2009 National Hurling League

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National Hurling League 2009
2009 National Hurling League Finals Programme.JPG
League details
Dates 7 February 2009 – 3 May 2009
Teams 34
League champions
Winners Kilkenny (14th win)
Other division winners
Division 2 Offaly
Division 3A Kildare
Division 3B Louth
Division 4 Sligo
2008
2010

The 2009 National Hurling League (known as the Allianz National Hurling League for sponsorship reasons) was the 78th season of the National Hurling League.

Structure[edit]

The National Hurling League saw a major restructuring of the usual four divisions with the teams divided more equitably into a five-tier structure.

Division 1 was a single division and was confined to the top eight teams. The top two teams in the division qualified for the final. Division 2 operated in a similar manner.

Division 3A was a newly-created division and consisted of six teams. The top two teams in the division qualified for the final. Division 3B operated in a similar manner, however, that division consisted of seven teams.

Division 4 was a single division consisting of six teams. The top two teams in the division qualified for the final.

Division 1[edit]

National Hurling League Division 1
Season 2009
Champions Kilkenny
14th National League title
Captain: Michael Fennelly
Manager: Brian Cody
Relegated Clare
Matches played 29
Top goalscorer Colours of Dublin.svg Alan McCrabbe (1-50)
Biggest home win Kilkenny 4-26 - 0-11 Cork
(5 April 2009)
Biggest away win Galway 4-16 - 1-11 Cork
(1 March 2009)
Highest scoring Tipperary 4-17 - 2-26 Kilkenny
(3 May 2009)
2008
2010
All statistics correct as of 10 April 2017.

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.[1]

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.

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Kilkenny 7 6 0 1 12 Division 1 champions
2 Tipperary 7 6 0 1 12 Division 1 runners-up
3 Galway 7 4 0 3 8
4 Dublin 7 3 1 3 7
5 Waterford 7 3 0 4 6
6 Limerick 7 3 0 4 6
7 Cork 7 2 0 5 4
8 Clare 7 0 1 6 1 Relegated to Division 2

Group stage[edit]

Knock-out stage[edit]

Final

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 Dublin 4-17 29 7 4.14
8 Niall Healy Galway 3-19 28 7 4.00
9 Colin Ryan Clare 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]

National Hurling League Division 2
Season 2009
Champions Offaly
Captain: Ger Oakley
Manager: Johnny Dooley
Relegated Kerry
Matches played 29
Top goalscorer Colours of Offaly.svg Shane Dooley (8-48)
2008
2010
All statistics correct as of 10 April 2017.

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Offaly 7 6 0 1 12 Division 2 champions
2 Wexford 7 6 0 1 12 Division 2 runners-up
3 Antrim 7 4 1 2 9
4 Carlow 7 4 0 3 8
5 Laois 7 3 0 4 6
6 Westmeath 7 2 1 4 5
7 Down 7 2 0 5 4
8 Kerry 7 0 0 7 0

Group stage[edit]

Knock-out stage[edit]

Final

Scoring statistics[edit]

Top scorers overall
Rank Player Team Tally Total Matches Average
1 Shane Dooley Offaly 8-48 72 8 9.00
2 Paul Braniff Down 3-43 52 7 7.42
3 Brendan Murtagh Westmeath 2-41 47 7 6.71
4 Rory Jacob Wexford 8-21 45 8 5.62
5 Diarmuid Lyng Wexford 5-21 36 8 4.50
Karl Stewart Antrim 1-33 36 6 6.00
7 Shane Brick Kerry 0-33 33 5 6.60
8 Ruairí Dunbar Carlow 1-28 31 7 4.42
Paul Shiels Antrim 0-31 31 4 7.75
James Young Laois 0-31 31 5 6.20
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player Team Tally Total Opposition
1 Shane Dooley Offaly 1-11 14 Carlow
2 Shane Dooley Offaly 2-07 13 Laois
3 Diarmuid Lyng Wexford 3-03 12 Antrim
Pat Kenny Wexford 3-03 12 Carlow
Brendan Murtagh Westmeath 2-06 12 Wexford
Shane Dooley Offaly 1-09 12 Westmeath
7 Rory Jacob Wexford 2-05 11 Laois
Shane Dooley Offaly 2-05 11 Kerry
Paul Braniff Down 2-05 11 Carlow
Paul Braniff Down 1-08 11 Westmeath
Ruairí Dunbar Carlow 1-08 11 Laois
Paul Shiels Antrim 0-11 11 Down

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. ^ "Hogan goes extra yard of plucky Tipperary". Irish Independent. 4 May 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2016. 

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