2021 Ladies' National Football League

The 2021 Ladies' National Football League, known for sponsorship reasons as the Lidl Ladies' National Football League,[1] is a ladies' Gaelic football competition taking place in summer 2021. Division placings were the same as for the 2020 competition, which was unfinished due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2][3][4][5]

2021 Ladies' National Football League
League details
Dates22 May – 27 June, 2021
Teams31
League champions
WinnersDublin (2nd win)
CaptainSinéad Aherne
ManagerMick Bohan
League runners-up
Runners-upCork
CaptainMartina O'Brien
ManagerEphie Fitzgerald
Other division winners
Division 2Meath
Division 3Laois
Division 4Louth
2020
2022

Revised fixtures were announced on 6 April 2021, with the tournament taking place in late May and June.[6] Dublin were the winners.[7]

FormatEdit

League structureEdit

The 2021 Ladies' National Football League consists of three divisions of eight teams and one of seven. Each division is divided into a North and South section with four teams in each section, except that there are three teams in 4 South. Each team plays every other team in its section once. 3 points are awarded for a win and 1 for a draw.

Teams by Province
Province Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4
Connacht 2 0 2 1
Leinster 2 2 4 3
Munster 3 2 0 1
Ulster 1 4 2 2

Tiebreakers for league rankingEdit

If two teams are level on points, the tie-break is:

  • winners of the head-to-head game are ranked ahead
  • if the head-to-head match was a draw, then whichever team scored more points in the game is ranked ahead (e.g. 1-15 beats 2-12)
  • if the head-to-head match was an exact draw, ranking is determined by the points difference (i.e. total scored minus total conceded in all games)
  • if the points difference is equal, ranking is determined by the total scored

If three or more teams are level on league points, rankings are determined solely by points difference.

Finals, promotions and relegationsEdit

The top two teams in each section in Division 1 contest the Ladies' National Football League semi-finals.

The top two teams in each section in divisions 2, 3 and 4 contest the semi-finals of their respective divisions. The division champions are promoted.

The last-placed teams in each section in divisions 1, 2 and 3 play a relegation playoff against each other, with the losers relegated.

Division 1Edit

Locations of the 2021 LNFL Division 1 teams.
  Red: North section;   Green: South section.

Division 1 NorthEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Donegal 3 3 0 0 66 38 +28 9 Advance to LNFL semi-finals
2   Mayo 3 2 0 1 62 40 +22 6
3   Galway 3 1 0 2 68 67 +1 3
4   Westmeath 3 0 0 3 29 80 −51 0 Advance to relegation playoff; losers are relegated to Division 2
Updated to match(es) played on 6 June 2021. Source: ladiesgaelic.ie
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Division 1 SouthEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Dublin (C) 3 3 0 0 80 44 +36 9 Advance to LNFL semi-finals
2   Cork 3 2 0 1 64 50 +14 6
3   Waterford 3 1 0 2 59 68 −9 3
4   Tipperary (R) 3 0 0 3 34 75 −41 0 Advance to Division 1 relegation playoff; losers are relegated to Division 2
Updated to match(es) played on 6 June 2021. Source: ladiesgaelic.ie
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(C) League champions; (R) Relegated

Division 1 Relegation PlayoffEdit

12 June 2021
13:30 IST (UTC+1)
Relegation playoff
Westmeath 2-16 (22) (16) 2-10 Tipperary

Division 1 FinalsEdit

12 June 2021
15:00 IST (UTC+1)
Semi-Final
Donegal 3-13 (22) (25) 5-10 Cork
12 June 2021
17:15 IST (UTC+1)
Semi-Final
Dublin 4-15 (27) (10) 0-10 Mayo
(HT: 3-03 – 0-04)
26 June 2021
19:30 IST (UTC+1)
LNFL Final
Cork 1-13 (16) (21) 2-15 Dublin
(HT: 1-06 – 1-10)
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: Séamus Mulvihill (Kerry)

Division 2Edit

Division 2 NorthEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Cavan 3 3 0 0 61 49 +12 9 Advance to Division 2 semi-finals; division winners are promoted to Division 1
2   Monaghan 3 2 0 1 63 50 +13 6
3   Armagh 3 1 0 2 53 54 −1 3
4   Tyrone 3 0 0 3 49 73 −24 0 Advance to Division 2 relegation playoff; losers are relegated to Division 3
Updated to match(es) played on 6 June 2021. Source: ladiesgaelic.ie
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Division 2 SouthEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Kerry 3 3 0 0 76 46 +30 9 Advance to Division 2 semi-finals; division winners are promoted to Division 1
2   Meath (P) 3 2 0 1 81 29 +52 6
3   Clare 3 1 0 2 37 66 −29 3
4   Wexford (R) 3 0 0 3 29 82 −53 0 Advance to Division 2 relegation playoff; losers are relegated to Division 3
Updated to match(es) played on 6 June 2021. Source: ladiesgaelic.ie
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

Division 2 Relegation PlayoffEdit

20 June 2021
14:00 IST (UTC+1)
Relegation playoff
Tyrone 11-07 (40) (11) 0-11 Wexford
Lann Léire GFC, Dunleer
Referee: Declan Carolan

Division 2 FinalsEdit

12 June 2021
13:00 IST (UTC+1)
Semi-Final
Cavan 0-09 (9) (13) 0-13 Meath
12 June 2021
15:00 IST (UTC+1)
Semi-Final
Kerry 1-14 (17) (17) 2-11
(a.e.t.)
(4–3 fk)
Monaghan
26 June 2021
17:00 IST (UTC+1)
Division 2 Final
Kerry 1-09 (12) (22) 2-16 Meath
(HT: 0-05 – 1-09)
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: Barry Redmond (Wexford)

Division 3Edit

Division 3 NorthEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Sligo 3 3 0 0 44 29 +15 9 Advance to Division 3 semi-finals; Division winners are promoted to Division 2
2   Roscommon 3 2 0 1 60 49 +11 6
3   Down 3 1 0 2 52 61 −9 3
4   Fermanagh (R) 3 0 0 3 40 57 −17 0 Advance to a relegation playoff; losers are relegated to Division 4
Updated to match(es) played on 6 June 2021. Source: ladiesgaelic.ie
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(R) Relegated

Division 3 SouthEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Laois[a] (P) 3 2 0 1 59 46 +13 6 Advance to Division 3 semi-finals; division winners are promoted to Division 2
2   Kildare[a] 3 2 0 1 41 42 −1 6
3   Longford[b] 3 1 0 2 31 41 −10 3
4   Wicklow[b] 3 1 0 2 34 36 −2 3 Advance to a relegation playoff; losers are relegated to Division 4
Updated to match(es) played on 6 June 2021. Source: ladiesgaelic.ie
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(P) Promoted
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Laois are ranked ahead of Kildare because they won the head-to-head game between the teams (2-16 to 2-13)
  2. ^ a b Longford are ranked ahead of Wicklow because they won the head-to-head game between the teams (1-7 to 0-8)

Division 3 Relegation PlayoffEdit

20 June 2021
14:00 IST (UTC+1)
Relegation playoff
Fermanagh 1-12 (15) (16) 1-13 Wicklow
Coralstown/Kinnegad GAA, Kinnegad
Referee: Lorraine O'Sullivan

Division 3 FinalsEdit

13 June 2021
14:00 IST (UTC+1)
Semi-Final
Sligo 1-08 (11) (20) 2-14 Kildare
(HT: 0-03 – 0-05)
St Brigid's GAA, Kiltoom
13 June 2021
14:00 IST (UTC+1)
Semi-Final
Laois 4-15 (27) (24) 5-09 Roscommon
(HT: 3-05 – 2-04)
Tang Gaelic Grounds, Tang
27 June 2021
16:00 IST (UTC+1)
Division 3 Final
Kildare 3-06 (15) (16) 2-10 Laois

Division 4Edit

Division 4 NorthEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Leitrim 3 3 0 0 68 36 +32 9 Advance to Division 4 semi-finals; division champions are promoted to Division 3
2   Louth (P) 3 2 0 1 66 42 +24 6
3   Antrim 3 1 0 2 47 63 −16 3
4   Derry 3 0 0 3 31 71 −40 0
Updated to match(es) played on 6 June 2021. Source: ladiesgaelic.ie
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(P) Promoted

Division 4 SouthEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Offaly 2 2 0 0 46 35 +11 6 Advance to Division 4 semi-finals; division champions are promoted to Division 3
2   Limerick 2 1 0 1 29 29 0 3
3   Carlow 2 0 0 2 27 38 −11 0
Updated to match(es) played on 6 June 2021. Source: ladiesgaelic.ie
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Division 4 FinalsEdit

13 June 2021
13:30 IST (UTC+1)
Semi-Final
Leitrim 4-12 (24) (13) 2-07 Limerick
Fr. Conroy Park, Milltown, County Galway
Referee: Ciaran Groome (Offaly)
13 June 2021
16:30 IST (UTC+1)
Semi-Final
Offaly 2-04 (10) (19) 3-10 Louth
27 June 2021
14:00 IST (UTC+1)
Division 4 Final
Leitrim 1-14 (17) (21) 4-09 Louth
(HT: 0-08 – 4-03)
St. Tiernach's Park, Clones
Referee: Lorraine O'Sullivan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marketing News - Marketing Institute of Ireland". mii.ie. Archived from the original on 2017-06-08. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  2. ^ Cormican, Eoghan (January 6, 2021). "LGFA delay start of National League campaign". Irish Examiner.
  3. ^ https://ladiesgaelic.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2021-Master-Fixture-Plan_Approved-16th-December-2020.pdf
  4. ^ "Prediction Time: What to expect in 2021". Gaelic Life. January 3, 2021.
  5. ^ Gunn, Louise (January 2, 2021). "Ladies Football: Maxi Curran has unfinished business with strong contenders Donegal". The Irish News.
  6. ^ Nolan, Pat (April 6, 2021). "LGFA confirm format for 2021 Lidl Ladies National Football League". Irish Mirror.
  7. ^ "Dublin women's footballers have upper hand against Cork in Division One final".