1928–29 National Football League (Ireland)

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1928–29 National Football League
League details
Dates October 1928 – 1929
League champions
Winners Kerry (2nd win)
Captain Joe Barrett
League runners-up
Runners-up Kildare
Captain Jack Higgins

The 1928–29 National Football League was the 3rd staging of the National Football League, a Gaelic football tournament for the Gaelic Athletic Association county teams of Ireland.

For the second year in a row, Kerry defeated Kildare in the final.[1]

Format[edit]

There were four divisions – Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western. Division winners played off for the NFL title.

Results[edit]

North-Eastern Division[edit]

Armagh, Monaghan, Louth, Down, Antrim, Cavan.

Southern Division[edit]

Results[edit]

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry 5 5 0 0 10 Qualified for Knockout Stage
Colours of Cork.svg Cork 5 4 0 1 8

South-Eastern Division[edit]

Kildare won, from Laois,Dublin, Meath and Wexford.

Western Division[edit]

Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon and Galway competed.

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

Kerry 2-5 – 1-2 Sligo

Kildare 4-5 – 0-5 Monaghan
Attendance: 4,000

Finals[edit]

Kerry 1-7 – 2-3 Kildare
Attendance: 11,000[16]
Referee: P Farrell (Roscommon)[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "National Football League", The Kerryman, 20/10/1928, p. 11,
  3. ^ "National League", Cork Examiner, 29 October 1929, p. 11
  4. ^ "National League", Cork Examiner, 29 October 1929, p. 11
  5. ^ "Kerry avenge Championship defeat", The Kerryman, 17/11/1928, p. 15,
  6. ^ "Another Kerry victory", The Kerryman, 24/11/1928, p. 13,
  7. ^ "Cork's strong finish", Irish Independent, 8 April 1929, p. 11,
  8. ^ "Tipperary defeat Waterford in National League football", Cork Examiner, 18 April 1929, p. 13,
  9. ^ "Kerry conquers Cork", The Kerryman, 27/04/1929, p. 5,
  10. ^ "Better next time", Irish Independent, 22 April 1929, p. 11,
  11. ^ "National League", Cork Examiner, 3 December 1928, p. 13
  12. ^ http://mayogaablog.com/?page_id=5977
  13. ^ "Kerry win National League Semi-Final", The Kerryman, 23/11/1929, p. 13
  14. ^ "Crop of goals", Irish Independent, 05/08/1929, p. 12
  15. ^ "Kerry still supreme", Irish Independent, 02/12/1929, p. 13
  16. ^ "For The Record, A History of the National Football and Hurling League Finals", Tom Morrison, Collins Press, 2002, ISBN 9781903464151
  17. ^ "For The Record, A History of the National Football and Hurling League Finals", Tom Morrison, Collins Press, 2002, ISBN 9781903464151

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