Longford Gaelic Stats
Senior Hurling Championship

SHC Winners

WonClub / TeamYear Titles Won
20Wolfe Tones1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
12Longford Slashers1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2021
6Clonguish Gaels2003, 2005, 2006, 2012, 2019, 2022
3Granard1932, 1933, 1934
2Naomh Ciarán1985, 1988
1Longford Leo Caseys1905
1Killoe Young Emmets1907

(Note: Longford Slashers won SHC titles from 1982-2001 as Slashers Gaels) 

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Roll of Honour

Clonguish Gaels 1-15
Longford Slashers 1-13

Longford Slashers 4-11
Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 1-13

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 3-10
Longford Slashers 1-6

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Clonguish Gaels 1-19
Longford Slashers 0-10

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 1-11
Clonguish Gaels 0-10

This was the first time a six-in-row of SHC titles had been achieved in Longford. 

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 2-11
Longford Slashers 2-10

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 2-15
Clonguish Gaels 1-5

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 4-11
Longford Slashers 0-10

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 2-10
Clonguish Gaels 1-10

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 3-12
Clonguish Gaels 2-14

Clonguish Gaels 1-10
Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 1-18

The 2011 Hurling Championship final was not played. Clonguish had asked the County Board to postpone the hurling final until they had finished up in the county football championship because some dual players involved with their hurling team were also involved with the senior football team. Wolfe Tones turned up on the day and maintained that Clonguish failed to fulfill the fixture and that they should be awarded the title. In the meantime, Clonguish were knocked out of the football championship on 11 September 2011 and the fixtures committee set a new date for the Hurling final (9 October 2011). Wolfe Tones refused to play on that date because they felt they fulfilled the original fixture and as far as they are concerned they were now the champions. No final was played and no title officially awarded.

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 2-10
Clonguish Gaels 1-10

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 1-16
Clonguish Gaels 1-6

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 2-8
Clonguish Gaels 1-10

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 2-17
Longford Slashers 1-17

Clonguish Gaels 3-15
Longford Slashers 4-6

(Slashers Gaels name changed to Longford Slashers in early 2000’s)

Clonguish Gaels 3-11
Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 3-5

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 1-11
Clonguish Gaels 0-5

Clonguish Gaels 3-9
Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 1-5

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 0-16
Slashers Gaels 0-14

Slashers Gaels 6-11
Ballymahon Gaels 1-4

(Club name later changed from Slashers Gaels to Longford Slashers in mid 2000’s)

Slashers Gaels 3-13
Ballymahon Gaels 1-9

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 3-6
Slashers Gaels 0-7

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 4-9
Slashers Gaels 0-4

Slashers Gaels 1-8
Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 0-8

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 2-9
Slashers Gaels 2-6

This was the first 5-in-row of SHC titles in Longford GAA history. 

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 2-10
Slashers Gaels 0-10

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 2-8
Slashers Gaels 0-1

Wolfe Tones became the 3rd club (after Slashers Gaels and Granard Hurling Club) to complete 3-in-row of SHC titles. 

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 0-13
Slashers Gaels 0-5

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 2-6
Slashers Gaels 1-7

Slashers Gaels 3-8
Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 0-2

This was the second time Slashers Gaels had completed 3-in-row of SHC titles, and the third time overall that this feat had been achieved. 

Slashers Gaels 3-8
Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 0-5

Slashers Gaels 1-10
Naomh Ciarán (Rathcline) 0-4

Naomh Ciarán (Rathcline) 1-14
Slashers Gaels 2-10

Slashers Gaels 3-10
Wolfe Tones (Mostrim) 0-6

Slashers Gaels 6-11
Bunlahy 2-0

Naomh Ciarán (Rathcline) 2-18
Slashers Gaels 0-3

Slashers Gaels 5-9
Naomh Ciarán (Rathcline) 0-5

Slashers Gaels completed their first 3-in-row of SHC titles in 1984. This was only the second time a club had completed a 3-in-row of SHC titles, and the first since the 1930’s when Granard Hurling Club achieved the feat. 

Slashers Gaels 4-12
Naomh Ciarán (Rathcline) 4-8

Slashers Gaels 2-10
Naomh Ciarán (Rathcline) 1-6

Note: This was the first Senior Hurling Championship played in Longford since 1934. Club hurling competition lapsed after a brief revival from 1932-1934, and restarted at schools level initially in the early 1960’s with Under 14 and Under 16 competition to follow in 1966 and 1967. Eventually the Longford Senior hurling team was reformed at the start of the 1980’s and entered the National Hurling League for the first time in 1982. This led to the reviving of the Longford Senior Hurling Championship in 1982.

There was no Hurling Championship competition from 1935 to 1981. Hurling competition restarted in Longford at the end of the 1970’s after a significant break. Competition was initially at underage level and eventually a Senior Hurling Championship was re-started from 1982 onward.

It is interesting to note that Granard won the Cavan Senior Hurling Championship in 1950.

Granard 3-2
Longford 1-3

📷 1934 Hurling Championship Final

Three hurling clubs competed in the 1934 Senior Hurling Championship… Granard, Longford and Lisryan. Granard beat Lisryan (4-1 to 4-0), and Longford beat Lisryan. In the final Granard made it three in a row of titles with victory over Longford by 3-2 to 1-3 on 22nd April 1934.

Granard won by topping the table at the end of competition on 14th January 1934.

There were four hurling clubs in the county at the start of 1933… Granard, Longford, Edgeworthstown and Lisryan. However Edgeworthstown did not compete in the 1933 Hurling Championship, thus it involved three clubs playing in a league system, double games. Going into the final game between Longford and Granard, all three clubs had won two games each. Hence if Longford won the final game, that would have left all three teams on level points. Longford really should have had the competition wrapped up before the final game in January 1934, but they had wins against Lisryan and Granard overturned on objection.

📷 1933 Hurling Championship Winners

Here are some (not all) of the results from the 1933 Hurling Championship:

Longford vs Lisryan: Longford won 0-21 to 0-9.
Granard vs Lisryan: Granard won 2-1 to 0-1.
Longford vs Lisryan: Longford won 4-1 to 1-1.
Longford vs Granard: Granard awarded points.
Lisryan vs Granard: Lisryan won.
Lisryan vs Longford: Lisryan awarded points.
Longford vs Granard: Granard won on 14th Jan 1933 (winning the title).

Granard won by topping the table at the end of competition in May 1933.

Championship played in a league format with 3 clubs… Granard, Longford & Edgeworthstown.

📷 1932 Hurling Championship Final

(This Championship began in May 1932 and was played on a league basis with three hurling clubs participating… Longford, Granard and Edgeworthstown. The first two games were played in May and July 1932, but the third game between Edgeworthstown and Longford was not played in until February 1932, with the fourth game played in May 1933. Granard beat Longford and Edgeworthstown twice prior to the last game. Longford beat Edgeworthstown twice but lost to Granard prior to the last game. If Longford won the final game against Granard (i.e. the final above) they would be level on points with Granard in the table, thus another game between them would be needed to decide the title. If Granard won the final game, they would take the title. Granard won by 4-2 to 3-0 to top the table and win the 1932 Hurling Championship title.)

Granard v Longford: Granard won.
Granard v Edgeworthstown: Granard won. 
Longford v Edgeworthstown: Longford won.
Edgeworthstown v Longford: Longford won.
Edgeworthstown v Granard: Granard won.
Longford v Granard: Granard won. (Winning the title)

There was no Hurling Championship competition from 1908 to 1931.

Killoe Young Emmets 3-3
Longford Leo Caseys 0-0

📷 1907 Hurling Championship Final

No Hurling Championship competition in 1906.

Longford Leo Caseys 1-3
Killoe Young Emmets 1-2

Longford Leo Caseys 2-4
Killoe Young Emmets 0-1

📷 1905 Hurling Final 
📷 1905 Hurling Final Replay

(The first Longford Hurling Championship final took place in 1905 and was contested between Longford Leo Caseys and Killoe Young Emmets. The Leo Caseys won on a scoreline of 2-4 to 0-1 in February 1905. However the final had to be replayed following an objection by Killoe and Leo Casey’s emerged victorious in the replayed game on score of 1-3 to 1-2 in May 1905 to take the first Longford SHC title).

Note: The first hurling club in Longford was Longford Leo Caseys, formed on 4th October 1902.

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

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Additional Notes

The following changes to SHC titles resulted from research carried out from 2014 to 2021.

1905
Was: None
Now: Longford Leo Caseys

1907
Was: None
Now: Killoe Young Emmets

(Note: Some earlier publications had recorded SHC titles in 1902, 1903, 1904 and 1906 for Longford Leo Caseys however no evidence was found to support any of these title claims)

The names of all winners and finalists are displayed in the roll of honour in line with the name used by those clubs at the time of that final, to preserve that historic record.

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

  • Slashers Gaels was renamed Longford Slashers in early 2000’s.
  • Wolfe Tones is the hurling section of the Mostrim Club.
  • Clonguish Gaels is the hurling section of the Clonguish Club.
  • Naomh Ciarán was the hurling section of the Rathcline club.
  • Granard hurling club was a stand-alone hurling club in Granard parish.
  • Longford Leo Caseys was last recorded in competition in 1912. Club no longer exists.

The first game of the 1932 Longford Senior Hurling Championship was between Granard and Longford in April 1932. This was the first competitive hurling game played in Co. Longford since the 1907 Senior Hurling Championship final. This first game ended in tragedy however, when the Granard captain, Justin Manning, a native of Woodford in Co. Galway, collapsed and died while being removed to hospital. The game had been only twelve minutes in progress and the deceased had played a prominent part until the tragic event abruptly terminated the game. The Coroner in reviewing the evidence at the inquest said it was evident that influenza was indirectly the cause of death. The death was not caused by anything which happened in the game. Justin Manning had been working as a shop assistant in Mr. L. D. Kiernan’s of Granard for some time.

Hurling in Longford began in the early 1900’s, but quickly faded away until the 1930’s when competition was revived briefly. However it fell away after 1934 and there was no County Hurling Board in Longford again until 1979 when attempts were made to restart competition in the county. The Longford Senior Hurling Championship restarted in 1982 and by 1988 there were 4 senior clubs and 9 underage clubs playing hurling in Longford across a range of competitions including U-11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21 and Senior. These clubs were Abbeylara, Ballymahon, Bunlahy, Wolfe Tones (Mostrim), Naomh Ciarán (Rathcline), Lough Forbes Gaels (Clonguish), Cashel, Kenagh and Slashers Gaels (Longford Slashers). This was something of a high point for hurling activity in the county as number of clubs contracted over the following decades. By 2022 that count had reduced to just 3 senior clubs (Clonguish Gaels, Longford Slashers and Wolfe Tones) and 4 underage clubs (Clonguish Gaels, Kenagh, Longford Slashers and Wolfe Tones Óg).

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