Ireland Football Odds
In the international sporting arena, Ireland can claim football, rugby, boxing, golf, snooker, and horse racing among their most popular sports.
Gaelic games remained Ireland's favourite sport overall with 24%, ahead of football with 14%, and with rugby rounding out the top three with 13%. Place your bets on Gaelic sports on our online sports betting platform.
Unlike most European countries, the Irish call football "soccer", one of the reasons being that the most played sport in Ireland is a sport called Gaelic soccer, or soccer for short.
Betting on the football Championship in Ireland
The Premier Division is the highest league in Ireland and has 10 teams that play each other four times a season between February and November. Each season, one team is automatically relegated, while the second-last team in the First Division plays a playoff against a team from the lower level. The second division is the lowest league in Ireland, so there is no risk of relegation. Make bets in the 1st Division in Ireland.
As far as the national team is concerned, the general lack of quality players is the problem. Of the 11 players who are in the starting line-up, the majority play in the Premier League in England, and only a few manage to make it into the Republic of Ireland national side
The champions enter the first round of Champions League qualification, while the other two podium teams join the first round of the Conference League. Make bets on the Conference League, a bwin sponsored competition.
Bet on the Dublin derbies
Shamrock Rovers Football Club (In Irish, Cumann Peile Ruagairí na Seamróige) is an ROI football club based in Tallaght, south of Dublin. The club's senior team is one of the most successful clubs in the Republic of Ireland.
One of the most keenly anticipated matches of the season is the Ringsend Derby between Shamrock Rovers and Shelbourne FC, two of the three most successful teams in the history of the League of Ireland. Both clubs consider Bohemians to be strong rivals.
Dublin also has other clubs, such as St Patrick's Athletic and UCD. With so many teams from the capital, it means around 15 derbies per season.
Recommended betting on the Irish Premier League
The goal ratio in the Irish Premier League is low - just over 2.5 goals per game. A recommended bet on the Irish Premier League is a match where both teams fail to score.