After look throughout the internet it is quite hard to find anything to do with the League of Ireland in regards to FM 2011, others my know the league as the Airtricity League or its previous name the Eircom League. The League is quite an exciting one with challenges of taking over a small club such as UCD, a college in Dublin who's team plays in the Irish top flight, my aim is to bring this semi pro team to European football which could take as little as one season but that may not be so realistic. The League start normally in February but you can always start mid way through the season is you prefer starting in the usual July 2010.
Pro teams such as Bohemians and Sligo Rovers can attract players of high quality yet being semi pro is not too much of a down fall as a good season with maybe some European football to add revenue can usually see a team turn pro, for example in my current save two teams turned pro after the first season and im sure more will follow. The top league consists of ten teams who play each other four times, it is a tight league and can be action packed with this even element. The top team in the Premier Division qualifies for the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round for champions. The second-placed team qualifies for the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round. The third placed-team qualifies for the first qualifying round. They, similarly, must go through two and three two-legged knockout ties respectively in order to enter the second round group phase of that competition. There is another UEFA Europa League first qualifying round slot reserved for the winners of the FAI Cup. If it were to happen that a cup winner has already qualified for the UEFA Europa League via the league, the cup-win qualification will take prominence and the league-place qualification will be transferred to the next team who finished below them in the league. However, if the case is that the cup-winner has already won the league, that team will take a place in the UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds, by way of its league win, and the losing team in the FAI Cup final will take the UEFA Europa League spot on offer from that competition.
I would recommend everyone to try this league as it can be great fun, as an Irishman it is great when you see you side battle Europe or turn pro along with making a transfers that see some names you never thought you'd see in the league. Most of all i think is great when you see the whole league grow as a seasons go by as you help turn the humble Irish league into an emerging league in European and maybe one day a major force.
Hope this has inspired a few to give it a go......
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