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2014 National Football League (Ireland)

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Teams  32
Captain  Stephen Cluxton
Runners-up  Derry
Winners  Dublin (10th win)
Manager  Jim Gavin
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Dates  1 February – 27 April 2014

The 2014 National Football League known for sponsorship reasons as the Allianz National Football League was the 83rd staging of the National Football League (NFL), an annual Gaelic football tournament for the Gaelic Athletic Association county teams of Ireland. The League began on Saturday 1 February 2014. Thirty-one Gaelic football county teams from the island of Ireland, plus London, participated.

Contents

Dublin won their second title in a row and eleventh in total after a 3-19 to 1-10 win against Derry in the final on 27 April at Croke Park.

League structure

The 2014 format of the National Football League was a system of four divisions of eight teams. Each team played every other team in its division once, either home or away. 2 points were awarded for a win and 1 for a draw.

Tie-breaker

If only two teams were level on league points -

  • The team that won the head-to-head match was ranked first
  • If this game was a draw, score difference (total scored minus total conceded in all games) was used to rank the teams
  • If score difference was identical, total scored was used to rank the teams
  • If the two teams were still level, a play-off was required
  • If three or more teams were level on league points, points difference was used to rank the teams.

    Finals, promotions and relegations

    The top four teams in Division 1 contested the 2014 NFL semi-finals (first played fourth and second played third) and final. The top two teams in divisions 2, 3 and 4 were promoted, and contested the finals of their respective divisions. The bottom two teams in divisions 1, 2 and 3 were relegated.

    Table

      Compete in Division 1 semi-finals
      Automatic relegation to Division 2

    1Derry, Mayo and Dublin are ranked by points difference.

    Table

      Compete in Division 2 final
      Automatic relegation to Division 3

    1Donegal are placed ahead of Monaghan because they won the head-to-head game between the teams (2-11 to 0-10).

    2Galway are placed ahead of Armagh because they won the head-to-head game between the teams (2-14 to 1-13).

    Table

      Compete in Division 2 final
      Automatic relegation to Division 4

    1Sligo, Wexford and Limerick are ranked by points difference.

    Table

      Compete in Division 4 final and automatic promotion to Division 3

    1Tipperary are placed ahead of Clare because they won the head-to-head game between the teams (3-09 to 0-14).

    2London are placed ahead of Carlow because they had a superior scoring difference; the head-to-head game between the teams was a draw (2-07 to 0-13).

    Statistics

  • All scores correct as of 19 April 2016
  • Scoring

  • Widest winning margin: 19
  • Carlow 1-8 - 2-24 Tipperary (Division 4)
  • Down 4-16 - 0-9 Louth (Division 2)
  • Most goals in a match: 7
  • Meath 3-18 - 4-11 Galway (Division 2)
  • Fermanagh 4-10 - 3-17 Roscommon (Division 3)
  • Most points in a match: 37
  • Tipperary 3-20 - 2-17 Antrim (Division 4)
  • Kildare 2-19 - 2-18 Mayo (Division 1)
  • Kildare 1-21 - 3-16 Tyrone (Division 1)
  • Most goals by one team in a match: 5
  • Leitrim 0-16 - 5-16 Tipperary (Division 4)
  • Highest aggregate score: 52 points
  • Tipperary 3-20 - 2-17 Antrim (Division 4)
  • Lowest aggregate score: 16 points
  • Antrim 0-6 - 0-10 Clare (Division 4)
  • Top scorers

    Overall
    Single game

    References

    2014 National Football League (Ireland) Wikipedia


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