. Patrick's Athletic)

12

Declan O'Brien

(Drogheda United)

12

Philip Hughes

(Shelbourne)

11

Vinny Sullivan

(Cork City)

11

Mark Quigley

(Sligo Rovers)

10

David McDaid

(Derry City)

10

Stephen  McLaughlin

(Derry City)

9

Kieran 'Marty' Waters

(Bray Wanderers)

8

Ronan Finn

(Shamrock Rovers)

8

Evan  McMillan

(Bohemians)

8

Gary McCabe

(Shamrock Rovers)

8

David McMillan

(U.C.D)

7

Chris Forrester

(St. Patrick's Athletic)

7

Graham Rusk

(U.C.D)

7

Peter Hynes

(Drogheda United)

7

Paddy  Kavanagh

(Shelbourne)

6

Philip Gorman

(Shelbourne)

6

Raffaele Cretaro

(Sligo Rovers)

6

Davin O'Neill

(Cork City)

6

Sean O'Connor

(St. Patrick's Athletic)

6

Michael  Rafter

(Dundalk)

6

Gary Shanahan

(Dundalk)

5

Vinny Faherty

(St. Patrick's Athletic)

5

Alan McNally

(Drogheda United)

5

Rory Patterson

(Derry City)

5

Ryan McEvoy

(Bohemians)

4

Daryl Horgan

(Cork City)

4

Danny O'Connor

(Bray Wanderers)

4

Peter McMahon

(Bohemians)

4

Mark Griffin

(Dundalk)

4

Tiarnan Mulvenna

(Drogheda United)

4

Brian Gannon

(Drogheda United)

4

David Cassidy

(Shelbourne)

4

Gavin Peers

(Sligo Rovers)

4

Keith  Ward

(Bohemians)

4

Gavin Brennan

(Drogheda United)

4

Dinny Corcoran

(Bohemians)

4

John Russell

(St. Patrick's Athletic)

3

Daryl Kavanagh

(Shamrock Rovers)

3

Robbie Benson

(U.C.D)

3

Dean  Marshall

(Bray Wanderers)

3

Ciaran Kilduff

(Shamrock Rovers)

3

Jason McGuinness

(Sligo Rovers)

3

Daniel Ledwith

(U.C.D)

3

Ian Turner

(Cork City)

3

John Mulroy

(Bray Wanderers)

3

Paul O'Conor

(U.C.D)

3

Ryan  Brennan

(Drogheda United)

3

Ken Oman

(Shamrock Rovers)

3

Lee Lynch

(Sligo Rovers)

3

Billy Dennehy

(Shamrock Rovers)

3

Shane Duggan

(Cork City)

3

Tadhg Purcell

(Port Vale)

2

Pascal Millien

(Sligo Rovers)

2

Eric Foley

(Drogheda United)

2

Kevin  Dawson

(Shelbourne)

2

Conan Byrne

(Shelbourne)

2

Sean  Brennan

(Drogheda United)

2

David Cawley

(Sligo Rovers)

2

Chris Shields

(Dundalk)

2

Patrick McEleney

(Derry City)

2

Karl Moore

(Bohemians)

2

Greg Bolger

(St. Patrick's Athletic)

2

David Scully

(Bohemians)

2

Romauld Boco

(Accrington Stanley)

2

Liam Buchanan

(Sligo Rovers)

2

Gavin  Kavanagh

(Cork City)

2

Shane O'Neill

(Unassigned)

2

Kevin Murray

(Cork City)

2

Sean Houston

(Bray Wanderers)

2

Keigan Parker

(Cork City)

2

Paul Crowley

(Drogheda United)

2

Jake Kelly

(St. Patrick's Athletic)

2

Ryan Curran

(Derry City)

1

Simon Madden

(Derry City)

1

Mark Farren

(Derry City)

1

Daniel Joyce

(Bohemians)

1

James Chambers

(St. Patrick's Athletic)

1

Kevin Deery

(Derry City)

1

Stephen  Maher

(Dundalk)

1

Keith Buckley

(Bohemians)

1

Mick Leahy

(U.C.D)

1

John Sullivan

(Drogheda United)

1

Jason Marks

(Drogheda United)

1

David  O'Connor

(U.C.D)

1

Ruaidhri Higgins

(Derry City)

1

Pat Flynn

(St. Patrick's Athletic)

1

Anthony Flood

(St. Patrick's Athletic)

1

Thomas Stewart

(Shamrock Rovers)

1

Darren Meenan

(St. Patrick's Athletic)

1

Joseph Ndo

(Sligo Rovers)

1

Barry Conlon

(Dundalk)

1

Aaron Greene

(Shamrock Rovers)

1

Paul Byrne

(Shelbourne)

1

Derek Pender

(Bohemians)

1

Chris Turner

(Shamrock Rovers)

1

Barry McCabe

(U.C.D)

1

Cathal Brady

(Drogheda United)

1

Killian Brennan

(Shamrock Rovers)

1

Dave Mulcahy

(Bohemians)

1

Paul Corry

(Sheffield Wed)

1

Mark  Langtry

(U.C.D)

1

Brendan McGill

(Shelbourne)

1

Ryan McBride

(Derry City)

1

Chris Lyons

(U.C.D)

1

Nathan Murphy

(Dundalk)

1

Garry Buckley

(Cork City)

1

Craig Sives

(Shamrock Rovers)

1

Bob McKenna

(Dundalk)

1

Hugh Douglas

(U.C.D)

1

Dean  Zambra

(Bray Wanderers)

1

Conor Murphy

(Derry City)

1

John Dunleavy

(Cork City)

1

Dermot McCaffrey

(Derry City)

1

Gearóid  Morrissey

(Cork City)

1

David Webster

(Bray Wanderers)

1

Dean Kelly

(St. Patrick's Athletic)

1

Glenn Cronin

(Shelbourne)

1

Stewart Greacen

(Derry City)

1

Kevin Feely

(Bohemians)

1

Alan Keane

(Sligo Rovers)

1

Jake Carroll

(St. Patrick's Athletic)

1

Seamus Conneely

(Sligo Rovers)

1

Barry McNamee

(Derry City)

1

Andy Mulligan

(Bohemians)

1

Stephen O'Flynn

(St. Patrick's Athletic)

1

Kevin Devaney

(Bohemians)

1

 

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