2013 National Hurling League

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National Hurling League 2013
League details
Dates 23 February – 5 May 2013
Teams 34
League champions
Winners Kilkenny (16th win)
Captain Colin Fennelly
Manager Brian Cody
League runners-up
Runners-up Tipperary
Captain Shane McGrath
Manager Eamon O'Shea
Other division winners
Division 1B Dublin
Division 2A Laois
Division 2B London
Division 3A Fingal
Division 3B Longford
2012
2014

The 2013 National Hurling League commenced in February 2013.[1] 34 GAA county hurling teams: 32 from Ireland (including Fingal but not Cavan), London and Warwickshire, contested it.[2]

On the final day of fixtures in division 1A on 31 March, all six teams had a chance of either reaching the league semi-finals, or suffering relegation.[3][4][5][6][7]

Kilkenny won the NHL, defeating Tipperary in the final by 2-17 to 0-20 in the final on 5 May in Nowlan Park.[8][9][10] Michael Fennelly scored two goals and three points in the first half as Kilkenny led by 2-07 to 0-11. In the second half Lar Corbett and JJ Delaney were sent off in the 46th minute after they wrestled each other on the ground near the Kilkenny goal. [11][12]

On 13 May Kilkenny's Lester Ryan was named as the GAA-GPA Hurler of the League for 2013. Ryan scored 1-10 in six games from midfield including 0-3 in the semi-final win over Galway and 0-3 in the final victory against Tipperary. [13][14][15]

Format[edit]

  • Division 1A: Top three teams qualify for NHL semi-finals. Bottom two teams play a relegation playoff, with the losing team relegated.
  • Division 1B: Top two teams play division final, with the winner being promoted and qualifying for NHL semi-final. Bottom two teams play a relegation playoff, with the losing team relegated.
  • Divisions 2A and 3A: Top two teams play division final, with the winner being promoted. Bottom two teams play a relegation playoff, with the losing team relegated.
  • Divisions 2B: Top two teams play division final, with the winner being promoted. Bottom team relegated.
  • Division 3B: Top two teams play division final, with the winner being promoted.

The current format of the National Hurling League has been criticised by many including current managers, claiming that it's not benefitting the game in several counties.[16][17]

Fixtures and results[edit]

Division 1A[edit]

  NHL semi-finals   Relegation play-off

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 5 3 0 2 10-85 4-93 10 6
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny (C) 5 3 0 2 6-81 8-71 4 6
Colours of Galway.svg Galway 5 2 1 2 7-71 6-81 -5 5
Colours of Monaghan.svg Waterford 5 2 1 2 3-72 4-75 -6 5
Colours of Cork.svg Cork (R) 5 1 2 2 6-78 4-80 4 4
Colours of Clare.svg Clare 5 2 0 3 4-86 10-73 -5 4

Fixtures and results[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Colin Ryan Clare 0-58 58 6 9.67
2 Joe Canning Galway 2-48 54 6 9.00
3 Patrick Horgan Cork 0-45 45 6 7.50
4 Eoin Larkin Kilkenny 0-31 31 6 5.16
Single game[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Eoin Kelly Tipperary 2-8 14 Clare
2 Joe Canning Galway 1-10 13 Tipperary
Patrick Horgan Cork 0-13 13 Tipperary
4 Joe Canning Galway 1-9 12 Clare
Colin Ryan Clare 0-12 12 Cork
6 Colin Ryan Clare 0-11 11 Kilkenny
Patrick Horgan Cork 0-11 11 Clare
8 Séamus Callanan Tipperary 1-7 10 Dublin
Eoin Larkin Kilkenny 0-10 10 Galway
Joe Canning Galway 0-10 10 Cork
Colin Ryan Clare 0-10 10 Cork
Séamus Callanan Tipperary 0-10 10 Waterford
13 John O'Dwyer Tipperary 1-6 9 Galway
Colin Ryan Clare 0-9 9 Waterford
Eoin Kelly Tipperary 0-9 9 Kilkenny
Richie Power Kilkenny 0-9 9 Tipperary
Patrick Horgan Cork 0-9 9 Clare

Division 1B[edit]

  Division champions and promoted team   Relegated team

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 5 4 1 0 6-90 7-71 +16 9
Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 5 4 0 1 11-81 4-73 +29 8
Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 5 3 0 2 6-73 2-84 +1 6
Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 5 2 1 2 6-81 5-82 +3 5
Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 5 1 0 3 5-74 6-86 –15 2
Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow 5 0 0 5 2-63 12-66 –33 0

Fixtures and results[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Shane Dooley Offaly 4-37 49 5 9.80
2 Neil McManus Antrim 1-41 44 5 8.80
Declan Hannon Limerick 3-35 44 5 8.80
4 Paul Ryan Dublin 2-30 36 5 7.20
5 Paul Morris Wexford 1-26 29 5 5.80
6 Marty Kavanagh Carlow 0-23 23 4 5.75
7 Shane Kavanagh Carlow 0-22 22 5 4.40
Single game[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Shane Dooley Offaly 2-9 15 Dublin
2 Shane Dooley Offaly 2-6 12 Limerick
Declan Hannon Limerick 2-6 12 Carlow
Neil McManus Antrim 0-12 12 Offaly
5 Paul Ryan Dublin 1-8 11 Limerick
Neil McManus Antrim 0-11 11 Limerick
7 Declan Hannon Limerick 1-7 10 Dublin
Paul Morris Wexford 0-10 10 Offaly
Shane Dooley Offaly 0-10 10 Antrim
10 Neil McManus Antrim 1-6 9 Carlow
Gary Moore Wexford 0-9 9 Carlow
Declan Hannon Limerick 0-9 9 Antrim
Shane Kavanagh Carlow 0-9 9 Limerick
Declan Hannon Limerick 0-9 9 Dublin

Division 2A[edit]

  Promoted team   Relegated team

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Colours of Laois.svg Laois 5 4 0 1 7-92 5-62 36 8
Colours of Galway.svg Westmeath 5 4 0 1 5–87 8-54 24 8
Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry 5 4 0 1 8-63 7-66 0 8
Colours of Cork.svg Derry 5 2 0 3 4-65 6-70 -11 4
Colours of Roscommon.svg Wicklow 5 1 0 4 8-50 5-84 -25 2
Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 5 0 0 5 7-66 8-87 -24 0

Fixtures and results[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Shane Nolan Kerry 4-34 46 5 9.20
2 Paul Divilly Kildare 1-30 33 5 6.60
3 Jonathan O'Neill Wicklow 1-29 32 5 6.40
Derek McNicholas Westmeath 0-32 32 5 6.40
5 Stephen Maher Laois 1-28 31 5 6.20
Single game[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Shane Nolan Kerry 2-10 16 Kildare
2 Niall O'Brien Westmeath 1-9 12 Derry
Derek McNicholas Westmeath 0-12 12 Laois
4 Shane Nolan Kerry 1-7 10 Westmeath
Stephen Maher Laois 1-7 10 Kerry
6 Jonathan O'Neill Wicklow 0-9 9 Laois
Stephen Maher Laois 0-9 9 Kildare
8 Michael Kirpatrick Derry 1-5 8 Kerry
Shane Nolan Kerry 1-5 8 Wicklow
Paul Divilly Kildare 1-5 8 Laois
Paddy Henry Derry 0-8 8 Kildare
Derek McNicholas Westmeath 0-8 8 Kildare
Paul Divilly Kildare 0-8 8 Westmeath

Division 2B[edit]

  Division champions and promoted team   Relegated team

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Meath 5 5 0 0 9-90 4-59 46 10
London 5 4 0 1 6-85 7-60 22 8
Down 5 3 0 2 10-85 4-78 25 6
Mayo 5 1 1 3 8-67 8-84 -17 3
Armagh 5 1 0 4 7-66 13-80 -32 2
Roscommon 5 0 1 4 6-57 8-95 -44 1

Fixtures and results[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Paul Braniff Down 2-39 45 5 9.00
2 Kenny Feeney Mayo 1-40 43 5 8.60
3 Stephen Clynch Meath 1-34 37 4 9.25
Single game[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Stephen Clynch Meath 1-12 15 Down
2 Paul Braniff Down 1-10 13 Meath
Paul Braniff Down 1-10 13 Roscommon
Kenny Feeney Mayo 0-13 13 Roscommon
5 Seán Regan Mayo 2-6 12 Armagh
Gerard Hennelly London 0-12 12 Down
7 Declan Coulter Armagh 1-8 11 Roscommon
Gerard Hennelly London 0-11 11 Armagh

Division 3A[edit]

  Division champions and promoted team   Relegated team

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Fingal 5 5 1 0 7-52 5-55 14 9
Donegal 5 4 0 1 11-78 4-56 33 8
Louth 5 3 1 1 8-59 3-66 8 7
Fermanagh 5 2 0 3 6-63 6-64 -1 4
Tyrone 5 1 0 4 3-54 9-63 -17 2
Monaghan 5 0 0 5 2-51 10-64 -37 0

Results[edit]

Division 3B[edit]

  Promoted team

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Longford 3 2 1 0 6–47 3-32 24 5
Sligo 3 2 0 1 5-33 5–33 0 4
Warwickshire 3 1 0 2 6-47 6-48 -1 2
Leitrim 3 0 1 2 3-35 6–49 -23 1

Fixtures and results[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Eoin Donnellan Longford 1-29 32 3 10.66
Clement Cunniffe Leitrim 1-29 32 3 10.66
3 Connor Robbins Warwickshire 0-30 30 3 10.00
4 Gary Waldron Sligo 2-12 18 3 6.00
Single game[edit]
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Clement Cunniffe Leitrim 1-13 16 Warwickshire
1 Eoin Donnellan Longford 1-11 14 Warwickshire
2 Eoin Donnellan Longford 0-13 13 Leitrim
3 Connor Robbins Warwickshire 0-11 11 Sligo
4 Alan O'Neill Warwickshire 3-1 10 Leitrim
Clement Cunniffe Leitrim 0-10 10 Longford
Connor Robbins Warwickshire 0-10 10 Longford

Broadcasting rights[edit]

Setanta Sports and TG4 will provide live coverage of matches in Ireland with RTÉ providing highlights on Sunday nights. Setanta Sports broadcasts live matches in Australia. Setanta Sports also provides matches from the National Hurling League in Asia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Preview: Allianz Hurling League Division 1". RTÉ Sport. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Everything still to play for National Hurling League". Irish Independent. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "September rivals line up league showdown". Irish Independent. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kilkenny 0-20 Cork 2-12". RTÉ Sport. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Tipperary 3-19 Clare 1-14". RTÉ Sport. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Waterford 0-12 Galway 0-15". RTÉ Sport. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ "As it happened: Kilkenny v Tipperary – Allianz Division 1 hurling league final". The Score. 5 May 2013. Archived from the original on 7 May 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 0-20". Munster GAA. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 0-20". RTÉ Sport. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "HL1 final: Fennelly double downs Tipp". Hogan Stand. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "O'Neill and Ryan win League awards". Irish Examiner. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Ryan relished ‘home’ final". Kilkenny People. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  15. ^ "Awards for O'Neill and Ryan". Hogan Stand. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  16. ^ "O'Grady joins calls for hurling league reform". Irish Independent. 4 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  17. ^ "Duffy bites back at managers’ criticism of hurling league format". Irish Independent. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2012 National Hurling League
National Hurling League
1926 – present
Succeeded by
2014 National Hurling League