2018 National Camogie League

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2018 National Camogie League
League details
Dates14 January – 29 April, 2018
Teams29
League champions
Winners Kilkenny (14th win)
Captain Shelly Farrell
Manager Ann Downey
League runners-up
Runners-up Cork
Captain Aoife Murray
Manager Paudie Murray
Other division winners
Division 2 Cork
Division 3 Kerry
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2019

The 2018 National Camogie League , known for sponsorship reasons as the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues, commenced in January 2018 and was won by Kilkenny. [1] [2] [3]

National Camogie League

The National Camogie League, known for sponsorship reasons as the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues, is the second most important competition in the Irish team sport of camogie, played exclusively by women. The competition is held in three divisions graded by ability. It was first played in 1976 for a trophy donated by Allied Irish Banks when Tipperary beat Wexford in a replayed final. Division Two was inaugurated in 1979 and won by Kildare.

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Contents

Format

League structure

The 2018 National Camogie League consists of three divisions: eleven teams in Division 1, thirteen teams in Division 2 and four in Division 3; Divisions 1 and 2 are divided into two groups. Each team plays every other team in its group once. 3 points are awarded for a win and 1 for a draw.

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

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

Finals, promotion and relegation

The top two teams in each group in Division 1 contest the National Camogie League semi-finals. The last-placed team in each group contest the relegation playoff.

The top two teams in each group in Division 2 contest the Division 2 semi-finals. The last-placed team in each group contest the relegation playoff.

All four teams in Division 3 contest the Division 3 semi-finals.

Fixtures and results

Division 1

Group 1

TeamPldWDLPtsDiffNotes
Colours of Cork.svg Cork 440012+22Advance to NCL semi-finals
Colours of Galway.svg Galway 43019+11
Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 42026+6
Colours of Tipperary.svg Tipperary 41033–10
Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 40040–29Relegation playoff

Group 2

TeamPldWDLPtsDiffNotes
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 540112+45Advance to NCL semi-finals
Colours of Limerick.svg Limerick 52218+17
Colours of Waterford.svg Waterford 52218+6
Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 52127–8
Colours of Clare.svg Clare 52127–2
Colours of Meath.svg Meath 50050–58Relegation playoff

Finals

11 March 2018
2 p.m.
Semi-Final
Cork Colours of Cork.svg 2-17 – 2-13 Colours of Limerick.svg Limerick Cork IT

11 March 2018
Semi-Final
Kilkenny Colours of Kilkenny.svg 2-10 – 1-9 Colours of Galway.svg Galway St. Rynagh's GAA, Banagher

8 April 2018
Final
Cork Colours of Cork.svg 1-11 – 0-15 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Referee: R Kelly (Kildare)
Orla Cronin 1-01, Orla Cotter 0-03 (0-03 frees), Linda Collins 0-03, Katrina Mackey 0-02, Gemma O’Connor 0-01, Ashling Thompson 0-01 Report Denise Gaule 0-06 (0-04 frees, 0-01 ’45), Miriam Walshe 0-03, Katie Power 0-02, Jenny Clifford 0-02, Shelly Farrell 0-01, Aoife Doyle 0-01

Division 2

Finals

22 April 2018
2 p.m. IST
Semi-Final
Westmeath Colours of Westmeath.svg 3-10 – 1-6 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin "B" Conneff Park, Clane
Report

22 April 2018
2 p.m. IST
Semi-Final
Kilkenny "B" Colours of Kilkenny.svg 0-9 – 1-13 Colours of Cork.svg Cork "B" Walsh Park, Waterford
Edel Coonan (0-4); Stefi Fitzgerald (0-3); Lydia Fitzpatrick, Maguerite Hoynes (0-1 each) Report Rachel O'Callaghan (1-2); Keeva McCarthy (0-5); Katelyn Hickey (0-3); Caroline Sugrue (0-2); Kate Wall (0-1)

29 April 2018
Final
Westmeath Colours of Westmeath.svg 1-4 – 0-8 Colours of Cork.svg Cork "B" Páirc Lachtáin, Freshford
Referee: J McDonagh (Galway)
P Greville 1-4(fs) Report C Sugrue, K Hickey, K McCarthy (1 '45') 0-2 each; R O’Shea (f), K Wall 0-1 each

Division 3

Finals

15 April 2018
2 p.m. IST
Final
Kerry Colours of Kerry.svg 2-8 – 0-4 Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon The Ragg, Bouladuff
Referee: Paul Ryan (Kildare)
P Diggin 1-4 (1-3fs); A Whelan 1-0; A Behan 0-2; L Collins, C Shanahan 0-1 each Report S Spillane 0-3(fs); R Fitzmaurice 0-1

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  2. "Live 2018 Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Fixtures, Results & Standings".
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