Longford Gaelic Stats


Longford Gaelic Stats is an independent digital archive capturing 135 years of Longford Gaelic Games history, records and statistics (GAA & LGFA) for Club and County. This archive went live in February 2022, with content researched voluntarily by our team from 2014 to 2022. Our research approach prioritised contemporary published sources and an independent assessment of available published facts, to avoid inheriting errors driven by long-held assumptions (i.e. personal recollection or inbuilt natural bias), which had become codified as fact over the years. The club titles research was conducted from 2014 to 2021, with all conclusions and supporting material submitted to County Board along the way and initially published on the Longford GAA website between October 2014 and December 2021 before being relocated to this dedicated online archive. This digital archive is not affiliated with any organisation and all research was conducted independently, voluntarily and without fear or favour.

This archive represents the first complete compendium of records for County football (Senior, U-21, Minor, Juvenile, Féile) and County hurling and Club (1890-2022) has all been researched and published as one complete package. It is also the first time any Longford LGFA records (county or club) have been researched and published. It is also the first research into the history of GAA Club names in Longford and the first time a complete body of research has been conducted on Cups and Managers in Longford. Finally, this digital archive also contains the first complete records for both Fr. Manning Cup and Hastings Cup. Thank you to Padraig Ferguson (Sligo) and Leo McGough (Carlow) for valuable inputs on County Senior Football and Hurling records.

This archive encompasses a large quantity of data researched over a long period. If you spot an errors or missing records, or if you simply have a question about any of the content or records within this archive, we would love to hear from you via the Contact page and a member of our research team will respond accordingly. Key changes to this archive since February 2022 will be shown in the Change Log.

Please note the following regarding this archive and the content and records displayed within it:

  • This web archive & research is independent and not affiliated with any organisation or sporting body.
  • Research was based primarily on published verifiable records and was not based on memory or recollection.
  • Request for changes or corrections or additions to any content in this archive is welcome via ‘Contact’ section.
  • Any unprofessional or discourteous demands made to the research team regarding archive content, will be ignored.
  • The final decision on archive content, layout and design rests solely with the research team, not with any third party.
  • All digital illustrations of player, cups, maps & teams are proprietary and cannot be used without permission of owner.

We encourage visitors who take the time to navigate this online archive and consume the years of researched content contained within it, to please avail of the Contact section to get in touch with any corrections, clarifications or questions. Please be courteous and professional in doing so.

Research Team

  • Paul Devaney

    Research Team

    Focus:GAA County & LGFA Stats Based:London Profession:Aviation

    Paul lives and works in London where he works in the aviation industry. Paul is a former player and official with the Killoe club and twice winner of the Minor Clubperson of the Year award. Paul developed the Killoe GAA website (MacNamee & Leinster GAA award winner) and provided pro bono website support to Longford GAA from 2014 to 2021. In his spare time he is an amateur mountaineer and has climbed six of the worlds 'Seven Summits', including two attempts on Everest.

  • Colm Devaney

    Research Team

    Focus:GAA Club Stats Based:Dublin Profession:Financial Services

    Colm lives and works in Dublin and is a former player with the Killoe club, winning Leader Cup (Senior Football League) and ACFL Division 1 titles with Killoe Young Emmets in 2005 & 2010. His focus here has been on the research and accuracy of GAA Club titles in Longford. The quality of GAA Club records on this website is thanks to Colm's painstaking research work at the National Archives, in various libraries and online via digital and published sources.

  • John Devaney

    Research Team

    Focus:GAA Club Stats Based:Co. Down Profession:Civil Service

    John lives and works in Co. Down. He is the current Chairperson of Down GAA having previously served as Chairperson of Queens GAA and Chair of Higher Education GAA Council, as well as serving on Ulster Council Management Committee and Central Council of the GAA. John was a former club official and Minor Clubperson of the Year winner with the Killoe club.

Sources / References

The following publications were assessed as part of our research.

Newspaper Archives:

Irish Independent
Irish Examiner
Longford Leader
Longford Journal
Longford News
Roscommon Herald
Roscommon Journal
Roscommon Messenger
Roscommon & Leitrim Gazette
Westmeath Examiner
Westmeath Independent
Westmeath Journal
Leitrim Observer
Leitrim Advertiser
Cavan Observer
Anglo Celt
Irish Newspaper Archive (online)
British Newspaper Archive (online)

Published Rolls of Honour:

1933 – Longford Leader (SFC/SHC/JFC/JFL)
1942 – Longford Leader (SFC)
1944 – Longford Leader (SFC/SHC/SFL/MFC)
1963 – Longford Leader (All winners for 1963)
1965 – Longford Leader (SFC)
1972 – Longford Leader (All winners for 1972)
1975 – Longford Leader (All winners for 1974)
1977 – Longford Leader (SFC)
1977 – Longford Leader (All winners for 1977)
1981 – Longford GAA Yearbook 1980/81
1982 – Longford Leader (Past SHC winners)
1983 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
1984 – Longford Leader (SFC/IFC/JFC)
1985 – Longford Leader (SFC/IFC)
1985 – Longford Leader (JFC)
1987 – Comoradh an Cheid: C.L.C.G. Chontae Longfoirt
1987 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC)
1988 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC)
1989 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC)
1992 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
1993 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/U16)
1993 – Longford Leader (SFC)
1994 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
1995 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
1996 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
1997 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
1998 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
1999 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2000 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2001 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2002 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/SHC/U16)
2003 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/U16)
2006 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2007 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2009 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC/MFC)
2010 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2011 – Longford Leader (Leader Cup)
2012 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2013 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2014 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/SHC)
2015 – County Final Match Programmes (SFC/JFC/MFC)
2016 – County Final Match Programmes (SFC/IFC)
2017 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2018 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2019 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2020 – County Final Match Programmes (SFC/SHC/IFC/MFC)
2021 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC/JFC)
2022 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC)

SFC Final Match Programmes:

1979, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022.

Published Books & Booklets:

GAA Annual: 1907-8, 1908-9, 1910-11, 1927, 1932-3, 1934-5, 1936-7, 1938-9, 1957.
Official GAA
Booklets | 1908-1957

Twenty Years of the GAA
O’Neill, Phil
Book | 1930

Official Opening of James McGann Memorial Park (Kenagh)
Club Souvenir Booklet
Booklet | 1978

The Life and Times of Fr. Seán Manning
Guckian, Des
Book | 1979

Longford G.A.A. Yearbook 1979
Longford County Board
Booklet | 1979

Longford G.A.A. Yearbook 1981
Longford County Board
Booklet | 1981

Killoe: History of a County Longford Parish
Devaney, Owen
Book | 1981

Gaelic Games in Leinster 1900-1984
Comhairle Laighean C.L.G (M. de Búrca)
Booklet | 1984

The Story of Granard G.A.A.: 1884-1984
O Scannlain, Padraig
Book | 1984

Clonguish G.A.A.: Official Opening of Park & Complex
Clarke, Mel
Booklet | 1984

Official opening of Michael Moran Memorial Park
Carrickedmond GAA
Booklet | 1986

Comoradh an Cheid: C.L.C.G. Chontae Longfoirt: 1887-1987
O Corcora, Seán
Book | 1987

Granard – It’s History, Our Heritage
Burns, Joy / Grier, Bernadette
Book | 1987

Rathcline – Pathways to the Past
Cahill, Seán / Casey, Jimmy
Book | 1995

Comhairle Laigheann 1900-2000 Cead Bliain de Chluichi Gaelacha
Ryall, Tom
Book | 2000

From the Well of St. Patrick: Dromard Parish, Co. Longford
MacNerney, James P.
Book | 2000

The GAA Book of Lists
Corry, Eoghan
Book | 2005

Longford GAA – A History: 1980-2005
Longford County Board
Book | 2005

The Gaelic Athletic Association (1884-2009)
Cronon, Murphy & Rouse
Book | 2009

The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (1887-2009) – 5th Edition
Donegan, Des
Book | 2009

The Granard GAA Story: 125 Years
Finnan, Seamus
Book | 2013

Killoe Emmet Óg: 125 Year Anniversary
Club Souvenir Booklet
Booklet | 2014

The Golden Years – Longford GAA 1965-’68
Fox, Mattie
Book | 2016

The Pocket Book of the GAA
Reynolds, McCoy, McKeigue, Clarke
Book | 2016

St. Mels College – Selected Memories
Glennon, Denis
Book | 2017

Drumlish & Ballinamuck: Heritage & History 
Murphy, Seán
Book | 2019

The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (1887-2021)
Book | 2021

The Life and Times of Longford Leader founder JP Farrell
Marie Coleman
Article | 2022

Other Published Sources:

LGFA Official Website
🔗 Official LGFA Roll of Honour

Official GAA Oral History Project (2011)
🔗 Oral History – Longford

Leinster GAA – Archive
🔗 Leinster Archive

Other Data Sources:

Padraig Ferguson (Sligo)

  • Leinster SFC – Dates/Venues/Referee details.
  • O’Byrne Cup – Dates/Venues/Referee details.
  • National Football League – Dates/Venues/Referee details.

Leo McGough (Carlow)

  • Leinster Junior Hurling Shield – Results.