Longford Gaelic Stats
Minor Hurling Championship

Minor Winners

WonClub / TeamYear Titles Won
15Longford Slashers1980, 1981, 1985, 1989, 1995, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023
14Wolfe Tones Óg1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
6Clonguish Óg1996, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2010
2Naomh Ciaráns1982, 1983

– Naomh Ciaráns was name of the Rathcline hurling club.
Minor grade changed from U-18 to U-17 from 2021 to align with Táin Óg Leagues.

Minor Hurling Championship

Roll of Honour

Longford Slashers 5-9
Clon Tones 1-6

Final was played on 20th August 2023 at Pearse Park.

Clon Tones is an amalgamation of Clonguish and Wolfe Tones.

Longford Slashers 2-19
Carrick Hurling Club (Leitrim) 3-5

Final was played on 11th September 2022.

Longford Slashers W/O
Carrick Hurling Club (Leitrim) Scr

Final was due to be played on 10th October 2021. Longford Slashers received a walkover.

This was the first year that Minor was played at U-17 grade instead of U-18 grade.

Longford Slashers v Wolfe Tones in the final.

Final not played by the time of the Longford GAA Convention (noted in the convention report). No record of final played thereafter. Cup is blank.

Final scheduled for 10th November 2019. Wolfe Tones conceded.

Longford Slashers 5-4
Wolfe Tones 1-15

Final was played on 18th November 2018.

Wolfe Tones Óg 8-15
Longford Slashers 2-10

Final was played on 1st October 2017.

Second time Wolfe Tones achieved 3-in-a-row of titles.

Wolfe Tones Óg 1-13
Longford Slashers 0-5

Final was played on 25th September 2016.

No further notes.

Longford Slashers 2-10
Wolfe Tones Óg 2-7

Final was played on 13th December 2014.

Wolfe Tones Óg 1-8
Clonguish Óg 1-5

Final was played on 20th October 2013.

Longford Slashers 3-5
Clonguish Óg 1-9

Final was played on 29th October 2012.

Servasport showed final as ‘Not played’ and we found no published evidence of any final played.

Cup is inscribed with Clonguish as winner but no published evidence found to support this.

Clonguish Óg 4-3
Wolfe Tones Óg 3-3

Final was played on 12th September 2010.

Wolfe Tones Óg 2-7
Clonguish Óg 0-6

Final was played in November 2009.

Note: Cup is incorrectly inscribed with Clonguish Óg as winner. 

Wolfe Tones Óg 7-1
Longford Slashers 2-3

Longford Slashers beat Southern Gaels in the final.

Cup is inscribed with Longford Slashers as winner for 2006.

Clonguish Óg beat Longford Slashers in the final.

Semi-finals were Clonguish Óg v Wolfe Tones Óg and Longford Slashers v Southern Gaels.

Minor fixtures are found in February 2004 but no record of any Minor Hurling Championship games played thereafter and no record of any finalists or winner in published media (underage hurling reporting is very low key at this point).

Cup is inscribed with Clonguish as winner but no published evidence found to support this.

Clonguish Óg 3-10
Wolfe Tones 1-3

Clonguish renamed underage hurling club from Lough Forbes Gaels to Clonguish Óg in 2000.

Semi-final between Slashers Gaels and Clonguish Óg was fixed for 13th October 2002 and then moved to 19th October 2002. No published record of final played or winner. Clonguish club notes from November 2002 cites hurling medals presented to their U-16 and Minor teams, but not clear if League or Championship for Minor.

Cup is inscribed with Slashers Gaels as winner but no published evidence found to support this.

Semi-final spilled into 2002. Wolfe Tones was due to play Slashers Gaels in the semi-final and winner was due to play Clonguish in the final (which itself was fixed for end of February 2002). Semi-final delayed further due to bad weather and re-fixed for Farneyhoogan on Sunday 3rd March 2002. No published record of final played or winner.

Cup is inscribed with Wolfe Tones as winner but no published evidence found to support this.

Wolfe Tones 2-5
Slashers Gaels 1-7

Note: Cup is incorrectly inscribed with Clonguish as winner.

Slashers Gaels 4-8
Wolfe Tones 2-10

Note: Cup is incorrectly inscribed with Clonguish as winner. 

Lough Forbes Gaels 6-6
Ballymahon Gaels 3-3

Game was played on 1st November 1998 at the Dromard grounds and finished level at 3-3 apiece, with extra time required to separate the sides. (Source: Cyril McKeon) 

Note: Lough Forbes Gaels was later renamed Clonguish Óg.

Lough Forbes Gaels beat Wolfe Tones in the final.

Lough Forbes Gaels was later renamed Clonguish Óg. Winner is missing from the Cup. 

Lough Forbes Gaels 2-10
Wolfe Tones 2-5.

Note: Cup is incorrectly inscribed with Wolfe Tones as winner.

Lough Forbes Gaels was later renamed Clonguish Óg.

Slashers Gaels 3-9
Wolfe Tones 3-2

Match report notes that the title was regained by Slashers after a lapse of several years!

Roll of Honour published in local media at the end of 1994 shows various winners for other underage hurling grades but does not show any winner for Minor Hurling Championship, nor is there any published record during the year of any Minor Hurling Championship games played.

Cup is inscribed with Slashers Gaels as winner but no published evidence found to support this.

Wolfe Tones beat Ballymahon/Cashel in the final on 6th November 1993.

Note: Cup is incorrectly inscribed with Slashers Gaels as winner, but Slashers were not in the final.

Wolfe Tones beat Slashers Gaels in the final on 19th September 1992.

Final was Ballymahon/Cashel vs Slashers Gaels and was fixed for 28th August 1991. This was postponed until 10th November 1991 and was then postponed again to 8th December 1991 due to Longford’s involvement in NHL. No published record of any final played or winner.

Note: Cup is incorrectly inscribed with Wolfe Tones as winner. Wolfe Tones were not in the MHC final in 1991.

Wolfe Tones 4-9
Slashers Gaels 2-5

Wolfe Tones 2-6
Slashers Gaels 3-3

Final went to a replay and was played on 23rd September 1990 in Ballymahon. Wolfe Tones team included some players from Ballymahon, while Slashers Gaels team included some players from Rathcline. Winner is missing from the Cup.

Slashers Gaels 3-3
Wolfe Tones 2-4

Final was played on 15th October 1989.

Wolfe Tones 3-2
Slashers Gaels 1-1

Note: Cup is incorrectly inscribed with Slashers Gaels as winner. 

Fixtures indicate Wolfe Tones/Bunlahy combination, however final report cites only Wolfe Tones. 

Wolfe Tones 1-12
Slashers Gaels 2-3

Final was played on 14th September at Devine Park. Winner is missing from the Cup.

1987 Championship included the following three teams:

  • Lough Forbes Gaels/Naomh Ciaráns
  • Wolfe Tones
  • Slashers Gaels

Wolfe Tones 4-8
Slashers Gaels 0-2

Final was played on 13th September 1986 at Leo Casey Park in Ballymahon.

No further notes.

Beat Naomh Ciaráns in the final.

Naomh Ciaráns was hurling section of Rathcline club.

Naomh Ciaráns was hurling section of Rathcline club (previously named Rathcline Gaels).

Naomh Ciarans 4-7
Wolfe Tones 0-2

The final was played in Clonbonny on 2nd October 1984.

Naomh Ciaráns was hurling section of Rathcline club (previously named Rathcline Gaels).

1982 Minor Hurling Championship had four teams….

  • Slashers Gaels
  • Wolfe Tones
  • Cashel/Shroid
  • Naomh Ciaráns (Rathcline)

Slashers St. Michaels 5-4
Rathcline Gaels 3-3

Minor Hurling Championship was run on a league basis with Slashers and Rathcline Gaels emerging as the two top teams and Slashers winning the final on 13th September 1981 at Farneyhoogan. Rathcline Gaels was renamed Naomh Ciaráns from 1982 and Slashers St. Michaels renamed Slashers Gaels from 1982 and renamed Longford Slashers in the 2000’s.

Slashers St. Michaels 2-6
Rathcline Gaels 2-5

Inaugural Minor Hurling Championship – Final played on 14th September 1980.


Rathcline Gaels was renamed Naomh Ciaráns from 1982.

Slashers St. Michaels was renamed Slashers Gaels from 1982 and renamed Longford Slashers in the 2000’s.

Club name(s) displayed are those used at the time of the final, to preserve that historic record.

Minor Hurling Championship

Additional Notes

The following clarifications apply to hurling finalists down the years.

  • Slashers Gaels was renamed Longford Slashers in early 2000’s.
  • Slashers St. Michaels was renamed Slashers Gaels from 1982.
  • Clon Tones is a combination of Clonguish Óg and Wolfe Tones Óg.
  • Wolfe Tones Óg is the underage hurling section of the Mostrim Club.
  • Wolfe Tones Óg added the Óg to the name from early 2000’s.
  • Clonguish Óg is the underage hurling section of the Clonguish Club.
  • Lough Forbes Gaels club was renamed to Clonguish Óg from 2000.
  • Rathcline Gaels hurling club was renamed Naomh Ciaráns from 1982.
  • Carrick Hurling Club from Co. Leitrim joined the Longford Championship from 2021.
  • Minor grade changed from U-18 to U-17 from 2021 to align with the Táin Óg Leagues. 
  • Niall Caslin Cup used for MHC initially, replaced by Park House Hotel Cup in early 2000’s.
  • Note: Park House Hotel cup has mix of winners from U-21 and Minor inscribed on the base. 

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