2011 National Hurling League

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National Hurling League 2011
League details
Dates12 February 2011 – 1 May 2011
Teams35
League champions
WinnersDublin (3rd win)
Other division winners
Division 2Limerick
Division 3AWicklow
Division 3BRoscommon
Division 4Tyrone
2010
2012

The 2011 National Hurling League (known as the Allianz Hurling League for sponsorship reasons) was the 80th season of the National Hurling League.

Ticket prices[edit]

In January 2011, the GAA announced a reduction in ticket prices for the 2011 National Hurling League.[1] 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.[2]

Division 1[edit]

National Hurling League Division 1
Season2011
ChampionsDublin
3rd National League title
Captain: John McCaffrey
Manager: Anthony Daly
RelegatedOffaly
Matches played22
Top goalscorerColours of Monaghan.svg Richie Foley (2-48)
Biggest home winGalway 1–24 – 0–06 Wexford
(13 February 2011)
Biggest away winTipperary 4-23 - 1-14 Galway
(3 April 2011)
Highest scoringTipperary 4-23 - 1-14 Galway
(3 April 2011)
2010
2012
All statistics correct as of 27 April 2017.

Galway came into the season as defending champions of the 2010 season.[3] Wexford entered Division 1 as the promoted team.

On 1 May 2011, Dublin won the title following a 0-22 to 1-7 win over Kilkenny in the final.[4] It was their first league title since 1938-39 and their 3rd National League title overall.

Offaly were relegated from Division 1. Limerick won Division 2 and secured promotion to the top tier.

Waterford's Richie Foley was the Division 1 top scorer with 2-48.

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Dublin 7 5 1 1 11 Division 1 champions
2 Kilkenny 7 4 2 1 10 Division 1 runners-up
3 Waterford 7 4 1 2 9
4 Tipperary 7 3 2 2 8
5 Galway 7 4 0 3 8
6 Cork 7 2 1 4 5
7 Wexford 7 1 1 5 3
8 Offaly 7 1 0 6 2 Relegated to Division 2
  • Tipperary were placed ahead of Galway as they won the head–to–head match between the teams

Group stage[edit]

Knock-out stage[edit]

Final

Scoring statistics[edit]

Top scorers overall
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 Jim Berry Wexford 2-35 41 7 5.85
Pa Bourke Tipperary 0–41 41 7 5.85
7 Shane Dooley Offaly 2–34 40 6 6.67
8 Paul Ryan Dublin 2-26 32 8 4.00
9 Patrick Horgan Cork 2-22 28 7 4.00
10 T. J. Reid Kilkenny 2-21 27 8 3.37
Top scorers in a single game
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

Division 2[edit]

National Hurling League Division 2
Season2011
ChampionsLimerick
Captain: Gavin O'Mahony
Manager: Dónal O'Grady
RelegatedWestmeath
Matches played22
Top goalscorerColours of Antrim.svg Neil McManus (4-46)
Biggest home winClare 4–28 – 0–8 Carlow
(17 April 2011)
Biggest away winLaois 1-19 - 0-9 Westmeath
(13 February 2011)
Highest scoringClare 6–23 – 1–18 Kerry
(26 March 2011)
2010
2012
All statistics correct as of 12 April 2017.

Limerick and Kerry entered Division 2 as the respective relegated and promoted teams from the 2010 season.

On 30 April 2011, Limerick won the title following a 4-12 to 2-13 win over Clare in the final.[5]

Westmeath were relegated from Division 2 after losing all of their group stage matches.

Antrim's Neil McManus was the Division 2 top scorer with 4-46.

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Limerick (P) 7 7 0 0 14 Division 2 champions
2 Clare 7 5 0 2 10 Division 2 runners-up
3 Laois 7 4 0 3 8
4 Antrim 7 4 0 3 8
5 Down 7 3 0 4 6
6 Carlow 7 3 0 4 6
7 Kerry 7 3 0 4 4
8 Westmeath 7 0 0 7 0 Relegated to Division 3A
  • Laois were placed ahead of Antrim as they won the head–to–head match between the teams
  • Down were placed ahead of Carlow as they won the head–to–head match between the teams

Group stage[edit]

Knock-out stage[edit]

Final

Scoring statistics[edit]

Top scorers overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Neil McManus Antrim 4-46 58 7 8.28
2 Darragh O'Connell Kerry 1-50 53 7 7.57
3 Willie Hyland Laois 2-46 52 7 7.42
4 Nicky O'Connell Clare 1-40 43 8 5.37
5 Richie McCarthy Limerick 1-37 42 8 5.25
6 Brendan Murtagh Westmeath 4-22 34 7 4.85
7 Colin Ryan Clare 3-23 31 7 4.42
8 Gareth Johnson Down 5-15 30 5 6.00
9 Paul Braniff Down 3-18 27 3 9.00
10 Diarmuid McMahon Clare 6-08 26 7 3.71
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Brendan Murtagh Westmeath 3-09 18 Down
2 Neil McManus Antrim 3-05 14 Down
3 Willie Hyland Laois 1-10 13 Clare
4 Colin Ryan Clare 2-06 12 Down
5 Darragh O'Connell Kerry 0-11 11 Down
6 Diarmuid McMahon Clare 2-04 10 Carlow
Seán Tobin Limerick 2-04 10 Carlow
Paul Braniff Down 1-07 10 Laois
Darragh O'Connell Kerry 0-10 10 Down
10 Kevin Downes Limerick 3-00 9 Antrim
Paul Braniff Down 1-06 9 Antrim
Darragh O'Connell Kerry 1-06 9 Limerick
Willie Hyland Laois 0-09 9 Kerry
Neil McManus Antrim 0-09 9 Limerick
Darragh O'Connell Kerry 0-09 9 Westmeath
Colin Ryan Clare 0-09 9 Westmeath

Division 3A[edit]

National Hurling League Division 3A
Season2011
ChampionsWicklow
Captain: Jonathan O'Neill
Manager: Casey O'Brien
RelegatedArmagh
Matches played16
Top goalscorerColours of Roscommon.svg Jonathan O'Neill (2-52)
Biggest home winDerry 3–16 – 0–15 Armagh
(13 February 2011)
Biggest away winLondon 3-15 – 2-10 Armagh
(20 February 2011)
Highest scoringWicklow 2–20 – 3–14 Derry
(17 April 2011)
2010
2012
All statistics correct as of 12 April 2017.

Kildare and Wicklow entered Division 3A as the respective relegated and promoted teams from the 2010 season.

On 17 April 2011, Wicklow won the title following a 2-20 to 3-14 win over Derry in the final.[6]

Armagh were relegated from Division 3A after losing all but one of their group stage matches.

Wicklow's Jonathan O'Neill was the Division 3A top scorer with 2-52.

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Wicklow (P) 5 4 0 1 8 Division 3A champions
2 Derry 5 4 0 1 8 Division 3A runners-up
3 London 5 2 0 3 4
4 Kildare 5 2 0 3 4
5 Meath 5 2 0 3 4
6 Armagh 5 1 0 4 2 Relegated to Division 3B
  • Wicklow are placed ahead of Derry as they won the head–to–head match between the teams
  • London, Kildare and Meath are ranked by score difference.

Group stage[edit]

Knock-out stage[edit]

Final

Scoring statistics[edit]

Top scorers overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Jonathan O'Neill Wicklow 2–52 58 6 9.66
2 Martin Finn London 4–35 47 5 9.40
3 Ruairí Convery Derry 2–33 39 6 6.50
4 Declan Coulter Armagh 3–29 38 4 9.50
5 Martin Fitzgerald Kildare 3–20 29 5 5.80
Paddy Henry Derry 1–26 29 6 4.83
7 Andy O'Brien Wicklow 6–07 25 6 4.16
8 Nicky Horan Meath 0–23 23 3 7.66
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Declan Coulter Armagh 2–06 12 Wicklow
2 Jonathan O'Neill Wicklow 1–08 11 Kildare
Martin Finn London 1–08 11 Wicklow
Jonathan O'Neill Wicklow 1–08 11 Armagh
Declan Coulter Armagh 0–11 11 Meath
6 Paddy Henry Derry 1–07 10 Kildare
Martin Finn London 1–07 10 Meath
Martin Fitzgerald Kildare 1–07 10 London
Martin Finn London 1–07 10 Armagh
Jonathan O'Neill Wicklow 0–10 10 Derry
Jonathan O'Neill Wicklow 0–10 10 London

Division 3B[edit]

National Hurling League Division 3B
Season2011
ChampionsRosocmmon
Captain: Shane Curley
Manager: Séamus Qualter
RelegatedMonaghan
Matches played22
Top goalscorerColours of Sligo.svg Keith Raymond (2-36)
Biggest home winLouth 3–20 – 0–05 Sligo
(13 February 2011)
Biggest away winLouth 6–12 – 1–8 Donegal
(3 April 2011)
Highest scoringRoscommon 2–24 – 0–15 Louth
(10 April 2011)
2010
2012
All statistics correct as of 12 April 2017.

Mayo and Monaghan entered Division 3B as the respective relegated and promoted teams from the 2010 season.

On 17 April 2011, Roscommon won the title following a 0-17 to 1-12 win over Mayo in the final.[7]

Monaghan were relegated from Division 3B after losing all but one of their group stage matches.

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Mayo 6 5 0 1 10 Division 3B runners-up
2 Roscommon (P) 6 5 0 1 10 Division 3B champions
3 Louth 6 4 0 2 8
4 Fingal 6 3 0 3 6
5 Donegal 6 2 0 4 4
6 Sligo 6 1 0 5 2
7 Monaghan 6 2 0 4 4 Relegated to Division 4
  • Sligo were placed ahead of Monaghan as they won the head–to–head match between the teams
  • Mayo were placed ahead of Roscommon as they won the head–to–head match between the teams

Group stage[edit]

Knock-out stage[edit]

Final

Scoring statistics[edit]

Top scorers overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Keith Raymond Sligo 2-36 42 6 7.00
2 Noel Campbell Donegal 1-38 41 6 6.83
3 Gary Fallon Roscommon 0-38 38 6 6.33
4 Gerard Smyth Louth 1-28 31 6 5.16
5 Johnny Coyne Roscommon 5-15 30 6 5.00
6 Stephen Lambe Monaghan 0-29 29 5 5.80
7 Stephen Broderick Mayo 0-27 27 4 6.75
8 Kenny Feeney Mayo 1-23 26 7 3.71
9 John Matthew Sheridan Fingal 0-25 25 5 5.00
10 Shane Callan Louth 3-12 21 6 3.50
Keith Higgins Mayo 1-18 21 3 7.00
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Martin Ormonde Fingal 2-08 14 Monaghan
2 John Matthew Sheridan Fingal 0-12 12 Sligo
3 Gary Fallon Roscommon 0-10 10 Louth
Keith Higgins Mayo 0-10 10 Roscommon
5 Shane Callan Louth 2-03 9 Donegal
Johnny Coyne Roscommon 2-03 9 Louth
Mickey McHugh Monaghan 1-06 9 Mayo
Keith Raymond Sligo 1-06 9 Mayo
Keith Raymond Sligo 1-06 9 Fingal
Stephen Lambe Monaghan 0-09 9 Roscommon
Noel Campbell Donegal 0-09 9 Sligo
Stephen Lambe Monaghan 0-09 9 Fingal

Division 4[edit]

National Hurling League Division 4
Season2011
ChampionsTyrone
Captain: Seán Paul Begley
Manager: Tom Magill
RelegatedMonaghan
Matches played16
Top goalscorerColours of Roscommon.svg Eoin Donnellan (0-40)
Biggest home winLongford 6–23 – 1–01 Cavan
(13 March 2011)
Biggest away winSouth Down 5–32 – 1–03 Cavan
(27 March 2011)
Highest scoringCavan 1–08 – 8–23 Fermanagh
(13 February 2011)
2010
2012
All statistics correct as of 12 April 2017.

Tyrone entered Division 4 as the relegated team from the 2010 season.

On 17 April 2011, Tyrone won the title following a 1-15 to 0-11 win over South Down in the final.[8]

Longford's Eoin Donnellan was the Division 4 top scorer with 0-40.

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Tyrone (P) 5 4 1 0 8 Division 4 champions
2 South Down 5 4 0 1 8 Division 4 runners-up
3 Fermanagh 5 3 1 1 7
4 Longford 5 2 0 3 4
5 Leitrim 5 1 0 4 2
6 Cavan 5 0 0 5 0

Group stage[edit]

Knock-out stage[edit]

Final

Scoring statistics[edit]

Top scorers overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Eoin Donnellan Longford 0-40 40 5 8.00
2 Justin Kelly Tyrone 3-28 37 6 6.16
3 Liam Morgan South Down 2-26 32 6 5.33
4 Eoin McGuinness South Down 7-08 29 6 4.83
5 Aidan Kelly Tyrone 1-23 26 6 4.33
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Eoin Donnellan Longford 0-17 17 Cavan
2 Justin Kelly Tyrone 2-09 15 Longford
3 Brendan McGarry Fermanagh 3-03 12 Cavan
Eoin McGuinness South Down 3-03 12 Cavan
5 Ryan O'Neill Tyrone 3-02 11 Cavan
6 Seán Corrigan Fermanagh 3-01 10 Cavan
John Minnock Longford 3-01 10 Cavan
Liam Deegan South Down 2-04 10 Cavan
Michael Lane Leitrim 1-07 10 Cavan
Ryan Bogue Fermanagh 1-07 10 South Down
Eoin Donnellan Longford 0-10 10 Leitrim

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GAA reduce ticket prices for leagues". RTÉ Sport. 18 January 2011. Archived from the original on 22 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
  2. ^ "GAA cut prices of league tickets". Irish Independent. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
  3. ^ O'Flynn, Diarmuid (3 May 2009). "Galway shine brightest". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  4. ^ O'Flynn, Diarmuid (2 May 2011). "Breaking barren run only goal for Dublin". Irish News. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  5. ^ O'Flynn, Diarmuid (2 May 2011). "Limerick's young guns mix mettle and mastery". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  6. ^ "O'Neill finds his range as Wicklow dig deep to deny Derry". Irish Independent. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  7. ^ "NHL 3B: Rossies seal title after local joust". Hogan Stand. 17 April 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  8. ^ "O'Neill strike proves crucial". Irish Independent. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2017.