Longford Gaelic Stats

About this Archive

Longford Gaelic Stats is an independent online Gaelic Games Archive preserving 135 years of Longford Gaelic Games (GAA & LGFA) history, records and statistics for Club and County from 1887 to 2022. This archive was first published in February 2022, with content researched from 2014 to 2022. Our research approach prioritised the importance of independent and objective assessment led by verified published sources, to avoid compounding historical errors driven by long-held assumptions (i.e. personal recollection or inbuilt natural bias), which invariably became codified as fact over the years. The club titles research was conducted from 2014 to 2021 and with the support of Coiste Chontae an Longfort, with all conclusions and supporting material submitted to County Board and published on the Longford GAA website between October 2014 and December 2021. This archive is independent and not affiliated with any GAA or LGFA organisations. All research was conducted voluntarily and without fear or favour. The purpose of this archive is to provide these valuable records to the widest possible audience, with full transparency and for the enjoyment of Longford gaels everywhere.

This archive represents the first time a compendium of results and titles for County football (Senior, U-21, Minor, Juvenile) and County hurling and Club (1890-2022) has 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 very first research into the history of GAA Club names in Longford and the first time any research has been conducted on Cups and Managers in Longford. Finally, this digital archive also contains the first complete record for both Fr. Manning Cup and Hastings Cup competitions. We would like to thank all those who have helped with our research over the years, and acknowledge the support provided by Longford GAA Secretary Peter Reilly and PRO’s Gerry Hagan, John Duffy and Tommy McLoughlin from 2014 to 2021. Thank you to Enda Flynn for assistance on the club maps and to Mary Kiernan for helping with LGFA titles. Finally, we would like to thank the members of the public who have used this website and other routes to provide us with inputs and corrections, and have done so in the right spirit too.

This archive encompasses a large quantity of information researched over eight years from 2014 to 2022. If you spot an errors or missing records which you can help with, or if you simply have a question about any of the content or records in this archive, we would love to hear from you via the Contact page and a member of our research team will respond to your query directly. Key changes made to historic titles and records in this archive since its roll-out in February 2022, will be shown in our 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 all Longford gaels who take the time to carefully 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 you might have. Please be courteous and professional in doing so.

Research Team

  • Paul Devaney

    Research Team

    Focus:GAA County & LGFA Stats Based:London Profession:Aerospace Consultancy

    Paul lives and works in London where he is an aerospace consultant. Paul is a former player and official with the Killoe club and twice winner of the Minor Clubman of the Year award with the club. 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 Clubman of the Year award winner with the Killoe club.

Research Sources

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

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)
1993 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
1993 – Longford Leader (SFC)
1994 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
1995 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
1996 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
1997 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
1998 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
1999 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2000 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2001 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2002 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2003 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2004 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2006 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2007 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2009 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2010 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2011 – Longford Leader (Leader Cup)
2012 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2013 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2014 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2015 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2016 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2017 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2018 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2019 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2020 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2021 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC/JFC)

SFC Final Match Programmes:

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

Published Books & Booklets:

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

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

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
Book | 2021

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