2014 National Hurling League

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National Hurling League 2014
League details
Dates15 February – 4 May 2014
Teams34
League champions
WinnersKilkenny (17th win)
CaptainLester Ryan
ManagerBrian Cody
League runners-up
Runners-upTipperary
CaptainBrendan Maher
ManagerEamon O'Shea
Other division winners
Division 1BCork
Division 2AKerry
Division 2BWicklow
Division 3ADonegal
Division 3BTyrone
2013
2015

The 2014 National Hurling League was the 83rd staging of the National Hurling League. The league began on 15 February.[1] The divisional stage of the competition finished on 23 March.[2]

In the final played on 4 May at Semple Stadium, Kilkenny defeated Tipperary by 2-25 1-27 with TJ Reid getting the winning point in the last minute of extra-time.[3] Tipperary had led by 1-11 to 1-9 at half time, the Tipperary goal coming from John O'Dwyer when he connected with Noel McGrath's sideline cut to touch the ball to the net from the edge of the square. The game finished in a draw at 2-17 to 1-20 after 70 minutes with injury time points for Tipperary from Shane Bourke and Kieran Bergin sending the game to extra time.[4][5] Both goals for Kilkenny came from penalties and both scored by TJ Reid and the sides were level 11 times.[6]

Séamus Callanan of Tipperary and Aidan Harte of Galway in action in the 2014 National Hurling League in Pearse Stadium

Format[edit]

  • Division 1A: Top four teams qualify for NHL quarter-finals.[7] Bottom two teams play a relegation playoff, with the losing team relegated to Division 1B.
  • Division 1B: Top team promoted to 1A. Top four teams qualify for NHL quarter-finals. Bottom two teams play a relegation playoff, with the losing team playing a promotion-relegation match against the Division 2A champions.
  • Division 2A: Top two teams play Division 2A final, with the winning team playing a promotion-relegation match against the loser of the Division 1B relegation playoff. Bottom team relegated to Division 2B.
  • Division 2B: Top two teams play division final, with the winner being promoted. Bottom two teams play a relegation playoff, with the losing team playing a promotion-relegation match against the Division 3A champions.
  • Division 3A: Top two teams play Division 3A final, with the winning team playing a promotion-relegation match against the loser of the Division 2B relegation playoff. Bottom team relegated to Division 3B.
  • Division 3B: Top two teams play division final, with the winner being promoted.[8]

Division 1A[edit]

Division 1A[edit]

  NHL quarter-finals   Relegation play-off

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Colours of Clare.svg Clare 5 3 1 1 10–84 3–90 15 7
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny (C) 5 3 0 2 14–99 8–82 25 6
Colours of Galway.svg Galway 5 2 1 2 6–88 4–87 7 5
Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 5 2 0 3 9–85 12–86 −10 4
Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 5 2 0 3 5–80 5–90 −10 4
Colours of Monaghan.svg Waterford (R) 5 2 0 3 1–85 13–76 −27 4
  • Tipperary and Dublin are separated by total points scored (Tipperary 107, Dublin 95).

Fixtures and results[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
2 Pauric Mahony Waterford 1–53 56 6 9.33
1 Séamus Callanan Tipperary 5–62 77 7 11.00
3 Conor Cooney Galway 3–38 47 6 7.83
4 Colin Ryan Clare 1–38 41 6 6.83
5 Alan McCrabbe Dublin 0–38 38 6 6.33
Single game[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 T. J. Reid Kilkenny 3–8 17 Wexford
2 Séamus Callanan Tipperary 3–6 15 Kilkenny
3 Séamus Callanan Tipperary 1–11 14 Galway
4 Colin Fennelly Kilkenny 3–5 14 Tipperary
5 Conor Cooney Galway 1–9 12 Limerick
Colin Ryan Clare 1–9 12 Kilkenny
Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 0–12 12 Clare
Tony Kelly Clare 0–12 12 Galway
9 Patrick Horgan Cork 1–8 11 Tipperary
Ian Byrne Wexford 1–8 11 Kilkenny
Pauric Mahony Waterford 1–8 11 Dublin
Conor Cooney Galway 1–8 11 Kilkenny
Pauric Mahony Waterford 0–11 11 Galway
Séamus Callanan Tipperary 0–11 11 Dublin
Pauric Mahony Waterford 0–11 11 Dublin

Division 1B[edit]

Division 1B[edit]

  Promotion & NHL quarter-finals   NHL quarter-finals   Relegation play-off

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Colours of Cork.svg Cork (P) 5 4 1 0 3–97 3–74 23 9
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 5 3 2 0 7–89 5–65 30 8
Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 5 3 0 2 7–83 7–80 3 6
Colours of Laois.svg Laois 5 2 0 3 5–78 5–87 −9 4
Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 5 1 1 3 12–87 10–86 7 3
Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 5 0 0 5 6–65 10–107 −54 0

Fixtures and results[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Patrick Horgan Cork 2–43 49 5 9.80
2 Joe Bergin Offaly 1–29 32 4 8.00
3 Conor Allis Limerick 0–31 31 5 6.20
4 Stephen Maher Laois 1–22 25 5 5.00
5 Paul Shields Antrim 0–22 22 5 4.40
Single game[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Patrick Horgan Cork 1–10 13 Wexford
2 Stephen Maher Laois 1–9 12 Offaly
Joe Bergin Offaly 0–12 12 Limerick
4 Stephen Quirke Offaly 1–8 11 Antrim
Patrick Horgan Cork 1–8 11 Offaly
Patrick Horgan Cork 0–11 11 Antrim
Shane Dowling Limerick 0–11 11 Cork
Conor Allis Limerick 0–11 11 Antrim
9 Ross King Laois 1–7 10 Antrim
Paul Morris Wexford 0–10 10 Cork
Conor Allis Limerick 0–10 10 Wexford
Ian Byrne Wexford 0–10 10 Laois

Division 1 Knockout[edit]

Quarter Finals[edit]

Semi Finals[edit]

Division 1 Final[edit]

Division 2A[edit]

Division 2A[edit]

  Division winners   Relegated

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry 5 5 0 0 14–92 6–72 44 10
Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow 5 4 0 1 7–88 4–55 41 8
Colours of Cork.svg Derry 5 2 1 2 11–58 9–79 −15 5
Colours of Leinster Council.svg London 5 1 1 3 2–70 5–73 −12 3
Colours of Galway.svg Westmeath 5 1 1 3 5–60 9–72 −24 3
Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare (R) 5 0 1 4 5–71 11–88 −35 1

Fixtures and results[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Shane Nolan Kerry 2–34 40 5 8.00
2 Noel Conaty Westmeath 2–22 28 5 5.60
3 Seán Murphy Carlow 2–20 26 5 5.20
4 Gerry Keegan Kildare 1–21 24 5 4.80
5 Marty Kavanagh Carlow 1–19 22 5 4.40
Single game[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Shane Nolan Kerry 1–11 14 Derry
2 Ruairí Convery Derry 1–10 13 Kildare
3 Marty Kavanagh Carlow 1–7 10 Kildare
Ruairí Convery Derry 1–7 10 London
5 Stephen Lambert London 0–9 9 Kildare
Willie Greene Kildare 0–9 9 London
7 Brendan Rodgers Derry 2–2 8 Westmeath
Gerry Keegan Kildare 1–5 8 Westmeath
Mikey Boyle Kerry 1–5 8 Kildare
Derek McNicholas Westmeath 1–5 8 Kerry
Seán Murphy Carlow 1–5 8 Derry
Shane Nolan Kerry 0–8 8 Kildare

Division 2B[edit]

Division 2B[edit]

  Division final/Promotion play-off   Relegation play-off

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Colours of Down.svg Down 5 5 0 0 9–79 3–51 46 10
Colours of Roscommon.svg Wicklow (C) (P) 5 4 0 1 6–86 3–55 40 8
Colours of Leitrim.svg Meath 5 3 0 2 6–74 7–46 25 6
Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo 5 2 0 3 3–61 4–62 −4 4
Colours of Fingal.svg Fingal (R) 5 1 0 4 10–52 16–99 −65 2
Colours of Armagh.svg Armagh 5 0 0 5 7–55 8–92 −32 0

Fixtures and results[edit]

5 April 2014 FinalDown1–18 – 0–23WicklowPáirc Tailteann
13 April 2014 Relegation/promotion finalFingal0-8 - 2-16Donegal

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Mikey Lee Wicklow 2–42 48 5 9.60
2 J. M. Sheridan Fingal 1–34 37 5 7.40
3 Mattie Lennon Armagh 3–26 35 5 7.00
4 Kenny Feeney Mayo 0–32 32 5 6.40
5 Derek Doran Meath 3–9 18 5 3.60
Single game[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Mikey Lee Wicklow 2–14 20 Fingal
2 Derek Doran Meath 3–3 12 Fingal
Kenny Feeney Mayo 0–12 12 Armagh
4 J. M. Sheridan Fingal 0–11 11 Armagh
5 Stephen Hoban Mayo 2–3 9 Fingal
Willie McGrath Meath 1–6 9 Fingal
7 Mattie Lennon Armagh 1–5 8 Down
Mattie Lennon Armagh 1–5 8 Meath
Mikey Lee Wicklow 0–8 8 Down
Mikey Lee Wicklow 0–8 8 Mayo
Mattie Lennon Armagh 0–8 8 Wicklow
Kenny Feeney Mayo 0–8 8 Down

Division 3A[edit]

Division 3A[edit]

  Division winners and promotion   Relegation

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon 5 4 0 1 13–69 2–62 40 8
Colours of Leitrim.svg Donegal (P) 5 4 0 1 8–85 9–56 26 8
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Fermanagh 5 3 0 2 10–59 9–75 −13 6
Colours of Monaghan.svg Monaghan 5 2 0 3 5–59 10–61 −17 4
Colours of Cork.svg Louth 5 1 0 4 8–64 10–69 −11 2
Colours of Roscommon.svg Longford (R) 5 1 0 4 7–53 11–66 −25 2

Fixtures and results[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Gerry Fallon Roscommon 1–34 37 4 9.25
2 Lee Henderson Donegal 1–30 33 4 8.25
2 Hugh Byrne Monaghan 1–29 32 4 8.00

Division 3B[edit]

Division 3B[edit]

  Division winners and promotion

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone (P) 3 3 0 0 6–43 3–32 20 6
Colours of Leitrim.svg Leitrim 3 2 0 1 3–33 3–34 −1 4
Colours of Sligo.svg Warwickshire 3 1 0 2 2–38 6–33 −7 2
Colours of Sligo.svg Sligo 3 0 0 3 5–24 4–39 −12 0

Fixtures and results[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Pádraig O'Donnell Leitrim 0–10 10 2 5.00

Tickets[edit]

The GAA announced in January 2014 that tickets purchased before the day of the games would cost €10, a reduction of €3 from previous seasons, whereas the cost of entry on the day of the game would be raised to €15.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 National League Fixtures" (PDF). GAA.ie. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "League sheds light on summer prospects". Irish Independent. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Kilkenny win third Allianz Hurling League in a row with last-gasp win over Tipperary". The Score. 4 May 2014. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Kilkenny claim third consecutive league crown". Munster GAA. 4 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Cats edge yet another classic". Irish Examiner. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Kilkenny edge Tipperary in absorbing league decider after extra time". Irish Independent. 4 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 March 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "GAA cuts ticket prices for National League matches". The Score. 21 January 2014. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
Preceded by
2013 National Hurling League
National Hurling League
1926 – present
Succeeded by
2015 National Hurling League