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The National Football League (known for sponsorship reasons as the Allianz National Football League) is a Gaelic football tournament held annually between the county teams of Irelandmarker, under the auspices of the Gaelic Athletic Association. The prize for the winning team is the New Ireland Cup, presented by the New Ireland Assurance Company. The league is regarded as the second most prestigious inter-county Gaelic football competition (the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship being the most important). The reigning champions are Kerry, who beat Derry in the 2009 final.

History

The NFL was first held in 1925-1926, 38 years after the first All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, with Laois being the first winners. The League has traditionally played second fiddle to the All-Ireland, with most counties using it as a warm-up for the All-Ireland. This was not helped by the fact that the League was played in winter (November-March usually) while the championship had the more attractive summer dates and knockout structure.

In 2002 the league was changed to a February-April calendar, which has increased interest with attendances growing and live games broadcast on TG4. The 2009 season was broadcast live on Setanta Sports.

The National Football League winners receive the Irish National Insurance Cup. It was first presented in 1929 to Kerry.Kerry are the most successful team in the League playing in the final 23 times and winning it 19 times, both of which are records. They also are the team that most often won the "double" (winning both the League and All-Ireland Senior Football Championship).

Division Placings for 2010 Season

Division 1Mayo | Monaghan | Cork | Kerry | Derry | Dublin | Tyrone | Galway
Division 2Armagh | Kildare | Donegal | Laois | Westmeath | Tipperary | Down | Meath
Division 3Offaly | Cavan | Louth | Fermanagh | Antrim | Sligo | Roscommon | Wexford
Division 4Limerick | Leitrim | Clare | Carlow | Kilkenny | London | Longford | Waterford | Wicklow


Previous seasons

This is a list of all NFL finals (or NFL champions for those seasons where no final was played). The letters AI indicate the county also won the All-Ireland that year. The NFL is in general a poor prediction of summer form: only 26% (20 / 78) of League winners have gone on to win the All-Ireland. However, since the re–formatting of the competition in 2002, the winner of the national league has gone on to win the All–Ireland in 4 out of 8 occasions, Tyrone in 2003 and Kerry in 2004, 2006 and 2009.



Performance by County

County Winners Runners-up Winning Years
Kerry 19 4 1928, 1929, 1931, 1932, 1959,1961, 1963, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1982, 1984, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2009
Mayo 11 4 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1949, 1954, 1970, 2001
Dublin 9 11 1953, 1955, 1958, 1964, 1976, 1978, 1987, 1991, 1993
Meath 7 9 1933, 1946, 1951, 1975, 1988, 1990, 1994
Derry 6 5 1947, 1992, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2008
Cork 5 5 1952, 1956, 1980, 1989, 1999
Down 4 4 1960, 1962, 1968, 1983
Galway 4 5 1957, 1965, 1967, 1981
Laois 2 1 1926, 1986
Cavan 2 5 1948, 1950
Tyrone 2 1 2002, 2003
Armagh 1 3 2005
Longford 1 0 1966
Monaghan 1 1 1985
Roscommon 1 2 1979
Offaly 1 2 1998
Donegal 1 3 2007


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