2018 National Hurling League

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National Hurling League 2018
League details
Dates27 January — 8 April 2018
Teams35
League champions
WinnersKilkenny (18th win)
CaptainCillian Buckley
ManagerBrian Cody
League runners-up
Runners-upTipperary
CaptainPádraic Maher
ManagerMichael Ryan
Other division winners
Division 1BLimerick
Division 2ACarlow
Division 2BMayo
Division 3AWarwickshire
Division 3BLancashire
2017
2019

The 2018 National Hurling League was the 87th season of the National Hurling League for county hurling teams.[1]

Wexford finished top of Division 1B in 2017 and were promoted to Division 1A for 2018. Galway finished second in Division 1B in 2017 and so missed out on promotion, even though they subsequently won the Division 1 league final.[2][3]

Cavan re-entered the National Hurling League in Division 3B, having previously withdrawn. Lancashire also entered in Division 3B for the first time.

Eir Sport and TG4 provided live TV coverage of the league on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons respectively. Highlights programmes – RTÉ2 broadcast League Sunday on Sunday evenings, TG4 broadcast GAA 2018 on Monday evenings.

Kilkenny were the winners, defeating Tipperary in the final on 8 April by 2-23 to 2-17.[4][5] It was an 18th League title for Kilkenny. [6][7]

As National Hurling League champions Kilkenny played the 2017 All-Ireland champions Galway in Australia on 11 November 2018 for the Wild Geese Trophy as part of the Sydney Irish Festival.[8]

Contents

Format[edit]

League structure

Thirty five teams compete in the 2018 NHL – six teams in the top five divisions (Divisions 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A) and five teams in Division 3B. All thirty-two county teams from Ireland take part. London, Lancashire and Warwickshire complete the lineup.

Teams by Province and Division
Province Div 1A Div 1B Div 2A Div 2B Div 3A Div 3B Total
Connacht 0 1 0 1 1 2 5
Leinster 2 3 4 1 2 0 12
Munster 4 1 1 0 0 0 6
Ulster 0 1 0 4 2 2 9
Britain 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
Total 6 6 6 6 6 5 35

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

The Division 1 hurling quarter-finals and semi-finals will finish on the day the games are played avoiding the need for replays. If a quarter-final or semi-final is level after the initial seventy minutes, still level after two ten minute periods of extra time played each way, and still level after two further five minute periods of extra time, the outcome will be decided by a free-taking competition. This will prevent games from going to a replay and allow the league finals to be held on the scheduled date.[9]

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 the teams.

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 losing team relegated to Division 1B

Division 1B

  • The top team is promoted to Division 1A
  • The top four teams qualify for the Division 1 quarter-finals
  • The bottom two teams meet in a play-off, with the losing team relegated to Division 2A

Division 2A

  • The top two teams meet in Division 2A final, with the winning team promoted to Division 1B
  • The bottom team is relegated to Division 2B

Division 2B

  • The top two teams meet in Division 2B final, with the winning team being promoted to Division 2A
  • The bottom two teams meet in a play-off, with the losing team relegated to Division 3A

Division 3A

  • The top two teams meet in Division 3A final, with the winning team promoted to Division 2B

Division 3B

  • The top two teams meet in Division 3B final, with the winner promoted to Division 3A[10]

Division 1A[edit]

Division 1 Format[edit]

The 12 teams in Division 1 are ranked into two groups - teams ranked one to six in Division 1A and teams ranked seven to twelve in Division 1B. Each team plays all the other teams in its group once. Two points are awarded for a win and one for a draw. The top four teams in both 1A and 1B advance to the league quarter-finals with the top team in 1A playing the fourth team in 1B, the second team in 1A playing the third in 1B, etc. Two semi-finals and a final follow.

Division 1A Table[edit]

  NHL quarter-finals   Relegated team

Team Matches Score Pts
Pld W D L For Against Diff
Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 5 3 0 2 7-105 6-96 +12 6
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 5 3 0 2 4-106 6-94 +6 6
Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 5 3 0 2 3-101 5-99 +6 6
Colours of Clare.svg Clare 5 3 0 2 5-95 2-99 +5 6
Colours of Monaghan.svg Waterford 5 2 0 3 4-85 6-95 –16 4
Colours of Cork.svg Cork 5 1 0 4 4-93 2-112 –13 2

Division 1A Rounds 1 to 5[edit]

Division 1A Round 1[edit]

27 January 2018
19:00
Round 1
Cork 1-24 – 0-24 Kilkenny Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
Attendance: 16,189
Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)
C Lehane 0-11 (0-9 fs), S Kingston 1-1, S Harnedy 0-3, R O'Flynn 0-2, M Ellis, A Cadogan, C Spillane, L Meade, D Kearney, D Fitzgibbon, J O’Connor 0-1. Report A Murphy 0-5 (0-3 fs), R Reid 0-3, C Buckley 0-3, E Murphy 0-2 (both fs), TJ Reid 0-3 (0-3 fs), W Walsh 0-2, P Lyng, J Maher, M Keoghan, C Martin, P Walsh, C Fogarty 0-1.

28 January 2018
14:00
Round 1
Clare 1-21 – 0-19 Tipperary Cusack Park, Ennis
Attendance: 6,277
Referee: A Kelly (Galway)
D Reidy 1-7 (0-5f), P Duggan 0-4 (0-2f), C Malone 0-4, J Conlon and T Kelly 0-2 each, C Galvin 0-1. Report J Forde 0-10 (frees), N McGrath 0-5 (0-1f), Paraic Maher, C Barrett, R Maher and S Curran 0-1 each.

28 January 2018
14:00
Round 1
Waterford 0-19 – 2-20 Wexford Walsh Park, Waterford
Attendance: 7,467
Referee: S Cleere (Kilkenny)
P Mahony 0-12 (0-9f, 0-1 65’), J Barron 0-2 (0-1 s-l), T de Burca, A Gleeson, D Fives, J Dillon, T Ryan 0-1 each. Report D Dunne 2-2, L Chin 0-8 (0-6f), M Fanning 0-3 (0-3f), K Foley, D O’Keeffe 0-2 each, P Foley, A Nolan, P Morris 0-1 each.

Division 1A Round 2[edit]

3 February 2018
19:00
Round 2
Tipperary 1-20 – 1-11 Waterford Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 6,363
Referee: C Lyons (Cork)
J Forde 1-9 (0-6 fs, 1-0 pen, 0-1 65), R Maher 0-4 (0-1 lb), N McGrath (0-1 lb), S Curran 0-2 each, J McGrath, M Breen, B Maher 0-1. Report P Curran (0-3 fs), M Kearney 0-3 each, M O’Brien 1-0, TJ Foran, I Kenny, A Gleeson, B O’Halloran, J Barron 0-1.

4 February 2018
14:00
Round 2
Kilkenny 1-18 – 2-18 Clare Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Attendance: 6,416
Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)
A Murphy 0-10 (8f, 2’65); B Sheehan 1-0; M Keoghan, W Walsh, E Murphy (2f) 0-2 each; P Lyng, R Leahy 0-1 each Report D Reidy 1-3; P Duggan 0-5 (3f, 1 s/l); S O’Donnell 1-0; J Conlon 0-3; C Malone 0-2; C Galvin, T Kelly, S Morey, D Fitzgerald, N Deasy 0-1 each.

4 February 2018
14:00
Round 2
Wexford 0-21 – 1-14 Cork Innovate Wexford Park, Wexford
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: J Keenan (Wicklow)
L Chin 0-6 (2 fs, 1 ’65), K Foley, A Nolan, P Morris 0-3, J Guiney 0-2 (1 f), M Fanning, D O’Keeffe, C McDonald, H Kehoe 0-1. Report C Lehane 1-2 (0-1 f), P Horgan 0-4 (3 fs), A Cadogan 0-2, D Fitzgibbon, R O'Flynn, B Cooper, S Harnedy, S Kingston, M Cahalane 0-1 each.

Division 1A Round 3[edit]

17 February 2018
19:00
Round 3
Tipperary 3-21 - 1-21 Wexford Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 8,358
Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)
J Forde 2-9 (0-8f, 0-1 sideline), Patrick Maher 1-2, J McGrath 0-2, D Maher, B Heffernan, Padraic Maher, R Maher, S Curran, N McGrath, M Breen, B McCarthy 0-1 each. Report L Chin 0-10 (0-4f, 0-2 ’65), P Morris 0-3 (0-3f), A Nolan 1-0 (1-0 pen), J O’Connor, K Foley 0-2 each, S Murphy, C McDonald, D Dunne, R O’Connor 0-1 each.

18 February 2018
14:00
Round 3
Clare 0-23 - 0-19 Cork Cusack Park, Ennis
Attendance: 4,905
Referee: P O'Dwyer (Carlow)
P Duggan 0-8 (6f, 2’65); D Reidy 0-3; J Conlon, S Morey, M O’Malley, T Kelly, C Galvin 0-2 each; P Collins, N Deasy 0-1 each. Report P Horgan 0-12 (9f, 2’65); L Meade, T O’Mahony, R O’Flynn, M Ellis, D Browne, B Cooper, S Harnedy 0-1 each.

18 February 2018
14:00
Round 3
Waterford 1-12 - 1-20 Kilkenny Walsh Park, Waterford
Attendance: 5,859
Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)
Pauric Mahony (0-7, 6f, 1’65’), T Ryan (1-0), P Curran (0-1), C Dunford (0-1), T de Burca (0-1), T Devine (0-1); A Gleeson (0-1). Report TJ Reid (1-11, 9f, 1’65’), M Keoghan (0-5), J Donnelly (0-2), J Maher (0-1), L Scanlon (0-1).

Division 1A Round 4[edit]

25 February 2018
14:00
Round 4
Kilkenny 2-22 - 2-21 Tipperary Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Attendance: 10,587
Referee: A Kelly (Galway)
TJ Reid (1 pen, 7 frees, 2 65s)(0-13); W Walsh, L Scanlon (1-0 each); R Leahy (0-3); J Maher, L Blanchfield, P Lyng, C Browne, R Reid, A Murphy (0-1 each). Report M Breen (6 frees)(2-9); B Maher (0-4); N O’Meara (0-3); C Darcy, S Curran, B McCarthy, M Russell, R Maher (sideline)(0-1 each).

25 February 2018
14:00
Round 4
Wexford 0-20 - 1-13 Clare Innovate Wexford Park, Wexford
Attendance: 7,800
Referee: C Lyons (Cork)
R O’Connor (0-4); L Chin (0-4, 3f and 1 ‘65’); M Fanning (0-3f); P Foley, C McDonald and K Foley (all 0-2); J O’Connor, C Dunbar (both 0-1); P Morris (0-1f). Report P Duggan (1-7, 1-6f and 0-1 ‘65’); J Conlon (0-4); D McInerney and S O’Donnell (both 0-1).

25 February 2018
15:00
Round 4
Cork 1-15 - 1-20 Waterford Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
Attendance: 10,445
Referee: S Cleere (Kilkenny)
P Horgan (1-10, 0-9 frees); C Lehane (0-2); T O’Mahony, M Ellis, C Spillane (0-1 each). Report Pauric Mahony (0-10, 8 frees); M Kearney (1-1); A Gleeson (0-3, 1 free); S Bennett (0-2); C Dunford, J Barron, T de Burca, S Roche (0-1 each).

Division 1A Round 5[edit]

11 March 2018
14:30
Round 5
Kilkenny 0-22 - 0-19 Wexford Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Attendance: 9,793
Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)
TJ Reid (0-12, 0-9f, 0-1 ‘65’), R Leahy (0-3), J Maher (0-2), W Walsh (0-2), C Buckley (0-1), J Donnelly (0-1), G Aylward (0-1). Report R O’Connor (0-7, 4f, 1’65’)), P Foley (0-5, 4f), K Foley (0-3), C Dunbar (0-2), D O’Keeffe (0-1), C McDonald (0-1).

11 March 2018
14:30
Round 5
Tipperary 1-24 - 1-21 Cork Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 6,673
Referee: P O'Dwyer (Carlow)
J Forde (7 frees)(0-12); Patrick Maher (0-3); B McCarthy (1-1); M Breen, S Curran, C Barrett (0-2 each); A Flynn, B Maher (0-1 each). Report P Horgan (1-0 pen, 8 frees)(1-10); A Cadogan (0-3); C Lehane, M Cahalane, L Meade (0-2 each); S Kingston, D Kearney (0-1 each).

11 March 2018
14:30
Round 5
Waterford 1-23 - 1-20 Clare Walsh Park, Waterford
Attendance: 2,656
Referee: J Murphy (Limerick)
P Curran 1-13 (9fs), M Kearney 0-4, S Bennett 0-2, K Bennett, C Gleeson, A Gleeson, K Moran 0-1 each. Report P Duggan 0-5 (4fs), C McGrath 1-1, T Kelly 0-4, D Reidy 0-3, I Galvin, J Conlon 0-2 each, S Morey, C Malone, S O’Donnell 0-1 each.

Division 1B[edit]

Division 1B Table[edit]

  Promotion & NHL quarter-finals   NHL quarter-finals   Relegated team

Team Matches Score Pts
Pld W D L For Against Diff
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 5 5 0 0 8-114 1-77 +58 10
Colours of Galway.svg Galway 5 4 0 1 7-95 4-79 +26 8
Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 5 2 0 3 5-88 7-95 –13 4
Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 5 2 0 3 5-92 4-110 –15 4
Colours of Laois.svg Laois 5 1 0 4 1-95 9-103 –32 2
Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 5 1 0 4 5-88 6-108 –23 2

Division 1B Rounds 1 to 5[edit]

Division 1B Round 1[edit]

27 January 2018
17:00
Round 1
Dublin 1-15 – 2-25 Offaly Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 26,027
Referee: P O'Dwyer (Carlow)
D Burke 0-6 (0-5f), P Winters 1-1, A Moore 0-2, C Crummey, F Whitely, N McMorrow, J Hetherton, R Smith and É Dillon 0-1 each. Report S Dooley 1-5 (1-0 pen, 0-5f), J Bergin 0-6 (0-3f, 0-1 65), S Kinsella 0-3, O Kelly (0-1 sideline) and C Egan 0-3 each, L Langton 1-0, D Currams and D Egan 0-2 each and D Shortt 0-1.

28 January 2018
13:00
Round 1
Galway 1-19 – 1-16 Antrim Pearse Stadium, Galway
Attendance: 3,977
Referee: J O'Brien (Laois)
C Cooney 0-6 (0-4f, 0-1 ‘65) B Concannon 1-1, J Cooney 0-3, É Burke 0-3, N Burke 0-1, P Flaherty 0-1, M Dolphin 0-1, J Hanbury 0-1, D Glennon 0-1, C Mannion 0-1 Report N McManus 0-10 (0-7f, 0-1 ‘65,) N Elliot 0-3, C McCann 1-0, C Johnston 0-1, G Walsh, D Kearney 0-1.

28 January 2018
14:00
Round 1
Limerick 1-25 – 0-18 Laois Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 1,450
Referee: C Canning (Antrim)
A Gillane 0-11 (6f, 2 65), G Hegarty 1-0, P Browne, T Morrissey and D Reidy 0-3 each, C Lynch and D Byrnes 0-2 each, B O’Connell 0-1. Report R King 0-11 (6f, 2 ‘65), E Rowland (2f) and P Purcell 0-2 each, B Conroy, W Dunphy and A Corby 0-1 each.

Division 1B Round 2[edit]

3 February 2018
19:00
Round 2
Laois 0-17 – 2-18 Galway O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Attendance: 5,387
Referee: J Owens (Wexford)
R King 0-12 (7f, 1'65), W Dunphy 0-2, E Killeen, M Kavanagh, E Rowland (1f) 0-1 each C Whelan 2-0, PMannion (3f), J Cooney 0-4 each, C Cooney (2f), A Harte 0-3 each, S Linnane, J Coen, P Brehony, D Glennon 0-1 each

4 February 2018
14:00
Round 2
Offaly 0-10 – 1-24 Limerick Bord na Móna O'Connor Park, Tullamore
Attendance: 4,640
Referee: S Cleere (Kilkenny)
D Egan 0-6 (4f), T Geraghty, C Gath, S Kinsella, D Currams 0-1 each. Report A Gillane 1-8 (6f), G Hegarty, D O’Donovan (1f), P Browne 0-3 each, D Byrnes, 0-2, O O’Reilly, D Reidy, T Morrissey, C Lynch, S Flanagan 0-1 each.

4 February 2018
14:00
Round 2
Antrim 0-22 – 0-23 Dublin Corrigan Park, Belfast
Referee: J Heffernan (Wexford)
N McManus 0-16 (11f, 2 '65s'), A Graffin, J McNaughton 0-2 each, G Walsh, D McCloskey 0-1 each. Report P Ryan 0-8 (6f, 1 '65'), D Burke 0-7 (4f), F Whitely, C Keaney, C McBride 0-2 each, J Madden, D Sutcliffe 0-1 each.

Division 1B Round 3[edit]

17 February 2018
19:00
Round 3
Limerick 1-26 - 0-17 Dublin Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 2,604
Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary)
A Gillane 1-8 (1-0 pen, six frees), S Flanagan (0-4), D Reidy (0-4, one free); D Byrnes (0-3, one free), T Morrissey (0-3), G Hegarty (0-2), P Ryan (0-1), B O’Connell (0-1). Report D Burke (0-5 all frees), D Sutcliffe (0-4); C Keaney (0-3), E O’Donnell (0-1); C McBride (0-1), F McGibb (0-1), F Whitely (0-1), C Boland (0-1).

17 February 2018
19:00
Round 3
Laois 0-27 - 2-16 Antrim O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: J Murphy (Limerick)
R King 0-15 (13f, 65), E Rowland (fs), C Dwyer, J Ryan, N Foyle 0-2 each, M Kavanagh, P Purcell, C Comerford, S Downey 0-1 each. Report N McManus 0-11 (9f), E Campbell, N Elliott 1-1 each, C Johnston, N McAuley, M Connolly 0-1 each.

18 February 2018
14:00
Round 3
Galway 2-19 - 0-14 Offaly Pearse Stadium, Galway
Attendance: 5,355
Referee: C McAllister (Cork)
J Cooney 2-1, C Cooney 0-7 (0-4f), C Mannion 0-5, S Loftus 0-3, P Flaherty 0-2, N Burke 0-1. Report D Egan 0-3 (0-3f), D Currams 0-3, T Geraghty 0-3, S Kinsella 0-2, S Dooley 0-2 (0-2f), D King 0-1.

Division 1B Round 4[edit]

25 February 2018
13:00
Round 4
Offaly 1-21 - 1-16 Laois Bord na Móna O'Connor Park, Tullamore
Referee: J Heffernan (Wexford)
S Dooley (0-10, 6 frees, 1 ’65), J Bergin (1-4), T Geraghty (0-2), D King (0-1); D O’Toole (0-1), P Delaney (0-1); C Kiely (0-1), D Currams (0-1). Report P Purcell (1-3), R King (0-5, 4 frees), M Kavanagh (0-2, 1 sideline), W Dunphy (0-2); E Rowland (0-1 free); P Lawlor (0-1), C Dwyer (0-1), N Foyle (0-1).

25 February 2018
14:00
Round 4
Dublin 1-14 - 1-20 Galway Parnell Park, Dublin
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: J Keenan (Wicklow)
P Winters 0-9 (0-8f, 0-01 65), D Sutcliffe 1-1, F MacGib, T Connolly, R Hayes and C Boland 0-1 each. Report J Flynn 1-9 (0-6f), C Mannion 0-4, S Loftus, P Mannion and N Burke 0-2 each, B Concannon 0-1.

25 February 2018
14:00
Round 4
Antrim 0-13 - 3-21 Limerick Páirc Mhuire, Cushendall
Referee: J O'Brien (Tipperary)
N McManus 0-8 (7frees), N Elliott 0-2, M Armstrong, C McCann and E Campbell 0-1 each. Report A Gillane 1-5 (0-3frees), G Mulcahy 1-2, D Byrnes (3frees) and D Reidy (1free) 0-4 each, O O’Reilly 1-0, C Ryan 0-3, B O’Connell 0-2, P Browne 0-1.

Division 1B Round 5[edit]

11 March 2018
14:30
Round 5
Galway 1-19 - 2-18 Limerick Pearse Stadium, Galway
Attendance: 9,728
Referee: C McAllister (Cork)
J Flynn 0-7 (0-6f), C Mannion 1-4, C Cooney 0-2, G Lally 0-2 (0-1 sideline), J Coen 0-2, J Canning 0-1 (0-1 ’65), D Burke 0-1. Report A Gillane 1-7 (1-0 pen, 0-6f, 0-1 sideline), S Flanagan 0-5, K Hayes 1-0, D Reidy 0-2, G Hegarty 0-1, G Mulcahy 0-1, C Lynch 0-1, P Ryan 0-1.

11 March 2018
14:30
Round 5
Offaly 2-18 - 2-21 Antrim St. Brendan's Park, Birr
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary)
S Dooley 1-6 (0-6f), J Bergin 0-5 (0-2f, 0-1 ’65), P Geraghty 1-1, C Kiely 0-2 (0-1f), J Gorman, L Langton, D King and D Shortt 0-1 each. Report N McManus 0-7 (0-4f), D McCloskey & N Elliot 1-0 each, E Campbell, J Maskey, C McCann, C Johnston & J McNaughton 0-2 each, D McKinley, M Armstrong, C McKinley & R McCambridge 0-1 each.

11 March 2018
14:30
Round 5
Laois 0-17 - 3-23 Dublin O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: P Murphy (Carlow)
PJ Scully 0-6 (4f), C Dwyer, R King (2f) 0-3 each, N Foyle 0-2, E Rowland (f), B Conroy, P Purcell 0-1 each. Report D Burke 0-11 (6f, 1 '65'), R Hayes 2-4, R O'Dwyer 1-1, F Mac Gib 0-2, C Keaney, D Sutcliffe, J McCaffrey, P Ryan, C McBride 0-1 each.

Division 1 Knockout[edit]

Division 1 Quarter-Finals[edit]

The hurling quarter-finals finish on the day the games are played, avoiding the need for replays. If the score is level after the initial seventy minutes, still level after two ten minute periods of extra time played each way, and still level after a further two five minute periods of extra time, a free-taking competition is held. Each team nominates five players to take frees from their chosen position on a sixty five metre line selected by the referee and without defenders. The nominated players from each team take alternate turns. If the teams score an equal number of the five frees, the outcome of the match is decided by sudden death frees using the same nominated players in the same order.[11]

The fixtures are 1st in Division 1A plays 4th in Division 1B, 2nd in Division 1A plays 3rd in Division 1B, etc. Home advantage is decided by whichever team has played fewer home games in their five league games, with a coin toss taking place if this number is the same for both teams.[12]

19 March 2018
1:30 pm
Quarter-final
Offaly 1-19 - 0-24 Kilkenny O'Connor Park, Tullamore
Attendance: 3,522
Referee: P O’Dwyer (Carlow).
S Dooley 0-8 (5fs), C Mahon 1-2, J Bergin, S Kinsella and C Egan 0-2 each, D Currams, C Kiely and D King 0-1 each. TJ Reid 0-12 (9fs), W Walsh 0-4, L Blanchfield 0-3, J Maher & J Donnelly 0-2, G Aylward 0-1.

19 March 2018
4:00 pm
Quarter-final
Limerick 4-21 – 0-33
(aet)
Free-taking shoot-out
7-6
Clare Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: A Kelly (Galway)
A Gillane 2-11 (0-11f), D Byrnes 1-1 (1-1f), P Ryan 1-0, C Ryan 0-3 (0-1 sideline cut), G Hegarty 0-2, C Lynch, T Morrissey, P Browne, S Flanagan 0-1 each. Report P Duggan 0-19 (0-15f, 0-2 ‘65), T Kelly 0-6, D Reidy and J Conlon 0-2 each, C McGrath, D Fitzgerald, S O’Donnell, C Galvin 0-1 each.

24 March 2018
15:00
Quarter-final
Wexford 1-23 - 0-23 Galway Wexford Park, Wexford
Attendance: 7,200
Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)
R O’Connor (4 frees)(0-6); P Foley (3 frees)(0-5); C McDonald (1-1); D O’Keeffe (0-3); L Chin (1 free), H Kehoe, K Foley (0-2 each); J O’Connor, L Ryan (0-1 each). Report J Canning (1 65, frees)(0-10); C Whelan (0-5); C Mannion, J Coen (0-3 each); J Flynn, J Cooney, (0-1 each).

25 March 2018
13:00
Quarter-final
Dublin 0-20 - 2-25 Tipperary Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 22,085
Referee: S Cleere (Kilkenny)
D Sutcliffe 0-6 (0-2frees) ; D Burke 0-4 (0-3 frees) ; P Winters 0-3; C Keaney 0-3; F McGibb 0-2; S Barrett 0-1; F Ó Rianin Broin 0-1 free. Report J Forde 0-9 (0-7f) J McGrath 1-4 ; M Breen 1-0; R Maher 0-2, S Curran 0-2, J O’Dwyer 0-2; C Darcy 0-2; S Kennedy, B Heffernan, A Flynn and P Maher 0-1 each.

Division 1 Semi-Finals[edit]

The hurling semi-finals finish on the day the games are played, avoiding the need for replays. If the score is level after the initial seventy minutes, still level after two ten minute periods of extra time played each way, and still level after a further two five minute periods of extra time, a free-taking competition is held. Each team nominates five players to take frees from their chosen position on a sixty five metre line selected by the referee and without defenders. The nominated players from each team take alternate turns. If the teams score an equal number of the five frees, the outcome of the match is decided by sudden death frees using the same nominated players in the same order.

31 March 2018
7:00 pm
Semi-final
Tipperary 2-31 - 1-31
(aet)
Limerick Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 12,006
Referee: John Keenan (Wicklow)
J Forde 2-11 (8f), R Maher 0-5 (2 sidelines), M Breen 0-3, J McGrath 0-5, S Curran 0-3, J O’Dwyer 0-1, W Connors 0-1, B Heffernan 0-1, B McCarthy 0-1. Report A Gillane 0-7 (4f, 2 ’65), T Morrissey 0-6 (5f), G Mulcahy 1-1, G Hegarty 0-3 (1 sideline), K Hayes 0-3, S Flanagan 0-3, C Lynch 0-2, P Ryan 0-1, P Browne 0-1, D Byrnes 0-1, B Murphy 0-1, B Nash 0-1, D Reidy 0-1

1 April 2018
2:00 pm
Semi-final
Wexford 2-15 - 1-27 Kilkenny Wexford Park, Wexford
Attendance: 16,542
Referee: Colm Lyons (Cork)
R O’Connor 0-12 (8f), C McDonald 1-1, A Nolan 1-0 (penalty), S Murphy, H Kehoe 0-1 each. Report TJ Reid 0-15 (11f), W Walsh 1-1, R Leahy, J Donnelly, G Aylward 0-2 each, E Murphy (1f), C Buckley, E Morrissey, M Keoghan, B Sheehan 0-1 each.

Division 1 Final[edit]

8 April 2018
3:30 pm
Final
Tipperary 2-17 - 2-23 Kilkenny Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Attendance: 17,608
Referee: A Kelly (Galway)
J Forde 2-12, J McGrath 0-2, W Connors, S Curran, S Kennedy 0-1 each Report TJ Reid 0-15, W Walsh 1-2, C Fogarty 1-0, J Donnelly 0-2, L Blanchfield, E Murphy, J Maher, M Keoghan 0-1 each

Division 1A Relegation Play-Off[edit]

The losing team is relegated and plays in next year's Division 1B.

18 March 2018
15:00
Play-off
Cork 0-21 - 1-13 Waterford Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork
Referee: J Keenan (Wicklow)
P Horgan 0-5 (0-3f), B Cooper 0-4, D Fitzgibbon, D Brosnan 0-3 each, D Kearney 0-2, C Lehane, M Cahalane, C Spillane, A Cadogan 0-1 each. Report P Mahony 0-4 (0-2f), S Bennett 0-3, P Curran 1-0 (1-0 pen), T Ryan 0-2, T de Búrca, J Barron, J Dillon, M Kearney 0-1 each.

Division 1B Relegation Play-Off[edit]

The losing team is relegated and plays in next year's Division 2A.

18 March 2018
14:00
Play-off
Antrim 0-17 - 1-16 Laois Pearse Park, Dunloy
Referee: P Murphy (Carlow)
N McManus 0-10 (5fs, 2 65’s, 1 pen), C Johnston 0-2, N Elliott 0-1, M Armstrong 0-1, E Campbell 0-1, P Burke 0-1, J McNaughton 0-1 Report R King 0-12 (9fs), P Purcell 1-1, C Dwyer 0-1, B Conroy 0-1, J Ryan 0-1

Division 1 scoring statistics[edit]

Top scorers overall
Rank Player Team Tally Total Matches Average
1 Jason Forde Tipperary 7-72 93 7 13.28
3 T. J. Reid Kilkenny 1-81 84 7 12.00
2 Aaron Gillane Limerick 5-57 72 7 10.28
4 Neil McManus Antrim 0-62 62 6 10.33
5 Ross King Laois 0-58 58 6 9.66
6 Patrick Horgan Cork 2-46 52 6 8.66
7 Peter Duggan Clare 1-48 51 6 8.50
8 Shane Dooley Offaly 2-31 37 6 6.16
Pauric Mahony Waterford 0-37 37 6 6.16
9 Donal Burke Dublin 0-34 34 6 5.66
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player Club Tally Total Opposition
1 Peter Duggan Clare 0-19 19 Limerick
2 Jason Forde Tipperary 2-12 18 Kilkenny
3 Jason Forde Tipperary 2-11 17 Limerick
4 Patrick Curran Waterford 1-13 16 Clare
5 Neil McManus Antrim 0-16 16 Dublin
6 Michael Breen Tipperary 2-09 15 Kilkenny
Jason Forde Tipperary 2-09 15 Wexford
T. J. Reid Kilkenny 0-15 15 Wexford
Ross King Laois 0-15 15 Antrim
T. J. Reid Kilkenny 0-15 15 Tipperary

Division 2A[edit]

Division 2A Table[edit]

  Division champions, promoted   Relegated team

Team Matches Score Pts
Pld W D L For Against Diff
Colours of Galway.svg Westmeath 5 5 0 0 5-90 4-70 +23 10
Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow 5 4 0 1 7-91 3-64 +39 8
Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry 5 3 0 2 7-99 4-70 +38 6
Colours of Leitrim.svg Meath 5 2 0 3 5-80 5-88 -8 4
Colours of Leinster Council.svg London 5 1 0 4 4-71 8-104 –45 2
Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 5 0 0 5 3-57 7-103 –58 0

Division 2A Rounds 1 to 5[edit]

Division 2A Round 1[edit]

28 January 2018
Round 1
London 1-13 – 2-30 Kerry McGovern Park, Ruislip
Referee: P Burke (Kilkenny)
R Murphy 0-5 (4f), M Duggan 1-1, A O'Leary 0-2, B Regan, C McAlinden, K Reid (f), S Conlon, D Roberts 0-1 each. Report S Nolan 0-11 (10f), P Boyle 1-3, J Conway 1-2, C Harty, D O'Carroll 0-3 each, D Collins 0-2, B Barrett, P Kelly, J Goulding, P O'Connor, P Lucid, D Griffin 0-1 each.

28 January 2018
Round 1
Kildare 0-16 – 1-16 Meath St. Conleth's Park, Newbridge
Referee: D Hughes
J Burke (0-9, 8f), R Ryan (0-2, 1f), M Fitzgerald (0-2), E O'Neill (0-1), P Divilly (0-1),J Sheridan (0-1). Report J Regan (1-10, 1-0pen, 0-6f, 0-1'65), P Conneely (0-2), J Toher (0-2), J Kelly (0-1), S Quigley (0-1).

28 January 2018
Round 1
Carlow 0-15 – 0-19 Westmeath Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow
Referee: J Clarke
D Murphy (0-8, 7f), C Nolan (0-3), S Murphy (0-3), M Kavanagh (0-1). Report A Devine (0-7, 5f, 1'65), K Doyle (0-4), R Greville (0-3), N Mitchell (0-2), D McNicholas (0-2), C Doyle (0-1).

Division 2A Round 2[edit]

3 February 2018
Round 2
London 1-14 – 1-24 Meath McGovern Park, Ruislip
Referee: A Devine (Westmeath)
R Murphy 0-9, D Roberts 1-0, C Lordan 0-2, M Duggan 0-2, T Clarke 0-1. Report J Regan 0-10, P Conneely 0-6, S Quigley 1-1, J Toher 0-3, J Kelly 0-3, É Ó Donnchadha 0-1.

4 February 2018
Round 2
Westmeath 1-20 – 2-11 Kildare TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar
Referee: G McGrath (Wexford)
N Mitchell 1-2, A Devine 0-5, N O'Brien 0-4, C Doyle 0-3, R Greville 0-2, K Doyle 0-2, C Boyle 0-1, J Gilligan 0-1. Report J Burke 0-9, S Ryan 1-1, M Fitzgerald 1-0, E O'Neill 0-1.

4 February 2018
Round 2
Kerry 1-11 – 1-18 Carlow Austin Stack Park, Tralee
Referee: R McCann
S Nolan (0-4, 3f, 1'65), B Barrett (1-0), P Boyle (0-3), S Conway (0-2), D Collins (0-1), D O'Carroll (0-1). Report D Murphy (0-7, 6f), M Kavanagh (0-6, 1f), C Nolan (1-1), J Kavanagh (0-2), K McDonald (0-1), D Byrne (0-1).

Division 2A Round 3[edit]

17 February 2018
12:00
Round 3
Meath 1-18 - 1-19 Westmeath St. Loman's Park, Trim
Referee: C Cunning (Antrim)
J Regan (1-12, 1-0 pen, 0-9fs), A Douglas (0-2), J Kelly (0-1), C O Mealoid (0-1), A Gannon (0-1), J Toher (0-1). Report A Devine (0-4, 3fs), D McNicholas (0-4, 3fs), N Mitchell (0-3), C Doyle (0-3), J Gilligan (1-0), K Doyle (0-2), N O'Brien (0-1), A Craig (0-1), R Greville (0-1).

18 February 2018
13:00
Round 3
London 0-15 - 3-23 Carlow McGovern Park, Ruislip
Referee: G McGrath (Wexford)
R Murphy 0-10 (7fs); C Nelson 0-2; K Reid, D Roberts, F Collins 0-1. Report C Nolan 1-5 (0-1f), M Kavanagh (0-1 f), J Doyle 1-4 each; J Nolan 0-4; C Wall 0-2; D English (f), D Byrne, R Kelly, S Murphy 0-1.

18 February 2018
14:00
Round 3
Kildare 0-10 - 1-23 Kerry St. Conleth's Park, Newbridge
Referee: J Keane (Galway)
J Burke 0-4 (4 frees), B Deay 0-1, É O'Neill 0-2, P Divilly 0-1, M Delaney 0-1, C Dowling 0-1, Report B O'Leary 1-5 (1 free), S Nolan 0-3 (3 frees), S Conway 0-5 (4 frees), P Boyle 0-2, D O'Carroll 0-1, M O'Connor 0-1, D Griffin 0-2, D Collins 0-1, J Conway 0-1 (free), J Goulding 0-1, D Dineen 0-1 (free).

Division 2A Round 4[edit]

25 February 2018
12:30
Round 4
London 1-10 - 2-12 Westmeath McGovern Park, Ruislip
Referee: J Keane (Galway)
R Murphy 0-4 (4f), M Ivors 1-0, K Reid 0-2 (1f), D Moore, H Vaughan, K Burke (f), J Troy 0-1 each. Report A Devine 0-6 (3f), N Mitchell 2-0, C Doyle 0-2, C Boyle, G Greville, D McNicholas (f), J Gilligan 0-1 each.

25 February 2018
12:30
Round 4
Kerry 3-19 - 1-09 Meath Austin Stack Park, Tralee
Referee: R McCann (Clare)
J Goulding 2-3, S Conway 1-4 (1-4f), P Boyle 0-5 (2f), B Barrett 0-2, M Stackpoole, T O'Connor, D Griffin, B O'Leary, C Harty 0-1 each. Report J Regan 0-5 (4f), A Douglas 1-1, J Keena, J Kelly, P Conneely 0-1 each.

25 February 2018
14:00
Round 4
Carlow 3-15 - 1-06 Kildare Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow
Referee: P Burke (Kilkenny)
M Kavanagh 2-6 (4f, 0-2 65s), JM Nolan 0-3, J Doyle 1-0, D Byrne 0-2, P Coady, C Nolan, J Kavanagh, E Nolan 0-1 each. Report M Delaney 0-5 (0-4f), E O'Neill 1-1.

Division 2A Round 5[edit]

10 March 2018
13:00
Round 5
London 1-19 - 0-15 Kildare McGovern Park, Ruislip
Referee: R McGann (Clare)
R Murphy 0-11 (0-7f, 2 ’65); C Nelson 1-1; K Reid, O Sheil, D Roberts, H Vaughan, C McAlinden, S Lawless, K Burke 0-1. Report J Burke 0-6 (0-4f); M Fitzgerald 0-3 (0-1f); M Delaney 0-2 (0-1f); K Whelan, B Byrne, E O’Neill, C Bonus 0-1.

11 March 2018
13:00
Round 5
Westmeath 1-20 - 0-16 Kerry TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar
Referee: G Quilty (Kilkenny)
A Devine 1-10 (6f, 2'65's), K Doyle 0-4, D Clinton 0-2, J Gilligan, N O'Brien, C Boyle, D McNicholas (f) 0-1 each. Report S Conway 0-10 (10f), P Boyle 0-2 (1f), P O'Connor, J Conway, B O'Leary, J Goulding 0-1 each.

11 March 2018
13:00
Round 5
Meath 1-13 - 0-20 Carlow St. Loman's Park, Trim
Referee: G McGrath (Wexford)
J Regan 0-10 (7f, 1 '65), A Forde 1-1, S Quigley, P Conneely 0-1 each. Report C Nolan 0-6 (1f), M Kavanagh (4fs), J Doyle 0-4 each, D English (f), D Byrne, JM Nolan, P Coady, D Murphy (f), R Kelly 0-1 each.

Division 2A Final[edit]

24 March 2018
15:30
Final
Westmeath 2-12 – 2-19 Carlow O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary)
A Devine 0-5 (0-5f), E Price 0-3, D Clinton 1-0, N O’Brien 0-1 (0-1f), K Doyle 0-1 (0-1f). Report M Kavanagh 1-9 (0-8f, 1-0 pen), J Doyle 1-1, E Byrne 0-3, D Byrne 0-2, C Nolan 0-2, D English 0-2 (0-2f)

Division 2A scoring statistics[edit]

Top scorers overall
Rank Player Team Tally Total Matches Average
1 Jack Regan Meath 2-47 53 5 10.60
2 Allan Devine Westmeath 1-37 40 6 6.66
3 Richard Murphy London 0-39 39 5 7.80
4 Martin Kavanagh Carlow 3-27 36 6 6.00
5 James Burke Kildare 0-28 28 4 7.00
6 Chris Nolan Carlow 2-18 24 6 4.00
Shane Conway Kerry 1-21 24 4 6.00
7 James Doyle Carlow 3-09 18 5 3.60
Pádraig Boyle Kerry 1-15 18 5 3.60
Shane Nolan Kerry 0-18 18 4 4.50
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player Club Tally Total Opposition
1 Jack Regan Meath 1-12 15 Westmeath
2 Jack Regan Meath 1-10 13 Kildare
Allan Devine Westmeath 1-10 13 Kerry
3 Martin Kavanagh Carlow 2-06 12 Kildare
Martin Kavanagh Carlow 1-09 12 Westmeath
4 Shane Nolan Kerry 0-11 11 London
Richard Murphy London 0-11 11 Kildare
5 Jack Regan Meath 0-10 10 London
Richard Murphy London 0-10 10 Carlow
Shane Conway Kerry 0-10 10 Westmeath
Jack Regan Meath 0-10 10 Carlow

Division 2B[edit]

Division 2B Table[edit]

  Division champions, promoted   Relegated team

Team Matches Score Pts
Pld W D L For Against Diff
Colours of Down.svg Down 5 4 0 1 7-89 1-74 +33 8
Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo 5 4 0 1 6-80 8-67 +7 8
Colours of Roscommon.svg Wicklow 5 3 0 2 11-88 5-92 +14 6
Colours of Leitrim.svg Donegal 5 3 0 2 7-81 7-77 +4 6
Colours of Armagh.svg Armagh 5 1 0 4 6-73 11-82 –24 2
Colours of Cork.svg Derry 5 0 0 5 6-61 11-80 –34 0

Division 2B Rounds 1 to 5[edit]

Division 2B Round 1[edit]

28 January 2018
Round 1
Derry 1-14 – 2-17 Down Celtic Park, Derry
Referee: S Hynes (Galway)
A Grant 0-10 (9fs); B Quigley 1-0; O McCloskey 0-2; N Smyth, M Kirkpatrick (f) 0-1 each. Report P Sheehan 0-10 (8fs); D Toner 2-2; D McManus 0-4; R Branagan 0-1.

28 January 2018
Round 1
Wicklow 4-20 – 1-12 Armagh Old Connaught Avenue, Bray
Referee: T Walsh
A O'Brien (2-7, 1-0pen, 0-5f), A Byrne (2-3), G O'Brien (0-3), D Staunton (0-2), W Kavanagh (0-2), S Kelly (0-1), J Connors (0-1), S Germaine (0-1). Report C McAnallen (0-8, 7f), D McKenna (1-0), N Green (0-1), E McGuinness (0-1), C Laverty (0-1), D Grant (0-1).

28 January 2018
Round 1
Mayo 2-16 – 1-09 Donegal James Stephens Park, Ballina
S Regan (1-2), K Feeney (1-2, 0-1f), K Higgins (0-4, 1f), S Boland (0-4, 3f), C Freeman (0-1), K McDermott (0-1), D Kenny (0-1), P Kiely (0-1). Report L Henderson (0-8, 7f, 1'65), D Flynn (1-0), D Cullen (0-1).

Division 2B Round 2[edit]

4 February 2018
Round 2
Donegal 4-17 – 2-09 Derry O'Donnell Park, Letterkenny
Referee: K Brady (Louth)
L Henderson (5f) 0-6, D Coulter, R McDermott, B Lafferty 1-1 each, D Flynn 1-0, C Mathewson 0-3, G Gilmore 0-2, J Boyle, D Cullen, K Campbell 0-1 each. Report A Grant (7f) 1-7, P Mullan 1-0, P Cleary (1f) 0-2.

4 February 2018
Round 2
Armagh 2-13 – 3-15 Mayo Athletic Grounds, Armagh
Referee: D Hughes
O McCann (1-1), C McAnallen (0-4), D Carvill (0-4); E McGuinness (1-0), N Green (0-3); D Magee (0-1). Report K Higgins (2-1), S Boland (0-5, 4f), K Feeney (0-5, 3f), C Freeman (1-1, 1-0f); B Hunt (0-1); S Regan (0-1), P Kiely (0-1).

4 February 2018
Round 2
Down 1-24 – 0-16 Wicklow McKenna Park, Ballycran
Referee: J Connors (Donegal)
P Óg McCrickard 0-5 (4f), P Sheehan, D Toner, M Fisher (3f) 0-4 each, E Sands 1-1, R Branagan 0-3, M Magee 0-2, D Sands 0-1. Report A O'Brien 0-10 (6f), G O'Brien 0-2, P Doyle, C Moorehouse Jnr, G Connors, G Byrne 0-1 each.

Division 2B Round 3[edit]

18 February 2018
12:30
Round 3
Derry 0-10 - 0-13 Mayo Celtic Park, Derry
Referee: A Ferguson (Fermanagh)
A Grant 0-3 (1f), O McCloskey 0-2, P Cleary 0-2, M Kirkpatrick 0-1 (f), D Cartin 0-1, N Smyth 0-1. Report K Higgins 0-4, K Feeney 0-4, S Boland 0-3 (1f), C Freeman 0-1, S Reagan 0-1.

18 February 2018
13:00
Round 3
Wicklow 2-21 - 0-21 Donegal Joule Park, Aughrim
Referee: N Wall (Cork)
A O'Brien 0-11 (6f, 1 65); E Donohue, J Henderson 1-0 each; R Keddy, P Doyle, S Germaine, E Kearns 0-2 each; D Staunton, G O'Brien 0-1 each. Report L Henderson 0-8 (7f, 1 65); D Flynn 0-4; D Cullen, Ciaran Mathewson 0-2 each; Bernard Lafferty, Gerry Gilmore, Ronan McDermott, Niall Cleary, Sean McVeigh 0-1 each.

18 February 2018
14:00
Round 3
Down 3-15 - 0-13 Armagh McKenna Park, Ballycran
Referee: J Clarke (Cavan)
P Sheehan 1-7 (4f); E Sands 1-1; D Toner 1-0; R Branagan 0-3; M Fisher 0-2 (2f); P Og McCrickard; D Sands 0-1 each. C McAnallen 0-6 (6f); D Carvill 0-4 (3f); D Magee; T Nevin; C Carvill 0-1 each.

Division 2B Round 4[edit]

25 February 2018
14:00
Round 4
Derry 1-15 - 2-18 Armagh Celtic Park, Derry
Referee: J Connors (Donegal)
A Grant 0-5 (4fs), O McCloskey 1-1, L Murphy, D Cartin 0-2 (1f) each, J Mullan, M McGuigan, G Bradley (1f), J Phelan, C Murphy 0-1 each. Report D Carvill 0-8 (7fs), E McGuinness 1-1, D McCreesh 1-0, N Cury (2fs), J Corvan, S Renaghan 0-2 each, C McAnallen, N Green, B Short 0-1 each.

25 February 2018
14:00
Round 4
Donegal 0-17 - 0-14 Down O'Donnell Park, Letterkenny
Referee: J Clarke (Cavan)
D Cullen (0-4), L Henderson (0-4, 4f), C Mathewson (0-3), D Coulter (0-2), G Gilmore (0-1), D Flynn (0-1), S McVeigh (0-1), E McDermott (0-1). Report P Sheehan (0-5, 2’65), D McManus (0-4, 2f), P Og McCrickard (0-1), M Magee (0-1), C Baile (0-1), O McManus (0-1).

25 February 2018
14:00
Round 4
Mayo 1-22 - 2-16 Wicklow James Stephens Park, Ballina
Referee: K McGeeney (Roscommon)
K Feeney (0-10, 9f ), K Higgins (0-4 ), B Morley (1-0 ), P Kiely (0-2 ), K McDermott (0-2 ), D Kenny (0-1 ), C Freeman (0-1 ), S Mulroy (0-1 ), C Schaill (0-1 ) Report A O’Brien (0-9, 5f, 1 65’ ), E Donohoe (1-0 ), C Moorehouse (1-0 ), D Staunton (0-3, 1f ), R Keddy (0-3 ), P Doyle (0-1 ), A Byrne (0-1)

Division 2B Round 5[edit]

11 March 2018
14:30
Round 5
Armagh 1-17 - 2-17 Donegal Athletic Grounds, Armagh
Referee: K McGeeney (Roscommon)
D Carvill 1-12 (1-0 pen, 5fS, '65), S Renaghan, R Gaffney, E McGuinness, C Carvill, K McKernan 0-1 each. Report L Henderson 0-8 (5fs), D Coulter 2-1 (1-0 pen), C Matthewson 0-3, B Lafferty 0-2, D Cullen, D Flynn, R McDermott 0-1 each.

11 March 2018
14:30
Round 5
Down 3-19 - 0-14 Mayo McKenna Park, Ballycran
P Sheehan 0-6 (4f), D Sands 1-2, D Mc Manus 0-5, E Sands 1-1, L Savage 1-0, M Fisher 0-2 (1f); C Bailie, C Teggart M Magee 0-1 each. Report S Boland 0-7 (7f), C Scahill 0-2, B Douglas, K Feeney (1f), K Higgins D McTigue (0-1), J Cotter 0-1 each

11 March 2018
14:30
Round 5
Wicklow 3-15 - 2-13 Derry Old Connaught Avenue, Bray
Referee: P Burke (Kilkenny)
A O'Brien 2-4 (1 65, 1f), G O'Brien 1-3, J Connors 0-5 (2f), D Staunton 0-2, R Keddy 0-1. Report A Grant (3f) 0-5, M McGrath 1-1, A O'Donnell 1-0, C O'Doherty 0-2, L Murphy, M McGuigan, C Murphy, B Quigley, N Waldron 0-1 each.

Division 2B Final[edit]

18 March 2018
13:00
Final
Down 0-14 - 1-15 Mayo Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan
Referee: G Quilty (Kilkenny)
P Sheehan (0-7, 0-5f), D Sands (0-2), D McManus (0-2), P McCrickard (0-1), C Bailie (0-1), D Toner (0-1). Report K Feeney (0-12, 0-9f), B Morley (1-0), K Higgins (0-2), C Freeman (0-1).

Division 2B Relegation Play-Off[edit]

The losing team is relegated and plays in next year's Division 3A.

24 March 2018
13:00
Relegation Play-Off
Armagh 0-10 - 2-22 Derry Fr. Tierney Park, Ballyshannon
Referee: J Connors (Donegal)
D Carville (0-3 2f), C McAnallen (0-2 1f), K McKernan (0-2), E McGuinness (0-2), R Gaffney (0-1f). Report S McGuigan (1-2), M McGrath (1-1), A Grant (0-4f), G Bradley (0-4), M McGuigan (0-3), C O’Doherty (0-3), N Waldron (0-3), A O’Donnell (0-1), L Murphy (0-1), J Phelan (0-1).

Division 2B scoring statistics[edit]

Top scorers overall
Rank Player Team Tally Total Matches Average
1 Andy O'Brien Wicklow 4-41 53 5 10.60
2 Paul Sheehan Down 1-39 42 6 7.00
3 Alan Grant Derry 1-34 37 6 6.16
Kenny Feeney Mayo 1-34 37 6 6.16
4 David Carvill Armagh 1-31 34 5 6.80
Lee Henderson Donegal 0-34 34 5 6.80
5 Keith Higgins Mayo 2-16 22 6 3.66
6 Conor McAnallen Armagh 0-21 21 6 3.50
7 Shane Boland Mayo 0-19 19 6 3.16
8 Danny Toner Down 3-07 16 4 4.00
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player Club Tally Total Opposition
1 David Carvill Armagh 1-12 15 Wicklow
2 Andy O'Brien Wicklow 2-07 13 Armagh
3 Kenny Feeney Mayo 0-12 12 Down
4 Andy O'Brien Wicklow 0-11 11 Donegal
5 Andy O'Brien Wicklow 2-04 10 Derry
Paul Sheehan Down 1-07 10 Armagh
Alan Grant Derry 1-07 10 Donegal
Kenny Feeeny Mayo 0-10 10 Wicklow
Alan Grant Derry 0-10 10 Down
Paul Sheehan Down 0-10 10 Derry
Andy O'Brien Wicklow 0-10 10 Down

Division 3A[edit]

Division 3A Table[edit]

  Division champions, promoted   Relegated team

Team Matches Score Pts
Pld W D L For Against Diff
Colours of Sligo.svg Warwickshire 5 4 1 0 8-86 9-64 +19 9
Colours of Cork.svg Louth 5 2 2 1 11-64 10-74 –7 6
Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone 5 3 0 2 7-86 9-71 +9 6
Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon 5 2 1 2 9-78 4-67 +21 5
Colours of Monaghan.svg Monaghan 5 1 2 2 4-75 6-70 –1 4
Colours of Roscommon.svg Longford 5 0 0 5 7-54 8-93 –42 0

Division 3A Rounds 1 to 5[edit]

Division 3A Round 1[edit]

28 January 2018
Round 1
Roscommon 3-18 – 1-06 Louth Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon
Referee: T Gleeson (Dublin)
D Glynn 0-13 (12f), G Keenan, W Boyle, N Connaughton 1-0 each, C Kelly 0-2, E Flanagan, R Fallon, C Egan 0-1 each. Report R Geoghegan 0-4 (2f, 2 '65s), P Matthews 1-0, M Molly, P Lynch 0-1 each.

28 January 2018
Round 1
Tyrone 2-14 – 3-16 Warwickshire O'Neill Park, Dungannon
Referee: K Brady (Louth)
D Casey 0-8, A Kelly 1-1, B McGurk 1-0, L Armstrong 0-2, C Kearns 0-2, T Morgan 0-1. Report N McKenna 0-9, I Dwyer 2-0, G Lennon 1-0, P Uniacke 0-3, B Fallon 0-2, K Magee 0-1, P Crehan 0-1.

28 January 2018
Round 1
Longford 0-12 – 0-16 Monaghan Pearse Park, Longford
Referee: S Stack (Dublin)
C Mullane 0-7, (6f); J Mulhern 0-3; P Walsh 0-2. Report F Rafter 0-8, (4f,’ 2 ‘65’); C Flynn 0-3; M Treanor 0-2; B Guinan 0-1; M Murphy 0-1; J Guinan 0-1.

Division 3A Round 2[edit]

3 February 2018
Round 2
Warwickshire 1-14 – 0-11 Longford Páirc na hÉireann, Solihull
Referee: N Wall
K Magee (1-1); S Caulfield (0-4, 4f); N McKenna (0-3, 2f); N Kennedy (0-3); D Nugent (0-1); P Uniacke (0-1); B Fallon (0-1). Report C Mullane (0-6, 5f); P Walsh (0-2); S Stakelum (0-2); B Hanley (0-1).

4 February 2018
Round 2
Monaghan 0-16 – 1-13 Roscommon Grattan Park, Inniskeen
Referee: J Clarke
F Rafter (0-6, 5f), M Treanor (0-4), A Kenny (0-2), B McGuigan (0-2), C Flynn (0-1); P Treanor (0-1). Report D Glynn (0-9, 8f), E Flanagan (1-0), C Egan (0-2), S Curley (0-1), K Hardiman (0-1).

4 February 2018
Round 2
Louth 4-12 – 0-20 Tyrone Darver
Referee: C Cooney
N Arthur (2-9, 0-7f), G Smyth (1-0), S Callan (1-0), A McCrave (0-1); P Matthews (0-1), P Lynch (0-1). Report D Casey (0-13, 9f), A Kelly (0-3), R McKernan (0-2); B Begley (0-1), L Armstrong (0-1).

Division 3A Round 3[edit]

18 February 2018
12:30
Round 3
Roscommon 1-25 - 1-10 Longford Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon
Referee: L Gordon (Galway)
D Glynn 0-13 (6fs, 2 '65s'), E Flanagan 1-3, R Fallon 0-3, S Curley 0-2, K Hardiman, C Kelly, J Murray, P Kellehan 0-1 each. Report C Mullane 1-7 (3fs, 2 '65s'), D Connell, PJ Masterson, K Murray 0-1 each.

18 February 2018
12:30
Round 3
Monaghan 0-17 - 2-15 Tyrone Grattan Park, Inniskeen
Referee: J Connors (Donegal)
Rafter 0-12 (9f), N Garland 0-2, C Flynn, B McGuigan and C Power 0-1 each. Report D Casey 2-11 (9f), P Daly 0-2, A Kelly and L Armstrong 0-1 each. Monaghan:

18 February 2018
13:00
Round 3
Louth 1-16 - 1-16 Warwickshire Darver
Referee: S Stack (Dublin)
N Arthur 0-11 (9fs), S Connelly 1-1, P Lynch 0-2, D Murphy, S Callan 0-1 each. Report N McKenna 0-7 (2fs), I Dwyer 1-1, P Hoban 0-4fs, G Lennon, K McGee, C McBride, N Kennedy 0-1 each.

Division 3A Round 4[edit]

24 February 2018
14:30
Round 4
Warwickshire 2-17 - 3-13 Monaghan Páirc na hÉireann, Solihull
Referee: A Ferguson (Fermanagh)
N McKenna 1-4 (2f), D Nugent 1-2 (1f), K Magee 0-3, J Collins, S Caulfield 0-2 each, P Hoban, N Kennedy, P Scally, I Dwyer 0-1 each Report F Rafter 0-11 (8f, 2'65), E Collins 1-2, P McGahon, M Treanor 1-0 each

25 February 2018
12:30
Round 4
Longford 5-07 - 4-17 Louth Pearse Park, Longford
Referee: C Mooney (Dublin)
J O'Brien 2-4 (3f); P Walsh 2-0; R Murray 1-0; C Mullane (f), D Connell and J Casey 0-1 each. Report N Arthur 4- 12 (5f, '65); P Lynch 0-2; M Molloy, G Arthur, S Connelly 0-1 each. Longford:

25 February 2018
14:00
Round 4
Tyrone 1-16 - 1-12 Roscommon Healy Park, Omagh
D Casey 0-13 (9f, 1 s/l), R McKernan 1-0, B McGurk, L Armstrong, P Daly 0-1 each. Report R Fallon 1-0, D Glynn 0-9 (7f, 2 '65), G Keenan 0-2, C Kelly 0-1.

Division 3A Round 5[edit]

11 March 2018
13:00
Round 5
Roscommon 3-10 - 1-23 Warwickshire Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon
Referee: S Hynes (Galway)
S Curley 0-6 (2fs); C Kelly 1-2; N Connaughton, R Kelly 1-0 each; J Keane (f), D Glynn (f) 0-1 each. Report N McKenna 1-10 (5fs); I Dwyer 0-3; P Hoban (2f), G Lennon, D Nugent 0-2 each; J Collins, S Caulfield (1f), P Uniacke, K Magee 0-1 each.

11 March 2018
14:00
Round 5
Monaghan 1-13 - 1-13 Louth St. Mary's Park, Castleblayney
Referee: A Devine (Westmeath)
F Rafter 0-8 (7f), M Treanor 1-0, N Garland 0-3, C McNally and B McGuigan 0-1 each Report N Arthur 1-9 (5f), R Byrne 0-2 (2f), M Molloy and G Smyth 0-1 each

11 March 2018
14:00
Round 5
Longford 1-14 - 2-21 Tyrone Pearse Park, Longford
Referee: J Connors (Donegal)
J O'Brien 0-12 (10f), P Walsh 1-0, S O'Brien, D Duggan 0-1 each. Report D Casey 0-15, (7f '65'), B McGurk 1-1, P O'Kelly 1-2, R McKernan 0-2, P Daly 0-1.

Division 3A Final[edit]

24 March 2018
13:00
Final
Warwickshire 0-20 - 1-14 Louth St. Loman's Park, Trim
Referee: S Hynes (Galway)
N McKenna (0-6, 6f); P Hoban (0-5, 4f, 1 65), N Kennedy (0-3), P Uniacke (0-2), S Caulfield (0-2); GLennon (0-1), K Magee (0-1). Report N Arthur (0-9, 8f), G Smyth (1-0), R Byrne (0-1, 1f), A McCrave (0-1); D Ryan (0-1), M Molloy (0-1); G Arthur (0-1).

Division 3A scoring statistics[edit]

Top scorers overall
Rank Player Team Tally Total Matches Average
1 Niall Arthur Louth 7-50 71 6 11.83
2 Damian Casey Tyrone 2-60 66 5 13.20
3 Niall McKenna Warwickshire 2-39 45 6 7.50
Daniel Glynn Roscommon 0-45 45 5 9.00
Fergal Rafter Monaghan 0-45 45 5 9.00
4 Cathal Mullane Longford 1-21 24 4 6.00
5 John O'Brien Longford 2-16 22 2 11.00
6 Ian Dwyer Warwickshire 3-05 14 6 2.33
7 Patrick Walsh Longford 3-04 13 5 2.60
8 Paul Hoban Warwickshire 0-12 12 4 3.00
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player Club Tally Total Opposition
1 Niall Arthur Louth 4-12 24 Longford
2 Damian Casey Tyrone 2-11 17 Monaghan
3 Niall Arthur Louth 2-09 15 Tyrone
Damian Casey Tyrone 0-15 15 Longford
4 Niall McKenna Warwickshire 1-10 13 Roscommon
Daniel Glynn Roscommon 0-13 13 Louth
Daniel Glynn Roscommon 0-13 13 Longford
Damian Casey Tyrone 0-13 13 Louth
Damian Casey Tyrone 0-13 13 Roscommon
5 Niall Arthur Louth 1-09 12 Monaghan
Joe O'Brien Longford 0-12 12 Tyrone
Fergal Rafter Monaghan 0-12 12 Tyrone

Division 3B[edit]

Division 3B Table[edit]

  Division champion, promoted

Team Matches Score Pts
Pld W D L For Against Diff
Colours of Roscommon.svg Lancashire 4 4 0 0 7-63 4-46 +36 8
Colours of Leitrim.svg Leitrim 4 3 0 1 9-56 3-41 +33 6
Colours of Sligo.svg Sligo 4 2 0 2 7-49 4-43 +15 4
Colours of Laois.svg Cavan 4 1 0 3 7-31 10-74 -52 2
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Fermanagh 4 0 0 4 1-53 10-58 -32 0

Division 3B Rounds 1 to 5[edit]

Division 3B Round 1[edit]

28 January 2018
Round 1
Lancashire 2-25 – 1-11 Fermanagh Randalstown
R Crowley (2-14), T Duane (0-3); JJ Dunphy (0-2), D Crowley (0-1f), M Hawley (0-1), N Unwin (0-1); J Fitzmaurice (0-1), S Duncan (0-1); P Duggan (0-1). Report S Curran (0-4f), B McPhillips (1-0), C McShea (0-2, 1f), M Teague (0-2); F McBrien (0-2), J Duffy (0-1f).

28 January 2018
Round 1
Leitrim 1-09 – 0-08 Sligo Tourlestrane
Referee: J Connors
B Murray (1-2, 1-0f), C Cunniffe (0-3f), Z Moradi (0-2), K McDermott (0-1); C O'Donovan (0-1). Report J McHugh (0-4, 2f); K Prior (0-1), E Comerford (0-1f), G Cadden (0-1), D Collery (0-1).

Division 3B Round 2[edit]

4 February 2018
Round 2
Leitrim 0-14 – 0-15 Lancashire Ballinamore
C Cunniffe 0-9, (9f), Z Moradi & B Murray 0-2 each, C O’Donovan 0-1 Report R Crowley 0-13, (2 '65s', 8f), T Duane & N Unwin 0-1 each

4 February 2018
Round 2
Cavan 0-04 – 2-19 Sligo Kingspan Breffni, Cavan
Referee: T Gleeson
P Sheridan 0-3f), A Sheridan (0-1). Report R Brennan (0-9, 8f), K Banks (1-3); T O'Kelly-Lynch (1-0), G Cadden (0-2), E McDonagh (0-2, 1f), L Cadden (0-1), E Comerford (0-1); K Raymond (0-1f).

Division 3B Round 3[edit]

18 February 2018
13:00
Round 3
Lancashire 2-18 - 1-12 Cavan Jordanstown
Referee: K Brady (Dublin)
R Crowley 0-11 (4f), M Hawley 2-0, D Crowley 0-3, N Unwin 0-2, JJ Dunphy 0-2. Report P Sheridan 0-7 (7f), A Sheridan 1-1, S Keating 0-3 (3 '65), P Brady 0-1.

18 February 2018
14:00
Round 3
Fermanagh 0-11 - 2-12 Leitrim Irvinestown
Referee: A Devine (Westmeath)
J Duffy 1-5 (0-4fs), R Ó Buaigh 0-4 (1f), T Cleary, JP McGarry 0-1 each. Report C Moreton, Z Moradi 1-0 each, C Cunniffe 0-7 (6fs, 1 '65'), C O'Donovan 0-4, B Murray 0-1.

Division 3B Round 4[edit]

24 February 2018
12:00
Round 4
Sligo 2-09 - 3-15 Lancashire Markievicz Park, Sligo
Referee: L Gordon
T O'Kelly-Lynch, F O'Flynn 1-0 each, R Brennan 0-4 (4f), K Gilmartin 0-2, R MacNamara, J McHugh, K Banks 0-1 each. Report R Crowley 2-8 (7f), M Hawley 1-1, D Crowley 0-3, S Duncan, D Power, N Unwin 0-1 each;

25 February 2018
14:00
Round 4
Cavan 3-08 - 0-16 Fermanagh Kingspan Breffni, Cavan
Referee: T Gleeson (Dublin)
P Brady 2-1, S Keating 0-5 (4f, '65), C Wall 1-0, A Sheridan 0-1, P Sheridan 0-1 (f). Report S Curran 0-11 (6f, 2 65s), J Duffy, C McShea, F McBrien, R Bogue (f), B McPhillips 0-1.

Division 3B Round 5[edit]

11 March 2018
14:30
Round 5
Leitrim 6-21 - 3-07 Cavan Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick
Referee: L Gordon
C Cunniffe (4-6, 0-4f), Z Moradi (2-4), C O'Donovan (0-5, 1f), E Moreton (0-1), C Byrne (0-1'65), J Glancy (0-1), B Murray (0-1), K McDermott (0-1), J McNabola (0-1). Report S Keating (1-6, 0-3f, 0-1'65); C Wall (2-1).

11 March 2018
14:30
Round 5
Fermanagh 0-15 - 3-13 Sligo Lisbellaw
Referee: J Keane
S Curran (0-6, 4f); J Duffy (0-5, 3f), JP McGarry (0-2), R Bogue (0-1), F McBrien (0-1). Report K Gilmartin (1-7, 0-4f), T O'Kelly Lynch (2-0), K Banks (0-4), E McDonagh (0-2).

Division 3B Final[edit]

25 March 2018
12:00
Final
Lancashire 1-25 - 1-18
(aet)
Leitrim First Ulsters Park, Ballyconnell
Referee: K Brady (Louth)
R Crowley 0-16 (2 65s, 0-10f), E Kenny 0-4, M Hawley 1-0, D Crowley 0-2, D Maskey, E McKillop and D O’Brien 0-1 each. Report C Cunniffe 1-10 (0-9f), C Byrne (0-1f), B Murray, Z Moradi and D McGovern 0-2 each.

Division 3B scoring statistics[edit]

Top scorers overall
Rank Player Team Tally Total Matches Average
1 Ronan Crowley Lancashire 4-62 74 5 14.80
2 Clement Cunniffe Leitrim 5-35 50 5 10.00
3 Shea Curran Fermanagh 0-21 21 4 5.25
4 Zak Moradi Leitrim 3-10 19 5 3.80
5 Seán Keating Cavan 1-14 17 4 4.25
6 John Duffy Fermanagh 1-12 15 4 3.75
7 Martin Hawley Lancashire 4-02 14 5 2.80
8 Ruairí Brennan Sligo 0-13 13 4 3.25
9 Tony O'Kelly-Lynch Sligo 4-00 12 4 3.00
Cormac Wall Cavan 2-06 12 3 4.00
Kevin Gilmartin Sligo 1-09 12 2 6.00
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player Club Tally Total Opposition
1 Ronan Crowley Lancashire 2-14 20 Fermanagh
2 Clement Cunniffe Leitrim 4-06 18 Cavan
3 Ronan Crowley Lancashire 0-16 16 Leitrim
4 Ronan Crowley Lancashire 2-08 14 Sligo
5 Clement Cunniffe Leitrim 1-10 13 Lancashire
Ronan Crowley Lancashire 0-13 13 Leitrim
6 Shea Curran Fermanagh 0-11 11 Cavan
7 Zak Moradi Leitrim 2-04 10 Cavan
Kevin Gilmartin Sligo 1-07 10 Fermanagh
Ronan Crowley Lancashire 0-10 10 Cavan

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