1932-33 National Football League (Ireland)

1932–33 National Football League
League details
DatesApril 1932 – September 1933
League champions
WinnersMeath (1st win)
CaptainBill Shaw
League runners-up
Runners-upCavan
CaptainJim Smith

The 1932–33 National Football League was the 6th staging of the National Football League, a Gaelic football tournament for the Gaelic Athletic Association county teams of Ireland, held in 1932 and 1933.

Meath won the league, with captain Bill Shaw (Summerhill) scoring a last-minute point to win the final.[1][2][3][4]

Format[]

There were three divisions – Western, 'A', and Midland. The winners of the Western Division met the winners of Division 'A' in the semi-final, while the winners of the Midland Division proceeded to the final.[5]

There was also a Special Division, but the winners of this did not progress to the knockout stages.[6]

Main League[]

Midland Division[]

Results[]

Louth and Armagh both withdrew.[7]

16 October 1932 Round 1Cavan3-7 — 1-4LongfordLongford,[8]
20 November 1932 Round 2Westmeath3-4 — 1-4LongfordAthlone,[9]
4 December 1932 Round 3Cavan1-8 — 0-5WestmeathBreffni Park, Cavan[10]

Table[]

Team Pld W D L Pts Status
Colours of Laois.svg Cavan 2 2 0 0 4 Qualified for Final
Colours of Galway.svg Westmeath 2 1 0 1 2
Colours of Roscommon.svg Longford 2 0 0 2 0

Division 'A'[]

Results[]

30 October 1932 Round 1Kerry3-3 — 1-3LaoisPortlaoise[11]
13 November 1932 Round 1Kerry0-9 — 0-7DublinAustin Stack Park, Tralee[12]
27 November 1932 Round 2Meath1-4 — 0-2DublinNavan[13]
19 February 1933 Round 2Meath1-8 — 0-6LaoisPortlaoise[14]
5 March 1933 Round 3Dublin2-8 — 0-6LaoisCroke Park, Dublin[15]
19 March 1933 Round 3Meath1-4 — 0-2KerryNavan[16]

Table[]

Team Pld W D L Pts Status
Colours of Leitrim.svg Meath 3 3 0 0 6 Qualified for Semi-Final
Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry 3 2 0 1 4
Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 3 1 0 2 2
Colours of Laois.svg Laois 3 0 0 3 0

Western Division[]

Mayo won, ahead of Sligo, Galway, Leitrim and Roscommon.

Results[]

2 April 1933 RoundMayo4-9 — 1-5LeitrimCarrick-on-Shannon[17]
23 April 1933 RoundSligo3-6 — 2-4LeitrimCarrick-on-Shannon[18]
7 May 1933 RoundMayo3-6 — 1-5GalwayCastlebar[19]
21 May 1933 RoundMayo1-12 — 0-4SligoCastlebar[20]

Finals[]

Meath2-7 – 1-3Mayo

Meath0-10 – 1-6Cavan
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 11,100
Referee: Martin O'Neill (Wexford)[21]

Special Division[]

Special Division (Eastern Section)[]

Wicklow, Wexford, Carlow,

Special Division (Southern Section)[]

Cork, Waterford, Clare, Limerick

22 January 1933 FinalCork4-5 — 2-3LimerickGlin[22]

Final[]

Wexford3-5 – 1-8Cork

References[]

  1. ^ Bill Shaw, Summerhill
  2. ^ GAA Final Teams
  3. ^ GAA Archive 1933
  4. ^ Mayo GAA Blog 1933
  5. ^ "Puzzling Form in National Football League", Irish Independent, 30/11/1932. p.13
  6. ^ "Problems of the Football Leagues", Irish Press, 18/11/1932, p. 8
  7. ^ "Gaelic Games from far and near", Irish Press, 02/11/1932, p. 8
  8. ^ "Cavan's decisive victory", The Cork Examiner, 17/10/1932, p. 10,
  9. ^ "National Football League", The Cork Examiner, 21/11/1932, p. 10,
  10. ^ "Cavan rise to it", The Irish Press, 05/12/1932, p. 8,
  11. ^ "Kerry succeed", The Kerryman, 05/11/1932, p. 10,
  12. ^ "Kerry again defeat Dublin", The Kerryman, 19/11/1932, p. 3,
  13. ^ "Dublin get a shock at Navan", The Irish Press, 28/11/1932, p. 8,
  14. ^ "National Football League", The Cork Examiner, 21/02/1933, p. 10,
  15. ^ "All Hurling and Football Results for 1933", The Irish Press, 21/12/1933, p. 10,
  16. ^ "All Hurling and Football Results for 1933", The Irish Press, 21/12/1933, p. 10,
  17. ^ "All Hurling and Football Results for 1933", The Irish Press, 21/12/1933, p. 10,
  18. ^ "All Hurling and Football Results for 1933", The Irish Press, 21/12/1933, p. 10,
  19. ^ "All Hurling and Football Results for 1933", The Irish Press, 21/12/1933, p. 10,
  20. ^ "All Hurling and Football Results for 1933", The Irish Press, 21/12/1933, p. 10,
  21. ^ "For The Record, A History of the National Football and Hurling League Finals", Tom Morrison, Collins Press, 2002, ISBN 9781903464151
  22. ^ "Thrills at Glin", The Irish Press, 23 January 1933, p. 19,
  23. ^ "All Hurling and Football Results for 1933", The Irish Press, 21/12/1933, p. 10,