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FAW Welsh Premier League 2004-05

Final Table

FAW Welsh Premier League 2004-05

1Total Network Solutions34239283255878
3Bangor City34207773442967
4Haverfordwest County341712550282263
6Carmarthen Town341710760342661
7Cwmbran Town34158115247553
8Aberystwyth Town34158114540553
9Welshpool Town34149115546951
11CPD Porthmadog341112113839-145
12Connah's Quay Nomads3499164858-1036
13Port Talbot Town34611173649-1329
15Caernarfon Town3477202972-4328
16Airbus UK3459203676-4024
17NEWI Cefn Druids3457223072-4222
18Afan Lido3466222952-2321

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

Welsh Premier League (Irish Players) 2004-05

irlPaul Friel (IRL)Bangor CityMidfielder014 (5)
irlNicky Burke (IRL)Carmarthen TownForward016 (9)
irlRichard Kennedy (IRL)Carmarthen TownDefender023 (7)
nirGerard Doherty (NIR)Total Network SolutionsGoalkeeper034 (0)


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.

3d rendering of Wales soccer football ball with Welsh flag isolated on white background

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


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Czech Republic 1.Liga 2004-05

Final Table

Czech Republic 1. Liga 2004-05

1AC Sparta Praha30204653282564
2SK Slavia Praha30158739251453
3FK Teplice30141153627953
4SK Sigma Olomouc3015693934551
5FC Slovan Liberec301410645261946
6FK Jablonec 973012993327645
7FC Banik Ostrava30910113336-337
81. FKD Drnove3098133034-435
9FK Mlada Bolesav30613112635-935
10FK Marila Pribram3098133041-1135
11FC Tescoma Zlin30712112935-633
121. FC Brno3096153042-1233
131. FC Slovácko Uherské Hradiste30101463022832
14FC Chmel Blsany30711122538-1332
15SK Dynamo Ceske Budejovice3067172839-1125
16Slezsky FC Opava3059162542-1718

Note (1): FC Slovan Liberec deducted 6 Points, 1. FC Slovácko Uherské Hradiste deducted 12 Points, Slezsky FC Opava deducted 6 Points.

Qualify for Champions League AC Sparta Praha (Champions), SK Slavia Praha, Qualify for UEFA CUP: FC Banik Ostrava (Cup-Winners), FK Teplice.

Relegated: 1.FKD Drnove (Financial Reasons), SK Dynamo Ceske Budejovice, Slezsky FC Opava. Promoted: FC SIAD Most, FC Vysocina Jihlava, FC Viktoria Plzen.

Irish Players

SK Slavia Praha (Cze) 2004-05


Republic of Ireland’s Paul Munster came on as a substitute in 3 matches for FK Slavia Praha in the Czech Republic’s 1.Liga Soccer League in 2004-05, helping them in a small way to second place behind Sparta Praha and a place in European competition for 2005-06.

SK Slavia Praha’s Home Ground: Eden Arena (Sinobo Stadium)

PRAGUE, CZECHIA – OCTOBER 23, 2019: Panoramic view of Eden Arena in Prague during the UEFA Champions League game Slavia Praha v Barcelona. Also known as Sinobo Stadium. Capacity 19370 people




[1] Mike Hammond (2006) “Czech Republic / SK Slavia Praha” The European Book of Football 2005/2006 pg. 224-238.m press (media) ltd, in association with World Soccer. Romford, Essex, England.


Thanks to John Wills, John Kane, John Morahan.


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Lithuania NFKA A Lyga 2004

Final Table

Lithuania NFKA A Lyga 2004

1FBK Kaunas28205349193065
2Ekranas Panevezys28202659223762
3Atlantas Klaipeda2815583629750
4Zalgiris Vilnius28107113238-637
5Vetra Vilnius2898112933-436
6FK Silute2867153444-1025
7Suduva Marijampole2857163155-2422


Atlantas Klaipeda finished third on 50 points in the Lithuania NFKA A Lyga in 2004, behind FBK Kaunas (65 Points) and Ekranas Panevezys (62 Points). They did well to finish 13 points above Zalgiris Vilnius from the Capital City, who finished fourth in the 8-team league. Atlantas are named after the Atlantic Ocean, of which the Baltic Sea next to Lithuania is part of. Klaipeda is a Harbour Town on the Baltic Sea. Atlantean Civilization is sometimes used to describe a Civilization that includes both the Gaelic and British Celts and the Atlantic Fringe of the Basque Country, Etruscans and North Africans such as the Tamashek and Tuareg [See References 2-4]

Klaipeda Harbour & Stadium

Klaipeda Harbour & Stadium, Lithuania

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KLAIPEDA,LITHUANIA- AUG 02 :view of the view of petrol industrial zone and harbor on August 02,2011 in Klaipeda, Lithuania.


By Vytautas Kielaitis


[1] Mike Hammond (Ed.) “Lithuania” European Book of Football. P. 476. M Press. Romford, Essex, United Kingdom.


[2] Roaring water Press (2020) Bronze Age Copper Mining [Internet] Svailable from: https://roaringwaterjournal.com/tag/bronze-age-copper-mining/ [Accessed 30 October 2020]


[3] Barry Cunliffe (2020) The Atlantean Irish: Ireland’s Oriental and Maritime Heritage [Internet] Availavle from: https://www.lilliputpress.ie/product/the-atlantean-irish-irelands-oriental-and-maritime-heritage [Accessed 30 October 2020]

[4] [References: see Encyclopedia Brittanica sections on Indo-European, Celtic, and Afro-Asiatic languages: Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica ]


Thanks to Kevin Smyth, Jim Naughton, Robert Gorby


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