1989–90 National Hurling League

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The 1989-90 season was the 59th completed season of the National Hurling League, the top league for inter-county hurling teams, since its establishment in 1925. The fixtures were announced on 19 September 1989. The season began on 14 October 1989 and concluded on 6 May 1990.

Division 1[edit]

National Hurling League Division 1
Season1989-90
ChampionsKilkenny
8th National League title
Captain: Kevin Fennelly
Manager: Dermot Healy
RelegatedAntrim
Galway
Matches played35
Top goalscorerD. J. Carey (1-52)
Biggest home winLimerick 5-12 - 1-6 Antrim
(26 November 1989)
Biggest away winCork 6-16 - 2-10 Antrim
(18 February 1990)
Highest scoringCork 6-16 - 2-10 Antrim
(18 February 1990)
1988-89
1990-91

Galway came into the season as defending champions of the 1988-89 season. Dublin and Cork entered Division 1 as the two promoted teams.

On 6 May 1990, Kilkenny won the title after an 0-18 to 0-9 win over New York. It was their first league title since 1986 and their eighth National League title overall.[1]

Antrim were the first team to be relegated after losing all of their group stage games, while Galway suffered the same fate after losing to Wexford in the final round of the group stage.

Kilkenny's D. J. Carey finished the season as top scorer with 1-52.

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Cork 7 5 1 1 11
2 Kilkenny 7 4 2 1 10 Division 1 champions
3 Dublin 7 5 0 2 10
4 Wexford 7 5 0 2 10
5 Limerick 7 3 0 4 6
6 Tipperary 7 2 1 4 5
7 Galway 7 2 0 5 4 Relegated to Division 2
8 Antrim 7 0 0 7 0 Relegated to Division 2

Group stage[edit]

Knock-out stage[edit]

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Home final

Final

Top scorers[edit]

Top scorer overall
Rank Player Team Tally Total Matches Average
1 D. J. Carey Kilkenny 1-52 55 9 6.1
2 Gary Kirby Limerick 4-35 47 7 6.7
3 Kevin Hennessy Cork 9-13 40 7 5.7
4 Michael Cleary Tipperary 0-39 39 7 5.5
Top scorer in a single game
Rank Player Team Tally Total Opposition
1 Ger FitzGerald Cork 4-2 14 Antrim
2 Gary Kirby Limerick 1-9 12 Cork
3 Kevin Hennessy Cork 3-1 10 Tipperary
Jimmy Holohan Wexford 2-4 10 Cork
D. J. Carey Kilkenny 0-10 10 Antrim
Joe Cooney Galway 0-10 10 Limerick
D. J. Carey Kilkenny 0-10 10 New York
8 Terence Kenny Limerick 3-0 9 Tipperary
Eamon Morrissey Kilkenny 2-3 9 Wexford
Brian McMahon Dublin 1-6 9 Waterford
Joe Cooney Galway 0-9 9 Tipperary
Michael Cleary Tipperary 0-9 9 Limerick
Gary Kirby Limerick 0-9 9 Tipperary

Division 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Clare 7 6 1 0 13 Promoted to Division 1
2 Waterford 7 6 1 0 13 Promoted to Division 1
3 Offaly 7 4 1 2 9
4 Meath 7 4 0 3 8
5 Down 7 3 0 4 6
6 Laois 7 2 1 4 5
7 Westmeath 7 1 0 6 2 Relegated to Division 3
7 Carlow 7 0 0 7 0 Relegated to Division 3
15 October 1989 Round 1Laois3-7 - 1-19WaterfordO'Moore Park, Portlaoise
15 October 1989 Round 1Westmeath1-5 - 2-18ClareCusack Park, Mullingar
15 October 1989 Round 1Carlow1-7 - 1-16OffalyDr. Cullen Park, Carlow
15 October 1989 Round 1Down1-13 - 3-9MeathMitchel Park, Ballygalget
29 October 1989 Round 2Meath1-9 - 0-10LaoisSt. Loman's Park, Trim
29 October 1989 Round 2Offaly4-15 - 1-9WestmeathSt. Brendan's Park, Birr
29 October 1989 Round 2Waterford2-11 - 2-4DownWalsh Park, Waterford
29 October 1989 Round 2Clare5-15 - 1-2CarlowCusack Park, Ennis
12 November 1989 Round 3Meath1-9 - 1-12OffalySt. Loman's Park, Trim
12 November 1989 Round 3Laois2-13 - 0-6WestmeathO'Moore Park, Portlaoise
12 November 1989 Round 3Waterford1-14 - 3-8ClareFraher Field, Dungarvan
12 November 1989 Round 3Down3-13 - 0-11CarlowMcKenna Park, Ballycran
26 November 1989 Round 4Offaly1-11 - 1-6DownSt. Brendan's Park, Birr
26 November 1989 Round 4Clare4-13 - 1-5LaoisCusack Park, Ennis
26 November 1989 Round 4Westmeath1-5 - 1-21WaterfordCastletown Geoghegan
26 November 1989 Round 4Carlow2-6 - 3-11MeathDr. Cullen Park, Carlow
19 February 1990 Round 5Meath2-11 - 0-12WestmeathPáirc Tailteann, Navan
19 February 1990 Round 5Down1-11 - 4-10ClareMitchel Park, Ballygalget
19 February 1990 Round 5Offaly0-12 - 1-9LaoisO'Connor Park, Tullamore
19 February 1990 Round 5Carlow0-13 - 1-13WaterfordDr. Cullen Park, Carlow
26 February 1990 Round 6Waterford4-8 - 2-6MeathArdmore Sportsfield, Ardmore
26 February 1990 Round 6Clare1-9 - 0-10OffalyCusack Park, Ennis
26 February 1990 Round 6Laois0-11 - 0-11DownO'Moore Park, Portlaoise
26 February 1990 Round 6Westmeath0-9 - 0-2CarlowCastletown Geoghegan
11 March 1990 Round 7Waterford4-8 - 1-9OffalyWalsh Park, Waterford
11 March 1990 Round 7Down4-8 - 1-12WestmeathMcKenna Pqrk, Ballycran
11 March 1990 Round 7Laois5-16 - 1-2CarlowKelly Daly Park, Rathdowney
11 March 1990 Round 7Meath1-8 - 2-10ClareSt. Loman's Park, Trim

Division 3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Kerry 7 6 1 0 13 Promoted to Division 2
2 Derry 7 5 1 1 11 Promoted to Division 2
3 Wicklow 7 5 0 2 10
4 Kildare 7 4 0 3 8
5 Roscommon 7 3 0 4 6
6 Armagh 7 1 1 5 3
7 Monaghan 7 1 1 5 3
8 Mayo 7 0 5 7 0 Relegated to Division 4

Division 4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Sligo 7 6 1 0 13 Promoted to Division 3
2 Fermanagh 7 5 1 1 11
3 Tyrone 7 5 0 2 10
4 Louth 7 4 0 3 8
5 Longford 7 3 0 4 6
6 Donegal 7 2 0 5 4
7 Cavan 7 1 0 6 2
8 Leitrim 7 1 0 6 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Hurling League Results 1925-2009". Hogan Stand. Archived from the original on 2010-08-05. Retrieved 18 April 2011.