Longford Gaelic Stats
U-13 Hurling Championship

U-13 Winners

WonClub / TeamYear Titles Won
14Longford Slashers1978, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2011, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021
14Wolfe Tones1977, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1995, 2001, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2022, 2023
8Clonguish Gaels1970, 1982, 1984, 1994, 1999, 2006, 2008, 2009
3Ballymahon/Cashel1991, 1992, 1993
2Southern Gaels2003, 2005

– Southern Gaels was a combination of Cashel & Killashee.
– Grade changed from U-14 to U-13 from 2021 to align with Táin Óg Leagues.

U-13 Hurling Championship

Roll of Honour

Wolfe Tones 6-7
Carrick Hurling Club (Leitrim) 0-3

Final was played on 16th August 2023 in Allen Park.

Note: An additional U-14 Hurling competition was run by the Longford Hurling Board in 2023 which is separate from the Championship competition outlined on this page. That additional U-14 competition was won by Clonguish who defeated Wolfe Tones in the final on 11th November 2023. 

Wolfe Tones 2-6
Kenagh St. Dominics 1-4

Final was played on 9th November 2022.

Longford Slashers 2-7
Wolfe Tones 0-3

Final was played on 25th October 2021.

First year that grade was played as U-13 instead of U-14.

Final not completed due to Covid-19.

Longford Slashers W/O
Wolfe Tones Scr

Final was scheduled for 19th October 2019. Wolfe Tones conceded.

Longford Slashers W/O
Wolfe Tones Scr

Final was set for 30th September 2018. Convention report at the end of 2018 notes a walkover for Longford Slashers.

Wolfe Tones 4-12
Longford Slashers 2-6

Final was played on 26th July 2017.

Longford Slashers 2-11
Wolfe Tones 0-1

Convention report suggests Wolfe Tones score was 0-0. Final was played on 29th June 2016. Report notes that this was the first U-14 Championship title for Slashers since 2011. Wolfe Tones post on Social Media at the time notes that they had won the U-14 Championship in every year from 2012 to 2015.

Wolfe Tones 3-6
Longford Slashers 1-2

Final was played on 3rd July 2015 at Pearse Park.

Wolfe Tones 6-9
Longford Slashers 1-1

Note: Wolfe Tones also competed in Westmeath U-14 Championship in 2014, reaching the U-14 Division 2 Championship final against Fr. Daltons of Ballymore. 

Wolfe Tones 7-8
Longford Slashers 2-3

Wolfe Tones 2-9
Longford Slashers 2-6

Final was played on 10th July 2012.

Longford Slashers 11-4
Wolfe Tones 0-5

Final was played on on 17th July 2011. Wolfe Tones beat Clonguish Gaels 4-1 to 3-12 in semi-final on 12th July.

No further notes.

Four-in-a-row of titles for Clonguish Gaels.

Clonguish Gaels 6-6
Wolfe Tones 3-4

Three-in-a-row of titles for Clonguish Gaels.

No published record found of any winner. Wolfe Tones U-14 hurlers are congratulated in Mostrim United soccer notes in local media for winning the U-14 League-Championship in June 2007, but this appears to be the League. No published record found for U14 Hurling Championship winner for 2007.

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

No further notes.

Southern Gaels 2-10
Clonguish Gaels 2-3

Final was played on 22nd October 2005 as curtain raiser to the Senior Hurling Championship final.

Southern Gaels (previously Cuchullains) was a Cashel/Killashee combination.

Note: Trophy is incorrectly inscribed with Wolfe Tones as winner, but Wolfe Tones not in U14 Championship final in 2005.

No winner found. Underage hurling fixtures noted in February 2004 and training for clubs (primarily Clonguish and Cuchullains) is noted in March 2004. U14 Hurling League fixtures noted for May and June 2004 and Féile na nGael final is played (Longford Slashers beat Cuchullains). No record of any further underage hurling fixtures from June onward. Clonguish and Cuchullains club notes cite games played in December in Juvenile Hurling League. No evidence of underage hurling championships played across any underage grade in 2004 (aside from Féile).

Trophy is inscribed with Southern Gaels as winner but they won the U14 Hurling Championship the following year in 2005.

Cuchullains hurling club was formed in Cashel on 10th January 2002.

Club later became Southern Gaels (Cashel/Killashee) a few years later.

U14 Hurling Championship semi-finals were as follows:

Clonguish Gaels v Slashers Gaels
Cuchullains v Abbeylara

Abbeylara is noted as newly formed hurling club in 2002. Final was fixed for 12th August 2002. On 30th August 2002 Clonguish Gaels is reported as beaten by Slashers Gaels in semi-final. Other semi-final between Abbeylara and Cuchullains was then fixed for 18th September 2002. Final vs Slashers Gaels was fixed for 23rd September 2002. No published record of final played or winner.

Trophy inscribed with Slashers Gaels as winner, but no published evidence found to support this.

Note: Cuchullains (Cashel) underage hurling club was formed in January 2002. 

No further notes.

Slashers Gaels 5-6
Wolfe Tones 1-2

Winner is missing from the Trophy.

Note: U14 hurling competition in 2000 included Slashers Gaels, Wolfe Tones, Clonguish & Cuchullains. 

Lough Forbes Gaels 7-9
Slashers Gaels 3-2

Final was played on 3rd October 1999 in Pearse Park as curtain raiser to SFC final replay.

No further notes.

Slashers Gaels beat Lough Forbes Gaels in July 1997 to complete the double of U14 Championship and Feile na nGael.

Slashers Gaels beat Wolfe Tones in the final on Monday 1st July 2006.

No further notes.

Lough Forbes Gaels beat Ballymahon/Cashel in the final.

Ballymahon/Cashel 3-10
Slashers Gaels 0-0

Ballymahon/Cashel beat Lough Forbes Gaels in the semi-final by 3-6 to 0-2.

Beat Slashers Gaels in the final.

Ballymahon/Cashel 7-4
Slashers 1-1

Final was played in August 1990. Fixtures up to final show Ballymahon/Cashel, but the final shows Ballymahon.

No record of any U14 Championship played and winner is not listed in Roll of Honour published at the end of 1990.

Ballymahon beat Slashers Gaels in the semi-final.

No further notes.

Slashers Gaels beat Lough Forbes Gaels (Clonguish) in the final.

1987 Championship included the following:

  • Lough Forbes Gaels
  • Wolfe Tones
  • Slashers Gaels
  • Abbeylara/Bunlahy
  • Ballymahon
  • Cashel
  • Naomh Ciaráns

Slashers Gaels 13-5
Wolfe Tones 0-0

Final played on 23rd August 1986 in Ballymahon.

No further notes.

Lough Forbes Gaels 5-6
St. Brendans (Stonepark) 2-2

Final was played on 29th September 1984 in Farneyhoogan.

Lough Forbes Gaels was later renamed Clonguish Óg in 2000.

No further notes.

Lough Forbes Gaels 2-2
Slashers Gaels 2-1

Final was played on 3rd September 1982 in Farneyhoogan. This was the first time Lough Forbes Gaels had lifted the Kane Cup.

Six teams took part in the U-14 Championship which was played on a knockout basis.

Slashers St. Michaels 6-6
Rathcline Gaels 2-0

Final was played on 12th September 1981 in Clonbonny.

Slashers renamed Slashers Gaels from 1982 and renamed Longford Slashers in early 2000’s.

Wolfe Tones beat Slashers St. Michaels on 25th June 1980.

In the semi-finals Wolfe Tones beat Rathcline Gaels while Slashers St. Michaels beat Killoe.

Lough Forbes Gaels are noted as returned to underage hurling in 1980 and Killoe are noted as newcomers to underage hurling. Both clubs noted as active at start of the year, and take part in a Hurling mini-féile competition in May 1980 involving teams from Longford, Westmeath, Galway, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Leitrim. However neither club survived the year and are noted as no longer active in hurling by end of 1980. Lough Forbes Gaels reformed soon thereafter. Killoe did not return to underage hurling activity until a brief spell in 1997.

Wolfe Tones beat Rathcline Gaels in the final on 21st October 1979.

First presentation of the Kane Cup to the winner.

U-14 Championship draw for 1979 was as follows:

Round 1:
A. Slashers v Wolfe Tones
B. Killoe v Cashel

St. Mels Shroid v Rathcline Gaels
Winner A v Winner B

Note 1: It is noted as Killoe’s first time competing in underage hurling.

Note 2: Rathcline Gaels won U14 Hurling League title in 1979, managed by Tipperary native John Collins. This was clubs first hurling title.

Renamed Slashers Gaels from 1982 and renamed Longford Slashers in early 2000’s.

Wolfe Tones beat Cashel in the final.

Three clubs took part in U-14 Hurling Championship… Wolfe Tones, Slashers St. Michaels and Cashel.

No U-14 Hurling Championship held during these years.

Legan v Bunlahy in the Final on 19th December 1971.

Game was stopped at half-time when Legan player had to go to hospital with a suspected broken arm. Bunlahy were ahead at the time. No record of the game being refixed and no record found of any winner.

Lough Forbes Gaels 3-0
Bunlahy by 1-0

Final was played on December 13th 1970.

Reported as Lough Forbes Gaels second ever underage hurling title (1st was Juvenile Hurling Championship in 1969). Frank Kilbride trained Bunlahy who beat St. Martins (Fermoyle/Cloontagh) in the semi-final, while Lough Forbes Gaels beat Legan (1-1 to Nil) in the Quarter Final and beat St. Annes (Stonepark) in the Semi-Final.

U-14 Hurling Championship draw was as follows:

St. Martins (Fermoyle/Cloontagh) v Slashers
Winners meet Bunlahy in Semi-finals.

Lough Forbes Gaels v Legan
Winners meets St. Annes (Stonepark) in Semi-finals.

Bunlahy 4-0
Lough Forbes Gaels 1-1

Final was played on 8th December 1969.

In the semi-finals Bunlahy beat Cuchulainns while Lough Forbes Gaels beat Lanesboro. The 1969 title is sometimes conflated with the 1970 title. U-14 Championship competition began at Easter 1969 following the draw being made at end of March 1969.

U-14 Championship draw was as follows:

  • Lough Forbes Gaels v St. Annes
  • Lanesboro v Cuchulainns
  • Bunlahy v Slashers

It was decided that six teams will compete and to ensure that each team gets more than one match, it was decided that first-round losers playoff for a place in the semi-finals. Hurling meeting at start of April 1969 decided that Schoolboys, U-14 and Juvenile hurling Championship would be 13-a-side and 30 minutes each half.

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

U-13 Hurling Championship

Additional Notes

The following name clarifications apply to hurling finalists down the years.

  • Grade changed from U-14 to U-13 from 2021 to align with Táin Óg Leagues. 
  • Slashers Gaels was renamed Longford Slashers in early 2000’s.
  • Slashers St. Michaels was renamed Slashers Gaels from 1982.
  • Wolfe Tones is the hurling section of the Mostrim GAA Club.
  • Clonguish Gaels is the hurling section of the Clonguish GAA Club.
  • Lough Forbes Gaels club was renamed to Clonguish Gaels from 2000.
  • Rathcline Gaels hurling club was renamed Naomh Ciaráns from 1982.
  • St. Dominics is the underage hurling section of the Kenagh club.
  • Southern Gaels was Cashel/Killashee – Previously Cuchullains (Cashel).
  • St. Annes (1970’s) and St. Brendans (1980’s) were names for Stonepark.
  • Ballymahon/Cashel was a combined hurling club which was formed in 1991.
  • Carrick Hurling Club from Co. Leitrim joined the Longford Championship in 2021. 
  • U-14 Championship began at Easter 1969, stalled after 1970 re-started again in 1977.

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