1930–31 National Football League (Ireland)

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1930–31 National Football League
League details
Dates 29 June 1930 – May 1931
League champions
Winners Kerry (3rd win)
Captain Miko Doyle
League runners-up
Runners-up Cavan
Captain Jim Smith

The 1930–31 National Football League was the 4th staging of the National Football League, a Gaelic football tournament for the Gaelic Athletic Association county teams of Ireland.

Kerry won their third league in a row. They trailed Cavan 1-1 to 0-1 at half-time in the final, but went on to win by a point.[1][2][3] After their win, Kerry went on an American tour.[4]

Format[edit]

Divisions[edit]

  • Division One: 22 teams. Split into four regional groups
  • Division Two: 10 teams. Split into two regional sections

Round-Robin Format[edit]

Each team played every other team in its division (or group where the division is split) once, either home or away.

Points awarded[edit]

2 points were awarded for a win and 1 for a draw.

Titles[edit]

Knockout stage qualifiers[edit]

  • Division One title: top team in each group qualified for the semi-final
  • Division Two (Midland) title: top team in each group qualified for the final
  • Division Two (Northern) title: group winners win the title

Division One[edit]

Group A[edit]

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L Pts Status
Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry 4 3 1 0 7 Advance to Knockout stage
Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 4 3 0 1 6
Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 4 2 1 1 5
Colours of Laois.svg Laois 4 1 0 3 2
Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 4 0 0 4 0

Group B[edit]

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L Pts Status
Colours of Monaghan.svg Waterford 4 3 1 0 7 Advance to Knockout stage
Colours of Cork.svg Cork 4 3 0 1 6
Colours of Clare.svg Clare 4 2 0 2 4
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 3 0 1 2 1
Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 3 0 0 3 0

Group C[edit]

Group D[edit]

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L Pts Status
Colours of Galway.svg Galway 4 4 0 0 8 Advance to Knockout stage
Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo 4 3 0 1 6
Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon 4 2 0 2 4
Colours of Leitrim.svg Leitrim 4 1 0 3 2
Colours of Sligo.svg Sligo 4 0 0 4 0

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

Kerry 2-5 – 1-1 Galway

Cavan 7-5 – 0-3 Waterford

Final[edit]

Kerry 1-3 – 1-2 Cavan
John Joe Landers 1-0, Tim Landers 0-1, Miko Doyle 0-1 Terry Coyle 1-0, Jack Smallhorne 0-1, Louis Blessing 0-1
Attendance: 15,000[40]

Division two[edit]

Midland[edit]

Northern Section[edit]

Southern Section[edit]

Final[edit]

Tables[edit]

Northern[edit]

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L Pts Status
Colours of Leitrim.svg Donegal 3 3 0 0 6 Win Division Two (Northern)
Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone 3 2 0 1 4
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Fermanagh 3 1 0 2 2
Colours of Cork.svg Derry 3 0 1 3 0

[54]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ GAA Final Teams
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ [3]
  5. ^ "Dublin's success at Newbridge", Irish Independent, 24 March 1930, p. 10
  6. ^ "Dublin's good win", Irish Independent, 7 April 1930, p. 10
  7. ^ "Won by a point", Irish Independent, 7 April 1930, p. 10
  8. ^ "Four scores in poor game", Irish Independent, 17 November 1930, p. 11
  9. ^ "Kerry defeat Dublin in National Football League", The Kerryman, 13 December 1930, p. 12
  10. ^ "Won by a point", Irish Independent, 24 March 1930, p. 10
  11. ^ "Home County weak", Irish Independent, 24 March 1930, p. 10
  12. ^ "In The South", Irish Independent, 7 April 1930, p. 10
  13. ^ "National League", Irish Independent, 8 April 1930, p. 14
  14. ^ "Football League", Cork Examiner, 10 November 1930, p. 10
  15. ^ "Dungarvan tie decides honours", Irish Independent, 8 December 1930, p. 13
  16. ^ "In The North", Irish Independent, 24 March 1930, p. 10
  17. ^ "Armagh outplayed", Irish Independent, 24 March 1930, p. 10
  18. ^ "Homesters win well", Irish Independent, 7 April 1930, p. 10
  19. ^ "Level scoring", Irish Independent, 7 April 1930, p. 10
  20. ^ "A win for Cavan", Cork Examiner, 6 October 1930, p. 12
  21. ^ "National Football League", Meath Chronicle, 8 November 1930, p. 9
  22. ^ "Do Louth need a rest?", Irish Independent, 17 November 1930, p. 11
  23. ^ "Weak teams suffer the penalty", Irish Independent, 24 November 1930, p. 12
  24. ^ "Weak teams suffer the penalty", Irish Independent, 24 November 1930, p. 12
  25. ^ "Smith's first match", Irish Independent, 8 December 1930, p. 13
  26. ^ "A lucky draw", Irish Independent, 8 December 1930, p. 13
  27. ^ "Croke Park", Irish Independent, 5 December 1930, p,13
  28. ^ "Antrim's narrow defeat at Navan", Irish Independent, 15 December 1930, p. 11
  29. ^ "Cavan ready Divisional winners", Meath Chronicle, 24 January 1931, p. 9
  30. ^ "Connacht Senior Football League", Connaught Telegraph, 3 May 1930, p. 4
  31. ^ "Galway play and win", Irish Independent, 12 May 1930, p. 11
  32. ^ http://mayogaablog.com/?page_id=5968
  33. ^ "Leitrim's success", Irish Independent, 22 July 1930, p. 13
  34. ^ "Connacht League", Irish Independent, 22 September 1930, p. 10
  35. ^ "GAA games", Irish Independent, 3 October 1930, p. 14
  36. ^ "Galway's defeat of Sligo", Connacht Tribune, 11 October 1930, p. 11
  37. ^ "Kerry's win", The Cork Examiner, 16 February 1931, p.12
  38. ^ "Second Semi-Final", The Cork Examiner, 16 February 1931, p.12
  39. ^ "Depleted Kerry Team", The Kerryman, 7 March 1931, p.10
  40. ^ "For The Record, A History of the National Football and Hurling League Finals", Tom Morrisson, Collins Press, 2002, ISBN 9781903464151
  41. ^ "One-sided match", Irish Independent, 24 March 1930, p. 10
  42. ^ "Decisions unpopular", Irish Independent, 7 April 1930, p. 10
  43. ^ "National League", Meath Chronicle, 6 September 1930, p. 9
  44. ^ "Midland - Group A", Irish Independent, 25 March 1930, p. 12
  45. ^ "Wicklow very weak", Irish Independent, 7 April 1930, p. 10
  46. ^ "Kilkenny and Carlow draw", Cork Examiner, 10 November 1930, p. 10
  47. ^ "A poor contest", Irish Independent, 8 December 1930, p. 13
  48. ^ "Donegal's first match in National League", Donegal News, 29 March 1930, p. 3
  49. ^ "Narrow victory", Irish Independent, 24 March 1930, p. 10
  50. ^ "Exciting match", Irish Independent, 7 April 1930, p. 10
  51. ^ "Close struggle in Derry", Irish Independent, 7 April 1930, p. 10
  52. ^ "National League Fixture", Donegal News, 6 September 1930, p. 3
  53. ^ "Donegal defeat Fermanagh", Irish Independent, 6 October 1930, p. 12
  54. ^ "National League success", Donegal News, 11 October 1930, p. 5