Irish Premier League
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Season 2004/05

This was the first season of scheduled league matches, taking place over four meetings, two in the North & two in the South.

4th & Final Meeting of 2004/05 11th Feb 2006

Kenny receives IPL League trophy from organiser, John Moore
Kenny Is League Champion

The much delayed 4th and final meeting of the season took place in Tallaght, Dublin. Kenny Beggs became the first Irish Premier League Champion, finishing unbeaten, 12 points ahead of Gary Moore & John Moore, who were only separated by goal difference.

Results of Meeting
Full Season's Results & Table

  Final Table 2004/05 P W D L F A Pts G.D
1 Kenny Beggs (NI) 22 20 2 0 85 10 62 +75
2 Gary Moore (ROI) 22 16 2 4 67 35 50 +32
3 John Moore (ROI) 22 16 2 4 47 18 50 +29
4 Barry Spence (NI) 22 13 3 6 45 29 42 +16
5 Davy Clegg (NI) 22 13 2 7 50 31 41 +19
6 Joe McRoberts (NI) 22 12 3 7 49 34 39 +15
7 Darren/Nicky Moore (ROI) 22 6 4 12 31 62 22 -31
8 Andy Fitzpatrick (ROI) 22 5 3 14 22 51 18 -29
9 Eoin Adams (NI) 22 4 4 14 35 56 16 -21
10 Darren Territt (ROI) 22 4 4 14 17 50 16 -33
11 Stephen Rodgers (NI) 22 2 5 15 23 56 11 -33
12 Donal Convery (NI) 22 1 6 15 9 48 9 -39

John Moore - IPL Cup Winner
John Moore Wins Cup

The season was rounded off with a Cup Competition consisting of 3 groups. The group winners plus best runner-up qualified for semi-finals, which produced the match of the day between John Moore and Joe McRoberts. John was 4-1 up at the interval but Joe hit back in the 2nd half and was unlucky to lose 5-4. In the other semi, Davy Clegg beat league champion, Kenny Beggs 2-1. John Moore won the final on shots after the match had ended 1-1. Results

Two More League Matches Played 9th Feb 2006
Gary Moore 2 Andy Fitzpatrick 0
Nicky Moore 1 Andy Fitzpatrick 1

Gary Moves Up To 3rd 8th Nov 2005
Gary Moore beat Andy Fitzpatrick & Nicky Moore to go 3rd in the table, just behind John Moore, who beat Nicky to remain in 2nd place. Andy & Nicky picked up a point each in their 3-3 draw. Results: G.Moore 6 N.Moore 1; G.Moore 6 A.Fitzpatrick 3; J.Moore 2 N.Moore 1; A.Fitzpatrick 3 N.Moore 3. Fixtures & Table

Setback For Gary As John Goes 2nd 1st Nov 2005
John Moore beat Gary 2-1 & Nicky (Darren Moore's replacement) 3-0 to gain 6 points and move into 2nd place. Gary beat Nicky 4-0 but his defeat to John is a big setback in the title race, since he needs to keep winning his matches in hand and hope that Kenny slips up. Fixtures & Table

3rd League Meeting: Beggs 15 Points Clear 28th May 2005
Nine players were available for the latest League meeting in Dunmurry
Kenny Beggs opened up a 15-point gap at the top. Gary Moore, with 5 matches in hand, is the only player who can realistically catch him.
Results & Photos

IPL Run EPL Close in Milton Keynes 26th/27th Feb 2005
IPL beat London 4-0 & lost to EPL, finishing 2nd in their group, before going out in the semi-final to tournament winners, Murciana of Spain. The Irish lads were only 30 seconds away from winning their group, which would have set up an unexpected semi-final clash with Cardiff, but Dave Pawsey's last gasp equaliser against Kenny Beggs gave EPL a narrow 2-1 victory, ensuring that the English avoided the strong Murciana team until the final. Tournament Website | IPL Team Results | Full Results

IPL Team in Milton Keynes

Rodgers Climbs Two Places 24th Jan 2005
Stephen Rodgers gained 4 points from 2 matches to climb off the foot of the table, drawing 1-1 with 3rd placed Davy Clegg and beating Eoin Adams 4-3. Fixtures & Table

Outstanding League Matches Jan 2005
Players are urged to catch-up on some outstanding league fixtures before the next meeting (which will be in Feb or March). Ideally, the half-way point should have already been reached. Hopefully Belfast Barbarians, North Down & Nomadic Celts can fit in these matches or arrange extra sessions. Check the list of Outstanding Fixtures and send any results to John Moore & Kenny Beggs

IPL Reach Semi-Final in Dumfries 20th Nov 2004
IPL beat Birkhill B & Yorkshire Phoenix before losing 0-3 to Hot Club d'Ecosse in the Semi-Final. IPL team: John Moore, Gary Moore, Kenny Beggs & Eoin Adams. Results

Mike Burns v John Moore in Dumfries

2nd League Meeting: Beggs Goes 8 Points Clear 13th Nov 2004

The 2nd league meeting took place in the White Water Cafe Bar, Newbridge. Kenny Beggs opened up an 8-point lead after winning all six of his matches & beating closest rival, Gary Moore, 5-1. Gary also lost to John Moore, who had a good day, winning four out of five matches. Davy Clegg remains in 3rd place, despite having some bad results. Shock of the day was Andy Fitzpatrick's 2-1 win over Barry Spence. Results & Photos

John Moore 1 Kenny Beggs 3

Disappointment For IPL in Cardiff 16th Oct 2004
IPL failed to get through their group in the Cardiff Team Grand Prix. They beat East Midlands Alliance & lost to Hennuyer before the clash with Hot Club d'Ecosse, a match which IPL only needed to draw to make the Quarter-Finals. Hot Club, however, clinched 2nd spot with a 2-1 win to progress along with group winners, Hennuyer.

The Individual Grand Prix unfortunately paired Kenny Beggs & Gary Moore in the same group, along with Scotland's Mike Burns, who beat Gary & drew with Kenny, so leaving the IPL team-mates to battle it out for 2nd place. Kenny won narrowly, 2-1, but went out in the next round to Italian, De Francesco. Darren Territ qualified from his group before losing to Malta's Joseph Mifsud. Andy Fitzpatrick lost to Mifsud & Varney. Eoin Adams lost to World Number 1, Eric Verhagen. He still had a chance to qualify in his other group match but Trevor Arthur beat him 2-1.

IPL Win Inter-Club Friendly in Knutsford 3rd Oct 2004
The IPL beat East Midlands Alliance 3-2 during the recent Charity event for Leukaemia. John Moore, Kenny Beggs & Andy Murray took on Trevor Arthur, Simon Morris & Simon Bryan. Andy (deputising for Eoin Adams) lost both his matches but, fortunately, this did not affect the outcome as John & Kenny's results were enough to secure victory for the IPL. Results & Photos

John Moore v Simon Bryan

Trevor Arthur v Kenny Beggs

Convery Gets First Point 30th Aug 2004
Donal Convery picked up his first point in a 1-1 draw with Stephen Rodgers.

League Season Gets Underway 31st July 2004
The 2004/05 season started in Dunmurry. Early leaders are Kenny Beggs (NI) & Gary Moore (ROI), with Davy Clegg (NI) hot on their tails in 3rd. Gary looked set to finish the day in top spot after winning his first 5 matches & Kenny having drawn his first match with Barry Spence. In the last session, however, Eoin Adams produced a shock draw with Gary. This enabled Kenny to edge ahead on goal-difference after recovering from his first match to win his next 5, although there is still a long way to go, probably with a few more twists & turns to come. Of the other contenders, Territt, McRoberts & Spence all performed steadily but John Moore got off to a slow start, only winning 2 matches out of 5.

Competitors at the first IPL League meeting in Dunmurry on 31st July 2004