Premier Division winners to receive €110,000 in prize-money this year

The First Division champions will earn €30,000

Premier Division winners to receive €110,000 in prize-money this year

Dundalk players celebrate with the Premier Division trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

The prize fund for the SSE Airtricity League Premier and First Divisions will be €475,500 for the 2016 season.

The 12 clubs in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division will be competing for €371,500 in prize money ranging from €110,000 for the winners to €17,000 for the team finishing bottom of the table.

The breakdown of the Premier Division prize money is as follows:

1 - €110,000, 2 - €55,000, 3 - €35,000, 4 - €25,000.

5 - €21,000, 6 - €19,500, 7 - €18,500, 8 - €18,000.

9 - €18,000, 10 - €17,500, 11 - €17,000, 12 - €17,000.

 

Wexford Youths captain and goalkeeper Graham Doyle celebrates after his side won the First Division last year. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The eight clubs in the SSE Airtricity League First Division will be competing for a prize fund of €104,000 with the winners receiving €30,000 and the eighth placed team collecting €8,000.

The breakdown of the First Division prize money is as follows:

1 - €30,000, 2 - €17,500, 3 - €12,000, 4 - €10,500.

5 - €9,500, 6 - €8,500, 7 - €8,000, 8 - €8,000.

 

Stephen O'Donnell leading out Dundalk against BATE Borisov in the Champions League last year. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ciaran Culligan

The 20 SSE Airtricity League clubs will be competing for a total domestic prize fund of €596,500 when the prize-money in the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup, the EA SPORTS Cup and the Fair Play competition is added to the SSE Airtricity League prize fund.

The four clubs which qualify for the 2017-18 UEFA club competitions will also share a minimum of €1.15m in prize-money with the potential to earn more if they progress in either the Champions League or Europa League.

The breakdown of the minimum UEFA prize money is as follows:

UEFA Champions League  €550,000

UEFA Europa League        €200,000

UEFA Europa League        €200,000

UEFA Europa League        €200,000