2008 National Football League (Ireland)

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2008 National Football League
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League details
Dates 2 February – 27 April 2008420084t
Teams 32
League champions
Winners Derry (6th win)
Captain Kevin McCloy
Manager Paddy Crozier
League runners-up
Runners-up Kerry
Captain Tomás Ó Sé
Manager Pat O'Shea
Other division winners
Division 2 Westmeath
Division 3 Wexford
Division 4 Offaly
2007
2009

The 2008 National Football League was the Gaelic football league contested by 33 GAA counties' football teams, 32 from Ireland and one (London) from England.

Derry won their sixth title.[1][2]

Format[edit]

The 2008 format of the National Football League is a new system consisting of four separate divisions. There are eight teams in the top three divisions and nine in Division Four. Placings are decided by:

  1. Points (2 for a win, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss)
  2. Score difference
  3. Total scored
  4. Head-to-head result between tied teams

The top two in each division play a final match to decide the division champions. The top two in divisions 2, 3 and 4 are promoted, whilst the bottom two in 1, 2 and 3 are relegated.

Division One[edit]

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts Notes
Derry 7 5 0 2 5-65 5-55 +23 10 Advanced to NFL final
Kerry 7 5 0 2 2-81 1-62 +12 10
Galway 7 5 0 2 8-79 7-61 +6 10
Donegal 7 4 0 3 5-74 4-64 -2 8
Tyrone 7 3 1 3 2-77 2-67 -3 7
Mayo 7 2 1 4 5-92 10-62 0 5
Kildare 7 1 2 4 6-58 4-69 -18 4 Relegated to Division Two for 2009
Laois 7 0 2 5 5-78 5-96 -18 2

Final[edit]

27 April 2008
Final
Derry 2-13 – 2-9 Kerry
Parnell Park, Donnycarney
Referee: Maurice Deegan (Laois)

Division Two[edit]

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts Notes
Dublin 7 5 1 1 7-69 6-51 +21 11 Advanced to final and promoted to Division One for 2009
Westmeath 7 5 0 2 5-69 2-55 +23 10
Monaghan 7 4 1 2 5-87 4-70 +20 9
Armagh 7 3 1 3 10-82 8-67 +21 7
Cork 7 3 1 3 2-59 0-60 +5 7
Meath 7 3 1 3 5-61 4-66 -2 7
Roscommon 7 1 1 5 4-69 11-116 -68 3 Relegated to Division Three for 2009
Cavan 7 1 0 6 2-74 5-85 -20 2

Final[edit]

27 April 2008
Final
Westmeath 0-15 – 0-10 Dublin

Division Three[edit]

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts Notes
Fermanagh 7 6 1 0 8-80 4-75 +17 13 Advanced to final and promoted to Division Two for 2009
Wexford 7 5 2 0 9-80 4-71 +24 12
Down 7 4 0 3 7-89 10-73 +7 8
Louth 7 3 0 4 8-89 6-85 +10 6
Longford 7 3 0 4 8-78 9-84 -9 6
Limerick 7 2 1 4 8-69 8-78 -9 5
Leitrim 7 2 0 5 7-60 10-71 -20 4 Relegated to Division Four for 2009
Sligo 7 1 0 6 2-78 6-86 -20 2

Final[edit]

27 April 2008
Final
Wexford 3-15 – 0-20 Fermanagh

Division Four[edit]

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts Notes
Offaly 8 6 1 1 18-114 6-63 +87 13 Advanced to final and promoted to Division Three for 2009
Tipperary 8 6 0 2 9-102 5-64 +50 12
Antrim 8 5 1 2 7-111 3-57 +66 11
Waterford 8 5 0 3 8-88 3-77 +26 10
Wicklow 8 4 0 4 10-106 5-81 +40 8
Clare 8 4 0 4 8-82 6-83 +5 8
Carlow 8 4 0 4 8-79 10-94 -21 8
London 8 1 0 7 8-51 20-159 -144 2
Kilkenny 8 0 0 8 3-60 21-115 -109 0

Final[edit]

27 April 2008
Final
Offaly 2-13 – 0-12 Tipperary

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ "Depleted Dubs fail to fire as Flanagan stars", Irish Independent, 28 April 2008, p. 56
  4. ^ "McNamee adds a touch of class to thrill Faithful few", Irish Independent, 28 April 2008, p. 54

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