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2007 National Football League (Ireland)

The 2007 National Football League was the Gaelic football league, contested by 32 GAA counties football teams, 31 from Ireland (as Kilkenny don't compete) and London from England.

2007 National Football League
League details
Dates3 February – 29 April 2007
Teams32
League champions
WinnersDonegal (1st win)
CaptainNeil Gallagher
ManagerBrian McIver
League runners-up
Runners-upMayo
CaptainKevin O'Neill
ManagerJohn O'Mahony
Other division winners
Division 2Meath
2006
2008
The Donegal flag displayed on the day the county won the National Football League for the first time

Due to the extended reshuffling of the structure for the 2008 campaign, survival in Divisions 1A and 1B, was much more precarious—with four relegation places in these divisions, the bottom two teams were relegated to Division 3, and the teams finishing in 5th place and 6th places were relegated to Division 2.

Donegal won the 2007 National Football League by securing the Division One title, a historic achievement and their very first National Football League title. They were unbeaten throughout the competition.[1][2]

Meath won the Division Two title.

The Dublin vs. Tyrone match was the first Gaelic football match held in Croke Park under floodlights.

Contents

FormatEdit

Division OneEdit

The top two teams from both division one A and B go on to qualify for the league semi finals and then the winning team goes on to qualify for the final. The winner of the final game are the football league champions. The bottom two teams in Division one A and B are relegated to Division three of the next format for 2008. The teams who finish in fifth and sixth place in Division A and B are relegated to Division two in the new 2008 format. The teams in first, second, third and fourth position in both Division A and B qualify to play in the new 2008 format in Division One.

Division twoEdit

The top two teams from Division two A and B go on to qualify for the division two semi finals. The winners of the semi final go on to play in the Division two finals and the winner becomes the 2007 Division two champions. The top two teams in Division 2A and 2B go on to play in Division 2 in the 2008 format. The teams that finish in third and fourth position go on to play in Division 3 of the 2008 format and the bottom four teams will play in Division four of the 2008 format.

Scoring DifferenceEdit

All of the final positions in the league will be determined by each teams scoring, there will be no playoffs in the 2007 National Football League. If two teams finish the league on the same points, the scores are then taken into consideration and the team with the best average go to the higher position. If the teams remain equal after the scores have been averaged out, the result of the game which involved the two teams will be seen as the deciding factor between the teams.

Division OneEdit

Division 1A TableEdit

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts Notes
Donegal 7 6 1 0 10-79 8-64 +21 13 Advance to NFL semi-final
Mayo 7 6 0 1 8-72 5-66 +15 12
Kerry 7 4 1 2 3-78 6-62 +7 9 Remain in Division 1
Tyrone 7 3 1 3 3-68 6-69 –10 7
Dublin 7 3 0 4 6-73 2-66 +19 6 Relegated to Division 2 of the 2008 NFL
Cork 7 3 0 4 7-61 4-70 +10 6
Limerick 7 1 1 5 6-67 8-73 –12 3 Relegated to Division 3 of the 2008 NFL
Fermanagh 7 0 0 7 4-53 8-81 –40 0

Division 1B TableEdit

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts Notes
Galway 7 5 0 2 6-68 2-66 +14 10 Advance to NFL semi-final
Kildare 7 4 2 1 2-77 4-66 +5 10
Derry 7 4 1 2 6-82 6-66 +16 9 Remain in Division 1
Laois 7 3 3 1 6-79 4-71 +14 9
Westmeath 7 3 0 4 4-67 6-69 –8 6 Relegated to Division 2 of the 2008 NFL
Armagh 7 3 0 4 5-62 2-81 –10 6
Louth 7 2 1 4 8-77 7-86 –7 5 Relegated to Division 3 of the 2008 NFL
Down 7 0 1 6 2-73 8-79 –24 1

Semi-FinalsEdit

Mayo2-10 – 1-12Galway

Donegal1-13 – 1-11Kildare
Attendance: 23,209

FinalEdit

Donegal0-13 – 0-10Mayo

Division twoEdit

Division 2AEdit

Team Pld W D L Pts diff Pts
Monaghan 7 7 0 0 +40 14
Roscommon 7 5 0 2 +17 10
Longford 7 3 1 3 +31 8
Leitrim 7 4 0 3 +8 8
Offaly 7 3 1 3 +18 6
Clare 7 3 0 4 -5 6
Carlow 7 1 0 6 -51 2
London 7 0 0 7 -58 0

Yellow - Qualified for Division Two semi-finals White - relegated to Division Three Red - relegated to Division Four

Round OneEdit

Carlow1-09 – 0-17Clare
Croke Park
Attendance:
Referee: Pat McEnaney

Leitrim0-12 – 0-11Offaly

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Roscommon1-10 – 2-11Monaghan

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Longford5-19 – 0-08London

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Round TwoEdit

Monaghan1-14 – 3-06Longford

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Offaly3-12 – 1-08Carlow

Attendance:
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Clare1-14 – 1-09Leitrim

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London0-10 – 1-16Roscommon

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Round ThreeEdit

Monaghan0-00 – 0-00Carlow

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Roscommon0-00 – 0-00Clare

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Longford0-00 – 0-00Offaly

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The result was declared null by the GAA; both points were awarded to Longford


London0-00 – 0-00Leitrim

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Round FourEdit

Longford1-14 – 0-10Leitrim

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Clare0-06 – 0-19Monaghan

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Offaly2-17 – 1-09London

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Carlow1-10 – 2-09Roscommon

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Division 2BEdit

Team Pld W D L Pts diff Pts
Cavan 7 5 2 0 +25 12
Meath 7 5 1 1 +25 11
Wexford 7 5 1 1 +25 11
Sligo 7 3 1 3 -1 7
Wicklow 7 3 0 4 -1 6
Antrim 7 2 0 5 -9 4
Tipperary 7 1 1 5 -22 3
Waterford 7 1 0 6 -42 2

Yellow - Qualified for Division Two semi-finals White - relegated to Division Three Red - relegated to Division Four

Round OneEdit

Meath2-07 – 0-13Cavan
Croke Park
Attendance:
Referee: Pat McEnaney

Wicklow4-09 – 1-10Antrim

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Tipperary1-12 – 0-15Sligo

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Waterford2-13 – 1-12Wexford

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Round TwoEdit

Antrim1-11 – 2-12Meath
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Cavan0-17 – 0-10Wicklow

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Wexford0-16 – 0-07Tipperary

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Sligo0-14 – 1-08Waterford

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Round ThreeEdit

Waterford0-8 – 1-13Antrim
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Tipperary0-12 – 1-14Cavan

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Sligo0-10 – 3-12Meath

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Wicklow0-6 – 1-06Wexford

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Round FourEdit

Cavan1-09 – 0-10Sligo
Breffni Park
Attendance:
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Meath0-00 – 0-00Tipperary
Páirc Tailteann
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Antrim1-10 – 2-14Wexford
Casement Park
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Waterford0-08 – 2-08Wicklow
Stadium
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Semi FinalsEdit

Division OneEdit

Both played on Sunday, April 15, at Croke Park, Dublin Donegal v Kildare
Mayo v Galway

Division TwoEdit

Semi FinalsEdit

Monaghan 0-11 Meath 3-09
Roscommon 2-13 v Cavan 0-14

FinalEdit

Roscommon 0-10 Meath 2-12


FinalEdit

Meath2-12 – 0-10Roscommon
Report

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Donegal achieve historic win - First national league title comes to county after victory over Mayo". Donegal Times. 25 April 2007. Archived from the original on 12 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2007.
  2. ^ "Donegal win National League title". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 April 2007. Archived from the original on 12 April 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2007.
  3. ^ http://mayogaablog.com/?page_id=388
  4. ^ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2007/0415/216738-donegal/

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