1978–79 National Hurling League

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The 1978–79 National Hurling League was the 48th season of the National Hurling League.

1978–79 National Hurling League
League details
Dates15 October 1978 – 6 May 1979
League champions
WinnersTipperary (14th win)
Other division winners
Division 2Kerry

Division 1Edit

National Hurling League Division 1
 
Season1978-79
ChampionsTipperary
14th National League title
Captain: Paddy Williams
RelegatedCarlow
1977-78
1979-80
All statistics correct as of 1 March 2017.

Clare came into the season as defending champions of the 1977-78 season. Carlow entered Division 1 as the promoted team.

On 6 May 1979, Tipperary won the title after a 3-15 to 0-8 win over Galway in the final. It was their 14th league title overall and their first since 1967-68.[1]

Carlow were relegated from Division 1 after just one season in the top flight.

Division 1A tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Clare 6 5 1 0 11
2 Galway 6 3 2 1 8 Division 1 runners-up
3 Limerick 6 3 1 2 7
4 Offaly 6 2 2 2 6
5 Kilkenny 6 2 0 4 4
6 Waterford 6 2 0 4 4 Relegated to Division 1B
7 Wexford 6 1 0 5 2 Relegated to Division 1B

Group stageEdit

Division 1B tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Tipperary 6 6 0 0 12 Division 1 champions
2 Cork 6 5 0 1 10 Promoted to Division 1A
3 Antrim 6 3 0 3 6
4 Dublin 6 3 0 3 6
5 Laois 6 2 0 4 4
6 Kildare 6 1 0 5 2
7 Carlow 6 1 0 5 2 Relegated to Division 2

Group stageEdit

Play-offEdit

Knock-out stageEdit

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Scoring statisticsEdit

Top scorers overall
Rank Player Team Tally Total
1 Francis Loughnane Tipperary 5-44 59
2 Ned Buggy Wexford 3-35 44
3 Éamonn Cregan Limerick 4-28 40

Division 2Edit

National Hurling League Division 2
Season1978-79
ChampionsKerry
Matches played15
1977-78
1979-80
All statistics correct as of 2 March 2017.

Kerry won the title after a 3-7 to 3-4 win over Meath in the final round of the group stage.

Division 2 tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts Notes
1 Kerry 5 4 0 1 8 Division 2 champions
2 Westmeath 5 3 1 1 7
3 Meath 5 2 1 2 5
4 Down 5 2 0 3 4
5 Wicklow 5 0 3 2 3
6 Roscommon 5 1 1 3 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sporadic rivalry promises to fascinate again". Irish Times. 24 July 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2017.