Bray Wanderers awarded Premier Division licence

The Seagulls have been granted a licence to compete in the 2015 League of Ireland Premier Division, while Cobh Ramblers and Athlone Town gained First Division status

Bray Wanderers will compete in the 2015 League of Ireland Premier Division after being granted a licence by the Independent Club Licensing Committee.

The club's participation in Ireland's top division looked to be in doubt after the Licensing Committee requested additional information before coming to a decision on whether or not to approve a licence. However, a decision was reached to grant the Wicklow outfit Premier Division status on Monday, February 23.

After earning a licence, Bray become the 12th and final club to be approved for the Premier Division.

Meanwhile, Athlone Town and Cobh Ramblers have had their First Division status confirmed by the Independent Club Licensing Committee.

The two teams also had to submit extra information to the committee before attaining their licences.

Premier Division

Bohemians, Bray Wanderers, Cork City, Derry City, Drogheda United, Dundalk, Galway United, Limerick, Longford Town, Shamrock Rovers, Sligo Rovers, St Patrick's Athletic

First Division

Athlone Town, Cabinteely, Cobh Ramblers, Finn Harps, UCD, Shelbourne, Wexford Youths, Waterford United