1983–84 National Football League (Ireland)

The 1983–84 National Football League was the 53rd staging of the National Football League (NFL), an annual Gaelic football tournament for the Gaelic Athletic Association county teams of Ireland.

1983–84 National Football League
League details
DatesOctober 1983 – 29 April 1984
League champions
WinnersKerry (15th win)
CaptainDiarmuid O'Donoghue
ManagerMick O'Dwyer
League runners-up
Runners-upGalway

Kerry defeated Galway in the final, Mikey Sheehy scoring 1-5.[1][2][3]

FormatEdit

Four divisions of 8 teams: each team plays all the other teams in its division once, earning 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw. Tie-breakers are played to separate teams (if necessary for promotion, relegation or knockout places).

The top two teams in Divisions 2, 3 and 4 are promoted. The bottom two teams in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 are relegated.

The NFL title is awarded after a knockout stage. Eight teams progress to the quarter-finals:

  • Teams placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in Division 1
  • Teams placed 1st and 2nd in Division 2
  • Teams placed 1st in Division 3 and 4

ResultsEdit

Division OneEdit

Play-OffEdit

26 February 1984 For 4th Place Cork 0-20 — 4-4
a.e.t
Armagh Athlone[4]
Referee: P Kavanagh, Meath
26 February 1984 For 6th Place Offaly 0-10 — 1-7 Kildare Carlow[5]
Referee: P Collins, Westmeath

TableEdit

Team Pld W D L Pts Status
  Kerry 7 3 4 0 10 Qualified for knockout stage
  Down 7 3 2 2 8
  Meath 7 3 2 2 8
  Cork 7 3 1 3 7
  Armagh 7 3 1 3 7
  Offaly 7 3 4 4 6
  Kildare 7 2 2 3 6 Relegated to Division Two of the 1984–85 NFL
  Dublin 7 1 2 4 4

Division TwoEdit

Play-OffEdit

26 February 1984 For 3rd Place Roscommon 1-11 — 1-7 Mayo McHale Park, Castlebar[6]
Referee: T Moran, Leitrim
4 March 1984 For 2nd Place Tyrone 1-6 — 0-8 Roscommon Breffni Park, Cavan

TableEdit

Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
  Galway 7 7 0 0 14 Qualified for Knockout Phase and promoted to Division One of the 1984–85 NFL
  Tyrone 7 4 0 3 8
  Roscommon 7 4 0 3 8
  Mayo 7 4 0 3 8
  Wexford 7 3 1 3 7
  Louth 7 3 0 4 6
  Cavan 7 2 1 4 5 Relegated to Division Three of the 1983–84 NFL
  Derry 7 0 0 7 0

[7]

Division ThreeEdit

TableEdit

Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
  Monaghan 7 6 0 1 12 Qualified for Knockout Phase and promoted to Division Two of the 1984–85 NFL
  Donegal 7 5 0 2 10 Promoted to Division Two of the 1984–85 NFL
  Wicklow 7 4 1 2 9
  Antrim 7 3 2 2 8
  Clare 7 3 0 4 6
  Laois 7 2 1 4 5
  Carlow 7 1 1 5 3 Relegated to Division Four of the 1984–85 NFL
  Westmeath 7 1 1 5 3

[8]

Division FourEdit

TableEdit

Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
  Longford 7 7 0 0 14 Qualified for Knockout Phase and promoted to Division Three of the 1984–85 NFL
  Leitrim 7 6 0 1 12 Promoted to Division Three of the 1984–85 NFL
  Limerick 7 4 0 3 8
  Fermanagh 7 4 0 3 8
  Waterford 7 3 0 4 6
  Sligo 7 3 0 4 6
  Tipperary 7 1 0 6 2
  Kilkenny 7 0 0 7 0

[9]

Knockout PhaseEdit

Quarter-FinalsEdit

Kerry2-11 – 2-5Longford

Galway1-7 – 0-7Cork

Meath1-12 – 1-7Monaghan

Down2-8 – 0-6Tyrone

Semi-FinalsEdit

Kerry0-12 – 1-6Down

Galway1-10 – 0-13Meath

Galway0-10 – 0-9Meath
Attendance: 13,777

FinalsEdit

Kerry1-11 – 0-11Galway
Mikey Sheehy 1-5; Jack O'Shea 0-3; Tommy Doyle, Eoin Liston, Willie Maher 0-1 each
Referee: Paddy Collins (Westmeath)[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ GAA Final Teams
  2. ^ Terrace Talk 1984
  3. ^ GAA Archive 1983[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Cork find extra time necessary", Irish Independent, 27/02/1984, p. 10
  5. ^ "Dashing Dunne saves Offaly from demotion", Irish Independent, 27/02/1984, p. 10
  6. ^ "Roscommon meet Tyrone in play-off", Irish Independent, 27/02/1984, p. 10
  7. ^ "Your GAA facts", Irish Independent, 20/02/1984, p. 12
  8. ^ "Your GAA facts", Irish Independent, 20/02/1984, p. 12
  9. ^ "Your GAA facts", Irish Independent, 20/02/1984, p. 12
  10. ^ "Terrace Talk :: Kerry Football :: 1984 League".
  11. ^ "Results in brief", Irish Press, 12/03/1984
  12. ^ "Results in brief", Irish Press, 12/03/1984
  13. ^ "Results in brief", Irish Press, 12/03/1984
  14. ^ "Terrace Talk :: Kerry Football :: :: 1984 League :: Semi-final :: Kerry Vs Down".
  15. ^ "Results at a glance", Irish Press, 01/04/1984, p. 14
  16. ^ "Galway grab glory", Irish Press, 15/04/1984, p. 16
  17. ^ "For The Record, A History of the National Football and Hurling League Finals", Tom Morrisson, Collins Press, 2002, ISBN 9781903464151

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