2018 National Football League (Ireland)

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2018 National Football League
League details
Dates27 January – 1 April 2018
Teams32
League champions
WinnersDublin (13th win)
CaptainStephen Cluxton
ManagerJim Gavin
League runners-up
Runners-upGalway
CaptainDamien Comer
ManagerKevin Walsh
Other division winners
Division 2Roscommon
Division 3Armagh
Division 4Laois
2017
2019

The 2018 National Football League, known for sponsorship reasons as the Allianz National Football League, was the 87th staging of the National Football League (NFL), an annual Gaelic football tournament for Gaelic Athletic Association county teams. Thirty-one county teams from the island of Ireland, plus London, compete. Kilkenny do not participate.

The first six rounds in all four divisions were scheduled to have been played before 24 March 2018, allowing the final round seven matches to be played on that date. Due to poor winter weather, some fixtures in Division 2 (round 6) and Division 4 (rounds 5 and 6) had not been played by that date. The GAA decided to proceed with the final round seven matches in the four divisions before the completion of the earlier rounds. This decision proved controversial - for instance, in the rescheduled Division 2 match between Louth and Meath which was played on 31 March 2018, Meath needed to win to avoid relegation while Louth had nothing to play for as they were already relegated irrespective of the result. Meath beat Louth by 1-12 to 0-07, thereby ensuring that Down were relegated.

Eir Sport and TG4 provide live TV coverage of the league on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons respectively. The highlights programmes are RTÉ2's League Sunday on Sunday evenings and TG4's GAA 2018 on Monday evenings.

The league concluded on 1 April 2018 with Dublin defeating Galway in the division 1 final. It was their fifth Division 1 title in six years.[1][2]

Format[edit]

League structure[edit]

The 2018 National Football League consists of four divisions of eight teams. Each team plays every other team in its division once, usually four home and three away or three home and four away. Two points are awarded for a win and one point for a draw.

Teams by Province and Division
Province Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4 Total
Connacht 2 1 1 1 5
Leinster 2 2 4 3 11
Munster 1 3 0 2 6
Ulster 3 2 3 1 9
Britain 0 0 0 1 1
Total 8 8 8 8 32

Tie-breaker[edit]

If only two teams are level on league points -

  • The team that won the head-to-head match is ranked first
  • If this game was a draw, score difference (total scored minus total conceded in all games) is used to rank the teams
  • If score difference is identical, total scored is used to rank the teams
  • If still identical, a play-off is required

If three or more teams are level on league points, score difference is used to rank the teams.

Finals, promotions and relegations[edit]

Division 1[edit]

The top two teams in Division 1 contest the National Football League final. The bottom two teams are relegated to Division 2.

Division 2, Division 3 & Division 4[edit]

The top two teams in Divisions 2, 3 and 4 are promoted and contest the finals of their respective divisions. The bottom two teams in Divisions 2 and 3 are relegated.

Division 1[edit]

Division 1 Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 Colours of Galway.svg Galway 7 6 1 0 106 83 +23 13 Advance to Division 1 Final
2 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 7 5 1 1 131 99 +32 11
3 Colours of Monaghan.svg Monaghan 7 5 0 2 106 100 +6 10
4 Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone 7 4 0 3 114 98 +16 8
5 Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry 7 3 0 4 114 127 −13 6
6 Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo 7 2 1 4 94 110 −16 5
7 Colours of Leitrim.svg Donegal 7 1 1 5 109 126 −17 3 Relegation to Division 2
8 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 7 0 0 7 101 130 −29 0
Updated to match(es) played on 25 March 2018. Source: GAA.ie
Rules for classification: 1) League points 2) Where only two teams are level, the winner of the game between the two teams is ranked first 3) Scoring Difference 4) Highest Total Score For 5) A Play-Off.

Division 1 Rounds 1 to 7[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Saturday, 27 January Dublin 2-17(23) – 2-10(16) Kildare Croke Park, Dublin
7:00pm Brian Fenton 1-3 Dean Rock 1-2 (0-2f), Colm Basquel 0-3, Brian Howard, Ciarán Kilkenny, Niall Scully 0-2 each, John Small, Bernard Brogan, Kevin McManamon 0-1 each Report Daniel Flynn 1-2, Luke Flynn 1-0, Eamonn Callaghan 0-3f, Kevin Felly 0-2f, Mark Donnellan (0-1f), Paul Cribbin, Neil Flynn (0-1f) 0-1 each Referee: Conor Lane (Cork)
Man of the Match: Brian Fenton (Raheny)
Sunday, 28 January Kerry 2-18 (24) – 3-14 (23) Donegal Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney
2:00pm Seán O'Shea 0-7 (0-4f), Paul Geaney 1-2 (0-1 pen), Stephen O'Brien 1-1, Barry John Keane 0-2, Gavin Crowley, Ronan Shanahan, Micheál Burns, David Clifford (0-1f), Daithi Casey, Killian Spillane 0-1 each Report Paddy McBrearty 0-10 (0-8f), Odhran MacNiallais 1-2, Tony McCleneghan and Darach O'Connor 1-0 each, Jamie Brennan and Stephen McBrearty 0-1 each Referee: Paddy Neilan (Roscommon)
Man of the Match: Paddy McBrearty (Kilcar)
Sunday, 28 January Monaghan 0-12 (12) – 0-13 (13) Mayo St Tiernach's Park, Clones
2:00pm Conor McCarthy (0-2f) and Jack McCarron (0-2f) 0-3 each, Karl O'Connell, Niall Kearns, David Garland 0-2 each Report Evan Regan 0-5 (0-4f), Neil Douglas 0-4 (0-2f, 2 '45), Patrick Durcan 0-2, Eoin O'Donoghue and Andy Moran 0-1 each Referee: David Gough (Meath)
Man of the Match: Eoin O'Donoghue (Belmullet)
Sunday, 28 January Galway 1-09 (11) – 0-08 (08) Tyrone St Jarlath's Park, Tuam
2:30pm Damien Comer 1-2, Shane Walsh 0-4 (0-3f), Eamon Brannigan 0-2, Patrick Sweeney 0-1 Report Peter Harte (0-1f) and Conor McAliskey (0-1f) 0-2 each, Tiernan McCann, Mattie Donnelly, Cathal McShane, Ronan O'Neill (0-1f) 0-1 each Referee: Ciaran Branagan (Down)

Round 2[edit]

Saturday, 3 February Mayo 2-09 (15) – 1-15 (18) Kerry MacHale Park, Castlebar
7:00pm Diarmuid O'Connor 2-1 (1-0 pen), Jason Doherty 0-3f, Cillian O’Connor 0-2f, Barry Moran, Evan Regan (0-1f), Andy Moran (0-1f) 0-1 each Report Seán O'Shea 0-4 (1 '45), Gavin Crowley 1-0, Paul Geaney 0-3, Mícheál Burns and Barry John Keane 0-2, Paul Murphy, Barry O'Sullivan, David Clifford, Brendan O'Sullivan 0-1 each Referee: Derek O'Mahoney (Tipperary)
Man of the Match: Paul Murphy (Rathmore)
Saturday, 3 February Tyrone 1-11 (14) – 2-13 (19) Dublin Healy Park, Omagh
7:00pm Lee Brennan 0-6 (0-3f), Cathal McShane 1-1, Conor McAliskey 0-2, Peter Harte and Niall Sludden 0-1 each Report Ciarán Kilkenny 1-2, Dean Rock 0-4f, Colm Basquel 0-3 (0-1f), Eoghan O'Gara 1-0, Kevin McManamon 0-2, James McCarthy and Brian Fenton 0-1 each Referee: Maurice Deegan (Laois)
Man of the Match: Ciarán Kilkenny (Castleknock)
Sunday, 4 February Kildare 0-12 (12) – 1-10 (13) Monaghan St Conleth's Park, Newbridge
2:00pm Kevin Feely (0-3f), Paul Cribbin, Ben McCormack 0-3 each, Niall Kelly 0-2, Paddy Brophy 0-1 Report Conor McCarthy 1-1 (0-1f), Dessie Ward and Jack McCarron (0-1f) 0-2 each, Rory Beggan (0-1f), Kieran Duffy, Darren Hughes, Niall Kearns (0-1f), Conor McManus (0-1f) 0-1 each Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan)
Sunday, 4 February Donegal 0-14 (14) – 1-12 (15) Galway O'Donnell Park, Letterkenny
2:30pm Paddy McBrearty 0-9 (0-6f), Stephen McBrearty 0-2, Ryan McHugh, Paul Brennan, Ciaran McGinley 0-1 each Report Shane Walsh 0-6 (0-4f), Eamonn Brannigan 1-0, Damien Comer 0-3, Johnny Heaney, Paul Conroy, Sean Armstrong 0-1 each Referee: Padraig Hughes (Armagh)

Round 3[edit]

Saturday, February 10 Dublin 0-20 (20) – 0-15 (15) Donegal Croke Park, Dublin
7:00pm Niall Scully and Colm Basquel (0-1f) 0-4 each, Brian Fenton, Ciarán Kilkenny, Paul Mannion (0-1f) 0-2 each, Eric Lowndes, Brian Howard, Paddy Andrews, Eoghan O'Gara, Ciaran Reddin, Paddy Small 0-1 each Report Paddy McBrearty 0-7 (0-3f), Ryan McHugh, Stephen McBrearty, Jamie Brennan 0-2 each, Mark McHugh and Ciarán Thompson 0-1 each Attendance: 21,400
Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan)
Man of the Match: Colm Basquel (Ballyboden St. Enda's)
Sunday, February 11 Galway 1-13 (16) – 0-11 (11) Mayo Pearse Stadium, Salthill
2:00pm Report Attendance: 9,850
Referee: Anthony Nolan (Wicklow)
Sunday, February 11 Kildare 0-18 (18)– 1-16 (19) Tyrone St Conleth's Park, Newbridge
2:00pm Report Referee: Paddy Neilan (Roscommon)
Sunday, February 18 Monaghan 1-13 (16) – 0-14 (14) Kerry Páirc Grattan, Inniskeen
2:30pm Report Referee: Cormac Reilly (Meath)

Round 4[edit]

Saturday, February 24 Mayo 0-12 (12) – 2-10 (16) Dublin MacHale Park, Castlebar
7:00pm Jason Doherty and Conor Loftus 0-3f each, Kevin McLoughlin 0-2, Rob Hennelly (0-1f), Lee Keegan, Stephen Coen, Andy Moran 0-1 each Report Dean Rock 0-6 (0-4f), Paul Mannion 1-1, Niall Scully 1-0, Ciarán Kilkenny 0-2, Brian Fenton 0-1 Referee: Paddy Neilan (Roscommon)
Man of the Match: Dean Rock (Ballymun Kickhams)
Saturday, February 24 Monaghan 0-15 (15) – 0-14 (14) Tyrone St Mary's Park, Castleblayney
7:00pm
Sunday, February 25 Donegal 1-15 (18) – 3-07 (16) Kildare Fr Tierney Park, Ballyshannon
2:00pm Report
Sunday, February 25 Kerry 0-14 (14) – 1-14 (17) Galway Austin Stack Park, Tralee
2:30pm Report

Round 5[edit]

Saturday, March 10 Tyrone 2-13 (19) – 1-10 (13) Donegal Healy Park, Omagh
7:00 pm Lee Brennan 0-5 (0-4f), Niall Sludden and Mark Bradley 1-1 each, Conor McAliskey 0-3f, Niall Morgan (0-1f), Cathal McShane, Peter Harte 0-1 each Report Odhran Mac Niallais 1-2, Michael Murphy 0-3f, Eoghan Bán Gallagher, Eamonn Doherty, Hugh McFadden, Mark McHugh, Stephen McBrearty 0-1 each Attendance: 5,850
Referee: David Coldrick (Meath)
Sunday, March 11 Galway 0-17 (17) – 1-10 (13) Monaghan Pearse Stadium, Salthill
12:30pm Barry McHugh 0-5f, Damien Comer 0-3, Johnny Heaney, Paul Conroy, Adrian Varley 0-2 each, Shane Walsh, Eamonn Brannigan, Sean Armstrong (0-1f) 0-1 each Report Kieran Hughes 1-3, Conor McManus 0-4 (0-3f), Jack McCarron 0-2 (0-1f), Rory Beggan (1 '45) 0-1 Referee: Barry Cassidy (Derry)
Man of the Match: Sean Armstrong (Salthill-Knocknacarra)
Sunday, March 11 Kildare 1-12 (15) – 1-19 (22) Mayo St. Conleth's Park, Newbridge
2:00pm Report Aidan O'Shea 1-1, Cillian O'Connor 0-4 (0-3f), Andy Moran 0-3, Rob Hennelly (0-2f), Diarmuid O'Connor, Adam Gallagher, Conor Loftus (0-1f) 0-2 each, Eoin O'Donoghue, Kevin McLoughlin, Jason Doherty 0-1 each Referee: Martin McNally (Monaghan)
Man of the Match: Jason Doherty (Burrishoole)
Sunday, March 11 Dublin 2-17 (23) – 0-11 (11) Kerry Croke Park, Dublin
4:00pm Ciarán Kilkenny 1-3, Niall Scully 1-1, Dean Rock 0-4 (0-3f), Paddy Andrews 0-3, Colm Basquel 0-2, Jonny Cooper, Paddy Small, Philly McMahon, Cormac Costello 0-1 each Report David Clifford 0-4 (0-2f), Micheál Burns and Kevin McCarthy 0-2 each, Sean O'Shea, Paul Geaney, Michael Geaney 0-1 each Attendance: 24,026
Referee: Ciaran Branagan (Down)
Man of the Match: Ciaran Kilkenny

Round 6[edit]

Saturday, March 17 Kerry 0-19 (19) – 0-14 (14) Kildare Austin Stack Park, Tralee
7:00 pm Report Referee: David Coldrick
Sunday, March 18 Mayo 0-8 (08) – 2-14 (20) Tyrone MacHale Park, Castlebar
2:00 pm Conor Loftus 0-5 (0-4f), Tom Parsons, Fergal Boland, Neil Douglas 0-1 each Report Lee Brennan 1-3 (0-2f), Matthew Donnelly 0-4, Connor McAliskey 0-3f, Conal McCann 1-0, Conor Meyler, Frank Burns, Niall Sludden, Declan McClure 0-1 each Referee: Maurice Deegan (Laois)
Man of the Match: Mattie Donnelly (Trillick)
Sunday, March 18 Galway 0-13 (13) – 0-13 (13) Dublin Pearse Stadium, Salthill
2:00 pm Barry McHugh 0-5 (0-3f, 1 '45), Peter Cooke and Johnny Heaney 0-2 each, Gary O'Donnell, Adrian Varley, Shane Walsh, Damien Comer 0-1 each Report Ciarán Kilkenny 0-5, Dean Rock (0-2f) and Cormac Costello (0-2f) 0-2 each, Jonny Cooper, Paddy Andrews, Paddy Small (0-1f), Conor McHugh (0-1f) 0-1 each Attendance: 10,050
Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan)
Sunday, March 18 Monaghan 1-16 (19) – 1-10 (13) Donegal St Tiernach's Park, Clones
2:00pm Report

Round 7[edit]

Sunday, March 25 Donegal 0-13 (13) – 0-13 (13) Mayo MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey
3:00pm Paddy McBrearty 0-4 (0-2f), Eoghan Bán Gallagher, Jamie Brennan, Michael Murphy (0-1f) 0-2 each, Frank McGlynn, Ciarán Thompson, Odhran MacNiallais 0-1 each Report Conor Loftus 0-6 (0-5f), Andy Moran 0-3, Kevin McLoughlin 0-2, Eoin O'Donghue and Joason Doherty 0-1 each Attendance: 11,250
Referee: Anthony Nolan (Wicklow)
Man of the Match: Eoghan Ban Gallagher (Killybegs)
Sunday, March 25 Dublin 0-17 (17) – 2-12 (18) Monaghan Croke Park, Dublin
3:00pm Dean Rock 0-7 (0-5f), Philly McMahon, Brian Fenton, Brian Howard 0-2 each, David Byrne, John Small, Niall Scully, Colm Basquel 0-1 each Report Vincent Corey and Jack McCarron 1-1 each, Conor McCarthy 0-3 (0-2f), Conor McManus 0-2 (0-1f), Karl O'Connell, Dessie Mone, Ryan McAnespie, Kieran Hughes, Fintan Kelly 0-1 each Attendance: 22,085
Referee: David Gough (Meath)
Man of the Match: Drew Wylie (Ballybay)
Sunday, March 25 Kildare 0-10 (10) – 0-16 (16) Galway St Conleth's Park, Newbridge
3:00pm Report
Sunday, March 25 Tyrone 1-16 (19) – 0-14 (14) Kerry Healy Park, Omagh
3:00pm Report

Division 1 Final[edit]

Sunday, April 1
4:00 pm
Final
Dublin 0-18 – 0-14 Galway Croke Park
Attendance: 36,572
Referee: A Nolan (Wicklow)
Man of the Match: Ciaran Kilkenny (Castleknock)
Dean Rock 0-7 (0-5f, 1 '45), Paul Mannion 0-3, Ciaran Kilkenny and Colm Basquel 0-2, Philly McMahon, John Small, Niall Scully, Eric Lowndes 0-1 each Report [1] Barry McHugh 0-6 (0-5f), Damien Comer 0-3, Johnny Heaney and Shane Walsh (0-1f) 0-2 each, Paul Conroy 0-1

Division 2[edit]

Division 2 Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon 7 5 1 1 126 105 +21 11 Advance to Division 2 Final
2 Colours of Laois.svg Cavan 7 5 1 1 122 99 +23 11
3 Colours of Clare.svg Clare 7 3 2 2 101 111 −10 8
4 Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 7 3 1 3 128 106 +22 7
5 Colours of Leitrim.svg Meath 7 3 1 3 126 112 +14 7
6 Colours of Cork.svg Cork 7 3 0 4 111 108 +3 6
7 Colours of Down.svg Down 7 3 0 4 100 106 −6 6 Relegation to Division 3
8 Colours of Cork.svg Louth 7 0 0 7 76 143 −67 0
Updated to match(es) played on 25 March 2018. Source: GAA.ie
Rules for classification: 1) League points 2) Where only two teams are involved, the outcome of the meeting of the two teams in the competition 3) Scoring Difference 4) Highest Total Score For 5) A Play-Off.

Division 2 Rounds 1 to 7[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Saturday, January 27 Clare 1-12 – 2-09 Cavan Cusack Park, Ennis
2:00pm Report Referee: Anthony Nolan (Wicklow)
Saturday, January 27 Cork 1-16 – 3-16 Tipperary Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
5:00pm Report Referee: Padraig O'Sullivan (Kerry)
Sunday, January 28 Louth 0-11 – 1-14 Down Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda
2:00pm Report Referee: Cormac Reilly (Meath)
Sunday, January 28 Roscommon 2-12 – 2-12 Meath Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon
2:30pm Report Referee: Barry Cassidy (Derry)

Round 2[edit]

Saturday, February 3 Cavan 3-17 – 0-13 Louth Breffni Park, Cavan
7:00pm Referee: Jerome Henry (Mayo)
Sunday, February 4 Down 0-10 – 1-13 Cork Páirc Esler, Newry
1:30pm Report Referee: Fergal Kelly (Longford)
Sunday, February 4 Meath 0-21 – 0-07 Clare Páirc Tailteann, Navan
2:00pm Report Referee: Sean Hurson (Tyrone)
Sunday, February 4 Tipperary 3-09 – 1-17 Roscommon Semple Stadium, Thurles
2:00pm Report Referee: Noel Mooney (Cavan)

Round 3[edit]

Sunday, February 11 Clare 0-11 – 0-11 Tipperary Cusack Park, Ennis
2:00pm
Sunday, February 11 Cork 2-11 – 0-10 Louth Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork
2:00pm
Sunday, February 11 Roscommon 0-07 – 0-12 Down Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon
2:00pm
Sunday, February 18 Cavan 2-14 – 1-12 Meath Breffni Park, Cavan
7:00pm Referee: Niall Cullen (Fermanagh)

Round 4[edit]

Saturday, February 24 Tipperary 2-15 – 1-10 Meath Semple Stadium, Thurles
7:00pm
Sunday, February 25 Cork 0-11 – 0-14 Cavan Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
1:00pm
Sunday, February 25 Down 1-10 – 1-12 Clare Páirc Esler, Newry
2:00pm
Sunday, February 25 Louth 0-12 – 1-21 Roscommon Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda
2:00pm

Round 5[edit]

Saturday, March 10 Cavan 0-17 – 0-14 Down Breffni Park, Cavan
7:00pm
Sunday, March 11 Tipperary 2-17 – 0-09 Louth Semple Stadium, Thurles
12:30pm
Sunday, March 11 Clare 2-12 – 2-19 Roscommon Cusack Park, Ennis
2:00pm
Sunday, March 11 Meath 1-15 – 2-16 Cork Páirc Tailteann, Navan
3:00pm

Round 6[edit]

Saturday, March 17 Cork 0-12 – 0-14 Clare Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork
7:00pm
Sunday, March 18 Roscommon 0-15 – 0-13 Cavan Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon
2:00pm
Saturday, March 31 Down 2-11 – 1-11 Tipperary Páirc Esler, Newry
3:00 pm
Saturday, March 31 Louth 0-7 – 1-12 Meath Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda
3:00 pm Report Referee: Noel Mooney (Cavan)

Round 7[edit]

Sunday, March 25 Cavan 0-17 – 2-10 Tipperary Breffni Park, Cavan
3:00pm
Sunday, March 25 Clare 3-12 – 1-11 Louth Cusack Park, Ennis
3:00pm
Sunday, March 25 Meath 4-14 – 1-14 Down Páirc Tailteann, Navan
3:00pm
Sunday, March 25 Roscommon 0-17 – 1-11 Cork Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon
3:00pm

Division 2 Final[edit]

Sunday, April 1
2:00 pm
Final
Roscommon 4-16 – 4-12 Cavan Croke Park
Referee: Sean Hurson (Tyrone)
Man of the Match: Conor Devaney (Kilbride)
Cathal Cregg 2-1, Niall Kilroy 1-1, Diarmiud Murtagh 0-4 (0-2f), David Murray 1-0, Conor Devaney and Donie Smith 0-3 each, Ciaran Murtagh (0-1f), Niall McInerney, Enda Smith, Ian Kilbride 0-1 each Report [2] Dara McVeety 1-3, Seanie Johnston 0-4 (0-2f), Enda Flanagan, Martin Reilly (1-0 pen), Conor Bradley 1-0 each, Raymond Galligan (1 '45), Padraig Faulkner, Ciaran Brady, Gearoid McKiernan (0-1f), Caoimhin O’Reilly (0-1f) 0-1 each

Division 3[edit]

Division 3 Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Colours of Armagh.svg Armagh 7 5 1 1 114 81 +33 11 Advance to Division 3 Final
2 Colours of Leinster Council.svg Fermanagh 7 5 1 1 97 78 +19 11
3 Colours of Roscommon.svg Longford 7 4 1 2 120 94 +26 9
4 Colours of Galway.svg Westmeath 7 4 0 3 119 124 −5 8
5 Colours of Sligo.svg Sligo 7 2 2 3 96 116 −20 6
6 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 7 2 1 4 97 118 −21 5
7 Colours of Cork.svg Derry 7 2 0 5 122 126 −4 4 Relegation to Division 4
8 Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 7 1 0 6 91 119 −28 2
Updated to match(es) played on 28 February 2018. Source: GAA.ie
Rules for classification: 1) League points 2) Where only two teams are involved, the outcome of the meeting of the two teams in the competition 3) Scoring Difference 4) Highest Total Score For 5) A Play-Off.

Division 3 Rounds 1 to 7[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Sunday, January 28 Armagh 2-17 – 0-09 Sligo Athletic Grounds, Armagh
2:00pm Report Referee: Brendan Cawley (Kildare)
Sunday, January 28 Derry 2-14 – 2-17 Westmeath Celtic Park, Derry
2:30pm Report Referee: James Molloy (Galway)
Sunday, January 28 Fermanagh 3-07 – 2-05 Wexford Brewster Park, Enniskillen
2:00pm Report Referee: Liam Devenney (Mayo)
Sunday, January 28 Offaly 1-13 – 3-18 Longford O'Connor Park, Tullamore
2:30pm Report Referee: Niall Mc Kenna (Monaghan)

Round 2[edit]

Sunday, February 4 Fermanagh 2-11 – 1-06 Offaly Brewster Park, Enniskillen
2:00pm Report Referee: Eamon O'Grady (Leitrim)
Sunday, February 4 Longford 1-13 – 1-06 Derry Pearse Park, Longford
2:00pm Report Referee: Paul Faloon (Down)
Sunday, February 4 Sligo 1-16 – 1-13 Wexford Markievicz Park, Sligo
2:00pm Report Referee: Sean Laverty (Antrim)
Sunday, February 4 Westmeath 1-11 – 2-17 Armagh Cusack Park, Mullingar
2:30pm Report Referee: Martin McNally (Monaghan)

Round 3[edit]

Sunday, February 11 Armagh 1-11 – 1-10 Longford Athletic Grounds, Armagh
2:00pm
Sunday, February 11 Wexford 1-10 – 0-16 Westmeath Wexford Park, Wexford
2:00pm
Sunday, February 18 Derry 1-15 – 0-13 Offaly Celtic Park, Derry
2:30 pm
Sunday, February 18 Sligo 0-08 – 0-13 Fermanagh Markievicz Park, Sligo
2:00 pm

Round 4[edit]

Saturday, February 24 Fermanagh 1-16 – 3-08 Derry Brewster Park, Enniskillen
7:00 pm Referee: Padraig Hughes (Armagh)
Sunday, February 25 Westmeath 0-20 – 0-14 Sligo Cusack Park, Mullingar
2:00pm
Sunday, February 25 Longford 1-12 – 0-09 Wexford Pearse Park, Longford
2:30pm
Sunday, February 25 Offaly 1-09 – 1-15 Armagh O'Connor Park, Tullamore
2:30pm

Round 5[edit]

Saturday, March 10 Wexford 1-10 – 1-13 Offaly Wexford Park, Wexford
3:00pm
Saturday, March 10 Armagh 1-15 – 0-14 Derry Athletic Grounds, Armagh
7:00pm
Sunday, March 11 Sligo 0-18 – 2-12 Longford Markievicz Park, Sligo
2:00pm
Sunday, March 11 Westmeath 0-14 – 1-09 Fermanagh Cusack Park, Mullingar
3:00pm

Round 6[edit]

Sunday, March 18 Derry 2-20 – 3-08 Wexford Celtic Park, Derry
1:00 pm Referee: Eamonn O'Grady
Sunday, March 18 Fermanagh 0-07 – 0-07 Armagh Brewster Park, Enniskillen
2:00pm
Sunday, March 18 Longford 1-16 – 1-12 Westmeath Pearse Park, Longford
2:00pm
Monday, March 19 Offaly 0-08 – 0-08 Sligo O'Connor Park, Tullamore
2:00pm Referee: J Molloy

Round 7[edit]

Sunday, March 25 Longford 1-09 – 1-10 Fermanagh Pearse Park, Longford
3:00 pm
Sunday, March 25 Sligo 3-11 – 2-12 Derry Markievicz Park, Sligo
3:00 pm Referee: Patrick Maguire (Longford)
Sunday, March 25 Westmeath 1-14 – 1-20 Offaly Cusack Park, Mullingar
3:00 pm
Sunday, March 25 Wexford 0-12 – 1-08 Armagh Wexford Park, Wexford
1:00 pm

Division 3 Final[edit]

Saturday, March 31
5.00 pm
Final
Armagh 1-16 – 0-17 Fermanagh Croke Park
Referee: James Molloy (Galway)
Man of the Match: Andrew Murnin (St Paul's Lurgan)
Andrew Murnin 1-3, Niall Grimley 0-4 (0-3f), Patrick Burns, Aidan Forker, Ryan McShane 0-2 each, Niall Rowland, Gregory McCabe, Ben Crealey 0-1 each Report Seamus Quigley 0-9f, Conall Jones 0-3, Ryan Jones 0-2, Barry Mulrone, Declan McCusker, Tomas Corrigan 0-1 each

Division 4[edit]

Division 4 Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Colours of Laois.svg Laois 6 6 0 0 106 75 +31 12 Advance to Division 4 Final
2 Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow 7 6 0 1 115 81 +34 12
3 Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 6 4 1 1 90 67 +23 9
4 Colours of Leinster Council.svg London 7 2 1 4 93 97 −4 5
5 Colours of Leitrim.svg Leitrim 6 2 0 4 74 79 −5 4
6 Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 6 1 1 4 76 104 −28 3
7 Colours of Monaghan.svg Waterford 6 1 1 4 85 99 −14 3
8 Colours of Roscommon.svg Wicklow 6 0 2 4 66 103 −37 2
Updated to match(es) played on 24 February 2018. Source: GAA.ie
Rules for classification: 1) League points 2) Where only two teams are involved, the outcome of the meeting of the two teams in the competition 3) Scoring Difference 4) Highest Total Score For 5) A Play-Off.
  • Three games (Laois v Antrim, Waterford v Leitrim and Wicklow v Limerick) were postponed due to poor weather. The CCCC decided to cancel them as the results were irrelevant to determining the league finalists. Several managers and the Gaelic Players Association criticised the decision as undermining the integrity of the division, arguing that Division 1 games would not be cancelled in the same fashion.[3]

Division 4 Rounds 1 to 7[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Saturday, January 27 London 2-9 – 2-14 Carlow McGovern Park, Ruislip
1:00pm Liam Gavaghan 1-4 (0-4f), Eoin Murray 1-0 pen, Adrian Moyles (0-1f) and Killian Butler 0-2 each, Ryan Elliot 0-1 Report Paul Broderick 0-6 (0-5f), Jordan Morrissey and Eoghan Ruth 1-1 each, Darragh Foley 0-2f, Daniel St. Ledger, Ciaran Moran, Sean Murphy, Gary Kelly 0-1 each Referee: James Bermingham (Cork)
Saturday, January 27 Laois 2-12 – 0-09 Limerick O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
7:00pm Gary Walsh 1-6 (0-4f), Paul Kingston 1-0, Eoin Lowry 0-3, Daniel O'Reilly 0-2, Aaron Dowling 0-1 Report Jamie Lee 0-4 (0-1f), Sean O'Dea, Jim Liston, Seamus O'Carroll, Sean McSweeney, Kieran Daly 0-1 each Referee: Patrick Maguire (Longford)
Man of the Match: Gary Walsh (Ballylinan)
Sunday, January 28 Antrim 0-15 – 0-05 Leitrim Corrigan Park, Belfast
2:00pm Report Referee: Barry Tiernan (Dublin)
Sunday, January 28 Wicklow 0-12 – 0-12 Waterford Joule Park, Aughrim
2:30pm Report Referee: Seamus Mulhare (Laois)

Round 2[edit]

Sunday, February 4 London 1-16 – 0-10 Wicklow McGovern Park, Ruislip
1:00pm Report Referee: Alan Kissane (Waterford)
Sunday, February 4 Leitrim 3-10 – 3-16 Laois Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon
2:00pm Keith Beirne 0-8 (0-4f), Darragh Rooney 2-1 (1-0 pen), Ryan O'Rourke 1-0, Brendan Gallagher 0-1 Report Gary Walsh 1-8 (0-6f), Eoin Lowry 1-1 (1-0 pen), Trevor Collins 1-0, Evan O'Carroll 0-3, Paul Kingston and Ross Munnelly 0-2 each Referee: Barry Judge (Sligo)
Man of the Match: John O'Loughlin (St. Brigid's)
Sunday, February 4 Limerick 0-13 – 2-11 Carlow Newcastlewest, Limerick
2:00pm Jamie Lee 0-4 (0-2f), Danny Neville 0-2, Garrett Noonan, Sean O'Dea, Jim Liston, Darragh Treacy, Peter Nash, Seamus O'Carroll, Josh Ryan (0-1f) 0-1 each Report Paul Broderick 1-6 (0-5f), John Murphy 1-0, Daniel St. Ledger, Ciaran Moran, Brendan Murphy, Sean Murphy, Darragh Foley (0-1f) 0-1 each Referee: John Gilmartin (Sligo)
Man of the Match: Brendan Murphy (Rathvilly)
Sunday, February 4 Waterford 0-10 – 2-12 Antrim Fraher Field, Dungarvan
2:00pm Report Referee: Sean Lonergan (Tipperary)

Round 3[edit]

Saturday, February 10 Carlow 2-11 – 0-5 Leitrim Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow
5:00pm John Murphy 2-0 (1-0 pen), Brendan Murphy 0-5, Paul Broderick 0-4 (0-3f), Darragh Foley (0-1f) and Darragh O'Brien 0-1 each Report Keith Beirne 0-2f, Damien Moran, Darragh Rooney, Noel Plunkett 0-1 each Referee: Alan Kissane (Waterford)
Man of the Match: Brendan Murphy (Rathvilly)
Saturday, February 10 Laois 0-18 – 1-11 Waterford O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
7:00pm Gary Walsh 0-10 (0-8f), Kieran Lillis, Ross Munnelly (0-1f), Donie Kingston 0-2 each, Alan Farrell and Paul Kingston 0-1 each Report JJ Hutchinson 1-4 (0-1f), Jason Curry 0-4 (0-2f), Conor Murray, Paul Whyte, Donie Breathnach 0-1 each Referee: James Bermingham (Cork)
Man of the Match: Gary Walsh (Ballylinan)
Sunday, February 11 London 2-8 – 2-8 Limerick McGovern Park, Ruislip
1:00pm
Sunday, February 11 Antrim 0-12 – 0-12 Wicklow Corrigan Park, Belfast
2:00pm

Round 4[edit]

Saturday, February 24 Waterford 2-9 – 2-12 Carlow Fraher Field, Dungarvan
7:00pm Report Referee: Brendan Cawley (Kildare)
Man of the Match: Brendan Murphy (Rathvilly)
Sunday, February 25 Leitrim 2-18 – 1-09 Limerick Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon
2:00pm
Sunday, February 25 Wicklow 0-10 – 1-16 Laois Joule Park, Aughrim
2:00pm
Sunday, February 25 London 0-13 – 0-17 Antrim McGovern Park, Ruislip
2:30pm

Round 5[edit]

Saturday, March 10 Carlow 1-17 – 0-12 Wicklow Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow
7:00pm Report
Saturday, March 10 Limerick 2-10 – 2-09 Waterford Kilmallock, Limerick
7:00pm
Not played Laois Cancelled
by the
CCCC
Antrim O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Sunday, April 1 London W/O vs SCR Leitrim McGovern Park, Ruislip
Report

Round 6[edit]

Sunday, March 11 London 2-9 – 0-17 Laois McGovern Park, Ruislip
1:00pm
Sunday, March 18 Antrim 0-12 – 1-12 Carlow Fr. McGuigan Park, Ahogill
2:00pm Report
Not played Waterford Cancelled
by the
CCCC
Leitrim Fraher Field, Dungarvan
2:00pm
Not Played Wicklow Cancelled
by the
CCCC
Limerick Joule Park, Aughrim
2:00pm

Round 7[edit]

Sunday, March 25 Carlow 0-08 – 1-06 Laois Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow
1:00pm
Sunday, March 25 Leitrim 2-15 – 0-10 Wicklow Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon
1:00pm
Sunday, March 25 Limerick 0-12 – 1-13 Antrim Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
1:00pm
Sunday, March 25 London 1-14 – 1-16 Waterford McGovern Park, Ruislip
1:00pm

Division 4 Final[edit]

Saturday, March 31
3:00 pm
Laois 0-15 – 0-11 Carlow Croke Park
Referee: Martin McNally (Monaghan)
Man of the Match: Graham Brody (Portlaoise)
Donie Kingston 0-5 (0-2f), Ross Munnelly 0-4 (0-2f), Eoin Lowry 0-3 (0-1f), John O'Louglin, Kieran Lillis, Alan Farrell 0-1 each Report Sean Gannon and Darragh Foley (0-1f) 0-3 each, Paul Broderick 0-2, Shane Redmond, Brendan Murphy, Sean Murphy 0-1 each

League Statistics[edit]

  • All scores correct as of 3 April 2018[4]

Top Scorer: Overall[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Gary Walsh Colours of Laois.svg Laois 4-41 53 6 8.8
2 Paul Broderick Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow 2-46 52 8 6.5
3 Seamus Quigley Colours of Leinster Council.svg Fermanagh 4-37 49 7 7
4 Conor Sweeney Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 3-31 40 6 6.7
5 John Heslin Colours of Galway.svg Westmeath 1-36 39 6 6.5
6 Keith Beirne Colours of Leitrim.svg Leitrim 3-28 37 5 7.4
7 Lee Brennan Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone 2-30 36 7 5.1
Diarmuid Murtagh Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon 3-27 36 8 4.5
9 Dean Rock Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 1-32 35 8 4.4
10 Patrick McBrearty Colours of Leitrim.svg Donegal 0-34 34 5 6.8
11 Nigel Dunne Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 0-32 32 7 4.6
Colm O'Neill Colours of Cork.svg Cork 2-26 32 7 4.6
13 Mark Collins Colours of Cork.svg Cork 1-28 31 7 4.4
Donie Smith Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon 1-28 31 8 3.9
Robbie Smyth Colours of Roscommon.svg Longford 2-25 31 7 4.4
16 Barry McHugh Colours of Galway.svg Galway 1-27 30 5 6

Top Scorer: Single game[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Keith Beirne Colours of Leitrim.svg Leitrim 2-08 14 Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick
2 Jason Curry Colours of Monaghan.svg Waterford 1-09 12 Colours of Leinster Council.svg London
3 Gary Walsh Colours of Laois.svg Laois 0-11 11 Colours of Leinster Council.svg London
Seamus Quigley Colours of Leinster Council.svg Fermanagh 1-08 11 Colours of Cork.svg Derry
Gary Walsh Colours of Laois.svg Laois 1-08 11 Colours of Leitrim.svg Leitrim
Liam McGrath Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 2-05 11 Colours of Cork.svg Cork
7 Patrick McBrearty Colours of Leitrim.svg Donegal 0-10 10 Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry
Gary Walsh Colours of Laois.svg Laois 0-10 10 Colours of Monaghan.svg Waterford
Paul Broderick Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow 1-07 10 Colours of Roscommon.svg Wicklow
Liam Gavaghan Colours of Leinster Council.svg London 1-07 10 Colours of Roscommon.svg Wicklow
John Heslin Colours of Galway.svg Westmeath 1-07 10 Colours of Cork.svg Derry
Conor Sweeney Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 2-04 10 Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon

Scoring Events[edit]

  • Widest winning margin: 14
  • Most goals in a match: 8
  • Most points in a match: 35
  • Most goals by one team in a match: 4
  • Highest aggregate score: 52 points
  • Lowest aggregate score: 14 points

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0401/951546-dublin-0-18-galway-0-14/
  2. ^ "Dublin defeat Galway to claim fifth Division 1 title in six seasons". Irish Examiner. 1 April 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Three Division 4 league games declared null and void". 26 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Results". Hogan Stand. 3 April 2018. Archived from the original on 2016-03-20. Retrieved 3 April 2018.

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