2016 National Hurling League

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National Hurling League 2016
League details
Dates13 February – 8 May 2016
Teams34
League champions
WinnersClare (4th win)
CaptainTony Kelly & Cian Dillon
ManagerDavy Fitzgerald
League runners-up
Runners-upWaterford
CaptainKevin Moran
ManagerDerek McGrath
Other division winners
Division 1BClare
Division 2AWestmeath
Division 2BArmagh
Division 3ARoscommon
Division 3BFermanagh
2015
2017
Clare v. Limerick (Division 1B, 20 March 2016)

The 2016 National Hurling League was the 85th season of the National Hurling League for inter-county hurling teams since its establishment in 1925. The fixtures were announced on 16 November 2015.[1] The season began on 13 February 2016, and finished on 8 May 2016.

Waterford came into the season as defending champions of the 2015 season. Kerry entered Division 1 as the promoted team from the 2015 season.

Clare won the title for the first time since 1978 after a 1-23 to 2-19 win against Waterford in a replay.[2][3]

Format[edit]

League structure

Thirty four teams compete in the 2016 NHL – six teams in the top five divisions (Divisions 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B & 3A) and four teams in Division 3B. Thirty one county teams from Ireland take part (Cavan do not). Fingal, London and Warwickshire complete the lineup.

Each team plays all the other teams in their division once, either home or away. 2 points are awarded for a win, and 1 for a draw.

Tie-breaker

  • If only two teams are level on league points, the team that won the head-to-head match is ranked ahead. If this game was a draw, score difference (total scored minus total conceded in all games) is used to rank the teams.
  • If three or more teams are level on league points, score difference is used to rank them.

Finals, promotions and relegations

  • Division 1A
    • The top four teams qualify for the Division 1 quarter-finals
    • The bottom two teams meet in a relegation play-off, with the loser relegated to Division 1B
  • Division 1B
    • The top 2 teams are promoted to Division 1A and qualify for the Division 1 quarter-finals
    • Teams ranked 2, 3 & 4 qualify for the Division 1 quarter-finals
    • The bottom two teams meet in a play-off, with the loser playing a relegation/promotion match against the Division 2A champions
  • Division 2A
    • The top two teams meet in Division 2A final, with both teams being promoted
    • The bottom team is relegated to Division 2B
  • Division 2B
    • The top two teams meet in Division 2B final, with both being promoted
    • The bottom two teams meet in a play-off, with the loser playing a relegation/promotionn match against the Division 3A champions
  • Division 3A
    • The top two teams meet in Division 3A final, with both being promoted
    • The second bottom team play a relegation/promotion match against the Division 3B champions
    • The bottom team is relegated to Division 3B
  • Division 3B
    • The top two teams meet in Division 3B final, with both being promoted

Division 1A[edit]

National Hurling League Division 1
Season2016
Matches played41
Top goalscorerT. J. Reid (2-61)
Biggest home winLimerick 6-29 - 1-12 Laois
(12 March 2016)
Biggest away winWexford 2-25 - 0-8 Kerry
(6 March 2016)
Highest scoringLimerick 6-29 - 1-12 Laois
(12 March 2016)
2015
2017
All statistics correct as of 8 May 2016.

Waterford came into the season as defending champions of the 2015 season. Kerry entered Division 1 as the promoted team.

On 8 May 2016, Clare won the title following a 1-23 to 2-19 win over Waterford in a replay of the final. It was their first league title since 1978 and their fourth National League title overall.

Galway, who actually finished above Cork, were relegated from Division 1A after losing the relegation play-off to Cork by 2-22 to 0-25. Clare, who were undefeated in Division 1B, secured promotion to the top tier.

Kilkenny's T. J. Reid was the Division 1 top scorer with 2-61. Clare's Patrick Kelly was the top goalkeeper having kept 4 clean sheets.

Structure[edit]

The 12 teams in Division 1 were divided into two groups of six teams named Division 1A and Division 1B. Each team played all the others in its group once. Two points were awarded for a win and 1 for a draw. The first four teams in 1A and 1B advanced to the league quarter-finals with the top team in Division 1A playing the fourth team in Division 1B, the second team in Division 1A playing the third in Division 1B, etc.

Division 1A Table[edit]

  NHL runners-up   Relegated team

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 5 4 0 1 4-94 4-82 12 8
Colours of Monaghan.svg Waterford 5 3 1 1 1-90 3-81 3 7
Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 5 3 0 2 6-83 3-90 2 6
Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 5 2 1 2 5-107 7-81 20 5
Colours of Galway.svg Galway 5 1 2 2 5-94 3-105 -5 4
Colours of Cork.svg Cork 5 0 0 5 8-89 9-118 -32 0

Division 1A Rounds 1 to 5[edit]

13 February 2016
19:00
Round 1
Tipperary 1-23 - 0-12 Dublin Semple Stadium
Attendance: 5,105
Referee: C Lyons (Cork)
J Forde (1-5), J McGrath (0-7, 5f), C Kenny (0-3), J O’Dwyer (0-3), Padraic Maher (0-2), N McGrath (0-2), D Fitzelle (0-1). Report D Treacy (0-3f), N McMorrow (0-2), D Plunkett (0-1), E Dillon (0-1), D O’Callaghan (0-1), P Ryan (0-1f), M Schutte (0-1), C Cronin (0-1), D O’Connell (0-1).

14 February 2016
14:00
Round 1
Galway 1-27 - 1-21 Cork Pearse Stadium
Attendance: 5,800
Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)
J Canning (0-9, 7 frees), N Burke (1-2), D Glennon (0-4), C Whelan (0-3), D Burke (0-3), P Brehony (0-2), C Mannion (0-2), G Lally (0-1 free), A Harte (0-1). Report P Horgan 0-9 (0-5f), S Harnedy 1-0, B Cooper 0-2, P O’Sullivan 0-2, C Murphy 0-1, A Nash 0-1 (0-1f), A Cadogan 0-1, L O’Farrell 0-1, C Lehane 0-1, L McLoughlin 0-1, C McCarthy 0-1, D Cahalane 0-1.

14 February 2016
14:00
Round 1
Waterford 0-14 - 0-10 Kilkenny Walsh Park
Attendance: 6,000 est.
Referee: A Kelly
S Bennett (0-3, two frees), M Shanahan (0-3, one free), P Curran (0-3, one free), J Dillon (0-2), C Dunford (0-2), A Gleeson (0-1). Report TJ Reid (0-7, six frees), P Walsh (0-1), R Hogan (0-1), C Fennelly (0-1).

20 February 2016
19:00
Round 2
Cork 1-14 - 0-20 Waterford Páirc Uí Rinn
Attendance: 4,000 est.
Referee: J Owens (Wexford)
P Horgan (1-0 pen, 0-4 frees)(1-6); C Lehane (0-3); B Lawton (0-2); D Kearney, A Walsh (sideline), A Cadogan (0-1 each). Report M Shanahan (0-5 frees, 0-1 65)(0-6); A Gleeson (0-1 f), P Curran (0-3 each); J Barron, C Dunford (0-2 each); J Dillon, S Bennett, D Fives, K Moran (0-1 each).

20 February 2016
19:00
Round 2
Dublin 1-17 - 0-13 Galway Parnell Park
Attendance: 4,754
Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)
D Treacy 0-10 (9f, 1'65), N McMorrow 0-4, S McGrath 1-0, D O'Callaghan, D McConnell, C Cronin 0-1. Report J Canning 0-5 (4f), C Mannion 0-3 (2f, 1'65), D Burke (1f), P Brehony, N Burke, A Harte, A Smith 0-1.

21 February 2016
14:00
Round 2
Kilkenny 2-17 - 0-18 Tipperary Nowlan Park
Attendance: 10,982
Referee: C McAllister (Cork)
TJ Reid 0-10 (6f, 1 65), K Kelly 2-1, J Maher 0-4, P Walsh & W Walsh 0-1 each. Report J O’Dwyer 0-9 (3f, 2 65s), J McGrath 0-4 (1f), C Kenny & N McGrath 0-2 each, M Breen 0-1.

5 March 2016
17:00
Round 3
Dublin 4-21 - 2-17 Cork Croke Park
Attendance: 20,280
Referee: A Kelly (Galway)
D Treacy (1-7, 0-5 frees); E Dillon (2-2); S McGrath (1-0); M Schutte, N McMorrow S Barrett (0-2 each); D O'Callaghan, L Rushe, J McCaffrey, S Treacy, D Plunkett (0-1 each). Report P Horgan (0-7, 0-6 frees, 0-1 '65); S Harnedy (2-0); C Lehane (0-4); P Haughney (0-1 '65), L Farrell (0-2 each); B Lawton, B Cooper (0-1 each).

6 March 2016
14:00
Round 3
Kilkenny 0-21 - 1-14 Galway Nowlan Park
Attendance: 7,402
Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)
TJ Reid (0-14, 7 frees, 3 65s); R Hogan, C Fogarty, J Maher (0-2 each); C Fennelly (0-1). Report J Canning (0-8, 3 frees); P Hoban (1-0); I Tannian, D Glennon (0-2 each); J Flynn, P Brehony (0-1 each).

6 March 2016
15:00
Round 3
Tipperary 1-17 - 1-18 Waterford Semple Stadium
Attendance: 6,540
Referee: C Lyons (Cork)
J O'Dwyer (0-11)(0-9 frees); J McGrath (1-2); M Breen (0-2); B Maher, N McGrath (0-1 each). Report P Curran (0-8)(0-6 frees); T Devine (1-0), S Bennett (0-3); K Moran, A Gleeson (0-2 each); J Barron, C Dunford (0-1 each).

12 March 2016
19:00
Round 4
Cork 2-22 - 2-23 Kilkenny Páirc Uí Rinn
Attendance: 8,105
Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)
S Harnedy 1-3, P Horgan 0-6 (0-4f, 0-1 65), C Lehane 0-6 (0-1f), B Cooper 1-0, C Murphy 0-2, D Kearney, P Haughney, L O’Farrell, B Lawton, L McLoughlin 0-1 each. Report TJ Reid 1-12 (0-10f), C Fennelly 1-2, W Walsh, L Ryan 0-3 each, D Cody, R Hogan, J Power 0-1 each.

13 March 2016
14:00
Round 4
Galway 2-19 - 1-22 Tipperary Pearse Stadium
Attendance: 6,619
Referee: J Owens (Wexford)
J Canning 1-11 (0-8f, 0-1 s-l), N Burke 0-4, J Flynn 0-3, I Tannian 1-0, D Glennon 0-1. Report J McGrath 0-6 (0-5f), N O’Meara 1-0, M Breen 0-3, N McGrath 0-3, B Maher 0-2, A Ryan 0-2, J O’Dwyer 0-2, D Quinn 0-1, C Barrett 0-1, P Maher 0-1, B Heffernan 0-1.

13 March 2016
14:00
Round 4
Waterford 0-14 - 0-19 Dublin Walsh Park
Attendance: 6,362
Referee: P O'Dwyer (Carlow)
P Curran (0-1 65, 0-5 frees)(0-7); A Gleeson (0-2 frees)(0-3); J Barron, S Bennett, J Dillon, C Dunford (0-1 each) Report D Treacy (0-9 frees); E Dillon (0-4); D O'Connell, J McCaffrey, N McMorrow, S McGrath, S Treacy, C Crummy (0-1 each).

20 March 2016
14:00
Round 5
Kilkenny 0-23 - 1-14 Dublin Nowlan Park
Attendance: 8,871
Referee: J Keenan (Wicklow)
TJ Reid 0-11 (0-6f), R Hogan 0-3, W Walsh 0-3, P Walsh 0-2, L Ryan 0-2, J Power 0-1, K Joyce 0-1 (0-1f). Report D Treacy 0-5 (0-4f), F MacGib 1-1, E Dillon 0-3, N McMorrow 0-2, M Schutte 0-1, J McCaffrey 0-1, L Rushe 0-1.

20 March 2016
14:00
Round 5
Waterford 0-24 - 1-21 Galway Walsh Park
Attendance: 5,029
Referee: B Gavin (Offaly)
M Shanahan (0-9, 0-8f), S Bennett (0-6), B O’Halloran (0-3), M Kearney (0-2), T Ryan (0-1), T Devine (0-1), G O’Brien (0-1), C Roche (0-1). Report N Burke (1-3), J Canning (0-6,0-4f), C Mannion (0-2), C Whelan (0-2),E Burke (0-2), D Glennon (0-2), D Burke (0-2), A Harte (0-1), J Flynn (0-1).

20 March 2016
14:10
Round 5
Tipperary 2-27 - 2-15 Cork Semple Stadium
Attendance: 7,251
Referee: P O'Dwyer (Carlow)
J O’Dwyer 0-10 (9f), M Breen 1-4, J McGrath 0-5, N O’Meara 1-1, N McGrath, S Callanan & D McCormack 0-2 each, B Maher 0-1. Report P Horgan 1-8 (0-6f), P O’Sullivan 1-0, C Lehane 0-3, P Haughney, B Lawton, B Cooper & L O’Farrell 0-1 each.

Division 1B[edit]

Division 1B Table[edit]

  NHL champions

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Colours of Clare.svg Clare 5 5 0 0 6-107 2-69 50 10
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 5 4 0 1 10-108 3-75 54 8
Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 5 2 0 3 6-84 4-92 -2 4
Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 5 2 0 3 5-85 8-84 -8 4
Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry 5 2 0 3 5-74 9-103 -41 4
Colours of Laois.svg Laois 5 0 0 5 3-78 9-113 -53 0

Division 1B Rounds 1 to 5[edit]

13 February 2016
19:00
Round 1
Limerick 2-23 - 0-15 Wexford Gaelic Grounds
Attendance: 2,359
Referee: D Kirwan (Cork)
D Hannon (1-4, 0-3f), G Mulcahy (1-1), P Browne (0-4), D Byrnes (0-4, 3f), T Morrissey (0-2), B Nash (0-2), G O’Mahony (0-2), J Fitzgibbon (0-1), D Reidy (0-1), S Tobin (0-1), C Lynch (0-1). Report H Kehoe (0-6f), I Byrne (0-2f), L Chin (0-2), A Shore (0-2), M O’Hanlon (0-1), L Og McGovern (0-1), S Murphy (0-1).

14 February 2016
14:00
Round 1
Clare 2-21 - 0-15 Offaly Cusack Park
Referee: S Cleere (Kilkenny)
C Ryan 0-9 (7f); J Conlon 0-3; P Duggan 1-0, A Shanagher 1-0; D McInerney, B Duggan (1f) 0-2; C Galvin, C Dillon, D Reidy, C Cleary, S O’Donnell 0-1 each. Report S Dooley 0-8 (6f, 1′ 65); P Camon 0-3; P Murphy 0-2; C Doughan, S Kinsella 0-1 each.

14 February 2016
14:00
Round 1
Laois 2-14 - 1-24 Kerry O'Moore Park
Referee: C McAllister (Cork)
PJ Scully 0-6 (0-4f, 1 ’65), C Dwyer 0-4, C Healy, P Purcell 1-0 each, C Collier 0-2, M Whelan, S Maher 0-1 each. Report S Nolan 0-8 (0-5f, 0-2 ’65s), M Boyle 1-1, J Egan 0-4, J Goulding 0-3, M O’Leary, P Kelly, C Harty 0-2 each, J Griffin, J Conway 0-1 each.

21 February 2016
14:00
Round 2
Kerry 1-15 - 1-19 Limerick Fitzgerald Stadium
Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary)
S Nolan 0-5 (0-4f), J Egan 0-4, M Boyle 1-0, P Lucid (0-1f), M O’Leary 0-2, C Harty, J Goulding 0-1 each. Report D Hannon 1-4, B Nash 0-4, D Byrne (0-2f, 0-1 ’65), D Reidy 0-3 each, P Browne 0-2, C Lynch, G Mulcahy 0-1 each.

21 February 2016
14:00
Round 2
Offaly 1-17 - 0-15 Laois O'Connor Park
S Dooley 0-12 (0-6f, 0-1 ’65), L Langton 1-0, P Murphy 0-2, J O’Connor, S Kinsella and C Egan 0-1 each. Report PJ Scully 0-5 (0-3f), S Maher 0-3, R King, E Rowland and Z Keenan 0-2 each, W Hyland 0-1.

21 February 2016
14:00
Round 2
Wexford 1-11 - 0-18 Clare Innovate Wexford Park
Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)
H Kehoe 0-6 (0-6f); M Fanning 1-0 (pen); D Dunne 0-2; P Doran, E Moore and A Shore 0-1 each. Report C Ryan 0-10 (0-8f, 0-1 ’65); C McGrath, J Browne and B Duggan 0-2 each; J Conlon and D Reidy 0-1 each.

5 March 2016
19:00
Round 3
Laois 0-16 - 1-21 Clare O'Moore Park
Referee: D Kirwan (Cork)
Z Keenan (0-5 (4f); W Hyland, PJ Scully (2f) (0-3 each); C Dwyer (0-2); L Bergin, S Maher, E Rowland (’65) (0-1 each). Report B Duggan (0-6f); J Conlon (1-2); Colin Ryan (0-5, 1f, 1’65); D Reidy (0-3); A Cunningham (0-2); G O’Connell, Conor Ryan, C O’Connell (0-1 each).

6 March 2016
12:45
Round 3
Kerry 0-8 - 2-25 Wexford Austin Stack Park
Referee: J O'Brien (Tipperary)
S Nolan (0-5, 4 frees); M Boyle, J Egan, C Harty (0-1 each). Report A Shore (1-7); H Kehoe (0-6 frees); C McDonald (1-2); S Tomkins, I Byrne (pen), A Nolan (0-2 each); L Óg McGovern, L Chin, E Moore, D O’Keeffe (0-1 each).

6 March 2016
14:00
Round 3
Offaly 0-14 - 1-19 Limerick O'Connor Park
Referee: J Keenan (Wicklow)
S Dooley 0-8 (5fs, 1 s-l), J Bergin 0-2, C McDonald, C Egan, S Gardiner, J Sampson 0-1 each. Report D Hannon 1-6 (0-2fs), D Byrne (3fs), T Morrissey, P Browne 0-3 each, G O'Mahony 0-2, S Hickey, D O'Donovan 0-1 each.

12 March 2016
17:00
Round 4
Limerick 6-29 - 1-12 Laois Gaelic Grounds
Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)
J Fitzgibbon 1-14 (0-9f, 0-1 sideline), B Nash 2-2, G Mulcahy 1-1, P Browne 0-4, T Morrissey 0-4, P Ryan 1-0, M Ryan 1-0, K O’Brien 0-2, G O’Mahony 0-1, D Byrnes 0-1 (0-1f). Report PJ Scully 1-5 (0-4f), C Dwyer 0-3, R Mullaney 0-1, C Collier 0-1, R King 0-1, S Maher 0-1.

13 March 2016
13:00
Round 4
Wexford 3-11 - 2-22 Offaly Innovate Wexford Park
Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary)
C McDonald (2-0 pens, 0-7 frees) 2-8, A Nolan 1-0, A Shore, D O’Keeffe, J O’Connor 0-1 each. Report S Dooley (0-11 frees, 0-1, 65) 0-15, P Murphy, J Bergin (1-2 each), S Ryan, J Mulrooney 0-1 each.

13 March 2016
14:00
Round 4
Clare 2-28 - 1-9 Kerry Cusack Park
Referee: B Gavin {Offaly}
B Duggan 1-7 (1-0 Pen, 5f, 1 '65'); A Cunningham 1-6; C McGrath 0-5; C Galvin 0-5; D Reidy 0-2; C O’Connell, C Cleary, B Bugler 0-1 each Report J Egan 0-4 (3f); D Collins 1-0f; M O’Leary 0-2; J Diggins, J Buckley, B Brosnan 0-1 each

20 March 2016
14:00
Round 5
Clare 1-19 - 0-18 Limerick Cusack Park
Attendance: 8,847
Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)
B Duggan 0-6 (0-6f), C McGrath 0-5, J Conlon 1-1, C Galvin, C O’Connell (0-2f) 0-2 each, D McInerney, D Reidy, C Dillon 0-1 each. Report D Hannon 0-9 (0-8f), P Browne 0-4, D Byrnes (0-1f), G Mulcahy, J Ryan, D O’Donovan, D Reidy 0-1 each.

20 March 2016
14:00
Round 5
Laois 0-21 - 0-22 Wexford O'Moore Park
Referee: S Cleere (Kilkenny)
PJ Scully (0-9, 0-7f), C Dwyer (0-3), W Hyland (0-2), P Purcell (0-2), W Dunphy (0-2), S Maher (0-1), C Stapleton (0-1), J Lennon (0-1). Report C McDonald (0-8, 0-6f), I Byrne (0-5, 0-1f), S Tomkins (0-4); P Morris (0-2), C Dunbar (0-1), L Óg McGovern (0-1), L Chin (0-1).

20 March 2016
14:00
Round 5
Offaly 2-17 - 2-18 Kerry St. Brendan's Park, Birr
Referee: J Keane (Galway)
S Dooley (0-13, 0-8f, 0-1 sideline, 0-1 '65'), J Mulrooney (1-1), J Bergin (1-1), C Egan (0-1), S Ryan (0-1). Report J Egan (1-10, 0-9f), C Harty (1-0), J Conway (0-3), M Boyle (0-2), J Griffin (0-1), S Nolan (0-1).

Division 1 Knockout[edit]

Division 1 Quarter-finals[edit]

2 April 2016
19:00
Quarter-final
Dublin 1-19 - 1-21 Limerick Parnell Park
Attendance: 4,000 est.
Referee: B Gavin (Offaly)
D Treacy 1-8 (0-7f), N McMorrow 0-4, E Dillon 0-3, D O'Connell 0-2, F MacGib 0-1, D O'Callaghan 0-1 Report S Dowling 0-6 (0-4f, 0-1 65), K Downes 1-2, D Byrnes 0-3, T Morrissey 0-2, B Nash 0-2, G O'Mahony 0-2, P Browne 0-1, R Lynch 0-1 (0-1f), J Fitzgibbon 0-1, P O'Brien 0-1

3 April 2016
15:30
Quarter-final
Wexford 1-13 - 0-17 Waterford Innovate Wexford Park
Attendance: 4,000 est.
Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary)
I Byrne 0-4 (3fs, 1 65’); C McDonald 1-0; H Kehoe 0-3, L Chin, A Nolan 0-2 each; S Tomkins, P Morris 0-1 each. Report M Shanahan 0-12 (9fs, 1 65’); A Gleeson 0-2; P Mahony, P Curran, M Walsh 0-1 each.

3 April 2016
15:45
Quarter-final
Kilkenny 6-20 - 0-14 Offaly Nowlan Park
Attendance: 5,000
K Kelly (1-7, 0-7f), C Fennelly (2-1), L Blanchfield (1-3), J Power (1-2), L Ryan (1-2), M Fennelly (0-2), W Walsh (0-1), C O'Shea (0-1), C Buckley (0-1). Report S Dooley (0-6, 0-6f), K Connolly (0-3), J Mulrooney (0-2), P Murphy (0-1), J Bergin (0-1), C Egan (0-1).

3 April 2016
15:45
Quarter-final
Clare 2-13 - 0-18 Tipperary Cusack Park
Attendance: 9,038
Referee: D Kirwan (Cork)
J Conlon 1-1, A Shanagher 1-0, B Duggan (2f), D Honan 0-3 each, C Galvin, C McGrath, C O’Connell (2f) 0-2 each. Report J McGrath 0-6, J O’Dwyer 0-3 (3f), S Callanan (2f), M Breen P Maher 0-2 each, J Forde, R Maher, N McGrath 0-1 each.

Division 1 Semi-finals[edit]

17 April 2016
2:00 pm
Semi-final
Limerick 1-18 - 3-23 Waterford Semple Stadium
Attendance: 20,481
Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)
R Lynch 0-7f, S Dowling 1-1f, T Morrissey 0-3, D Byrnes & B Nash 0-2 each, P Browne, J Ryan & T Condon 0-1 each. Report P Curran 1-10 (0-7f, 0-2 65s), S Bennett 1-3 (1-0 pen), T Devine 1-1, A Gleeson 0-3 (1f), C Dunford 0-2, T de Búrca, D Fives, K Moran & B O’Halloran 0-1 each.

17 April 2016
4:00 pm
Semi-final
Clare 4-22 - 2-19 Kilkenny Semple Stadium
Attendance: 20,481
Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)
A Cunningham 2-3, C McGrath 1-6 (0-2f, 0-2 65s), C Galvin 0-5, J Conlon 1-1, D Honan & T Kelly 0-2 each, D Reidy, P Collins & C O’Connell 0-1 each. Report TJ Reid 1-7 (1-6f), JJ Farrell 1-1, P Walsh, W Walsh, K Kelly & C Bolger 0-2 each, C Buckley, J Power & R Hogan 0-1 each.

Division 1 Final & Replay[edit]

1 May 2016
3:30 pm
Final
Waterford 0-22 - 0-22
(a.e.t)
Clare Semple Stadium
Attendance: 19,498
Referee: B Gavin (Offaly)
S Bennett (0-9, 6f), P Curran (0-4, 2f), A Gleeson (0-2, 2f), T Ryan (0-2), B O'Halloran (0-1), M Shanahan (0-1f), P Mahony (0-1), J Barron (0-1), C Dunford (0-1). Report C McGrath (0-13, 10f), T Kelly (0-3), C Galvin (0-2), P Duggan (0-1), D Reidy (0-1), P Collins (0-1), C Ryan (0-1).

8 May 2016
3:30pm
Final replay
Waterford 2-19 - 1-23 Clare Semple Stadium
Attendance: 14,210
P Curran 1-9 (0-6f, 0-1 ’65), A Gleeson 0-3, J Dillon 1-0, J Barron, S Bennett 0-2 each, K Moran, D Fives, B O’Halloran 0-1 each. Report T Kelly 1-6 (0-1f), C McGrath 0-8 (0-5f), D Honan, C Ryan (0-1f) 0-2 each, P O’Connor, D Fitzgerald, D Reidy, A Cunningham, P Collins 0-1 each.

Division 1A Relegation Play-Off[edit]

3 April 2016
Play-off
Galway 0-25 - 2-22 Cork Pearse Stadium
Attendance: 6,110
J Canning 0-13 (11f, 1’65, 1’sl), N Burke 0-3, C Mannion 0-3, D Burke 0-1, A Harte 0-1, P Brehony 0-1, C Whelan 0-1, I Tannian 0-1, A Smith 0-1. Report P Horgan 1-7 (3f), C Lehane 0-6, A Cadagon 0-3, S Harnedy 1-0, D Kearney 0-2, B Lawton 0-2, W Egan 0-1, B Cooper 0-1.

Division 1B Play-Off[edit]

2 April 2016
Play-off
Kerry 2-27 - 1-19 Laois Austin Stack Park
Referee: S Cleere (Kilkenny)
S Nolan 1-9 ( 0-6 frees), J Egan ( 1-6), M O’Leary 0-3, J Griffin, B O’Leary , M Boyle and J Goulding 0-2 each , C Harty 0-1. Report PJ Scully 0-7 ( 0-3, 0-1 ’65), S Maher 1-1, C Dwyer 0-4, C Healy and W Hyland 0-2 each, E Rowland (0-1 free), P Purcell and W Dunphy 0-1 each

Division 1B Relegation/Promotion Play-Off[edit]

9 April 2016
3:30 pm
Relegation/Promotion Play-off
Laois 0-23 - 0-16 Westmeath O'Connor Park
Referee: J Keenan (Wicklow)
PJ Scully (0-10, 0-6f, 0-1 '65'), C Dwyer (0-6), W Dunphy (0-2), N Foyle (0-1), E Rowland (0-1f), J Lennon (0-1), Z Keenan (0-1), M Kavanagh (0-1). Report N O’Brien (0-7), B Murtagh (0-3f), E Price (0-3), L Varley (0-1), N Dowdall (0-1), C Boyle (0-1).

Statistics[edit]

Top scorer overall
Rank Player Team Tally Total Matches Average
1 T. J. Reid Kilkenny 2-61 67 6 11.16
2 Shane Dooley Offaly 0-62 62 6 10.33
3 Joe Canning Galway 1-52 55 6 0.16
4 P. J. Scully Laois 2-47 53 7 7.57
5 Patrick Horgan Cork 3-43 52 6 8.66
6 Patrick Curran Waterford 2-45 51 8 6.37
7 David Treacy Dublin 2-42 48 6 8.0
8 Conor McGrath Clare 1-41 44 8 5.50
9 John O'Dwyer Tipperary 0-38 38 6 6.33
10 Conor McGrath Clare 1-33 36 7 5.14
Top scorer in a single game
Rank Player Team Tally Total Opposition
1 John Fitzgibbon Limerick 1-14 17 Laois
2 T. J. Reid Kilkenny 1-12 15 Cork
Shane Dooley Offaly 0-15 15 Wexford
4 Conor McDonald Wexford 2-8 14 Offaly
Joe Canning Galway 1-11 14 Tipperary
T. J. Reid Kilkenny 0-14 14 Galway
7 John Egan Kerry 1-10 13 Offaly
Shane Dooley Offaly 0-13 13 Kerry
Conor McGrath Clare 0-13 13 Waterford
Joe Canning Galway 0-13 13 Cork
Clean sheets
Rank Goalkeeper Team Clean sheets
1 Patrick Kelly Clare 4
2 Eoin Murphy Kilkenny 3
Stephen O'Keeffe Waterford
James Skehill Galway
Conor O'Leary Wexford
6 Nickie Quaid Limerick 2
Conor Dooley Dublin
Anthony Nash Cork
Enda Rowland Laois
10 Darren Gleeson Tipperary 1
Mark Fanning Wexford
James Dempsey Offaly
Andrew Fahey Clare
Gary Maguire Dublin
Paddy Maloney Westmeath

Division 2A[edit]

National League Division 2A
Season2016
ChampionsWestmeath
RelegatedDerry
Matches played16
Top goalscorerKevin O'Loughlin (3-37)
Best goalkeeperPatrick Maloney (4 clean sheets)
Biggest home winCarlow 2-25 - 0-9 Derry
(6 March 2016)
Biggest away winCarlow 1-11 - 5-16 London
(21 February 2016)
Highest scoringAntrim 3-25 - 3-13 Kildare
(21 February 2016)
2015
2017
All statistics correct as of 29 March 2016.

On 26 March 2016, Westneath won the title after a 0-10 to 0-8 win over Carlow.[4] It was their first league title since 2008 when they claimed the Division 2 title in the old system.

London's Kevin O'Loughlin was the Division 2A top scorer with 3-37.

Table[edit]

  Division 2A Champion   Relegated to Division 2B

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow 5 4 0 1 6-86 7-65 18 8
Colours of Galway.svg Westmeath 5 4 0 1 7-74 0-66 29 8
Colours of Leinster Council.svg London 5 3 1 1 7-77 4-73 13 7
Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 5 2 0 3 6-86 9-74 3 4
Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 5 1 1 3 5-69 7-86 -23 3
Colours of Cork.svg Derry 5 0 0 5 3-63 7-91 -40 0

Rounds 1 to 5[edit]

14 February 2016
14:00
Round 1
Derry 2-12 - 1-21 Antrim Celtic Park
Referee: J Keane (Galway)
R Convery (1-8, all frees), G O'Kane (1-0), S Farren (0-2), B Quigley (0-1), B Laverty (0-1). Report C Clarke (0-8, 6 frees), K McKernan (0-4), D Nugent (1-0), E McCloskey (0-3), Conor Johnston (0-2), J Black (0-1), N McKenna (0-1), J McGreevy (0-1), S McCaughan (0-1).

14 February 2016
14:00
Round 1
Kildare 0-14 - 2-13 Carlow St. Conleth's Park
Referee: G McGrath (Dublin)
M Fitzgerald 0-7(5f)G Keegan and J Byrne 0-2 each, J Sheridan, P Divilly, P Ryan 0-1 each. Report D Murphy 0-9(6f, 1'65), R Smithers and S Murphy 1-0 each, K Mc Donald, D Byrne, D English, C Wall 0-1 each.

14 February 2016
14:00
Round 1
London 0-13 - 2-16 Westmeath Irish TV Grounds, Ruislip
Referee: P Murphy (Carlow)
K O'Loughlin (0-10, 8f, 1'65), S O'Donnell (0-1), K Reid (0-1), N McDonnell (0-1). Report C Boyle (1-2), B Murtagh (0-5, 4f), R Greville (1-1), N Dowdall (0-3), D Egerton (0-2), N O'Brien (0-1f), L Varley (0-1), P Lynam (0-1).

21 February 2016
13:00
Round 2
Carlow 1-11 - 5-16 London Netwatch Cullen Park
Referee: J O'Brien (Tipperary)
C Wall 0-4, S M Nolan 0-3, S Whelan 1-0, D English 0-2 (1 '65, 1 pen), S Murphy, C Lawlor 0-1 each. Report K O'Loughlin 3-9 (0-3fs, 3 '65s', 1-0 pen, 0-2s-l), M Duggan 1-1, B Walsh 1-0, Mark O'Dwyer, D Roberts 0-2 each, N McDonnell, K Reid 0-1 each.

21 February 2016
14:00
Round 2
Antrim 3-25 - 3-13 Kildare Páirc Mac Uílín
Referee: D Hughes (Carlow)
C Clarke 1-9 (0-5fs, 0-1 '65'), S McCaughan 2-1, K McKernan 0-5 (1f), N McKenna, Conor Johnston 0-3 each, J McGreevy 0-2, E McCloskey, S McCrory 0-1 each. Report M Fitzgerald 0-7 (6fs), G Keegan 1-3, J Sheridan 2-0, N O Muineachain, R Casey, P Cocoman 0-1 each.

21 February 2016
14:00
Round 2
Westmeath 2-11 - 0-13 Derry Cusack Park
Referee: J Keenan (Wicklow)
A Devine, D McNicholas (1f) 1-1 each, L Varley, C Doyle, B Murtagh (2f) 0-2 each, A Clarke, C Boyle, E Price 0-1 each. Report R Convery 0-6 (6f), J O'Dwyer, M McGuigan 0-2 each, P Kelly, G O'Kane, P Cleary 0-1 each.

5 March 2016
14:00
Round 3
London 1-11 - 0-14 Kildare Irish TV Grounds, Ruislip
Referee: É Hassan (Derry)
K Reid (1f) 0-5; M Duggan 1-1; K O'Loughlin (3f) 0-3, D Roberts, D Browne 0-1 each. Report G Keegan (3f) 0-6; M Fitzgerald 0-2; M Delaney, M Moloney, N O'Muineachain, P Cocoman, D Flaherty, J Sheridan 0-1 each.

6 March 2016
14:00
Round 3
Carlow 2-25 - 0-9 Derry Netwatch Cullen Park
Referee: P Burke (Kilkenny)
D Murphy 1-12 (0-9fs), M Kavanagh 0-5, J Kavanagh 1-1, James Doyle 0-2, J O'Hara, Seamus Murphy, S Whelan, R Kelly, Seán Murphy 0-1 each. Report O McCloskey, J O'Dwyer 0-3 each, R Convery 0-2 (2fs), G O'Kane 0-1 (1f).

6 March 2016
14:00
Round 3
Westmeath 2-11 - 0-10 Antrim Cusack Park
Referee: G McGrath (Wexford)
D McNicholas (1-5, 0-4 frees), R Greville (1-0), L Varley (0-2, both frees), B Murtagh (0-1), N O Brien (0-1 free), C Boyle (0-1), G Greville (0-1). Report C Clarke (0-4, 3 frees), Conor Johnston (0-2), K McKernan (0-2, 1 free), J Connolly (0-1), L Watson (0-1).

12 March 2016
14:00
Round 4
Kildare 0-10 - 0-21 Westmeath St. Conleth's Park
G Keegan 0-3, M Fitzgerald 0-2, S Gainey 0-1, N Ó Muineacháin 0-1, J Sheridan 0-1, M Delaney 0-1, J Byrne 0-1. D McNicholas 0-7, C Boyle 0-3, A McGrath 0-2, A Devine 0-2, L Varley 0-2, G Greville 0-1, B Murtagh 0-1, K Doyle 0-1, R Greville 0-1, D Egerton 0-1.

13 March 2016
13:00
Round 4
Derry 0-13 - 0-16 London Celtic Park
Referee: J Keane (Galway)
R Convery 0-6 (5f), A Grant 0-4(4f), T McCloskey 0-2 and J O'Dwyer 0-1. Report K O'Loughlin 0-7, (6fs), M Duggan 0-3, K Reid 0-2, T Lawrence, M Murphy, M O'Dwyer 0-1 each and E Kelly 0-1 (1f).

13 March 2016
14:00
Round 4
Antrim 1-11 - 1-17 Carlow Páirc Mac Uílín
Referee: S Cleere (Kilkenny)
C Johnston 0-3, 1f, J Connolly 1-0, C Clarke (2f), L Watson (1f, 1 '65') 0-2 each, K McKernan, E McCloskey, M Dudley, N McKenna 0-1 each. Report D Murphy 0-7f, M Kavanagh 1-1, J Doyle, Sean Murphy, S Whelan, 0-2 each, D English, J Kavanagh, JM Nolan 0-1 each.

20 March 2016
14:00
Round 5
Carlow 0-20 - 1-15 Westmeath Netwatch Cullen Park
Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary)
J Doyle 0-7 (5fs), M Kavanagh (1f), K McDonald, J Kavanagh 0-3 each, D Byrne, J O'Hara, Seán Murphy, Seamus Murphy 0-1 each. Report B Murtagh 1-4 (0-1f), L Varley 0-5 (4fs), C Boyle, E Price 0-2 each, R Greville, D Egerton 0-1 each.

20 March 2016
14:00
Round 5
Kildare 2-18 - 1-16 Derry St. Conleth's Park
Referee: J Herffernan (Wexford)
M Fitzgerald 1-9 (5fs, 3'65), J Byrne 1-3, P Ryan 0-3, P Cocoman 0-2, N O'Muineachain 0-1. Report R Convery 0-10 (7fs, 1'65, 1s), O McCluskey 1-2, A Grant 0-2, M McGuigan, J O'Dwyer 0-1.

20 March 2016
14:00
Round 5
London 1-21 - 1-19 Antrim Irish TV Grounds, Ruislip
Referee: E Hassan (Derry)
K O'Loughlin 0-8 (3fs, 2 '65s');S O'Donnell 1-2; K Reid 0-4; M Duggan 0-2; E Kelly (f); T Lawrence, B Regan, O Gately, M O'Dwyer 0-1. Report C Johnston 0-6 (3f); E McCloskey 0-4; N McKenna 1-0 ;J Connolly, S Beatty 0-2; C Clarke 0-2 (1f); D Nugent, D Hamill, K McKernan 0-1.

Division 2A Final[edit]

26 March 2016
Final
Carlow 0-8 - 0-10 Westmeath O'Connor Park
Referee: J Keane (Galway)
K McDonald (0-4f); M Kavanagh (0-3, 2 frees); J Doyle (0-1) Report B Murtagh (0-7, 5 frees, 2 ‘65s); A Devine, E Price & C Boyle (0-1 each).

Statistics[edit]

Top scorer overall
Rank Player Team Tally Total Matches Average
1 Kevin O'Loughlin London 3-37 46 5 9.2
2 Ruairí Convery Derry 1-32 35 5 7.0
3 Denis Murphy Carlow 1-28 31 3 10.3
4 Martin Fitzgerald Kildare 1-27 30 5 6.0
5 Ciarán Clarke Antrim 1-25 28 5 5.6
6 Brendan Murtagh Westmeath 1-20 23 6 3.8
7 Derek McNicholas Westmeath 2-13 19 5 3.8
8 Gerry Keegan Kildare 1-14 17 5 5.4
9 Marty Kavanagh Carlow 1-12 15 4 3.75
10 Kevin McKernan Antrim 0-13 13 5 2.6
Single game
Rank Player Club Tally Total Opposition
1 Kevin O'Loughlin London 3-9 18 Carlow
2 Denis Murphy Carlow 1-12 15 Derry
3 Ciarán Clarke Antrim 1-9 12 Kildare
Martin Fitzgerald Kildare 1-9 12 Derry
5 Ruairí Convery Derry 1-8 11 Antrim
6 Kevin O'Loughlin London 0-10 10 Westmeath
Ruairí Convery Derry 0-10 10 Kildare
8 Denis Murphy Carlow 0-9 9 Kildare
9 Derek McNicholas Westmeath 1-5 8 Antrim
Ciarán Clarke Antrim 0-8 8 Derry
Kevin O'Loughlin London 0-8 8 Antrim

Division 2B[edit]

National League Division 2B
Season2016
ChampionsArmagh
Matches played17
Top goalscorerRyan Gaffney (0-53)
Biggest home winMeath 2-35 - 0-9 Donegal
(6 March 2016)
Biggest away winDonegal 0-14 - 3-22 Down
(13 March 2016)
Highest scoringWicklow 2-27 - 0-17 Donegal
(20 March 2016)
2015
2017
All statistics correct as of 30 March 2016.

On 26 March 2016, Armagh won the title after a 0-20 to 1-15 win over Down.[5] It was their first league title since 2006 when they claimed the Division 3 title in the old system. The victory also secured promotion to Division 2A for 2017.

Armagh's Ryan Gaffney was the Division 2B top scorer with 0-53.

Table[edit]

  Champions and promoted team   Possible relegation

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Colours of Down.svg Down 5 4 0 1 11-83 3-73 34 8
Colours of Armagh.svg Armagh 5 4 0 1 7-88 7-59 29 8
Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo 5 3 0 2 2-76 5-69 -2 6
Colours of Leitrim.svg Meath 5 2 0 3 6-90 2-84 18 4
Colours of Roscommon.svg Wicklow 5 2 0 3 6-80 6-81 -1 4
Colours of Leitrim.svg Donegal 5 0 0 5 1-61 10-112 -78 0

Rounds 1 to 5[edit]

14 February 2016
14:00
Round 1
Armagh 2-14 - 2-16 Down Athletic Grounds
Referee: É Hassan (Derry)
C Corvan (1-4), R Gaffney (0-5, 0-3 frees), J Corvan (1-0), D Coulter (0-2 65s), N Curry (0-1), E McGuinness (0-1), D McKenna (0-1). Report D Toner (1-6, 0-1 free), C Woods (1-3, 1-0 sideline), C Bailie (0-2), C O’Prey (0-1), D Hughes (0-1), S Nicholson (0-1), F Conway (0-1), C Mageean (0-1).

14 February 2016
14:00
Round 1
Mayo 1-14 - 0-13 Donegal Elverys, MacHale Park
Referee: J Murphy (Limerick)
K Feeney (1-5, 4f), K Higgins (0-4, 1f), C Freeman (0-2), S Regan (0-1), J McManus (0-1), E Collins (0-1) Report C Matthewson (0-5, 3f 1 65’), K Campbell (0-4, 4f), L Henderson (0-1), J O’Loughlin (0-1), J Boyle (0-1), B Lafferty (0-1).

14 February 2016
14:00
Round 1
Wicklow 0-13 - 0-22 Meath Pearse Park, Arklow
Referee: P Quilty (Kilkenny)
D Masterson 0-6f, G Weir, R Keddy 0-2 each, A Byrne, E Dunne, E Kearns 0-1 each. Report J Keena 0-8 (6f), J Regan 0-5 (1 '65, 4f), T Hammersley 0-3, K Keoghan 0-2, D Healy, N Heffernan, A Gannon, C Fitzsimons 0-1 each.

21 February 2016
14:00
Round 2
Donegal 1-8 - 2-14 Armagh O'Donnell Park
Referee: C Cunning (Antrim)
L Henderson 0-6 (6f), P Hannigan 1-0, J Boyle, S McVeigh 0-1 each. Report R Gaffney 0-8 (6f), C Corvan 1-2, D McKenna 1-0, S Keenan, J Corvan, D Coulter, J King 0-1 each.

21 February 2016
14:00
Round 2
Down 4-12 - 0-11 Wicklow McKenna Park
Referee: J Clarke (Cavan)
D Toner (3f) 1-4; S Nicholson (1f) 1-2; C Bailie, R Brannigan 1-1 each; C O'Prey (65), P Sheehan (1f), J McGrath, C Mageean 0-1 each. Report S Kelly, D Staunton (4f) 0-4 each; R Keddy 0-2; J Byrne 0-1.

21 February 2016
14:00
Round 2
Meath 2-9 - 0-19 Mayo St. Loman's Park
Referee: R McGann (Clare)
K Keoghan, S Quigley 1-1 each, J Regan 0-2fs, S Geraghty, J Keena (f), A Gannon, J Toher, T Clarke 0-1 each. Report K Feeney 0-7 (5fs), J McManus, S Boland 0-3 each, C Freeman, S Regan 0-2 each, G Nolan, C Scahill 0-1 each.

6 March 2016
12:45
Round 3
Wicklow 2-15 - 2-17 Armagh Aughrim County Ground
C Moorehouse (1-5, 0-5f), D Masterson (0-5, 3f, 2'65), J Henderson (1-0), A Byrne (0-2), R Keddy (0-1), E Kearns (0-1), W Kavanagh (0-1). R Gaffney (0-8, 6f, 2'65), C Corvan (1-3), J Corvan (1-0), S Gaffney (0-1), K McKernan (0-1), E McGuinness (0-1), C Carvill (0-1), D McKenna (0-1), D Coulter (0-1).

6 March 2016
14:00
Round 3
Down 0-16 - 0-20 Mayo McKenna Park
D Toner (0-7f), S Nicholson (0-3), C Woods (0-3), C Bailie (0-3, 1f). K Feeney (0-13, 5f, 1'65), S Boland (0-3), B Hunt (0-1), G McManus (0-1), C Scahill (0-1), S Mulroy (0-1).

6 March 2016
14:00
Round 3
Meath 2-35 - 0-9 Donegal St. Loman's Park
S Clynch (0-12, 6f), A Gannon (1-3), T Clarke (0-6), S Morris (0-4), J Toher (0-4, 1f), L Martyn (1-0), J Keena (0-3), D Healy (0-1), S Geraghty (0-1), S Quigley (0-1). L Henderson (0-5, 4f, 1'65), S McVeigh (0-3), S Doherty (0-1).

13 March 2016
12:45
Round 4
Armagh 0-26 - 1-10 Meath Athletic Grounds
Referee: C Cunning (Antrim)
R Gaffney 0-13 (13fs), C Carvill 0-6, C Corvan, C Devlin 0-2 each, D Carvill, D Coulter, S Renaghan 0-1 each. Report J Keena 1-3, R Sherlock, S Clynch 0-2 each, A Gannon, T Clarke, N Heffernan 0-1 each.

13 March 2016
12:45
Round 4
Mayo 0-13 - 2-14 Wicklow Elverys, MacHale Park
Referee: K McGeeney (Roscommon)
K Feeney 0-9 (9f), G McManus, S Mulroy, S Boland, and E Collins 0-1 each. Report C Moorehosue (7, 5f, 2'65), M Lee 1-4, E McCormack 1-0, G Weir and P Doran, M Lee 1-2.

13 March 2016
13:15
Round 4
Donegal 0-14 - 3-22 Down O'Donnell Park
Referee: A Ferguson (Fermanagh)
L Henderson 0-11 (10f), P Sheridan, P Hannigan, S McVeigh 0-1 each. Report D Hughes 1-3, D Toner 0-6 (3f), R Brannigan 1-1, S Nicholson 0-4 (2f), C Egan 1-0, R Campbell, C Woods, B Byres 0-2 each, C O'Prey, A O'Prey 0-1 each.

20 March 2016
14:00
Round 5
Armagh 1-17 - 1-10 Mayo Athletic Grounds
Referee: G McGrath (Wexford)
R Gaffney 0-7fs, D Coulter 1-3, C Corvan 0-3, D Carvill 0-2, E McGuinness, K McKernan 0-1 each. Report K Feeney 0-6 (3fs, 2 '65s'), P O'Flynn 1-0, C Charlton, C Freeman, G Nolan, C Scahill 0-1 each.

20 March 2016
14:00
Round 5
Down 2-17 - 1-14 Meath McKenna Park
Referee: C Cunning (Antrim)
D Toner 0-9 (7fs), R Brannigan, C Mageean 1-0 each, C O'Prey (2fs), S Dineen 0-2 each, S Nicholson, C Woods ('65'), D Hughes, C Egan 0-1 each. Report J Keena 0-7 (6fs), K Keena 1-0, K Keoghan 0-3 (3fs), J Toher (2fs), N Heffernan 0-2 each.

20 March 2016
14:00
Round 5
Wicklow 2-27 - 0-17 Donegal Pearse Park
Referee: B Purke (Kilkenny)
M Lee 1-8 (0-4fs), P Doran 1-2, E Kearns 0-4, D Masterson (1f), R Keddy 0-3 each, J Cranley, A Byrne 0-2 each, S Kelly, T Storey, G Weir 0-1 each. Report L Henderson 0-6 (5fs), B Lafferty, S McVeigh 0-3 each, P Nelson 0-2, J O'Loughlin, C Mathewson, C Flood 0-1 each.

Division 2B Final[edit]

26 March 2016
14:00
Final
Down 1-15 - 0-20 Armagh Páirc Naomh Brídl, Dowdallshill
Referee: P Murphy (Carlow)
D Toner 0-7 (4f), C Egan 1-0, C O' Prey 0-3 (3f), J McGrath 0-2, S Nicholson 0-2, R Brannigan 0-1. Report R Gaffney 0-11 (10f), D Coulter 0-4, S Renaghan 0-2, J Corvan, C Corvan, C Devlin 0-1 each.

Division 2B Play-Off[edit]

2 April 2016
Play-off
Wicklow 2-19 - 1-9 Donegal St. Colman's College
Referee: J Clarke (Cavan)
D Masterson (0-11, 0-6f), C Moorhouse (1-2), S Kelly (1-0), A Byrne (0-2), E Kearns (0-1). Report C Mathewson (1-2, 0-2f), L Henderson (0-3), S McVeigh (0-2), D Cullen (0-1), K Campbell (0-1).

Division 2B Relegation/Promotion Play-Off[edit]

9 April 2016
Relegation/Promotion Play-off
Donegal 4-9 - 3-13 Roscommon James Stephens Park, Ballina
Referee: J Keane (Galway)
A Murphy 3-0; J Fallon (3f), R O'Meara (2f) 0-3 each; C Egan, T Seale, E Flanagan 0-2 each; M Kelly 0-1. Report P Hannigan 2-0; C Mathewson 1-2 (0-1f); L Henderson (4f) 0-4; D Cullen 1-0; B Lafferty, C McDermott, S McVeigh 0-1 each.

Statistics[edit]

Top scorer overall
Rank Player Team Tally Total Matches Average
1 Ryan Gaffney Armagh 0-53 52 6 8.6
2 Danny Toner Down 2-39 45 6 7.5
3 Kenny Feeney Mayo 1-40 43 5 8.6
4 Lee Henderson Donegal 0-29 29 5 5.8
5 John Keena Meath 1-22 25 5 5.0
6 Conor Corvan Armagh 3-14 23 5 4.6
Single game
Rank Player Club Tally Total Opposition
1 Kenny Feeney Mayo 0-13 13 Down
Ryan Gaffney Armagh 0-13 13 Meath
3 Stephen Clynch Meath 0-12 12 Donegal
4 Mikey Lee Wicklow 1-8 11 Donegal
Lee Henderson Donegal 0-11 11 Down
Ryan Gaffney Armagh 0-11 11 Down
Diarmuid Masterson Wicklow 0-11 11 Donegal
8 Adrian Murphy Donegal 3-0 9 Roscommon
Danny Toner Down 1-6 9 Armagh
Kenny Feeney Mayo 0-9 9 Wicklow
Danny Toner Down 0-9 9 Meath
Clean sheets
Rank Goalkeeper Team Clean sheets
1 Shane McGann Meath 4
Stephen Keith Down
3 Donal O'Brien Mayo 2
D O'Neill Wicklow
5 Bob Fitzgerald Wicklow 1

Division 3A[edit]

National League Division 3A
Season2016
ChampionsRoscommon
RelegatedWarwickshire
Matches played16
Top goalscorerDamian Casey (2-52)
Best goalkeeperNoel Fallon (3 clean sheets)
Biggest home winFingal 4-18 - 1-6 Warwickshire
(14 February 2016)
Biggest away winMonaghan 2-13 - 2-18 Tyrone
(14 February 2016)
Highest scoringLouth 2-19 - 2-16 Tyrone
(13 March 2016)
2015
2017
All statistics correct as of 30 March 2016.

On 26 March 2016, Roscommon won the title after a 4-15 to 0-7 win over Monaghan.[6] It was their first league title since 2011 when they claimed the Division 3B title in the old system. The victory also secured automatic promotion to Division 2B for 2017.

At the other end of the table, Warwickshire were relegated after losing all five of their group stage games. They had secured promotion in 2015 but will return to Division 3B in 2017.

Tyrone's Damian Casey was the Division 3A top scorer with 2-52. Roscommon's Noel Fallon was the top goalkeeper having kept 3 clean sheets.

Table[edit]

  Champions and possible promotion   Relegated team

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon 5 5 0 0 8-76 5-66 19 10
Colours of Monaghan.svg Monaghan 5 3 0 2 9-69 7-66 9 6
Colours of Cork.svg Louth 5 3 0 2 11-68 9-70 4 6
Colours of Fingal.svg Fingal 5 2 0 3 11-71 11-63 8 4
Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone 5 2 0 3 6-82 13-67 -6 4
Colours of Sligo.svg Warwickshire 5 0 0 5 9-46 9-80 -34 0
  • Fingal are ranked ahead of Tyrone as they won the head-to-head match in the league

Rounds 1 to 5[edit]

14 February 2016
14:00
Round 1
Fingal 4-18 - 1-6 Warwickshire DCU Showgrounds
Referee: M Murtagh
L Kelly 1-0, R McGarry 0-4, P Graves 0-1, K O’Sullivan 2-6, 4f, J.M Sheridan 0-4, P Sheridan 0-1, S Owens 0-1, S Goff 0-1, D Cullen 1-0. Report S Conlan 0-1, 1f, S Morrissey 1-2, 1f, J Reddan 0-1, K Dwyer 0-1, E O Long 0-1, 1f.

14 February 2016
14:00
Round 1
Louth 1-14 - 1-16 Roscommon Louth GAA Centre of Excellence, Darver
Referee: P Burke
L Dwan (0-6), S Callan (1-1), D Murphy (0-4), P Lynch (0-1), G Smyth (0-1), D O’Hanrahan (0-1). Report J Fallon (0-6, 5 five frees), C Egan (1-1), L Kilcline (1-1), J Kilkenny (0-3), C Dolan (0-2), J Lawlor (0-1), R O' Meara (0-1), T Doyle (0-1).

14 February 2016
14:00
Round 1
Monaghan 2-13 - 2-18 Tyrone St. Mary's Park
Referee: J Connors (Donegal)
M Treanor (1-4), S Lambe (0-6f), S Leonard (1-1), F Rafter (0-1), N Garland (0-1). Report D Casey (0-10, 8f, 1 ’65), M Mulgrew (1-1), C Grogan (1-0), A Kelly (0-3), R McKernan (0-1), S Óg Grogan (0-1), G Gilmore (0-1), E O’Sullivan (0-1).

20 February 2016
15:00
Round 2
Warwickshire 2-10 - 2-11 Louth Páirc na hÉireann
S Morrissey (2-5, 2f), J Reddan (0-2), S Conlon (0-1), O Long (0-1), P Crehan (0-1). L Dwan (1-5, 4f), T Hendry (1-0), D Murphy (0-3, 1f), N Stanley (0-1), G Smyth (0-1), S Callan (0-1).

21 February 2016
14:00
Round 2
Roscommon 1-12 - 0-10 Monaghan Athleague
Referee: K Brady (Louth)
C Egan 0-4, A Murphy 1-0, R O'Meara 0-3, G Fallon 0-2, J Kilkenny, M Kelly (f), E Flanagan 0-1 each. Report N Garland 0-5 (5fs), S Lambe 0-3 (2fs), F Rafter, M Treanor 0-1 each.

21 February 2016
14:00
Round 2
Tyrone 1-17 - 4-10 Fingal Healy Park
Referee: A Ferguson (Armagh)
D Casey 0-12 (8fs), C Grogan 1-1, T Morgan 0-2, C Cross, G Gilmore 0-1 each. Report JM Sheridan 2-0, K O'Sullivan 1-8 (0-5fs), TJ Howard 1-1, R McGarry 0-1.

5 March 2016
17:00
Round 3
Tyrone 0-17 - 1-12 Warwickshire Healy Park
Referee: J Clarke (Cavan)
D Casey 0-12, A Kelly 0-2, J Kelly 0-1, G Gilmore 0-1, M Mulgrew 0-1. Report P Crehan (0-5), S Morrissey (1-0), P Treacy (0-1), J Meagher (0-1), L Reale (0-1), C Robins (0-1), J Reddan (0-1), O Long (0-1).

6 March 2016
13:00
Round 3
Monaghan 2-19 - 1-12 Louth St. Mary's Park
Referee: C Cunning
S Lambe (1-6, 0-3f), F Rafter (1-2), C Boyle (0-4, 3f), B McGuigan (0-2), M Treanor (0-2), N Garland (0-1), D Crowe (0-1f), S McNally (0-1). L Dwan (0-5), S Connolly (1-1), D Murphy (0-3), S Callan (0-1), A McCrave (0-1), G McKeown (0-1).

6 March 2016
13:00
Round 3
Roscommon 1-14 - 0-16 Fingal Athleague
Referee: R McCann
E Flanagan (0-4), J Fallon (0-4, 3f, 1'65), T Seale (1-0), A Murphy (0-3), C Dolan (0-3). JM Sheridan (0-10, 7f), P Sheridan (0-3, 1f), K O'Flynn (0-1), E O'Connor (0-1), P Graves (0-1).

12 March 2016
15:00
Round 4
Warwickshire 3-12 - 1-21 Roscommon Páirc na hÉireann
Referee: J Murphy (Limerick)
P Crehan 2-7 (7fs), O Long 1-0, L Reale 0-3, S Morrissey, C Robins 0-1 each. Report G Fallon 0-12 (8fs, 2 65s), E Flanagan 1-3, C Egan 0-3, S Curley, A Murphy, M Kelly 0-1 each.

13 March 2016
14:00
Round 4
Fingal 1-18 - 3-14 Monaghan Swords
Referee: G Quilty (Kilkenny)
JM Sheridan 0-8(3f), E Thynne 1-1, I Furlong 0-4, P Graves 0-2, R McGarry, L Kelly, P Sheridan 0-1 each. Report S Lambe 1-6(3f), M Treanor 1-1, B McGuigan 1-1, N Garland 0-4(3f), D Crowe, F Rafter 0-1 each.

13 March 2016
14:00
Round 4
Louth 2-19 - 2-16 Tyrone Darver
Referee: D Hughes (Carlow)
L Dwan 1-6 (0-6fs); Shane Calla, G Smyth 0-4 each; A Mackin 1-0; N Stanley 0-3; D Murphy 0-2. Report D Casey 1-11 (0-6fs); G Gilmore 1-2; J Kelly, A Kelly, S Óg Grogan 0-1 each.

19 March 2016
16:00
Round 5
Monaghan 2-13 - 2-6 Warwickshire St. Tiernach's Park
S Lambe 0-7, M Treanor 1-2, R Curran 1-0, F Rafter 0-2, B McGuigan 0-2. L Teale 1-0, O Long 1-0, S Morrissey 0-2, P Crehan 0-2, C Robins 0-1, K Boxwell 0-1.

20 March 2016
14:00
Round 5
Louth 5-12 - 2-8 Fingal Darver
Referee: G Quilty (Kilkenny)
D Murphy 2-2 (0-1f, 1-0 pen), S Connolly 2-1, D Kettle 1-1, P Lynch 0-3 (1 sl, 1f) N Stanley, S Callan 0-2 each, R Byrne 0-1. Report P Graves 1-1, TJ Howard 1-0, JM Sheridan 0-4 (3fs), L Kelly, R McGarry, K O'Sullivan 0-1 each.

20 March 2016
14:00
Round 5
Roscommon 4-13 - 1-14 Tyrone Athleague
Referee: J Murphy (Limerick)
R O'Meara 2-1, J Fallon 0-7 (6fs), A Murphy 1-1, N Connaughton 1-0, M Kelly 0-2fs, T Seale, C Egan 0-1 each. Report D Casey 1-7 (1-4fs), G Gilmore 0-2, P McKillion, C Grogan, E O'Sullivan, C McNulty, P Daly 0-1 each.

Division 3A Final[edit]

26 March 2016
16:00
Final
Roscommon 4-15 - 0-7 Monaghan Aodh Ruadh, Ballyshannon
Referee: M MUrtagh (Westmeath)
C Egan (2-2), J Fallon (0-6, 4 frees, 1 sideline), M Kelly (0-3), A Murphy, C Duignan (1-0) each, T Seale (0-2), N Connaughton, R O’Meara (0-1) each. Report S Lambe (0-5, 4 frees), C McKenna, F Rafter (0-1) each.

Division 3A Relegation/Promotion Play-Off[edit]

9 April 2016
Relegation/Promotion Play-off
Tyrone 1-24 - 1-19
(a.e.t.)
Fermanagh Aodh Ruadh, Ballyshannon
D Casey 0-15 (9fs, 2 '65s'), A Kelly 1-0, C Grogan 0-3, A Kelly 0-2, T Morgan, S Og Grogan, E O'Sullivan, R McKernan 0-1 each. Report D Teague 1-2, S Corrigan 0-12 (9fs, 1 '65'), JP McGarry 0-3, F McBrien, R Bogue 0-1 each.

Statistics[edit]

Top scorer overall
Rank Player Team Tally Total Matches Average
1 Damian Casey Tyrone 2-52 58 5 11.6
2 Stephen Lambe Monaghan 2-33 39 6 6.5
3 Gerry Fallon Roscommon 0-37 37 6 6.16
4 John Matthew Sheridan Fingal 2-26 32 5 6.4
5 Liam Dwan Louth 2-22 28 4 7.0
6 Kieran O'Sullivan Fingal 3-15 24 4 6.0
7 Shane Morrissey Warwickshire 4-10 22 5 4.40
8 Pauric Crehan Warwickshire 2-15 21 4 5.25
9 Diarmuid Murphy Louth 2-14 20 5 4.0
10 Mark Treanor Monaghan 3-10 19 6 3.16
Single game
Rank Player Team Tally Total Opposition
1 Damian Casey Tyrone 1-11 14 Louth
2 Pauric Crehan Warwickshire 2-7 13 Roscommon
3 Kieran O'Sullivan Fingal 2-6 12 Warwickshire
Damian Casey Tyrone 0-12 12 Fingal
Damian Casey Tyrone 0-12 12 Warwickshire
Gerry Fallon Roscommon 0-12 12 Warwickshire
7 Shane Morrissey Warwickshire 2-5 11 Louth
Kieran O'Sullivan Fingal 1-8 11 Tyrone
9 Damian Casey Tyrone 1-7 10 Roscommon
Damian Casey Tyrone 0-10 10 Monaghan
John Matthew Sheridan Fingal 0-10 10 Tyrone
Clean sheets
Rank Goalkeeper Team Clean sheets
1 Noel Fallon Roscommon 3
2 Michael Cremin Warwickshire 1

Division 3B[edit]

National League Division 3B
Season2016
ChampionsFermanagh
Matches played7
Top goalscorerJoe O'Brien (4-26)
Best goalkeeperReuben Murray (1 clean sheet)
Biggest home winLongford 3-12 - 0-13 Leitrim
(6 March 2016)
Highest scoringSligo 5-13 - 5-21 Longford
(20 March 2016)
2015
2017
All statistics correct as of 21 March 2016.

On 26 March 2016, Fermanagh won the title after a 2-13 to 3-8 win over Longford.[7] It was their first league title since 2013 when they also claimed the Division 3B title.

Longford's Joe O'Brien was the Division 3B top scorer with 3-22. Longford's Reuben Murray was the top goalkeeper having kept one clean sheet.

Table[edit]

  Champion and possible promotion

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Fermanagh 3 2 0 1 6-42 5-38 7 4
Colours of Roscommon.svg Longford 3 2 0 1 11-46 8-43 12 4
Colours of Leitrim.svg Leitrim 3 1 0 2 4-39 7-41 -11 2
Colours of Sligo.svg Sligo 3 1 0 2 8-40 9-45 -8 2

Rounds 1 to 3[edit]

6 March 2016
12:45
Round 1
Sligo 1-14 - 1-9 Fermanagh Markievicz Park
Referee: J Connors (Donegal)
K Raymond 0-7 (4fs, 1 '65'), C Brenan 1-0, C Behan (2fs), M Davey, S Kenny 0-2 each, D Kriby 0-1. Report D McGarry 1-4 (0-1f), J Duffy 0-2fs, JP McGarry, F McBrien, S Corrigan 0-1 each.

6 March 2016
14:00
Round 1
Longford 3-12 - 0-13 Leitrim Allen Park
Referee: K McGeeney (Roscommon)
C Mullane 2-3, J O'Brien 1-5 (2f), J Casey, P Farrington, K Connelly, J Mulhern 0-1 each. Report C Cunniffe 0-7 (4fs, 2 '65s'), B Byrne 0-4 (3fs), P McWeeney, C Moreton 0-1 each.

13 March 2016
14:00
Round 2
Fermanagh 3-17 - 3-13 Longford Brewster Park (Enniskillen)
Referee: J Clarke (Cavan)
S Corrigan 0-10 (6fs, 1 ‘65’), D Teague 1-3, J Duffy 1-1, R Porteous 1-0, P McGarry 0-2, D McGarry 0-1. Report J O’Brien 1-7 (0-4fs), C Mullane 1-3, P Farrington 1-1, B Hanley, K Connelly 0-1 each.

13 March 2016
14:00
Round 2
Leitrim 3-15 - 2-13 Sligo Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada
Referee: J Connors (Donegal)
P O’Donnell 1-7(6fs); Z Moradi 1-4; K McDermott 1-0; C Cunniffe 0-2 (2fs); S Kiernan, J Ryan 0-1 each. Report K Raymond 0-8 (5fs); S Kenny 1-3; M Davey 1-0; D Kirby, C Brennan 0-1 each.

20 March 2016
14:00
Round 3
Leitrim 1-11 - 2-16 Fermanagh Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada
Referee: K McGeeney (Roscommon)
P O'Donnell 1-9 (1-0 pen, 0-5fs), C Cunniffe, D McGovern 0-1 each Report S Corrigan 1-8 (0-3fs), C McShea 1-1, J Duffy 0-3, R Bogue 0-2, T Cleary, J P McGarry 0-1 each.

20 March 2016
14:00
Round 3
Sligo 5-13 - 5-21 Longford Markievicz Park
Referee: M Murtagh
S Kenny 3-8 (1-0 pen, 1-5f), K Raymond 1-2 (1-0f), C Brenan 1-0, B O'Loughlin 0-2, L Reidy 0-1 Report J O'Brien 1-10 (0-10fs), C Mullane 3-3, P Farrington 1-3, K Connelly 0-3, P Walsh and P Corcoran 0-1 each.

Division 3B Final[edit]

26 March 2016
14:00
Final
Fermanagh 2-13 - 3-8 Longford Markievicz Park
Referee: K McGeeney (Roscommon)
S Corrigan 0-5 (3f), R Bogue, C McShea 1-1 each, F McBrien, D Teague 0-2 each, J Duffy, J P McGarry 0-1 each. Report J O'Brien 1-4 (3f), C Mullane 2-1, P Walsh, B Hanley, K Conneely 0-1 each.

Statistics[edit]

Top scorer overall
Rank Player Team Tally Total Matches Average
1 Joe O'Brien Longford 4-26 38 4 9.5
2 Cathal Mullane Longford 8-10 34 4 8.5
3 Seán Corrigan Fermanagh 1-24 27 4 6.75
4 Seán Kenny Sligo 4-13 25 3 8.33
5 Pádraig O'Donnell Leitrim 2-16 22 3 7.3
6 Keith Raymond Sligo 1-17 20 3 6.66
7 Paddy Farrington Longford 2-5 11 4 2.75
8 Clement Cunniffe Leitrim 0-10 10 3 3.33
Joe Duffy Fermanagh 1-7 10 4 2.5
10 Declan McGarry Fermanagh 1-5 8 3 2.66
Single game
Rank Player Team Tally Total Opposition
1 Seán Kenny Sligo 3-8 17 Longford
2 Joe O'Brien Longford 1-10 13 Sligo
3 Cathal Mullane Longford 3-3 12 Sligo
Pádraig O'Donnell Leitrim 1-9 12 Fermanagh
5 Seán Corrigan Fermanagh 1-8 11 Leitrim
6 Pádraig O'Donnell Leitrim 1-7 10 Sligo
Joe O'Brien Longford 1-7 10 Fermanagh
Seán Corrigan Fermanagh 0-10 10 Longford
9 Cathal Mullane Longford 2-3 9 Leitrim
10 Joe O'Brien Longford 1-5 8 Leitrim
Keith Raymond Sligo 0-8 8 Leitrim
Clean sheets
Rank Goalkeeper Team Clean sheets
1 Reuben Murray Longford 1

References[edit]

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