FAW Welsh Premier League 2004-05

Final Table


Champions League Qualifiers: Total Network Solutions (Champions and Cup-Winners), UEFA Cup Qualifiers: Carmarthen Town (Cup Runners-Up), Rhyl. Relegated: NEWI Cefn Druids and Afan Lido (NEWI Cefn Druids reprieved as only one team promoted).

Note: Afan Lido – 3 Points Deducted.

Ireland & Northern Ireland Players


The Three Ireland-declared players and one Northern Ireland player in the FAW Welsh Premier League in 2004-05 enjoyed great success, with Goalkeeper Gerard Doherty (NIR) winning the Championship with Total Network Solutions from Llansantffraid, and the three Ireland-declared players finishing in third with Bangor City (Paul Friel) and sixth with Carmarthen Town (Nicky Burke and Richard Kennedy). Both TNS and Carmarthen Town qualified for UEFA Competition in 2005-06.

Northern Ireland’s Gerard Doherty played all 34 games in goal for Total Network Solutions from the tiny Welsh village of Llansantffraid on the border with England as they won the Welsh Premier League in 2004-05. TNS, for short, finished on 78 points from their 34 matches, four ahead of Rhyl. TNS also won the Cup and qualified for the 2005-06 UEFA Champions League.

Carmarthen Town, who finished in sixth place, featured two Ireland-declared players: Nicky Burke, a forward who started 16 games, came on as a substitute 9 times and scored 2 goals; and Richard Kennedy, a defender who started in 23 games, and also came on as a substitute 7 times, scoring 1 goal in thev process. Bangor City, who finished third, featured the skills of Paul Friel, also Ireland-declared, who started 14 games and came on 5 times as a substitute. Carmarthen Town qualified for the UEFA Cup in 2005-06 as Cup Runners-Up to TNS.

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[1] Mike Hammond (Ed.) “Wales” European Book of Football 2005-06. pg. 757. M Press. Romford, Essex.


Thanks to Richard Mulcahy.


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