Longford Gaelic Stats
Intermediate Football Championship

IFC Winners

WonClub / TeamYear Titles Won
6Cashel1968, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2008, 2009
6St. Brigids Killashee1974, 2003, 2011, 2016, 2020, 2021
5Abbeylara1976, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1994
5Rathcline1970, 2005, 2015, 2017, 2018
4Mullinalaghta St. Columbas1931, 1990, 2000, 2007
4Carrickedmond1978, 2001, 2010, 2014
4Ballymahon1969, 1984, 1998, 2022*
3Seán Connollys1982, 1988, 1989
3Dromard1979, 1992, 1995
3Ardagh St. Patricks1971, 2006, 2013
3Kenagh1966, 1983, 2023
2Legan Sarsfields1972, 1981
2St. Marys Granard2002, 2012
2Fr. Manning Gaels1975, 2019
1Edgeworthstown Young Irelands1932
1Mullinalaghta/Fr. Manning Gaels1973
1Killoe Young Emmets1977
1St. Munis1980

Note: Scroll to bottom of page for title allocation logic & club name clarifications.
* 2022 title won by Ballymahon ‘Group Team’ including Ballymahon & St. Munis Forgney
– Ardagh St. Patricks & Moydow Harpers clubs united in 2019 to form Ardagh Moydow.

Intermediate Football Championship

IFC Timeline

Intermediate Football Championship

Roll of Honour

Kenagh 2-9
Seán Connollys 0-13

Ballymahon 3-4
Fr. Manning Gaels 1-9

Note: This title was won by the Ballymahon ‘Group Team’ which is a team comprised of Ballymahon and St. Munis Forgney clubs. Since 2022 Ballymahon and St. Munis Forgney have competed in adult competition as a combined Group Team via Rule 3.17(n)(ii)

St. Brigids Killashee 2-4
Ballymahon 0-5

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St. Brigids Killashee 2-12
Ardagh Moydow 1-9

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Fr. Manning Gaels 2-14
Ballymahon 0-11

Rathcline 2-14
Ardagh St. Patricks / Moydow Harpers 1-13

Rathcline 1-11
Ardagh St. Patricks / Moydow Harpers 1-11

Rathcline 1-11
Ardagh St. Patricks / Moydow Harpers 1-11

Rathcline 1-10
Seán Connollys 0-12

The 2017 Intermediate Championship is perhaps best remembered for a bust up at the end of the Grattan Óg vs Legan Sarsfields match in Ballymahon on 22nd July 2017, which made national news at the time. Grattan Óg won 1-12 to 1-8, but the game ended in controversy after red and black cards were issued. A player was then struck by a bottle and a 40 person free-for-all ensued which resulted in a total of seven red cards, and both clubs being thrown out of the Intermediate Championship. Both clubs were later reinstated following an appeal.

St. Brigids Killashee 1-11
Cashel 0-6

Rathcline 3-5
St. Brigids Killashee 0-9

Carrickedmond 0-9
Seán Connollys 0-8

Ardagh St. Patricks 0-8
Carrickedmond 0-7

Ardagh St. Patricks 0-4
Carrickedmond 0-4

St. Marys Granard 0-11
Cashel 0-10

St. Brigids Killashee 1-9
Ballymore 0-5

Carrickedmond 2-11
Ballymore 0-5

Cashel 1-10
Carrickedmond 0-6

Cashel 0-13
St. Brigids Killashee 1-8

Mullinalaghta St. Columbas 1-10
Kenagh 2-6

Mullinalaghta St. Columbas 1-11
Kenagh 1-11

Ardagh St. Patricks 1-16
Kenagh 1-6

Rathcline 0-11
Ardagh St. Patricks 1-7

Ballymore 2-10
Killoe Young Emmets 1-7

St. Brigids Killashee 0-8
Ballymore 1-4

St. Marys Granard 0-9
Kenagh 0-6

Carrickedmond 1-6
St. Brigids Killashee 0-5

Mullinalaghta St. Columbas 2-9
Dromard 1-9

Cashel 1-16
St. Brigids Killashee 0-8

Ballymahon 1-10
Carrickedmond 1-7

Clonguish 2-7
Ballymahon 1-9

Cashel 2-11
Carrickedmond 0-5

Dromard 1-9
Clonguish 1-7

(This was the first year of the Gerry Hennessy Cup for Intermediate winners)

Abbeylara 0-9
Cashel 1-2

Note: Cashel won IFC title in 1993 but decided against going up to Senior grade for 1994, hence played IFC in 1994 and reached the final. 

Cashel 0-8
Clonguish 0-4

In 1993 Intermediate Championship was played on a group basis leading to knockout stage.

Group A: Cashel, Abbeylara, Mullinalaghta, Carrickedmond.
Group B: Clonguish, Shroid Slashers, Ballymahon.


Cashel v Ballymahon
Clonguish v Abbeylara

Dromard 2-6
Carrickedmond 1-5

Abbeylara 1-10
Ballymahon 2-5

Mullinalaghta St. Columbas 1-5
Ballymahon 1-2

Mullinalaghta St. Columbas 1-5
Ballymahon 0-8

Seán Connollys 3-7
Abbeylara 0-9

Seán Connollys became the first club to retain the Intermediate Championship title. 

Seán Connollys 2-4
Abbeylara 0-9

Abbeylara 1-3
Ballymore 0-4

Colmcille 2-11
Abbeylara 1-2

Colmcille 0-9
Abbeylara 0-9

Note: Pat Brady (34) lined out for Colmcille at Centre Half Back in the 1986 final. He had played in every Intermediate Championship game for Colmcille since 1969 when the club first played in Intermediate grade having been relegated from Senior in 1968. This was his 18th season playing Intermediate Championship and his first IFC title.

Abbeylara 2-6
Legan Sarsfields 0-4

Ballymahon 0-11
Mullinalaghta St. Columbas 1-3

Kenagh 2-4
Shroid Slashers 0-8

Seán Connollys 2-10
Shroid Slashers 0-5

Legan Sarsfields 3-6
Colmcille 1-6

St. Munis (Forgney) 0-6
Mullinalaghta St. Columbas 0-3

Dromard 1-8
St. Brigids Killashee 0-3

Carrickedmond 3-2
St. Munis (Forgney) 0-5

Killoe Young Emmets 1-6
Dromard 0-6

(Medal Source: Cyril McKeon)

Abbeylara 1-8
Killoe Young Emmets 0-4

Fr. Manning Gaels 0-9
Killoe Young Emmets 0-5

Note: Fr. Manning Gaels also competed in the 1975 Senior Football Championship as part of an amalgamation with Dromard called ‘Northern Gaels’ and the combination reached the semi-final, defeated by Mostrim in the end. Amalgamations of Intermediate clubs were permitted to compete in Senior Championship at the time via a Qualifier route, and it was the first time such an amalgamation had made it to the semi-final stage. 

St. Brigids Killashee 1-5
Abbeylara 1-1

St. Brigids Killashee 2-6
Abbeylara 2-6

Mullinalaghta/Fr. Manning Gaels 1-15
Dromard 0-9

Note: The combined team of Mullinalaghta St. Columbas and Fr. Manning Gaels were in fact Junior clubs. At the time combinations of Junior clubs could compete in the Intermediate Championship while combinations of Intermediate clubs could compete in the Senior Championship. This is the first and thus far only time a combination of two or more clubs won the Intermediate Football Championship.

Legan Sarsfields 1-13
Dromard 0-6

Ardagh St. Patricks 2-7
Dromard 1-2

Rathcline 2-3
Ardagh St. Patricks 0-5

Ballymahon 1-9
Colmcille 2-5

Cashel 1-5
Ballymahon 0-5

Cashel 0-6
Ballymahon 0-6

Mostrim 1-11
Cashel 1-9

Kenagh St. Dominics 2-8
Cashel 0-7

Note: The initial Intermediate Football Championship competition was discontinued after 1932 and did not restart until 1966. The Intermediate Championship which exists today can trace its uninterrupted origins back to 1966 and has been played every year since.

There was no Intermediate Championship competition from 1933 to 1965.

Edgeworthstown Young Irelands Won
Mullinalaghta Lost

Date: 29th May 1932
Venue: Granard

📷 1932 Intermediate Championship Winner

Review of newspaper records for the 1932 Intermediate final did not indicate any scoreline.

Note: Edgeworthstown had originally been named Edgeworthstown Volunteers and by 1910’s the Volunteers had been dropped and the club was named Edgeworthstown. In 1930 the club was renamed Edgeworthstown Young Irelands. The Edgeworthstown club that won the Junior Championship of 1929 (in 1930) is the same Edgeworthstown Young Irelands club that reached the Senior Championship final in 1931 and won the Intermediate Championship title in 1932. Shortly thereafter the club split and this led to the formation of  the Edgeworthstown Geraldines club which competed alongside Edgeworthstown Young Irelands for a period. By the mid 1930’s both clubs are gone and we see the brief emergence of Edgeworthstown Wolfe Tones and Manor Rovers clubs in the parish, with both no longer evident by the end of 1936. In 1937 we see the formation of the Mostrim Eoin Ruadhs club which is then shortened to Mostrim from 1938. For consistency of title allocation, we keep the titles of Edgeworthstown (including Young Irelands) separate from those of the later Mostrim club. 

Mullinalaghta 4-8
Clonbroney 1-2

Date: 4th October 1931
Venue: Granard

📷 1931 Intermediate Championship Final

In January 1931 it was proposed at the County Board meeting to establish a third grade of football alongside the two existing grades of Senior and Junior. This led to the implementation of the Intermediate Championship to encourage more football for clubs. The competition was run in 1931 and 1932, but was discontinued thereafter. Intermediate competition would not re-appear until 1966 when the current Intermediate Championship began.

Clonbroney club was renamed Seán Connollys from 1935. Mullinalaghta added the St. Columbas suffix to the club name from 1955. 

(Name of winner & runner-up displayed using name of each club at the time of the final, to preserve that historic record)

Intermediate Football Championship

Additional Notes

Titles are allocated to club units (not parishes). Where a new club unit is formed by two or more clubs amalgamating, the previous titles of the individual clubs prior to the union are kept separate in Rolls of Honour from titles won by the new club unit. For teams made up of two or more clubs, titles are allocated to the combined team and not assigned separately to the individual club units within it (thus avoiding double-counting).

To allocate titles accurately and consistently to club units, it was necessary to dig into specific instances where key titles were won by different or differently named entities from the same parish down the years, and determine using as much primary evidence as possible how to allocate those titles to club units.

Longford has seen a large number of clubs come and go over the years, including multiple clubs in the same parish at the same time (This was true in multiple instances prior to the 2010’s, and is still true today for the Longford and Granard parishes). Historically there are a few instances of key titles won by different or differently named units from the same parish. Some were merely the same club renamed over time, while others were separate club units including new clubs formed by the merging of two or more existing club units.

There are five key examples of title allocations which needed clarification:

  1. Longford Parish
  2. Mostrim Parish
  3. Granard Parish
  4. Drumlish Parish
  5. Ardagh & Moydow Parish

Note: Titles in this context refers to SFC, SFL, SHC, IFC, JFC or U-21 Championship titles.

Our research found the following SFC title changes which were supplied to and adopted by Coiste Chontae an Longfort.

Was: None
Now: Mullinalaghta

Was: None
Now: Edgeworthstown Young Irelands

We attempt to show winners and finalists with the name used at the time of the final, to preserve that historic record. More on Club Clarifications here.

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

  • Mullinalaghta added St. Columbas to the club name in 1955.
  • Killashee added St. Brigids to the club name in 1934.
  • Clonbroney club changed their name to Seán Connollys from 1935.
  • Kenagh won the 1966 Intermediate Championship title as Kenagh St. Dominics.
  • Edgeworthstown Volunteers became Edgeworthstown in 1910’s and added Young Irelands in 1930.
  • Shroid Slashers formed in 1958 as the revived and renamed Whiterock Slashers club. Club folded in 2019.
  • Forgney adopted the name St. Munis in 1936. The club now competes as a Group Team with Ballymahon.
  • Mullinalaghta/Fr. Manning Gaels jointly won the 1973 Intermediate title as a combination of Junior clubs.
  • Ardagh Moydow was formed in 2019 when Ardagh St. Patricks and Moydow Harpers clubs united. (📷 Image)

In January 1931 it was proposed at the County Board meeting to establish a third grade of football alongside the two existing grades of Senior and Junior. This led to the implementation of the Intermediate Championship to encourage more football for clubs. The competition was run in 1931 and 1932 (Mullinalaghta won in 1931 and Edgeworthstown Young Irelands won in 1932), but was discontinued thereafter.

Intermediate competition would not re-appear again until 1966 when the current Intermediate Championship began.

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