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Encyclopedia > National Hurling League

The National Hurling League (known for sponsorship reasons as the Allianz National Hurling League) is a hurling tournament held annually between the county teams of Ireland, under the auspices of the Gaelic Athletic Association. Allianz Group, with $128 billion of revenue during 2003, is Germanys largest, and one of the worlds largest financial services providers with a focus on the insurance business. ... For the Cornish sport of hurling, see Hurling the Silver Ball. ... The Gaelic Athletic Association (The GAA) (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael) is an organisation which is mostly focussed on promoting Irish sports, such as hurling and camogie, Gaelic football and handball, and rounders. ...

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History

The NHL was first held in 1925-1926, 38 years after the first All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, with Cork being the first winners. The League has traditionally played second fiddle to the All-Ireland, with most counties using it as a warm-up for the All-Ireland. This was not helped by the fact that the League was played in winter (November-March usually) while the championship had the more attractive summer dates and knockout structure. 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Gaelic Athletic Association The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Bank of Ireland Football Championship is the premier knockout competition in the game of Gaelic Football played in Ireland. ... The Cork County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (or Cork GAA) is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Cork. ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ...


In 2002 the league was changed to a February-April calendar, which has increased interest with attendances growing and live games broadcast on TG4. 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... TG4 is an Irish television channel aimed at Irish language speakers and established as a wholly owned subsidiary by Radio Telefís Éireann in 31 October 1996; it was known as Teilifís na Gaeilge or TnaG before a rebranding campaign in 1999. ...


Roll of honour

County Winners Winning Years
Tipperary 18 1928, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1979, 1988, 1994, 1999, 2001
Cork 14 1926, 1930, 1940, 1941, 1948, 1953, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1980, 1981, 1993, 1998
 Kilkenny 12 1933, 1962, 1966, 1976, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1995, 2002, 2003, 2005
Limerick 11 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1947, 1971, 1984, 1985, 1992, 1997
Galway 8 1931, 1951, 1975, 1987, 1989, 1996, 2000, 2004
Clare 3 1946, 1977, 1978
Wexford 3 1956, 1958, 1973
Dublin 2 1929, 1939
Offaly 1 1991
Waterford 1 1963

Image File history File links Tipperary-crest. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Tipperary on Hoganstand. ... Image File history File links Corkcrest. ... The Cork County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (or Cork GAA) is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Cork. ... Image File history File links Kilkenny_crest. ... The Kilkenny County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cummann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Contae Cill Chainnigh) or Kilkenny GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Kilkenny. ... Image File history File links Limerick_crest. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Limerick on Hoganstand. ... Image File history File links Galwaynewcrest. ... The Galway County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Coiste Chontae na Gaillimhe) or Galway GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Galway. ... Image File history File links Countyclare-crest. ... The Clare County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cummann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Contae An Clár) or Clare GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Clare. ... Image File history File links Wexford_crest. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Wexford on Hoganstand. ... Image File history File links Dublinnewcrest. ... // Information Dublin play their home league games at Parnell Park in Donnycarney on Dublins northside. ... Image File history File links Offalynewcrest. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Offaly on Hoganstand. ... Image File history File links Waterfordnewcrest. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Waterford on Hoganstand. ...

Division Placings for 2006 Season

Division 1

Two groups of 6, top 3 in each group (1A and 1B) reach Division 1 Top Group, where they play the 3 teams from opposite section. Top 2 play NHL final. The bottom 3 in each group (1A and 1B) play in Division 1 Relegation Group, with the last-placed team relegated.

The Antrim County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Coiste Chontae Aontroma) or Antrim GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Antrim. ... The Clare County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cummann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Contae An Clár) or Clare GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Clare. ... The Cork County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (or Cork GAA) is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Cork. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Down on Hoganstand. ... The Galway County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Coiste Chontae na Gaillimhe) or Galway GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Galway. ... The Kilkenny County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cummann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Contae Cill Chainnigh) or Kilkenny GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Kilkenny. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Laois on Hoganstand. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Limerick on Hoganstand. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Offaly on Hoganstand. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Tipperary on Hoganstand. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Waterford on Hoganstand. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Wexford on Hoganstand. ...

Division 2

One group of 6 and one of 5, top 3 in each group (2A and 2B) reach Division 2 Promotion Group, where they play the 3 teams from opposite section. Top 2 play Division 2 final. The other 5 teams (from 2A and 2B) play in Division 2 Relegation Group, with the last-placed team relegated.

// History Gaelic football Hurling External links Carlow on Hoganstand. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Derry on Hoganstand. ... // Information Dublin play their home league games at Parnell Park in Donnycarney on Dublins northside. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Kerry on Hoganstand. ... // History Gaelic sports have been played in Kildare for many centuries. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links British GAA on Hoganstand. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Mayo on Hoganstand. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Meath on Hoganstand. ... // History Gaelic football Roscommon compete annually in the Connacht Championships. ... The Westmeath County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Coiste Chontae na hIarmhí) or Westmeath GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Westmeath. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Wicklow on Hoganstand. ...

Division 3

Two groups of 5, top 3 in each group (3A and 3B) reach Division 3 Promotion Group, where they play the 3 teams from opposite section. Top 2 play Division 2 final. The bottom 3 in each group (3A and 3B) play in Division 3 Shield Group, with the top two playing the Shield final.

The Armagh County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Coiste Chontae Ard Mhacha) or Armagh GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Armagh. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Cavan on Hoganstand. ... The Donegal County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cummann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Dún na nGall) or Donegal GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Donegal. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Fermanagh on Hoganstand. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Leitrim on Hoganstand. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Longford on Hoganstand. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Louth on Hoganstand. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Monaghan on Hoganstand. ... The Sligo County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cummann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Contae Sligeach) or Sligo GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Sligo. ... The Tyrone County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cummann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Tír Eoghain) or Tyrone GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Tyrone. ...

Not competing

// History Gaelic football Hurling External links North American GAA Board Gaelic Football & Hurling Association of Australasia Asian Gaelic Games Australian GAA club sites Canadian GAA club sites USA GAA club sites Hong Kong GAA Japan GAA Singapore GAA Taiwan GAA United Arab Emirates GAA Categories: Gaelic Athletic Association ...

External link

Gaelic Games in Ireland
Football The GAA Hurling
Football Championship Hurling Championship
National Football League Handball National Hurling League
Ladies' Gaelic football Camogie
Tommy Murphy Cup Christy Ring Cup
International Rules Croke Park Nicky Rackard Cup
Club Football Championship Club Hurling Championship
Sam Maguire Cup Liam McCarthy Cup
Brendan Martin Cup Interprovincial Championships O'Duffy Cup

 
 

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