2011 National Hurling League

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National Hurling League 2011
League Details
Dates 12 February – 1 May 2011
Teams 35
Division 1 Champions
Winners Dublin (3rd win)
Captain John McCaffrey
Manager Anthony Daly
Division 1 Runners-up
Finalists Kilkenny
Captain Brian Hogan
Manager Brian Cody
Other division champions
Division 2 Limerick
Division 3A Wicklow
Division 3B Roscommon
Division 4 Tyrone
2010
2012

The 2011 National Hurling League was a Hurling competition run by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) between February and May 2011. It was contested by 35 county hurling teams—34 from Ireland (including South Down and Fingal), and London. Dublin won the Division 1 title after a 0-22 to 1-7 win against Kilkenny in the final at Croke Park. It was their first league title in seventy two years.[1][2]

Format[edit]

The 2011 format of the National Hurling League is a system consisting of five divisions. There are thirty–five teams competing: Divisions 1 and 2 have eight teams in each, Division 3A contains six, Division 3B seven, and there are six teams in Division 4.

Division 1

Division 1 contains eight teams. Each team plays all the others once. The top two play the final; the winners of the final are the 2011 NHL champions. The last–placed team is relegated to Division 2.

Division 2

Division 2 contains eight teams. Each team plays all the others once. The top two play the final; the winners of the final are the 2011 Division Two champions and are promoted. The last–placed team is relegated to Division 3A.

Division 3A

Division 3A contains six teams. The winners are the 2011 Division Three champions and are promoted. The last–placed team is relegated to Division 3B.

Division 3B

Division 3B contains seven teams. The winners are the 2011 Division 3B champions and are promoted to Division 3A. The last–placed team is relegated.

Division 4

Division 4 contains six teams. Each team plays all the others once. The winners are the 2011 Division Four champions and are promoted to Division 3B.

Team summaries[edit]

Team Stadium Manager Position last season
Galway Pearse Stadium John McIntyre 1st
Cork Páirc Uí Chaoimh Denis Walsh 2nd
Tipperary Semple Stadium Declan Ryan 3rd
Kilkenny Nowlan Park Brian Cody 4th
Waterford Walsh Park Davy Fitzgerald 5th
Offaly O'Connor Park Joe Dooley 6th
Dublin Parnell Park Anthony Daly 7th
Wexford Wexford Park Colm Bonnar Division 2 winners
(promoted)

Fixtures and results[edit]

      League Final placings       Division final place & possible promotion       Relegation zone

Division 1[edit]

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Dublin 7 5 1 1 12–114 9–100 21 11
Kilkenny 7 4 2 1 10–125 13–95 21 10
Waterford 7 4 1 2 8–112 7–119 -4 9
Tipperary 7 3 2 2 9–119 5–103 28 8
Galway 7 4 0 3 10–120 10–103 17 8
Cork 7 2 1 4 6–110 5–109 4 5
Wexford 7 1 1 5 5–96 10–120 -38 3
Offaly (R) 7 1 0 6 7–101 9–149 -53 2
  • Tipperary were placed ahead of Galway as they won the head–to–head match between the teams (3 April at Pearse Stadium: 4–23 – 1–14)

Fixtures and results[edit]

Final[edit]

1 May 2011
4:00 p.m.
Final
Kilkenny 1–07 – 0–22 Dublin
TJ Reid 0-5 (5f), E Brennan 1-0, P Hogan (1f) M Rice 0-1 each. Report P Ryan 0-9 (5f), C Keaney 0-3, R O'Dwyer, M O'Brien 0-2 each, D O'Callaghan, D Plunkett, C McCormack, J McCaffrey, D Treacy, S Lambert 0-1 each
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 42,030
Referee: M Wadding (Waterford)

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]

As of 16 April 2011:

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Richie Foley Waterford 2–48 54 6 9.00
2 Richie Hogan Kilkenny 0–44 44 6 7.33
Ger Farragher Galway 0–44 44 6 7.33
4 Conal Keaney Dublin 0–42 42 6 7.00
5 Shane Dooley Offaly 2–34 40 6 6.67
Single game[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Richie Foley Waterford 2–10 16 Dublin
2 Conal Keaney Dublin 0–14 14 Tipperary
3 Shane Bourke Tipperary 3–4 13 Galway
Shane Dooley Offaly 1–10 13 Wexford
5 Richie Foley Waterford 0–12 12 Tipperary
Shane Dooley Offaly 0–12 12 Waterford
7 Shane Dooley Offaly 1–8 11 Kilkenny
Ger Farragher Galway 0–11 11 Wexford
9 David O'Callaghan Dublin 3–1 10 Wexford
Paul Ryan Dublin 1–7 10 Cork
Jim Berry Wexford 1–7 10 Dublin
Richie Hogan Kilkenny 0–10 10 Tipperary
Conal Keaney Dublin 0–10 10 Waterford
Richie Hogan Kilkenny 0–10 10 Cork
15 Joe Canning Galway 1–6 9 Waterford
Pat Horgan Cork 1–6 9 Kilkenny
T. J. Reid Kilkenny 0–9 9 Offaly
Pauric Mahony Waterford 0–9 9 Galway
Conal Keaney Dublin 0–9 9 Offaly
Jim Berry Wexford 0–9 9 Kilkenny
Richie Foley Waterford 0–9 9 Offaly
Ben O'Connor Cork 0–9 9 Wexford

Division 2[edit]

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Limerick (P) 7 7 0 0 13–129 4–87 69 14
Clare 7 5 0 2 21–133 10–87 79 10
Laois 7 4 0 3 13–107 8–106 16 8
Antrim 7 4 0 3 10–90 10–90 0 8
Down 7 3 0 4 15–88 19–118 -42 6
Carlow 7 3 0 4 6–95 13–103 -29 6
Kerry 7 2 0 5 7–104 18–124 -53 4
Westmeath (R) 7 0 0 7 9–92 12–123 -40 0
  • Laois were placed ahead of Antrim as they won the head–to–head match between the teams (5 March at Portlaoise: 0–20 – 0–16)
  • Down were placed ahead of Carlow as they won the head–to–head match between the teams (13 February at Portaferry: 2–11 – 0–14)

Fixtures and results[edit]

Final[edit]

30 April 2011
7:00 p.m.
Final
Clare 2-13 - 4-12 Limerick
J Conlon 0-4, D Honan 1-1, C McGrath 1-0, N O'Connell 0-3, (2 '65'), C Ryan (2f), F Lynch 0-2, each, L Markham 0-1. Report K Downes 1-2, D Hannon, S Tobin 1-1 each, R McCarthy 0-4 (3f), P Browne 0-2, D O'Grady, N Moran, 0-1 each, (D Tuohy 1-0 og)
Cusack Park, Ennis
Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)

Division 3A[edit]

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Wicklow (P) 5 4 0 1 8–70 7–70 +3 8
Derry 5 4 0 1 6–82 3–76 +15 8
London 5 2 0 3 7–70 7–63 +7 4
Kildare 5 2 0 3 6–81 6–80 +1 4
Meath 5 2 0 3 4–72 6–69 -3 4
Armagh (R) 5 1 0 4 7–65 9–82 -23 2
  • Wicklow are placed ahead of Derry as they won the head–to–head match between the teams (13 March at Arklow: 2–15 – 1–17)
  • London, Kildare and Meath are ranked by score difference.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Division 3B[edit]

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Mayo 6 5 0 1 9–95 6–67 37 10
Roscommon (P) 6 5 0 1 6–80 6–65 15 10
Louth 6 4 0 2 15–93 7–67 50 8
Fingal 6 3 0 3 5–70 4–59 14 6
Donegal 6 2 0 4 9–60 13–78 -34 4
Sligo 6 1 0 5 6–60 11–93 -48 2
Monaghan (R) 6 1 0 5 8–69 12–94 -34 2
  • Sligo were placed ahead of Monaghan as they won the head–to–head match between the teams (13 March at Tubbercurry: 1–12 – 2–08)
  • Mayo were placed ahead of Roscommon as they won the head–to–head match between the teams (13 February at Tooreen: 0–17 – 1–06)

Fixtures and results[edit]

Division 4[edit]

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Tyrone (P) 5 4 1 0 14–93 8–38 73 9
South Down 5 4 0 1 20–84 8–50 70 8
Fermanagh 5 3 1 1 19–71 8–47 57 7
Longford 5 2 0 3 11–63 12–66 -6 4
Leitrim 5 1 0 4 8–56 15–72 -37 2
Cavan 5 0 0 5 5–26 26–120 -157 0

Fixtures and results[edit]

Ticket prices[edit]

In January 2011, the GAA announced a reduction in ticket prices for the 2011 National Hurling League.[3] The decision to cut prices was announced at a Central Council meeting and will see the cost of admission to a league game in the first division of the NHL dropping from 15 to €13, with a €5 admission to lower–level hurling games.[4]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Promoted Relegated
Division 1 Offaly
Division 2 Limerick Westmeath
Division 3A Wicklow Armagh
Division 3B Roscommon Monaghan
Division 4 Tyrone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dublin's long wait is finally over". Irish Times. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-03. 
  2. ^ "Daly's Dublin in fullbloom". Irish Independent. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-03. 
  3. ^ "GAA reduce ticket prices for leagues". RTÉ Sport. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "GAA cut prices of league tickets". Irish Independent. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2010 National Hurling League
National Hurling League
1926 – present
Succeeded by
2012 National Hurling League