1970–71 National Hurling League

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1970–71 National Hurling League
League details
Dates 8 November 1970 – 23 May 1971
League champions
Winners Limerick (7th win)
Other division winners
Division 2 Wicklow

The 1970–71 National Hurling League was the 40th season of the National Hurling League.

Division 1[edit]

National Hurling League Division 1
Season 1970-71
Champions Limerick
7th National League title
Captain: Tony O'Brien
Matches played 55
Top goalscorer Colours of Kilkenny.svg Eddie Keher (2-50)
Biggest home win Laois 4-17 - 0-7 Kerry
(7 March 1971)
Biggest away win Kerry 1-2 - 4-17 Waterford
(6 December 1970)
Highest scoring Kildare 5-7 - 7-9 Clare
(8 November 1970)
All statistics correct as of 22 February 2017.

Cork came into the season as defending champions of the 1969-70 season.

On 23 May 1971, Limerick won the title following a 3-12 to 3-11 win over Tipperary in the final. It was their first league title since the 1946-47 season and their 6th National League title overall.[1]

Kilkenny's Eddie Keher was the Division 1 top scorer with 2-50.

Division 1A table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Cork 7 5 1 1 11
2 Tipperary 7 5 0 2 10 Division 1 runners-up
3 Limerick 7 5 0 2 10 Division 1 champions
4 Kilkenny 7 4 0 3 8
5 Wexford 7 4 0 3 8
6 Dublin 7 2 0 5 4
7 Offaly 7 1 1 5 3
8 Galway 7 1 0 6 2 Relegated to Division 1B

Group stage[edit]

Division 1B table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Clare 6 5 0 1 10 Promoted to Division 1A
2 Kildare 6 5 0 1 10
3 Waterford 6 4 1 1 9
4 Laois 6 3 0 3 6
5 Kerry 5 1 0 4 2
6 Westmeath 6 1 0 5 2
7 Antrim 5 0 1 4 1

Group stage[edit]

Play-offs[edit]

Knock-out stage[edit]

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Scoring statistics[edit]

Top scorers overall
Rank Player Team Tally Total Matches Average
1 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 2-50 56 8 7.00
2 Richie Bennis Limerick 0-54 54 9 6.00
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player Team Tally Total Opposition
1 Jimmy Doyle Tipperary 2-09 15 Kildare
2 Johnny Walsh Kildare 2-09 15 Tipperary
3 Mick Bermingham Dublin 2-07 13 Galway
4 Mick Gilmartin Clare 3-03 12 Kildare
Michael Keating Tipperary 1-09 12 Cork
6 Willie Maguire Kerry 3-02 11 Westmeath
Willie Richmond Antrim 3-02 11 Westmeath
8 Stephen Greene Waterford 3-01 10 Kildare
Eddie Keher Kilkenny 0-10 10 Dublin
Paddy Bates Laois 1-07 10 Antrim
Eddie Keher Kilkenny 0-10 10 Offaly

Division 2[edit]

Division 2 table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Wicklow 4 4 0 0 8 Division 2 champions
2 Meath 4 3 0 1 6 Division 2 runners-up
3 Down 4 2 0 2 4
4 Carlow 4 1 0 3 2
5 Louth 4 0 0 4 0

References[edit]

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