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1975–76 National Hurling League

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The 1975–76 National Hurling League was the 45th season of the National Hurling League.

1975–76 National Hurling League
League details
Dates5 October 1975 – 20 June 1976
Teams20
League champions
WinnersKilkenny (4th win)
CaptainPhil Larkin
Other division winners
Division 2Wicklow

Division 1Edit

National Hurling League Division 1
Season1975-76
ChampionsKilkenny
4th National League title
Captain: Phil Larkin
RelegatedWestmeath
Matches played51
Top goalscorer  Eddie Keher (11-58)
Biggest home winWaterford 7-18 - 1-4 Laois
(23 November 1975)
Biggest away winLimerick 5-14 - 0-7 Laois
(30 November 1975)
Highest scoringWexford 4-16 - 3-24 Clare
(25 April 1976)
1974-75
1976-77
All statistics correct as of 28 February 2017.

Galway came into the season as defending champions of the 1974-75 season. Westmeath entered Division 1 as the promoted team.

On 20 June 1976, Kilkenny won the title after a 6-14 to 1-14 win over Clare in the final. It was their 4th league title overall and their first since 1965-66.[1]

Westmeath were relegated from Division 1 after just one season in the top flight. They were defeated by Antrim in a relegation play-off.

Kilkenny's Eddie Keher was the Division 1 top scorer with 11-58.

StructureEdit

The 14 teams in Division 1 were divided into two groups of seven teams named Division 1A and Division 1B. Each team played all the others in its group once. Two points were awarded for a win and one for a draw. The first two teams in Division 1A advanced to the league semi-finals. The third and fourth-placed teams in Division 1A joined the first two teams in Division 1B in the quarter-finals. The bottom-placed team in Division 1A was relegated to Division 1B with the Division 1B champion gaining promotion. The bottom-placed team in Division 1B was relegated to Division 2.

Division 1A tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Wexford 6 4 0 2 8
2 Cork 6 4 0 2 8
3 Clare 6 3 1 2 7 Division 1 runners-up
4 Kilkenny 6 2 2 2 6 Division 1 champions
5 Dublin 6 1 3 2 5
6 Tipperary 6 2 1 3 5
7 Galway 6 1 1 4 2 Relegated to Division 1B

Group stageEdit

Division 1B tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Limerick 6 6 0 0 12 Promoted to Division 1A
2 Waterford 6 5 0 1 10
3 Kildare 6 3 0 3 6
4 Offaly 6 3 0 3 6
5 Laois 6 2 0 4 4
6 Antrim 6 1 0 5 2
7 Westmeath 6 1 0 5 2 Relegated to Division 2

Group stageEdit

Play-offEdit

Knock-out stageEdit

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Finals

Scoring statisticsEdit

Top scorers overall
Rank Player Team Tally Total Matches Average
1 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 11-58 91 11 8.27
2 Colm Honan Clare 1-45 48 11 4.36
3 Ned Buggy Wexford 2-32 38
4 Mick Brennan Kilkenny 4-22 34
Johnny Walsh Kildare 3-25 34
6 Éamonn Cregan Limerick 9-05 32
7 Éamonn O'Donoghue Cork 7-09 30
8 Joe Towell Dublin 9-00 27
Eddie Donnelly Antrim 3-18 27
10 Jim McNamara Clare 0-25 25
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player Team Tally Total Opposition
1 Ned Buggy Wexford 1-11 14 Clare
2 Paddy Bates Laois 3-04 13 Kildare
3 Joe Towell Dublin 4-00 12 Wexford
Eddie Keher Kilkenny 3-03 12 Cork
5 Mick Butler Wexford 3-02 11 Clare
Eddie Keher Kilkenny 2-05 11 Limerick
Paddy Kelly Limerick 1-08 11 Offaly
John Galvin Waterford 1-08 11 Laois
9 Jim Greene Waterford 3-01 10 Laois
Éamonn Cregan Limerick 3-01 10 Westmeath
Johnny Walsh Kildare 1-07 10 Westmeath
Eddie Keher Kilkenny 1-07 10 Clare

Division 2Edit

National Hurling League Division 2
Season1975-76
ChampionsWicklow
Matches played16
Biggest home winDown 5-12 - 0-2 Kerry
(2 November 1975)
Biggest away winDown 6-8 - 1-3 Carlow
(19 October 1975)
Highest scoringDown 3-12 - 4-7 Meath
(5 October 1975)
1974-75
1976-77
All statistics correct as of 28 February 2017.

On 7 March 1976, Wicklow won the title after a 2-9 to 0-7 win over Down in a play-off.

Division 2 tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Wicklow 5 4 0 1 8 Division 2 champions
2 Down 5 4 0 1 8
3 Meath 5 3 0 2 6
4 Kerry 5 3 0 2 6
5 Carlow 5 1 0 4 2
6 Roscommon 5 0 0 5 0

Group stageEdit

5 October 1975 Down3-12 - 4-7MeathSt. Patrick's Park, Portaferry
19 October 1975 Kerry3-7 - 1-6Wicklow
19 October 1975 Carlow1-3 - 6-8DownDr. Cullen Park, Carlow
19 October 1975 Meath1-16 - 2-5Roscommon
2 November 1975 Meath4-13 - 1-7CarlowAthboy

Play-offEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Hurling League Results 1925-2009". Hogan Stand. Archived from the original on 2010-08-05. Retrieved 18 April 2011.