Longford Gaelic Stats
Title Allocations Research

Mostrim Parish

Two clubs from the Mostrim (Edgeworthstown) parish won key titles over the years:

  1. Edgeworthstown (Volunteers / Young Irelands)
  2. Mostrim

Title Allocation: Titles of the above-listed clubs are displayed separately as separate and distinct club units.

Edgeworthstown began as Edgeworthstown Volunteers and competed in the 1890 and unfinished 1891 Senior Football Championships. The club name was shortened to Edgeworthstown in the 1910’s and in 1930 was renamed Edgeworthstown Young Irelands. It was the first club from the parish to win a championship title, winning the Junior Football Championship of 1929 (played in February 1930) as Edgeworthstown and the Intermediate Football Championship of 1932 as Edgeworthstown Young Irelands. Thereafter the club split which led to the formation of the Edgeworthstown Geraldines club which competed alongside Edgeworthstown Young Irelands for a period in the early 1930’s. By 1935 there is no sign of either club but we do see the brief emergence of Edgeworthstown Wolfe Tones and Manor Rovers clubs in the parish in the mid 1930’s before both clubs had vanished by the end of 1936.

Mostrim was formed in 1937, initially as Mostrim Eoin Ruadhs and then shortened to Mostrim from 1938 onward. The club was founded at a time when other earlier clubs in the parish had all folded. All key football titles won in the parish from the late 1930’s onward were won by the Mostrim club. The hurling section of the Mostrim club is called Wolfe Tones, and is the most successful hurling club in the county, having won 20 SHC titles to date. We could not find any direct link between the Mostrim Eoin Ruadh club formed in 1938 and the clubs that preceded it in the parish, beyond all existing in the same parish.

Note: There was also a number of other clubs & short-lived teams in the parish of Mostrim down the years (see Link). The above assessment is specifically about those clubs who won key Football titles (i.e. SFC, SFL, SHC, IFC, JFC and U-21 ‘A’ Championship titles).