Season Top scorer Team goals
2014 Ireland Patrick Hoban Dundalk FC Dundalk FC 20
Ireland Chris Fagan St Patrick's Athletic St Patrick's Athletic 20
2013 Northern Ireland Rory Patterson Derry City Derry City 18
2012 Scotland Gary Twigg Shamrock Rovers Shamrock Rovers 22
2011 Libya Éamon Zayed Derry City Derry City 22
2010 Scotland Gary Twigg Shamrock Rovers Shamrock Rovers 20
2009 Scotland Gary Twigg Shamrock Rovers Shamrock Rovers 24
2008 Ireland Mark Farren Derry City Derry City 16
2007 Ireland David Mooney Longford Town Longford Town 19
2006 Ireland Jason Byrne Shelbourne FC Shelbourne FC 15
2005 Ireland Jason Byrne Shelbourne FC Shelbourne FC 22
2004 Ireland Jason Byrne Shelbourne FC Shelbourne FC 25
2003 Ireland Jason Byrne Shelbourne FC Shelbourne FC 21
2002/2003 Ireland Glen Crowe Bohemian FC Bohemian FC 18
2001/2002 Ireland Glen Crowe Bohemian FC Bohemian FC 21
2000/2001 Ireland Glen Crowe Bohemian FC Bohemian FC 25
1999/2000 Ireland Pat Morley Cork City Cork City 20
1998/1999 Ireland Trevor Molloy St Patrick's Athletic St Patrick's Athletic 15
1997/1998 Ireland Stephen Geoghegan Shelbourne FC Shelbourne FC 17
1996/1997 Ireland Tony Cousins Shamrock Rovers Shamrock Rovers 16
Ireland Stephen Geoghegan Shelbourne FC Shelbourne FC 16
1995/1996 Ireland Stephen Geoghegan Shelbourne FC Shelbourne FC 19
1994/1995 USA John Caulfield Cork City Cork City 16
1993/1994 Ireland Stephen Geoghegan Shamrock Rovers Shamrock Rovers 23
1992/1993 Ireland Pat Morley Cork City Cork City 20
1991/1992 USA John Caulfield Cork City Cork City 16
1990/1991 Ireland Peter Hanrahan Dundalk FC Dundalk FC 18
1989/1990 Ireland Mark Ennis St Patrick's Athletic St Patrick's Athletic 19
1988/1989 Northern Ireland Billy Hamilton Limerick FC (old) Limerick FC (old) 21
1987/1988 Northern Ireland Jonathan Speak Derry City Derry City 24
1986/1987 Ireland Mick Byrne Shamrock Rovers Shamrock Rovers 12
1985/1986 Ireland Tommy Gaynor Limerick FC (old) Limerick FC (old) 15
1984/1985 Ireland Tommy Gaynor Limerick FC (old) Limerick FC (old) 17
Ireland Michael O'Connor Athlone Town Athlone Town 17
1983/1984 Ireland Alan Campbell Shamrock Rovers Shamrock Rovers 24
1982/1983 Ireland Noel Larkin Athlone Town Athlone Town 18
1981/1982 Ireland Michael O'Connor Athlone Town Athlone Town 22
1980/1981 Ireland Eugene Davis Athlone Town Athlone Town 23
1979/1980 Ireland Alan Campbell Shamrock Rovers Shamrock Rovers 22