1961–62 National Hurling League

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1961–62 National Hurling League
League details
Dates 12 November 1961 – 6 May 1962
Teams 20
League champions
Winners Kilkenny (2nd win)
Other division winners
Division 2 Kerry

The 1961-62 National Hurling League was the 31st season of the National Hurling League.

Division 1[edit]

National Hurling League Division 1
Season 1961-62
Champions Kilkenny
2nd National League title
Captain: Alfie Hickey
All statistics correct as of 26 February 2017.

The league saw a major restructuring for the 1961-62 season. Division 1 was split into Group 1A and Group 1B consisting of five teams each and Group 1C consisting of four teams. The top team in each group qualified for the knock-out stage.

Tipperary came into the season as defending champions of the 1960-61 season. Offaly and Westmeath entered Division 1 as part of the restructuring.

On 6 May 1962, Kilkenny won the title after a 1-16 to 1-8 win over Cork in the final. It was their first league title since 1932-33 and their second league title overall.[1]

Division 1A table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Cork 4 4 0 0 8 National League runners-up
2 Waterford 4 3 0 1 6
3 Limerick 3 1 0 2 2
4 Wexford 4 1 0 3 2
5 Carlow 3 0 0 3 0

Division 1B table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Kilkenny 4 4 0 0 8 National League champions
2 Tipperary 4 3 0 1 6
3 Clare 4 2 0 2 4
4 Offaly 4 1 0 3 2
5 Laois 4 0 0 4 0

Division 1C table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Dublin 3 2 1 0 5
2 Galway 3 2 1 0 5
3 Westmeath 3 1 0 2 2
4 Antrim 3 0 0 3 0

Play-off[edit]

Knock-out stage[edit]

Semi-final

Final

Division 2[edit]

National Hurling League Division 2
Season 1961-62
Champions Kerry
All statistics correct as of 26 February 2017.

The league saw a major restructuring for the 1961-62 season. Division 2 was split into Group 2A and Group 2B consisting of three teams each. The top team in each group qualified for the knock-out stage.

On 20 May 1962, Kerry won the title after a 3-8 to 1-2 win over Meath.

Division 2A table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Meath 2 2 0 0 4 Division 2 runners-up
2 Down 2 1 0 1 2
3 Wicklow 2 0 0 2 0

Division 2B table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Kerry 2 1 1 0 3 Division 2 champions
2 Roscommon 2 1 1 1 3
3 Kildare 2 0 0 2 0

Play-off[edit]

Knock-out stage[edit]

Final

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Hurling League Results 1925-2009". Hogan Stand. Retrieved 18 April 2011.