2009 National Hurling League

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National Hurling League 2009
2009 National Hurling League Finals Programme.JPG
League details
Dates 7 February – 3 May, 2009
Teams 34
League champions
Winners Kilkenny (14th win)
Captain Michael Fennelly
Manager Brian Cody
League runners-up
Runners-up Tipperary
Captain Willie Ryan
Manager Liam Sheedy
Other division winners
Division 2 Offaly
Division 3A Kildare
Division 3B Louth
Division 4 Sligo
2008
2010

The 2009 National Hurling League, known for sponsorship reasons as the Allianz National Hurling League was the 78th NHL season. 35 GAA county hurling teams, 34 from Ireland (includes South Down & Fingal), and London contested it. Kilkenny were the Division 1 champions.

Format[edit]

The 2009 format of the National Hurling League is a new system consisting of five divisions. There are thirty-four teams competing: Divisions One and Two have eight teams in each, Division Three A contains six, Three B contains seven, and there are six teams in Division Four.[1] Each team plays all of the other teams in its division once; the top two teams in each division contest the division final, and the champions of divisions Two, Three A, Three B and Four are promoted. The bottom-placed team in divisions One, Two, Three A and Three B is relegated. The winners of the Division One final are the 2009 NHL champions.

Division 1[edit]

Tipperary came into the season as defending champions of the 2008 season.

On 3 May 2009, Kilkenny won the title after a 4-17 to 2-26 extra-time win over Tipperary. It was their first league title since 2006 and their 14th National League title overall.[2]

Clare failed to win a single group stage game - finishing in the bottom position - and were relegated to Division 2 for the 2010 league.

Dublin's Alan McCrabbe was the Division 1 top scorer with 1-50.

Structure[edit]

A total of 8 teams contested the top division of the league, including all of the sides from the 2008 season that formerly took part in Divisions 1A and 1B. Due to the restructuring the 2008 Division 2 champions did not gain promotion to the top tier.

Each team played all the others in its group once, earning 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw. The first-placed teams in Division 1 contested the final.

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts Notes
1 Kilkenny 7 6 0 1 15–113 7–90 67 12 Division 1 champions
2 Tipperary 7 6 0 1 9–116 12–91 16 12 Division 1 runners-up
3 Galway 7 4 0 3 11–109 8–112 6 8
4 Dublin 7 3 1 3 13–103 6–108 +16 7
5 Waterford 7 3 0 4 9–107 9–107 0 6
6 Limerick 7 3 0 4 10–91 5–109 –3 6
7 Cork 7 2 0 5 8–94 18–125 –61 4
8 Clare 7 0 1 6 2–106 12–117 –41 1 Relegated to Division 2

Results

Final[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Alan McCrabbe Dublin 1-50 53 6 8.83
2 Niall Moran Limerick 3-38 47 6 7.8
3 Richie Power Kilkenny 5-26 41 6 6.83
4 Séamus Callanan Tipperary 2-34 40 6 6.66
5 Eoin Kelly Waterford 2-30 36 6 6.00
6 Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 1-29 32 4 8.00
7 David O'Callaghan Kilkenny 4-17 29 7 4.14
8 Niall Healy Galway 3-19 28 7 4.00
9 Colin Ryan Kilkenny 1-24 27 6 4.50
10 Richie Hogan Kilkenny 1-23 26 7 3.71
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Niall Healy Galway 2-8 14 Clare
2 David O'Callaghan Dublin 2-7 13 Kilkenny
Richie Hogan Kilkenny 1-10 13 Tipperary
4 Niall Moran Limerick 1-9 12 Waterford
Alan McCrabbe Dublin 1-9 12 Cork
6 David Treacy Dublin 3-2 11 Tipperary
Martin Comerford Kilkenny 3-2 11 Tipperary
Andrew O'Shaughnessy Limerick 2-5 11 Clare
Joe Canning Galway 1-8 11 Limerick
Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 0-11 11 Dublin
Alan McCrabbe Dublin 0-11 11 Galway
Séamus Callanan Tipperary 0-11 11 Galway

Division Two[edit]

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts Status
Wexford 7 6 0 1 28–124 8–97 +87 12 Advanced to the final for the title and promotion to Division One for 2010
Offaly 7 6 0 1 58–129 7–82 +71 12
Antrim 7 4 1 2 11–114 12–105 6 9 Remained in Division Two for 2010
Carlow 7 4 0 3 11–89 16–96 –22 8
Laois 7 3 0 4 7–98 14–104 –27 6
Westmeath 7 2 1 4 10–106 15–110 –19 5
Down 7 2 0 5 7–104 17–104 –30 4
Kerry 7 0 0 7 13–65 13–131 –66 0 Relegated to Division Three for 2010

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

Offaly won promotion to Division One for 2010 while Wexford remained in Division Two for 2010

Division Three A[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts Status
Meath 5 4 1 0 6–85 7–65 +17 9 Advanced to the final for the title and promotion to Division Two for 2010
Kildare 5 3 0 2 5–75 5–66 +9 6
Derry 5 2 1 2 6–67 6–54 +13 5 Remained in Division Three A for 2010
Armagh 5 2 1 2 6–56 6–62 –7 5
Mayo 5 2 0 3 5–50 1–70 –8 4
Wicklow 5 0 1 0 5–65 8–81 –25 1 Relegated to Division Three B for 2010

Final[edit]


Meath 1−18 − 2−18 Kildare
Venue: Parnell Park
Referee: K. Terry (London)

Kildare won promotion to Division Two for 2010 while Meath remained in Division Three for 2010

Division Three B[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts Status
London 6 6 0 0 23–103 4–60 +100 12 Advanced to the final for the title and promotion to Division Three A for 2010
Roscommon 6 4 0 2 12–105 11–61 +47 8
Fingal 6 4 0 2 13–84 10–81 +12 8 Remained in Division Three B for 2010
Louth 6 3 0 3 9–90 5–72 +30 6
Donegal 6 3 0 3 7–88 12–88 –15 6
Tyrone 6 1 0 5 3–59 16–105 –85 2
Longford 6 0 0 6 8–52 17–114 –89 0 Relegated to Division Four for 2010

Final[edit]


London 2−19 − 2−13 Roscommon
Venue: Pearse Park
Referee: C. Maher (Dublin)

London won promotion to Division Three A for 2010 while Roscommon remained in Division Three B for 2010

Division Four[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts Status
Monaghan 5 4 0 1 7–53 9–46 +1 8 Advanced to the final for the title and promotion to Division Three B for 2010
Sligo 5 3 1 1 6–73 7–44 +26 7
Leitrim 5 2 1 2 3–65 4–62 0 5 Remained in Division Four for 2010
Fermanagh 5 2 1 2 9–57 6–67 –1 5
South Down 5 0 3 2 9–46 6–64 –9 3
Cavan 5 1 0 4 7–50 9–61 –17 2

Final[edit]


Monaghan 2−8 − 1−13
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Sligo
Venue: Pearse Park
Referee: C. Maher (Dublin)

Sligo won promotion to Division Three B for 2010 while Monaghan remained in Division Four for 2010

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Promotion and relegation for 2009
Promoted Relegated
Division One Clare
Division Two Offaly Kerry
Division Three A Kildare Wicklow
Division Three B London Longford
Division Four Sligo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Hurling League". Archived from the original on 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  2. ^ "Hogan goes extra yard of plucky Tipperary". Irish Independent. 4 May 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2016. 

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