Longford Gaelic Stats
Camogie in County Longford

Camogie Honours

Leinster Championship

  • 1958 Junior C’ship: St. Brigids (Ardagh)

Longford Senior Championship

  • 1935: St. Itas (Longford)
  • 1936: St. Finians (Bracklin)
  • 1937: St. Finians (Bracklin)
  • 1938: St. Finians (Bracklin)
  • 1939: Sionnacs (Carrickedmond)
  • 1940: Killashee (Awarded)
  • 1941: Killashee
  • 1956: No Championship
  • 1957: St. Brigids (Ardagh)
  • 1958: St. Brigids (Ardagh)
  • 1959: St. Itas (Longford)
  • 1960: St. Itas (Longford)
  • 1961: No Record
  • 1962: No Record
  • 1963: No Record

Longford Senior League

  • 1936: St. Finians (Bracklin)
  • 1937: St. Itas (Longford)
  • 1938: Sionnacs (Carrickedmond)
  • 1939: St. Itas (Longford)
  • 1940: St. Brigids (Ardagh)  (Awarded)
  • 1941: St. Itas (Longford)
  • 1956: St. Itas (Longford)
  • 1957: St. Brigids (Ardagh)
  • 1958: No Record
  • 1959: No Record
  • 1960: St. Itas (Longford)
  • 1961: No Record
  • 1962: No Record
  • 1963: No Record

Longford Junior Championship

  • 1984: Leo Caseys (Ballymahon)
  • 1985: Leo Caseys (Ballymahon)
  • 1986: Leo Caseys (Ballymahon)
  • 1987: Leo Caseys (Ballymahon)

Longford U-16 Championship

  • 1984: Leo Caseys (Ballymahon)
  • 1985: Leo Caseys (Ballymahon)
  • 1986: Leo Caseys (Ballymahon)
  • 1987: Leo Caseys (Ballymahon)

Longford U-14 Championship

  • 1984: Leo Caseys (Ballymahon)
  • 1985: Leo Caseys (Ballymahon)
  • 1986: Leo Caseys (Ballymahon)
  • 1987: Leo Caseys (Ballymahon)

Longford U-12 Championship

  • 1984: St. Dominics (Kenagh)
  • 1985: Leo Caseys (Ballymahon)
  • 1986: Leo Caseys (Ballymahon)
  • 1987: St. Columbas (Mullinalaghta)

Longford Féile Winners

  • 1984: Leo Caseys (Ballymahon)
  • 1985: Leo Caseys (Ballymahon)
  • 1986: Leo Caseys (Ballymahon)
  • 2018: Longford Slashers
  • 2019: Wolfe Tones (Mostrim)

Westmeath Camogie Championship

  • 2018 U-16 Division 2: Longford Slashers

Notable National Honours

  • 2018 National Féile Div 7: Longford Slashers
  • 2014 All-Ireland U-14 Div 5: Longford Slashers
  • 2013 All-Ireland U-14 Div 5: Longford Slashers

Note: There has been no club Camogie activity in Longford since 2019. 

Camogie in County Longford

Camogie Clubs

  • St. Itas (Longford): Formed in 1934 *
  • Granard: Formed in 1934
  • Mullinalaghta: Formed in 1934
  • Technical Schools: Formed in 1934
  • St. Kierans (Edgeworthstown): Formed in 1935
  • St. Mels (Colmcille): Formed in 1935
  • Clonbroney: Formed in 1935
  • Ballinalee: Formed in 1935
  • Lanesboro: Formed in 1935
  • St. Brigids (Ardagh): Formed in 1935
  • Killashee: Formed in 1935
  • St. Finians (Bracklin): Formed in 1935
  • Ballymahon: Formed in 1935
  • Seán Connollys: Formed in 1936 **
  • St. Endas (Rathcline): Formed in 1936
  • Sionnacs (Carrickedmond): Formed in 1936
  • Drumlish: Formed in 1936
  • Killoe: Formed in 1936
  • St. Theresas (Carrickedmond): Formed in 1937
  • St. Marys (Rathcline): Formed in 1937 ***
  • Tarmon: Formed in 1942
  • Marian (Ballinalee): Formed in 1954
  • St. Patricks (Killashee): Formed in 1956
  • Colmcille: Formed in 1956
  • Kenagh: Formed in 1956
  • St. Judes (Clonguish): Formed in 1957
  • Ballinamuck: Formed in 1959
  • Dromard: Formed in 1978
  • Longford Slashers: Formed in 1978
  • Stonepark: Formed in 1979
  • Wolfe Tones (Mostrim): Formed in 1982 (WH)
  • St. Columbas (Mullinalaghta): Formed in 1983
  • Leo Caseys (Ballymahon): Formed in 1983 ****
  • St. Barrys (Mostrim): Formed in 1983
  • St. Colms (Ardagh): Formed in 1983
  • St. Dominics (Kenagh): Formed in 1983
  • Cashel: Formed in 1987
  • Ballymacormack: Formed in 1987
  • Shannon Gaels: Formed in 1998 (WH)
  • Longford Slashers: Revived in 2009 (WH)
  • Wolfe Tones (Mostrim): Revived in 2018 (WH)

Note: There has been no affiliated Camogie clubs in Longford since 2019. 

(WH) = Played in Westmeath Competition.

* St. Itas club was initially formed as St. Brigids in Jan 1934.
** Clonbroney & Ballinalee united to form Seán Connollys in 1936.
*** St. Endas & Lanesboro united to form St. Marys (Rathcline) in 1937.
**** Leo Caseys (Ballymahon) was affiliated in Westmeath in 1988 & 1989.

Camogie in County Longford

Camogie History

🗓️ 1904
Camogie Association was founded in Dublin on 25 February 1904.

🗓️ 1911
Camogie Association was reconstituted as ‘Cualacht Luithchleas na mBan Gaedheal‘ or Gaelic Athletic Company of Women.

🗓️ 1923
Camogie Association was revived nationally in 1923.

🗓️ 1932
First All-Ireland Camogie Championship took place in 1932 (Longford not involved).

🗓️ 1934
Longford’s first Camogie club was formed at a meeting in Temperance Hall in Longford town on 15th January 1934. The club was initially called St. Brigids (later changed to St. Itas) and first practice was announced for the Gaelic Grounds on 15th February. By the start of February a Camogie club had been established in Granard. Efforts ongoing in May to establish a Camogie club in Colmcille but the club was not formed until 1935.

The first recorded Camogie match in the County was Longford v Cavan at the Granard Sports day at Robinstown on 20th May. A Camogie club was established in Mullinalaghta in May and competed against Mullahoran that month. St. Itas (formerly St. Brigids) played their first game on 10th June against Carrick-on-Shannon, ending 1-0 each. The first inter-club game in Longford took place on 15th July (Mullinalaghta v St. Itas).

The first Camogie tournament in Longford was played on 30th September and hosted by the St. Itas club in Longford town and involved St. Itas, Mullinalaghta, Athlone and Carrick-on-Shannon. In the first game St. Itas lost to Carrick by 1-0 to nil and in the second game Athlone beat Mullinalaghta by 1-0 to nil. Carrick-on-Shannon won the final and the silver cup by 3-0 to nil.

In December, Longford Technical Schools team drew with Athlone in a friendly game.

🗓️ 1935
Longford’s Camogie Board was formed in 1935 with M Brady (later Mrs. Twohig) as Chairperson and Val Hourican as Secretary. It is worth noting that Mrs. Val Hourican was later appointed Secretary of the Leinster Camogie Council towards the end of the 1930’s and held that position until 1941. She was also referee for inter-county Camogie games including a match at Croke Park.

The first Camogie game played in Edgeworthstown took place in April when the recently formed St. Kierans (Edgeworthstown) club played a friendly game against St. Itas (Longford). That same month Clonbroney played St. Itas in a friendly in Edgeworthstown which Clonbroney win 5-0 to nil. A Camogie tournament was played in Granard on 5th May involving St. Itas, Mullinalaghta, Clonbroney and the Technical Schools team with Mullinalaghta emerging as winners beating St. Itas in the final by 2-1 to 2-0 on 19th May. In July the St. Mels Camogie club was formed in Colmcille with the following committee elected: Captain: Bridie Mulooley, Vice Captain: Bride Martin, Treasurer: J.A. O’Halloran and Secretary: Margaret Feeney.

These clubs are recorded in Senior Championship in 1935:

  • Clonbroney
  • Killashee
  • Lanesboro
  • Mullinalaghta
  • St. Brigids (Ardagh)
  • St. Finians (Bracklin)
  • St. Itas (Longford)
  • St. Kierans (Edgeworthstown)
  • St. Mels (Colmcille)

The inaugural Longford Senior Championship began on Sunday 28th July 1935. The first round ties included Lanesboro v Killashee, St. Brigids v Clonbroney, Mullinalaghta v St. Mels and St. Kierans v St. Itas. On August 24th second round games were reported as follows: St. Brigids v Lanesboro, St. Itas v St. Finians, Mullinalaghta v Granard and Clonbroney v St. Mels. Clonbroney won their tie by 2-1 to 1-0, while St. Brigids v Lanesboro was not played due to rain. St. Itas beat St. Finians in the first Camogie match played at the Gaelic Grounds in Longford (now Pearse Park) to progress to the semi-finals. Mullinalaghta got a walk-over from Granard to progress to the semi-finals. Semi-final line-up was St. Itas vs Mullinalaghta and St. Brigids v Lanesboro. St. Ita’s beat Mullinalaghta by 1-0 to 0-0 while St. Brigids beat Lanesboro by 3-0 to 0-0.

St. Itas (Longford) won the 🏆 1935 Senior Championship on Sunday 6th October, defeating St. Brigids (Ardagh) in the final by 2-1 to 0-0. The winning team included: T Magan (Captain), L Balfe, C Cameron, V Casey, M Brad, J Reilly, J Kelly, E Farrell, J Farrell, T Leonard, A O’Connor and A Dollard. The losing team included: M McLoughlin (Captain), B McLoughlin, M Carney, B Carney, J Carney, M Cummins, K Cummins, A Ward, M.E. Casey, R Dalton, A Yorke and B Fallon.

Ballymahon Camogie club was formed in November (as part of the formation of a Gaelic Football and Camogie club in Ballymahon). During 1934 Mullinalaghta won the Granard Tournament while Technical Schools won the Feis Tournament. Worth noting that there were two Camogie clubs in the parish of Clonbroney, namely Clonbroney and Ballinalee.

1935 Mullinalaghta Camogie Team (Pic: Longford Leader)

On the County scene, Longford formed a County team in May 1935 to play inter-county friendly games ahead of playing Kilkenny in the Leinster Championship that year. The team was formed from the four affiliated clubs at the time, namely St. Itas, Technical Schools, Mullinalaghta and Clonbroney. Kilkenny were unable to field a team and Longford receive a walkover in the first round in June and pushed on to meet Dublin in the second round at Cusack Park, but suffered a heavy defeat. Longford played and beat Leitrim by 5 goals to 1 at the Aeridheacht in Cloone on 7th July.

🗓️ 1936
Convention was held in January in Temperance Hall in Longford and attended by representatives from Edgeworthstown, St. Brigids (Ardagh), Clonbroney, St. Mels (Colmcille), St. Itas (Longford), Ballymahon, Technical Schools and St. Finians (Bracklin) clubs. The convention noted a credit balance of £8. The following executive officers were elected: Chairperson: May Masterson, Vice-Chair: R Kiernan, Secretary: Val Casey, Treasurer: Nano Brady, Leinster Delegate: R Kiernan.

A new Senior League competition was introduced in addition to the existing Senior Championship in 1936. One of the more interesting ties was Ballinalee vs Clonbroney in the first round in March 1936, both clubs from the same parish!

These 10 clubs are recorded in Senior competition in 1936:

  • Ballinalee
  • Ballymahon Tech
  • Carrickedmond
  • Clonbroney
  • Killashee
  • Mullinalaghta
  • Lanesboro (Rathcline)
  • St. Brigids (Ardagh)
  • St. Finians (Bracklin)
  • St. Itas (Longford)
  • St. Mels (Colmcille)
  • Technical Schools (Longford)

Carrickedmond (Sionnacs) was formed during the year and competed in Championship but not League. Similarly Ballymahon Tech competed in Championship but not in League. In August 1936 the Ballinalee and Clonbroney clubs united to form a single Camogie Club called Seán Connollys, while St. Endas (Rathcline) was newly affiliated to become the second Camogie club in the parish of Rathcline. Mullinalaghta won the Granard Sports Tournament in September 1936 with 1-0 to nil victory over Clonbroney. Killashee wore colours of Saxe blue and white. Drumlish and Killoe formed Camogie clubs later in 1936, and both entered competition for the first time in 1937.

St. Finians (Bracklin) won the 🏆 1936 Senior Championship with 3-1 to nil win over St. Endas (Rathcline) on 4th October.

St. Finians (Bracklin) won the 🏆 1936 Senior League in the delayed decider which was eventually played on 21st February with St. Finians (Bracklin) beating St. Itas (Longford) by 3-0 to 1-0 at Bracklin. Referee: Martin Cummins (St. Brigids Ardagh). Both sides had ended the League on the same points, hence the deciding game was required to determine the destination of the League title.

Bracklin Camogie Team (Pic: Brendan McLoughlin)

On the County scene, Longford lost to Laois by 2-4 to nil in the Leinster Championship in Portlaoise on 19th April, while Longford played Westmeath in a friendly in Mullingar on Easter Monday losing by 3-1 to nil. Longford  County team played in St. Itas colours and was represented by: L Martin (St. Mels), A Callaghan (St. Finians), T Leonard (Tech Schools), M Mullooly (Lanesboro), E Reilly (Mullinalaghta), B Reilly (Mullinalaghta), C Cameron (St. Itas), J Kelly (St. Itas), T Magan (St. Itas), B Carney (St. Brigids), B Dolan (Clonbroney).

🗓️ 1937
A new perpetual cup was presented to the Camogie Board by Mr. Seán Grogan of Technical Schools in Longford, to be used for the Senior League winner, and the club winning it for three consecutive seasons would be entitled to keep it. It was named the ‘Gaelic Cup’.

St. Theresa’s (Carrickedmond) joined the list of Camogie clubs in Longford in February 1937 (in addition to Sionnacs club from the same parish). In Rathcline the St. Endas and Lanesboro clubs united to form St. Marys (Rathcline). The Granard club was revived in 1937 and competed in the 1937 Senior Championship along with Killoe, St. Itas (Longford), St. Finians (Bracklin), Sionnacs (Carrickedmond), St. Brigids (Ardagh), St. Theresas (Carrickedmond), Drumlish and St. Marys (Rathcline).

These clubs are recorded in Senior competition in 1937:

  • Drumlish
  • Granard
  • Killoe
  • Seán Connollys *
  • Sionnacs (Carrickedmond)
  • St. Brigids (Ardagh)
  • St. Finians (Bracklin)
  • St. Itas (Longford)
  • St. Marys (Rathcline)
  • St. Mels (Colmcille) *
  • St. Theresas (Carrickedmond)

* Took part in Senior League only.

St. Finians (Bracklin) retained the 🏆 Senior Championship in 1937 with 2-0 to 0-0 win over St. Marys (Rathcline) on 3rd October at Pearse Park. The winning team was: A Callaghan (Captain), Margaret Farrelly, M Farrell, Mollie Farrelly, A McLoughlin, B Dolan, R Farrelly, C Cullen, M Rice, L Victory, M Victory, M.J. Hughes, A Farrell and T McCormack.

St. Itas (Longford) won the 🏆 1937 Senior League (Gaelic Cup) beating St. Brigids (Ardagh) by 2-0 to 1-0 on 26th October and became the first holders of the new Gaelic Cup presented earlier in the year by Mr. Seán Grogan.

The County Convention was held in Bannon Memorial Hall on 12th December. Elected officers included: Chairperson: M Brady, Vice-Chairperson: Teresa Kenny, Secretary: Val Casey, Treasurer: Kathleen Timmins.

A story which was attributed to the 1937 season was that of Paddy O’Shaughnessy, former member of Westmeath County Council, who had worked for a time as a barman in J.V. Donohoe’s in Granard and later married Mary Sheridan from Granard. Paddy was apparently approached to help make up the numbers (in disguise) for Mullinalaghta in a Camogie final. He duly took his place, played a great game and went home with a winners medal! While this had been assumed to be a Longford County Final, Mullinalaghta did not reach either a Championship or League final in the 1930’s. This was more likely a tournament final.

On the County scene, Longford played Meath in the opening round of the Leinster Championship, losing by 8-1 to 1-0 at Oldcastle.

🗓️ 1938
These clubs are recorded in Senior competition in 1938:

  • Drumlish
  • Granard
  • Killoe
  • Sionnacs (Carrickedmond)
  • St. Brigids (Ardagh)
  • St. Finians (Bracklin)
  • St. Itas (Longford)
  • St. Mels (Colmcille)

St. Finians (Bracklin) won the 🏆 Senior Championship for the third year in a row in 1938, beating Sionnacs (Carrickedmond) by 3-0 to 0-0 on 9th October. Referee: Dympna McGlynn. On the same weekend Longford played Louth in an inter-county friendly with Louth winning 6-6 to 1-0.

Sionnacs (Carrickedmond) won the 🏆 1938 Senior League (Gaelic Cup), beating St. Mels (Colmcille) by 2-0 to 1-0 in the final on 20th November. Sionnacs (Carrickedmond) had topped the South Division while St. Mels (Colmcille) topped the North Division, thus both contested the League final.

🗓️ 1939
The Camogie Association was reconstituted as Cumann Camogaiochta na nGael.

Sionnacs (Carrickedmond) won the 🏆 1939 Senior Championship final the first time with 5-0 to 1-0 victory over St. Finians (Bracklin) in the final on 8th October at Pearse Park. Referee: Val Casey.

St. Itas (Longford) won the 🏆 1939 Senior League title (Gaelic Cup) beating Killoe in the final by 4-2 to 4-0. The League final was played at Pearse Park during the Feis Naomh Mel on Sunday 24th June. Worth noting that St. Itas entered two teams (A and B) in the Senior League in 1939.

On the County scene, Longford lost to All-Ireland holders Dublin by 6-4 to 1-1 in the first round of the Leinster Championship on 7th May at Pearse Park and Dubln went on to retain the Leinster Championship, beating Kildare in the final by 3-2 to 2-2. The losing Longford team was: Joan Farrell (St. Itas), Tess Leonard (St. Itas), Phoebe McCormack (Sionnacs), Margaret Thompson (Sionnacs), Annie Yorke (St. Brigids), Dympna McGlynn (St. Itas), Ciss Dolan (Sionnacs), Margaret Leonard (St. Itas), Nellie Yorke (St. Brigids), Annie McLoughlin (St. Finians), Josie Reilly (St. Itas), Celia Kenny (Sionnacs). Subs: Margaret Farrell (St. Finians), Tot Magan (St. Itas), Bridget Leonard (St. Itas, 1-1), Janie Quinn (Killoe) and M Victory (St. Finians). The losers of the first round games competed in a Runner-up competition in which Longford played and beat Westmeath by 3-1 to 1-0 at Cusack Park on 16th July to progress in Leinster for the first time. Longford’s goals come from Josie Reilly (St. Itas), Annie McLoughlin (St. Finians) and Tot Magan (St. Itas) while Bridget Leonard scores Longford’s sole point. Ciss Dolan, Dympna McGlynn and Margaret Leonard were prominent for Longford in this historic first win in Leinster. Longford lost out to Meath by 3-0 to 1-1 in the next round on 17th September at Pearse Park. The match report cited how difficult it was to play Camogie on the long (uncut) grass and bemoans the lack of spectators which represented a major concern for the long-term success of the game in Longford.

🗓️ 1940
These clubs are recorded in Senior competition in 1940:

  • Killashee
  • Killoe
  • Sionnacs (Carrickedmond)
  • St. Brigids (Ardagh)
  • St. Itas (Longford)

Killashee were awarded the 🏆 1940 Senior Championship following an objection. Sionnacs (Carrickedmond) seemed to have retained their Senior Championship title, beating Killashee by 2-1 to 0-1 in the final on 23rd November. Referee: Mylo Brennan. Killashee then raised an objection on the basis that Sionnacs were late coming onto the field. In December that objection was upheld with referee report stating that Sionnacs were indeed 10 minutes late fielding. Hence the result was overturned. Sionnacs gave notice of their intention to appeal to the Leinster Council, but that was later withdrawn.

St. Brigids (Ardagh) were declared the 🏆 1940 Senior League (Gaelic Cup). The 1940 League involved four teams: Killoe, Sionnacs, St. Brigids and St. Itas. The League final was due to be played on 15th December between St. Brigids (Ardagh) and Sionnacs (Carrickedmond), however no record found of the final being played. At the County Convention in March 1941 St. Brigids (Ardagh) were declared 1940 Senior League winners.

On the County scene, Longford lost to Westmeath by 6-0 to nil in the Leinster Championship on 26th May, having struggled to field a team after some players failed to show up. The Longford team wore a combination of St. Itas and St. Brigids colours.

🗓️ 1941
At the County Convention in March 1941, the following executive was elected: Chairperson: M Brady, Vice-Chair: Celia Kenny, Secretary: Val Hourican, Treasurer: Dympna McGlynn. The Convention also declared St. Brigids (Ardagh) as winners of the 1940 Senior League. Convention report mentioned that clubs such as Bracklin, Mullinalaghta and Rathcline were no longer active, while Drumlish and Tarmon clubs are mentioned in July 1941 (both asked to send delegates to County Board meeting) but no sign of either in competition. St. Brigids (Ardagh) were referred to in some reports as St. Patricks Ardagh, but this was likely a mix-up with the men’s team.

These clubs are recorded in Senior competition in 1941:

  • Killashee
  • Killoe
  • Sionnacs (Carrickedmond)
  • St. Brigids (Ardagh)
  • St. Itas (Longford)

Fixtures in late September 1941 showed St. Itas v Killoe (Referee: M Brennan) in the Senior Championship semi-final, and County Final scheduled for 12th October at Pearse Park with M Brennan as referee. In the semi-final Killoe were unable to field against St. Itas and the Killoe club folds soon thereafter.

Killashee won the 🏆 1941 Senior Championship, beating St. Itas (Longford) by 6-1 to 0-0 on Sunday 19th October.

St. Itas (Longford) won the 🏆 1941 Senior League (Gaelic Cup), finishing the season unbeaten and top of the table with 16 points in mid October, ahead of Killashee (10), St. Brigids (6), Killoe (6) and Sionnacs (2). The Sionnacs club announced at the end of the League campaign that they would no longer be taking part in Camogie activity.

No record of any Leinster Championship activity for Longford in 1941.

🗓️ 1942
Struggle to keep Camogie going in Longford in 1942 with petrol rationing made it impossible to fulfil fixtures.

These clubs are recorded as active in early 1942:

  • Killashee
  • St. Brigids (Ardagh)
  • St. Itas (Longford)
  • Tarmon

Competition does not get underway and Camogie ceased in Longford and remained dormant until 1950’s.

🗓️ 1954
First signs of a revival in Camogie in Longford in 1954.

Marian Camogie club was formed in Ballinalee in April 1954 with blue and white colours.

Teresa Davis of Our Lady’s Grammar School in Lurgan (later St. Michaels Grammar School and now St. Ronans College) was elected Chair of the Ulster Camogie Council. She was the niece of Miss C Leahy who was N.T. in Killashee at the time. Miss Davis was secretary and treasurer of the Armagh Camogie Board and her appointment meant she automatically became Vice-President of the Camogie Association. She lived in Legan for a while and received her primary education at the local Lenamore National School. At the same time that she was Chairperson of the Ulster Camogie Council, the Chairman of Ulster GAA was Rev Fr. Joseph Pettit whose father J Pettit (N.T.) resided in Lanesboro at the time.

🗓️ 1955
By December 1955 the Marian Camogie club in Ballinalee is noted has the only Camogie club in Longford that year.

🗓️ 1956
The County Board was re-established on 24th June 1956 for the first time since 1942, with representatives from Ardagh, Ballinalee, Killoe, Colmcille, Longford and Killashee. Executive officers: Chairperson: Val Hourican, Vice-Chair: A Farrell (Killoe), Secretary: Nora Mannix (Ballinalee) and Treasurer: Rose Donlon (St. Itas). Also in attendance as guests of honour are Miss Gaynor (Leinster Council), Miss Meade (Kildare Camogie) and Mr. Seán O’Duffy (Camogie Organiser – Leinster Council).

These clubs are recorded in Senior League in 1956:

  • Colmcille
  • Killoe
  • Rathcline
  • Marian (Ballinalee)
  • St. Brigids (Ardagh)
  • St. Itas (Longford)
  • St. Patricks (Killashee)

Most of these clubs were revived having previously competed in 1930’s and early 1940’s, while Marian (Ballinalee) club was formed in 1954 and St. Patricks (Killashee) was formed in 1956. Carrickedmond and Kenagh also formed clubs during the year, but did not participate in competition.

St. Itas (Longford) won the 🏆 1956 Senior League title by topping the table at the end of the season on 28th October with 10 points, ahead of Killoe (9), St. Patricks (9), Rathcline (7), St. Brigids (5) and Marian (3). Colmcille withdrew from the League in September after three rounds, due to lack of available players when the schools reopened. The winning St. Itas team included Ann Fitzmaurice, Marina McNulty, Pauline Gaffney, Kathleen Leavy, Annie Jo Farrell, Mary Rosehill, May Taughran, Ann Slowey, Ester Reehill (Captain), Mary Farrell, Celine Clarke, Maura Levinge, Dolores Clarke, Maeve Marsden, Sally Connolly, Margaret Marsden, Sally Connolly, Margaret Marsden, Mary Slowey, Shiela Keegan and Una Mitchell. Team trainer was Dick Eivers.

1956 St. Itas Camogie Team (Pic: Longford Leader)

There is no record of any Longford Senior Championship taking place in 1956.

Killoe hosted a tournament at Rhyne in October & November with St. Patricks (Killashee) beating Killoe in the final by 2-0 to 1-0. Referee: Seán McGoey. Tournaments were also hosted by St. Brigids (Ardagh) and St. Itas (Longford) clubs during 1956.

The Camogie Ashbourne Cup (equivalent of Fitzgibbon Cup) was won by UCG in 1956, captained by Rose McGrath from Longford.

🗓️ 1957
The County Convention is held in December 1956 and the following executive officers are elected for 1957: Chairperson: Val Hourican, Vice-Chair: A Farrell (Killoe), Secretary: Nora Mannix (Ballinalee) and Treasurer: Rose Donlon (St. Itas). The St. Judes Camogie Club is formed in Clonguish during 1957 by Syl Murphy and Jim Brady. The club is first referenced in local media on 4th May as planning to enter a team in 1957 competition. St. Judes wore light brown gym-slips and saffron blouses.

These clubs are recorded in Senior competition in 1957:

  • Kenagh
  • Killoe
  • Marian (Ballinalee)
  • Rathcline
  • Sionnacs (Carrickedmond)
  • St. Brigids (Ardagh)
  • St. Itas (Longford)
  • St. Judes (Clonguish)
  • St. Patricks (Killashee)

St. Brigids (Ardagh) won the 🏆 1957 Senior Championship, beating Sionnacs (Carrickedmond) by 6-0 to 0-0 in the final on 25th September. Scorers for Ardagh were K McKenna (2-0), Kathleen Farrell (1-0), F. Mulhaul (1-0), Mai Cox (1-0) and Kathleen Trautt (1-0). Others who were prominent for the winners were Anna Mae Keenan, Marie Keenan and Anna Mae Cahill. The McGrath and McNamara sisters as well as O Reilly and K McCormack, were best for Carrickedmond.

St. Brigids (Ardagh) appear to have won the 🏆 1957 Senior League by topping the table at the end of the season. It was noted on 26th October that St. Brigids had recently registered their 21st consecutive win that season and were unbeaten during 1957. The League completed shortly thereafter.

St. Brigids (Ardagh) defeated Killoe in the Rathowen Féis in June. St. Brigids (Ardagh) beat St. Judes (Clonguish) by 0-1 to 0-0 in the Ardagh Tournament final in September. The tournament also included Sionnacs (Carrickedmond) and St. Itas (Longford).

On the County scene, Longford re-entered the Leinster Camogie Championship for the first time in many years, and was scheduled to play Meath in the first round on 16th June and noted as playing Louth in the next round on June 30th. The team for the Louth game was: D Clabby (Captain), B Gerety, M McNulty, K Kearney, M Gilmurray, M Keenan, A Farrell, K Farrell, C Gerety, M Cox, A Slowey, M Reehill. Subs: M Hanlon, R McGrath, E Reehill, N Farrell and M Dowler.

🗓️ 1958
The County Convention is held in December 1957 and the following executive officers are elected for 1958: Chairperson: Val Hourican, Vice-Chair: P Kenny (St. Brigids), Secretary: Nora Mannix (Marian) and Treasurer: Rose Donlon (St. Itas). The board expresses a desire to establish a Juvenile competition. St. Itas club also has a Junior team in action in 1958, but only in friendly games against opposition from outside the county.

These clubs are recorded in Senior competition in 1958:

  • Kenagh
  • Killoe
  • Marian (Ballinalee)
  • Sionnacs (Carrickedmond)
  • St. Brigids (Ardagh)
  • St. Itas (Longford)
  • St. Judes (Clonguish)
  • St. Patricks (Killashee)

St. Brigids (Ardagh) retained the 🏆 Senior Championship in 1958 with 2-0 to 0-0 victory over St. Itas (Longford) on 28th August. Referee: Nora Mannix. No record of any Senior League winner for 1958. It is worth noting that the Senior Championship draw took place in July as follows: A) St. Patricks (Killashee) v St. Itas (Longford), B) Killoe v Kenagh, C) Marian (Ballinalee) v Sionnachs (Carrickedmond) and D) St. Brigids (Ardagh) v St. Judes (Clonguish). The semi-finals were A v C and B v D.

St. Itas (Longford) defeated a Cavan selection by 3-1 to 2-0 in a challenge game in Castlerahan on 10th August.

In May 1950 U.C.D. (Dublin County Champions and Ashbourne Cup holders) and Eoghan Ruadh (Isle of Man Cup winners) gave an exhibition of Camogie at Pearse Park on Whit Sunday as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann held in Longford in 1958. The U.C.D. team won by 5-3 to 2-0 and Val Hourican was referee.

🗓️ 1959
On 17th May 1959 St. Brigids (Ardagh) created history by winning the 🏆 1958 Leinster Junior Club Championship with victory over Ballylinan (Laois) by 3-2 to 2-4 at Ardagh. This was the first Leinster Club Championship title won by a Longford team at any grade or in any code! Team was: Rita Clyne, Dympna Clabby, Anna May Cahill, Mary Ward, Marie Keenan, Anne Bannon, Kathleen Farrell (0-2, Captain), Kathleen Trautt, Kathleen McKenna (1-0), Mary Dowler (1-0), Margo Keenan (1-0), Rose Ballesty. Subs: Lily Dowler & Mary McGarry. Ardagh received a bye into the semi-final after Westmeath were eliminated, and defeated the Wicklow champions Annacurra by 2-2 to 1-0 before advancing to the Leinster final against the Laois champions.

St. Brigids (Ardagh) – 1958 Leinster Junior Camogie Champions

These clubs are recorded in Senior competition in 1959:

  • Ballinamuck *
  • Kenagh *
  • Marian (Ballinalee)
  • St. Brigids (Ardagh)
  • St. Itas (Longford)
  • St. Judes (Clonguish)
  • St. Patricks (Killashee)

* Took part in Senior League only.

St. Itas (Longford) won the 🏆 1959 Senior Championship title beating St. Judes (Clonguish) by 11-2 to 0-1 in the final on 19th July at Pearse Park. Referee: Val Hourican. The winning team was: M Reehill, M Slowey, C Gerety, R Keogh, M O’Brien, M Gilmurray, M Taughran, E Reehill, B Gerety, J Egan, A Slowey, M Marsden, M McNulty, M.R. McDermott and N Kennedy. St. Ita’s also win the Ballyjamesduff Feis Tournament in 1959 with a team that included M Reehill, M Slowey, C Gerety, R Keogh, M O’Brien, M Gilmurray, M Taughran, E Reehill, B Gerety, J Egan, A Slowey, B Farrell, N Stapleton, O O’Brien, M Mulderrig and A Clarke.

A crossroad dance fundraiser took place at Gaigue Cross in August 1959 (delayed from original July planned date) to raise funds for the establishment of a Camogie club in Ballinamuck. We then see Ballinamuck appear in League fixtures from August 1959.

New Junior League (U-15) competition was organised for the first time in August 1959 with teams from Killashee, Kenagh, Ballinamuck, Clonguish, Longford and Ardagh. No record of any winner of the Junior League. Camogie notes in October record that Ballinamuck played Clonguish in the final round of the league, with Ballinamuck recording their first win of the League with 5-0 to 3-0 victory. Goal scorers for Ballinamuck: T Donnelly, T McKenna (2), M Thidgey and R.M. Lennon.

There is no record found of winners for Senior or Junior League competitions in 1959.

In the Leinster Camogie Championship, Longford played Laois in 1959.

🗓️ 1960
These clubs are recorded in competition in 1960:

  • Ballinamuck
  • St. Brigids (Ardagh)
  • St. Itas (Longford)
  • St. Judes (Clonguish)

St. Itas (Longford) won the 🏆 1960 Senior Championship, beating St. Judes (Clonguish) in the final by 0-2 to 0-0 on 4th September 1960. Referee: Val Hourican. The winning team was: M Slowey, C Gerety, K Keogh, M O’Brien, M Reehill, M Taughran, B Farrell, E Reehill (Captain), N Stapleton, M Gilmurray, A Slowey, B Gerety. Subs: M Mulderrig, A Keogh, A Clarke and O O’Brien. The Championship draw was made in July 1960 and included St. Itas, St. Judes and Ballinamuck.

St. Itas (Longford) were declared 🏆 1960 Senior League winners at the County Board meeting on 18th July 1960, having finished the League with 10 points just ahead of St. Brigids (Ardagh) on 8 points. The Junior (U-15) League also took place in 1960 with St. Itas, St. Judes & Ballinamuck involved. There is no record of any winner of the Junior League.

In the Leinster Camogie Junior Championship, Longford beat Westmeath in Pearse Park on 15th May 1960 and advanced to play Laois at Graiguecullen on 5th June 1960 in the Leinster Championship semi-final.

🗓️ 1961
The 1961 Senior Championship draw was made in June 1961 with four teams competing and semi-finals as follows: St. Itas (Longford) v Ballinamuck and St. Brigids (Ardagh) v St. Judes (Clonguish). The final was played between St. Itas (Longford) and St. Brigids (Ardagh) and ended in a draw at 1-0 each on 16th July 1961. The Senior Championship final replay was scheduled for 3rd September. Unable to find a record of the winner thus far (Check newspapers on 9th September?).

In June the County Board met and fixtures were agreed for the Senior League involving four clubs – St. Itas (Longford), Ballinamuck, St. Judes (Clonguish) and St. Brigids (Ardagh). Junior League fixtures also arranged between the same clubs. No record found of Senior or Junior League winners for 1961.

In July the Secretary of Leinster GAA (Martin O’Neill) presented the Longford Camogie Board Chairperson (Val Hourican) with a new silver cup to be used for inter-club Camogie competition in Longford. A notice in the newspaper in June notes attempts being made to form a Camogie club in Edgeworthstown and practices arranged throughout June & July, but no involvement by the club in competition.

On the County scene, Longford beat Westmeath by 6-2 to 0-0 in the Leinster Camogie Junior Championship at Pearse Park on 14th May. The county team was drawn from four clubs: St. Itas, St. Brigids, St. Judes and Ballinamuck. The winning team was: M Reehill, MK O’Neil, N Bannon, E Reehill, G Farrell, C Gerety, K Kearney, K Farrell, W McGoldrick, M Dowler, A Slowey and K Keogh. Subs: M Gregg, AM Reilly, B Farrell and M Gilmurray. Longford advanced to the Leinster Camogie Junior Championship semi-final for the first time, but were unsuccessful.

🗓️ 1962
St. Brigids (Ardagh) and Ballinamuck appear to be the only active Camogie clubs according to Senior League fixtures and various tournaments in 1962.

On the County scene, Longford played the Leinster champions Offaly in Round 1 of the Leinster Junior Camogie Championship on 15th August 1962 at Ardagh, losing narrowly by 2-3 to 2-2.

🗓️ 1963
The June County Board meeting agreed fixtures for the Senior League involving three clubs – St. Brigids (Ardagh), St. Judes (Clonguish) and Ballinamuck. An appeal is made for others to form Camogie clubs and there is evidence of Carrickedmond and St. Itas attempting to reform in July 1963 but no published evidence of any success in this regard. No evidence of competitions concluding in 1963.

On the County scene, Longford beat Westmeath in the Leinster Camogie Junior Championship semi-final on 28th July at Ardagh, to qualify for the Leinster Camogie Junior Championship final for the very first time. Longford’s opponent in the Leinster final was Offaly (holders), who proved too strong and won by 10-2 to nil in Tullamore on 24th August.

Camogie appears to go into rapid decline in the second half of 1963 and all competition activity ceases!

🗓️ 1964
Notice appears in local media in May 1964 looking for players to help re-organise the St. Itas club in Longford town.

No evidence of League or Championship competition in Longford in 1964.

🗓️ 1965
The St. Brigids (Ardagh) club meets in June 1965 and elects officers for the year with practices organised in June and July. A meeting of the County Board is scheduled for 21st June in Ardagh. However no competition fixtures for 1965.

No evidence of League or Championship competition in Longford in 1965 and no Camogie competition recorded in Longford until 1983.

🗓️ 1970
Local media reported two dozen Camogie sticks sent to France by Thomas Kehoe of Bridge Street, Longford which were dispatched to promote the game of Camogie there. The recipient was Sr. Regina of the Sisters of our Lady of Consolation in France. Sister Regina, formerly Margaret Marsden, was from Lisbrack in Longford and played Camogie as a pupil in the local convent school. She was also a member of the St. Ita’s (Longford) team and played for the county Camogie team in her time.

🗓️ 1978
Efforts ongoing in 1978 to revive and promote Camogie in Longford and a meeting was held on 26th April in the Longford Arms Hotel to revive the sport in Longford. Agnes Purcell (President of Camogie Association of Ireland) addressed the meeting which was attended by representatives from Killoe, Dromard, Moyne C.S., Longford and Carrickedmond. Subsequent Killoe and Dromard parish notes showed meetings held with a view to forming Camogie clubs and interest seems especially high in Dromard, Killoe, Longford and Ballymahon areas. The Killoe meeting reformed the Killoe Camogie club which had existed decades prior, and elected a new committee: Chairperson: Anne McDonald, Vice Chairperson: Anne Bratton, Secretary: Dympna Ward, Treasurer: Patricia Morgan, PRO: Mary Bratton. However no Camogie activity was recorded by the club thereafter.

On 16th May the Longford Slashers Camogie club was formed and the following committee was elected: Chairperson: Mary Reddington, Vice-Chair: Barbara Feely, Secretary: Marian Fannin, Treasurer: Mary Brehony, PRO: Maureen Conaty. It was announcement in local media on 23rd June that Camogie clubs have been formed in Dromard, Killoe and Longford town, however there is no record of any competition in 1978.

Longford County Board was re-established on Monday 12th June, for the first time in many years. Chairperson: Mary Reddington, Secretary: Maureen Connaghty, Treasurer: Marie Morgan.

🗓️ 1979
Stonepark Camogie club was formed in April 1979 and noted as the only Camogie club in the county by November 1979. The club was cited against Carrick-on-Shannon in a challenge game in October 1979.

🗓️ 1982
Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) Camogie Club was formed in 1982. Elected officials were: Chairperson: Margaret Logan, Vice-Chair: Evelyn McEnroe, Secretary: Connie Farrell, Treasurer: Phil Donohoe, Registrar: Pat Grimes. The club (with the help of Ignatius Gallagher) affiliated to Westmeath County Board in absence of any County Board or opposition in Longford, and played a few games but with little success. Work continues in developing the game of Camogie with an inter-club competition organised in July and August involving four teams of ten players each.

🗓️ 1983
Camogie competition was revived in Longford in 1983 after a lapse of more than 20 years. Clubs were formed in March & April include Leo Caseys of Ballymahon (formed on 9th March), St. Dominics (Kenagh) and St. Barrys (Mostrim), while St. Colms (Ardagh) club was formed in July. All competition in Camogie in Longford in 1983 was organised on a friendly & League basis at U-12, U-14 & U-16 grades.

County Board was re-established on 27th April, with Ann Flanagan (Kenagh) as Chairperson, Carmel McCormack (Ballymahon) as Secretary and Val Hourican as Treasurer. Longford was the last county in Leinster to have a Camogie Board. The first County Convention since re-establishment of the County Board was held on 27th November at the Longford Slashers complex.

At 1983 National Congress in Portrush (Antrim), all 32 counties were represented for the first time. Longford’s delegate was Ann Flanagan (Chairperson).

🗓️ 1984
Five clubs competed in 1984 as follows:

  • Leo Caseys (Ballymahon)
  • St. Columbas (Mullinalaghta)
  • St. Barrys (Mostrim)
  • St. Colms (Ardagh)
  • St. Dominics (Kenagh)

1984 Camogie Championship Finals:

  • 🏆 U-12: St. Dominics beat St. Colms
  • 🏆 U-14 Féile: Leo Caseys beat St. Colms
  • 🏆 U-14: Leo Caseys beat St. Barrys
  • 🏆 U-16: Leo Caseys beat St. Barrys
  • 🏆 Junior: Leo Caseys beat St. Columbas

Championships was played on a League basis. Leo Caseys represent Longford at National Feile in Wexford and reached semi-final stage.

Longford Camogie Convention was held in December at Longford Slashers complex. Guests of honour included Phyllis Breslin (Chairperson of Leinster Camogie Council) and Maureen Fulham (Secretary of Leinster Camogie Council), Aíne Ní Shithigh (Ard Runai, Croke Park) and P.J. Fulham (Chairman of the Westmeath County Board and a member of the Admin body of Cumann Camogaiochta na nGael). Mrs. Val Hourican presented the board with a new perpetual cup, which she had received from the Leinster Council in 1961, and which was put forward for the winner of the Junior Championship each year. Executive officers for 1984/85 were: Honorary President: Mrs. Val Hourican; Chairperson: Ann Flanagan; Vice-Chairperson: Paddy Tighe; Secretary: Ann Duffy; Treasurer: Mrs Connell; Registrar: Carmel McCormack; PRO: Grainne McEnroe.

🗓️ 1985
Five clubs competed in 1985: Leo Caseys, St. Colms, St. Barrys, St. Dominics and St. Columbas.

1985 Camogie Championship Finals:

  • 🏆 U-12: Leo Caseys beat St. Colms
  • 🏆 U-14 Féile: Leo Caseys beat St. Colms (AET) 
  • 🏆 U-14: Leo Caseys beat St. Colms
  • 🏆 U-16: Leo Caseys beat St. Columbas
  • 🏆 Junior: Leo Caseys beat St. Columbas

All competitions was 12-a-side. Leo Caseys represented Longford at National Féile in Wexford. Noeleen Cahill won the County Féile na nGael ‘Skills Competition’ and went on to represent Longford at National Féile. In June St. Barrys (Mostrim) announced withdrawal from U-12 and U-14 due to lack of interest.

Seven-a-side Schools League was organised in March which was the first league of its kind in Longford, organised by Ballymahon V.S. with teams from Legan, Carrickedmond, Ballymore/Kenagh and Moyvore/Ballynacargy, Tang & Ballymahon.

In June the County U-14 team played Meath in Round 1 of Leinster Championship, which was Longford’s first inter-county Camogie match in decades.

A Camogie competition for Longford Secondary Schools took place in 1985 with Ballymahon V.S. beating Granard V.S. in the final in December to win the new 🏆 Longford Leader Perpetual Shield.

County Board Chairperson is noted in February 1985 as Mrs. M Brady and Secretary as Mrs. V Casey.

🗓️ 1986
Five clubs competed in 1986: Leo Caseys, St. Colms, St. Barrys, St. Dominics and St. Columbas.

1986 Camogie Championship Finals:

  • 🏆 U-12: Leo Caseys won
  • 🏆 U-14 Féile: Leo Caseys beat St. Colms
  • 🏆 U-14: Leo Caseys won
  • 🏆 U-16: Leo Caseys beat St. Columbas
  • 🏆 Junior: Leo Caseys beat St. Columbas

Leo Caseys represented Longford at National Féile in Clare (hosted by Shannon) and reached the semi-final stage.

In May 1986 Moydow club notes indicated efforts ongoing to start a Camogie club in Moydow, however no sign of club being formed.

🗓️ 1987
County Convention was held in Mullinalaghta in March. Officers for 1987 include: Chairperson: F. McCormack (Ballymahon), Vice-Chair: Ann Flanagan (Kenagh), Treasurer: Rosemary McGivney and Brenda Mooney (Mullinalaghta), Registrar: Ann Duffy (Kenagh).

Five clubs competed in 1987: Leo Caseys (Ballymahon), St. Dominics (Kenagh), St. Columbas (Mullinalaghta), Cashel & Ballymacormack. U-12 was run at 10-a-side and 20 minutes each half, while other competitions were run at 12-a-side and 25 minutes each half.

1987 Camogie Championship Finals:

  • 🏆 U-12: St. Columbas beat St. Dominics
  • 🏆 U-14 Féile: No Record
  • 🏆 U-14: Leo Caseys won
  • 🏆 U-16: Leo Caseys beat St. Columbas
  • 🏆 Junior: Leo Caseys beat St. Columbas

It is also worth noting that Cnoc Mhuire Granard won the 🏆 1987 Leinster Schools Senior ‘B’ Camogie title at Parnell Park in Dublin, beating Presentation Castlecomer from Kilkenny by 2-9 to 1-2 on 9th May 1987. This was the first time a Longford school had reached a Leinster Camogie Schools final and the first time a county other than Dublin, Kilkenny or Wexford had won the title. Cnoc Mhuire Granard also represented Leinster at the All-Ireland Seven-a-side finals at UCD in May.

Camogie activity in Longford goes into rapid decline by late 1987.

🗓️ 1988
No club activity recorded in Longford in 1988.

Leo Caseys (Ballymahon) Camogie club now competing in Westmeath Championship.

🗓️ 1989
No club activity recorded in Longford in 1989 or in the years following.

Leo Caseys (Ballymahon) Camogie club continues competing in Westmeath Championship. St. Mary’s (Streete) Camogie club was reformed in 1989 and made their debut against Leo Caseys in a match in Streete in May.

Leo Caseys reached the Westmeath Junior Championship final against Tang on 20th August 1989.

🗓️ 1990s
Camogie competition in Longford was confined to Secondary Schools and Community Games with no club competition after 1987.

In 1991 Newtowncashel won the County Community Games and represented Longford at Leinster Community Games.

In 1996 there was a brief reference to a recently revived Camogie club in Mostrim, but likely referring to schools team.

In 1998 Shannon Gaels U-14 Camogie team from Lanesboro were affiliated to and competing in Westmeath, defeating Drumraney in the Westmeath U-14 Championship in June 1998. In August 1998 Sarah Kearney from the Shannon Gaels club was chosen to represent Longford on the Leinster team in a mini-sevens match during the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final between Kilkenny and Clare on 16th August. Sarah was the first person from Longford to play in Hurling/Camogie mini-sevens in Croke Park.

Edgeworthstown native Cathy Lynn was elected Secretary of London Camogie Board in 1998. Cathy lived in Harrow.

🗓️ 2000
Kenagh Camogie Club was reformed as Kenagh Gaels in October 2000. A committee was formed comprising Chairperson: Vivian Maguire, Vice-Chair: Edel McGann, Treasurer: Ann Flanagan, Secretary: Brian Kirby and PRO: Mary Duignan. The club holds its first training session on 28th October. The club announced that they would be entering a team in the Indoor Schools Hurling & Camogie League, but does not compete in club competition beyond Primary Schools activity. Initially announced as ‘Kenagh Gaels‘, the club was then referenced as St. Dominics Camogie Club from December 2000.

Note: Indoor Hurling and Camogie competition was held annually in the 2000’s, involving National Schools from across the county. It was mostly played at the Newtownforbes Sports Hall and Drumlish Sports Complex. Camogie was also played in some Longford Secondary Schools. However there was no club or county Camogie competition in Longford during this period.

🗓️ 2009
Longford Slashers Camogie club was reformed in September 2009.

The All Ireland U-16 Championship final between Meath and Donegal was held at Pearse Park in Longford in August 2009.

🗓️ 2010
Longford Slashers were invited to compete at National Féile na nGael for the first time in 2010 and were noted as the only active Camogie club in Longford. National Féile took place in Clare and this was the clubs first participation in active competition. The Longford Slashers club was not affiliated at this point and was mostly playing challenge games against teams from neighbouring counties at the time.

Longford’s Sinead Sheridan from the Lough Lene Gaels club in Westmeath, was awarded a 3rd Level Camogie Scholarship from DCU in April.

🗓️ 2011
Longford Slashers club affiliated and competed in Westmeath competition (U-14). The club was invited to compete at National Féile na nGael in Galway.

Primary school girls from all over Longford took part in an indoor Camogie blitz in Edgeworthstown in October. Over 170 girls participated from Mullinalaghta, Scoil Mhuire Newtownforbes, St. Teresas Killoe, St. Matthews Ballymahon, Scoil Mhuire Clondra, Abbeylara, Stonepark and St. Marys Edgeworthstown.

🗓️ 2012
Longford Slashers were invited to compete at National Féile na nGael in Dublin and finished runners-up in Division 4 – Group A. The club defeated Leitrim in the final group game to register the first ever win for a Longford Camogie team at National Féile.

Longford Slashers reached the final of the inaugural All-Ireland U-14 Championship (Division 5) at Annaduff, defeated by Sligo.

🗓️ 2013
Longford Slashers were invited to compete at National Féile na nGael in Limerick and won ‘Best presented team’ award.

Longford Slashers won the 🏆 2013 All-Ireland U-14 Championship Division 5 title (Michael Kennedy Cup) and as a result were invited to lead the parade at the All-Ireland Camogie Finals at Croke Park that year. Sinéad Mulhern from the Slashers club was selected to take part in the mini-sevens, representing Stonepark School in Croke Park

🗓️ 2014
Longford Slashers retained the 🏆 All-Ireland U-14 Championship Division 5 title in 2014. All Division 5 games were hosted at Longford Slashers club grounds.

Longford Slashers were invited to compete at National Féile na nGael, hosted by Ulster GAA.

Longford Slashers established U-16 & Minor Camogie teams to compete in the Westmeath Camogie League. The U-16 team competed in 7-a-side blitz at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in August 2014, in their first competitive competition.

🗓️ 2015
Longford Slashers represented Longford at National Féile na nGael in Ulster. The club was hosted by Edendork (Tyrone).

Aoife Gray from Longford Slashers club was chosen to represent Longford at an exhibition match at half-time during the All-Ireland SHC semi-final in Croke Park in August 2015.

🗓️ 2016
Longford Slashers senior team played their first Senior Championship game (vs Drumraney) in Westmeath Championship in April.

Longford Slashers reached the Westmeath Camogie U-12 ‘A’ Championship final in August.

Fr. Manning Gaels and Longford Slashers clubs hosted the National U-15 Championship blitz for phase 2 counties in October.

🗓️ 2017
Longford Slashers won the 🏆 2017 Division 2 Shield at the Naomh Éanna Sevens in Belfast, beating Killeavy (Armagh) in the final by 3-1 to 2-1 in September. Longford Slashers reached their divisional semi-final at National Féile and reached the semi-final of the Westmeath U-14 Championship.

Longford Slashers and Naomh Mearnog (Dublin) co-hosted a two-day National U-16 ‘Progress to Success’ blitz competition in July.

Primary School blitz held in July with six school participating in Camogie competition: Ballinalee, Ballymahon, Colehill, Fermoyle, Gaelscoil & Killoe

🗓️ 2018
Camogie was revived in Edgeworthstown in 2018 with the formation of the Wolfe Tones Camogie Club.

Longford Slashers & Wolfe Tones Camogie clubs became host clubs for the National Féile na nGael Hurling/Camogie competition in June 2018. The competition was hosted by Connacht GAA but Longford and Westmeath clubs were asked to become host clubs for the very first time.

Longford Slashers Camogie team represented Longford at National Féile na nGael, winning 🏆 2018 Division 7 Cup, beating Mattock Rangers (Louth), Wolfe Tones (Longford), St. Eunans (Donegal), Drumraney (Westmeath) & Sylane (Galway) en-route to the final, and beating Tara Rocks (Wexford) by 2-3 to 0-3 in the final.

Longford Slashers won the 🏆 Westmeath U-16 Division 2 Championship title in 2018 and also took part in the Leinster U-21 Summer Sevens competition in Rathleague (Laois) in August 2018.

All-Ireland Club Junior Championship Semi-Final between Crosserlough (Cavan) and Four Roads (Roscommon) was played at the Mostrim GAA grounds in November 2018.

🗓️ 2019
Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) Camogie club won the 🏆 2019 Longford U-14 Féile na nGael final for the first time, with victory over Longford Slashers in May. Wolfe Tones went on to represent Longford at National Féile in Cork.

Longford Slashers took part in the Regional Féile Tournament (Division 4) at Ederney (Fermanagh) in June.

All-Ireland U-16 ‘C’ Championship Semi-Final game (Cavan v Roscommon) was played at the Mostrim GAA grounds.

Longford Slashers U-10 team won the 🏆 Maxwell Memorial Tournament Shield at Ringtown Camogie Club in September.

No recorded Camogie activity by any Longford club in Longford or Westmeath competition after 2019.

🗓️ 2021
Brian Molloy (Lanesboro) was elected Connacht Camogie Chairperson in 2021.

The Camogie League Division 4 Final (Cavan v Roscommon) was played at Pearse Park in Longford in June 2021.

The All-Ireland Minor ‘B’ Shield Final (Meath v Roscommon) was played at Pearse Park in Longford in September 2021.

Leigh Casey (former Clonguish Ladies Footballer) won the Dublin Junior Camogie Championship with St. Brendans and was Player of the Match.

🗓️ 2023
Brian Molloy (Lanesboro) was elected Camogie Association President (1st male to hold the position). His term begins in 2024.

The All-Ireland Minor ‘A’ Championship Final (Galway v Kildare) was played at Pearse Park in August 2023.


Note: Longford has not competed in inter-county Camogie competition since the mid 1960’s. By the end of 2023, Longford was one of six counties with no Camogie team. Others included Donegal, Fermanagh, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo. 

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