2011 National Football League (Ireland)

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2011 National Football League
League details
Dates 5 February – 24 April 2011
Teams 33
League champions
Winners Cork (7th win)
Captain Michael Shields
Manager Conor Counihan
League runners-up
Runners-up Dublin
Captain Bryan Cullen
Manager Pat Gilroy
Other division winners
Division 2 Donegal
Division 3 Louth
Division 4 Longford
2010
2012

The 2011 National Football League was a competition run by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) between February and April 2011. It was contested by 33 teams, representing the 32 counties of Ireland plus London. Cork retained the title after a 0-21 to 2-14 win against Dublin.[1]

Format[edit]

In 2011 the National Football League had four divisions, the top three consisting of eight teams, and Division 4 of nine. Each team played each other team in its division once, with two points awarded for a win, and one for a draw. The top two teams in each of divisions 2, 3 and 4 were promoted, and contested the finals of their respective divisions; the top two teams in Division 1 contested the 2011 NFL final. The bottom two teams in each of divisions 1, 2 and 3 were relegated.

Division placings[edit]

Division 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts Notes
Dublin 7 6 1 0 16–82 6–92 20 13 Advanced to NFL final
Cork 7 5 0 2 6–110 7–91 16 10
Kerry 7 5 0 2 6–93 5–74 22 10
Down 7 3 1 3 7–85 8–84 -2 7
Mayo 7 2 1 4 10–84 11–85 -4 5
Armagh 7 2 0 5 6–82 7–95 -16 4
Monaghan 7 2 0 5 3–93 6–96 -12 4 Relegated to Division 2 for 2012
Galway 7 1 1 5 2–91 6-103 -24 3
  • Cork were placed ahead of Kerry as they won the head-to-head match between the teams (6 February at Tralee: 0-17 - 1-13)
  • Armagh were placed ahead of Monaghan as they won the head-to-head match between the teams (20 February at Athletic Grounds: 1-11 - 0-13)

Fixtures and results[edit]

Final[edit]

Final
Dublin 2-14 - 0-21 Cork
B Brogan 1-3, (0-1f), K McManamon 0-5, T Quinn 1-2, D Connolly 0-2, B Cahill, K Nolan 0-1 each Report D Goulding (2f), C Sheehan 0-4 each, D O'Connor (1f), P O'Neill, P Kelly 0-3 each, F Goold, J O'Sullivan, N O'Leary, F Lynch 0-1 each
Attendance: 36,348[2]
Referee: J McQuillan (Cavan)

Top scorers[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Daniel Goulding Cork 0-48 48 8 6.00
2 Paul Finlay Monaghan 0-38 38 6 6.33
3 Steven McDonnell Armagh 0-36 36 7 5.14
4 Bernard Brogan Dublin 2-26 32 7 4.57
5 Tomás Quinn Dublin 4-17 29 7 4.14
6 Jason Doherty Mayo 7-06 27 6 4.50
Cormac Bane Galway 1-24 27 7 3.85
8 Martin Clarke Down 2-20 26 7 3.71
Conor McManus Monaghan 1-23 26 7 3.71
10 Diarmuid Connolly Dublin 4-11 23 8 2.87
Bryan Sheehan Kerry 2-17 23 5 4.60
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Diarmuid Connolly Dublin 3-03 12 Mayo
2 Paul Finlay Monaghan 0-11 11 Mayo
3 Tomás Quinn Dublin 1-07 10 Mayo
4 Donncha O'Connor Cork 2-03 9 Armagh
5 Bryan Sheehan Kerry 1-05 8 Dublin
Colm Cooper Kerry 0-08 8 Galway
Paul Finlay Monaghan 0-08 8 Down
8 Jason Doherty Mayo 2-01 7 Galway
Martin Clarke Down 1-04 7 Monaghan
Daniel Goulding Cork 0-07 7 Kerry
Paul Finlay Monaghan 0-07 7 Armagh
Daniel Goulding Cork 0-07 7 Down
Daniel Goulding Cork 0-07 7 Galway
Daniel Goulding Cork 0-07 7 Armagh

Division 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts Notes
Donegal 7 4 2 1 7–90 6–69 24 10 Advanced to final and promoted to Division 1 for 2012
Laois 7 5 0 2 6-98 7-72 23 10
Derry 7 5 0 2 6-90 6-92 -2 10
Tyrone 7 4 1 2 5-89 3-80 15 9
Kildare 7 4 1 2 4-81 3-80 4 9
Meath 7 1 1 5 6-80 4-97 -11 3
Sligo 7 1 1 5 6-83 7-90 -10 3 Relegated to Division 3 for 2012
Antrim 7 1 0 4 3–78 7–109 -43 2
  • Donegal, Laois and Derry are ranked by score difference.
  • Meath were placed ahead of Sligo as they won the head-to-head match between the teams (20 February at Páirc Tailteann: 1-12 - 0-8)

Fixtures and results[edit]

Final[edit]

Final
Donegal 2-11 - 0-16 Laois
Michael Murphy (1-3), Colm McFadden (1-3), Kevin Cassidy (0-1), Rory Kavanagh (0-1), Mark McHugh (0-1), Ryan Bradley (0-1), D Walsh (0-1) Report Donie Kingston (0-4), Paul Cahillane (0-3), John O'Loughlin (0-2), Niall Donoher (0-2), Ross Munnelly (0-2), Darren Strong (0-1), Colm Begley (0-1), Michael John Tierney (0-1)
Referee: Marty Duffy (Sligo)

Division 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts Notes
Westmeath 7 4 1 2 4-95 8-72 +1 9 Advanced to final and promoted to Division 2 for 2012
Louth 7 4 0 3 7-75 3-77 +10 8
Wexford 7 4 0 3 6-85 8–74 +5 8
Offaly 7 4 0 3 7–80 5-82 +4 8
Cavan 7 3 1 3 3-81 6–78 -6 7
Tipperary 7 3 0 4 4–79 5–76 -1 6
Limerick 7 3 0 4 6–78 5–82 -1 6 Relegated to Division 4 for 2012
Waterford 7 2 0 5 10-64 7–85 -12 4
  • Louth, Wexford and Offaly are ranked by score difference
  • Tipperary were placed ahead of Limerick as they won the head-to-head match between the teams (6 February at Semple Stadium: 0-10 - 0-6)

Fixtures and results[edit]

Final[edit]

Final
Louth 1-15- 0-13 Westmeath
Report

Division 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts Notes
Roscommon 8 7 1 0 8-118 5-73 54 15 Advanced to final and promoted to Division 3 for 2012
Longford 8 5 2 1 10-103 4–66 55 12
Wicklow 8 4 3 1 15–115 10–80 46 11
Fermanagh 8 4 0 4 3-100 5-54 29 8
Carlow 8 4 1 3 8–96 10–84 6 7
Clare 8 3 1 4 14–86 3–90 38 7
Leitrim 8 3 0 5 4–87 4–58 19 6
London 8 2 0 6 2–53 9-96 -66 4
Kilkenny 8 0 0 8 6-18 19–160 -181 0
  • Carlow were placed ahead of Clare as they won the head-to-head match between the teams (27 February at Dr Cullen Park: 1-11 - 1-10)

Fixtures and results[edit]

Final[edit]

Final
Longford 2-11 - 1-08 Roscommon
Report

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cork 0-21 Dublin 2-14". RTÉ Sport. 2011-04-24. Archived from the original on 2011-06-28. Retrieved 2011-04-26. 
  2. ^ eircomsportshub.net Archived 2012-03-23 at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2010 National Football League
National Football League
1926 – present
Succeeded by
2012 National Football League