Longford Gaelic Stats

Background

Longford Gaelic Stats is an Independent Digital Archive collating 135 years of Longford Gaelic Games data & stats from 1888 to 2023. This web archive contains 3786 GAA, LGFA, Camogie and Handball records (2270 County, 1403 Club, 113 Schools) researched over ten years by our volunteer team. This archive is not affiliated with any organisation, generates no revenue and all research was conducted independently, voluntarily and without fear or favour. For maximum accuracy, we prioritise primary sources and contemporaneous reporting over secondary sources or accounts that retold, analysed, or interpreted events at a distance of time or place. Club football research was undertaken from 2014 to 2021 with the support of Coiste Chontae an Longfort. In February 2022 we undertook the creation of a dedicated online archive to securely house the stats and protect them from vandalism. The archive expanded to include County Football, County/Club Hurling, Ladies Football, Camogie and Handball. This digital archive was completed in December 2023 and includes the first research into Longford Ladies titles (County & Club) and first research of Longford Hurling and Handball & Camogie in Longford as well as the first research into old club competitions, first research into club names and other firsts, including the first complete record of SFC final referees (prior records started at 1960) and the first complete roll of honour for Fr. Manning Cup and Hastings Cup (prior records ended at 2005).

Please note the following regarding the content of this web archive:

  • This archive was researched independently and is not affiliated with any organisation or sporting body.
  • Research prioritised primary sources over any secondary sources that retell, analyse, or interpret events.
  • Club titles are allocated to club units, not parishes. If clubs merge to form a new club, old titles are kept separate.
  • Request for changes or corrections or additions to content within this archive must come with supporting material.
  • Unprofessional or discourteous input or demands made to our team regarding archive content will not be advanced.
  • The final decision on all displayed content, layout & design rests solely with our research team, not with any third party.
  • Digital illustrations of Players, Cups, Jerseys, Maps & Teams are strictly proprietary & cannot be used without permission.

This archive contains a significant quantity of records researched over ten years. If you spot any errors or missing records or wish to provide any clarifications, please Contact Us and our team will review your query and supporting material. Change requests without supporting material will not be advanced.

Research Team

  • Paul Devaney

    Research Team

    Focus:GAA County | Hurling | LGFA | Handball | Camogie Based:London Profession:Aviation

    Paul lives in London where he works in the aviation industry. He 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 voluntary web 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 Football Based:Nenagh Profession:Financial Services

    Colm lives in Tipperary and works in Limerick. He is a former player with the Killoe Young Emmets club, winning Leader Cup (Senior Football League) and ACFL Division 1 titles with the Killoe club in 2005 & 2010. His focus here has been on the research and accuracy of GAA Club titles in Longford since 1890. The quality of GAA Club records on this website is testament 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 Football 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 / Reading

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/IFC)
1984 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC)
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)
2023 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/JFC)


SFC Final Match Programmes:

1979, 1983, 1984, 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, 2023.


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

Teathbha Journal
County Longford Historical Society
Journals | 1969 to 2024 (Various)

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

Mostrim GAA: Official Opening of Hugh Devine Park
Club Souvenir Booklet
Booklet | 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

St. Mel’s of Longford – A History (1865-1990)
McGee, Eugene
Book | 1996

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

Mostrim GAA: Official Opening – Redeveloped Devine Park
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

The Laois GAA Records Bible (1888-2016)
Phelan, John
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)
DBA Publishers
Book | 2021

The Gaelic Field
McRory Seamus / Brennan, Eamonn
Book | 2022

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

Chasing Sam Maguire – 1928 to 1977
Keys, Colm / Reilly, Dermot
Book | 2023

A Place to Play: The People and Stories Behind 101 GAA Grounds
Kelleher, Humphrey
Book | 2023


Other Sources Assessed:

Ladies Gaelic Football Honours
🔗 Official LGFA Roll of Honour

GAA Oral History Project – 2011
🔗 Oral History – Longford

Leinster GAA – Archive
🔗 Leinster Archive

Gaelic Stats Website
🔗 Gaelic Stats Website

Gaelic Archives Website
🔗 Gaelic Archives Website

GAA Handball Honours
🔗 Handball Roll of Honour

GAA Masters Website
🔗 GAA Masters Website

International Rules Masters
🔗 International Rules Masters


Other Sources & Assistance:

👤 Assistance with County SFC/NFL – Padraig Ferguson (Sligo)
👤 Assistance with County Hurling – Leo McGough (Carlow)
👤 Assistance with General Stats – Eoin Culliton (Laois)
👤 Assistance with Cups Data – Tommy McLoughlin (Mostrim)
👤 Assistance with LGFA Data – Mary Kiernan (Ballymore)
👤 Assistance with Masters Data – Frank Noonan (Drumlish/Louth)
👤 Assistance with Convention Reports – Admin team at Pearse Park

Others have also provided inputs and corrections, which we greatly appreciate.

This content was researched & compiled independently from 2014 to 2023.
Please cite this website if quoting or using this material elsewhere.