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 in Rolls of Honour.

Edgeworthstown club began as Edgeworthstown Volunteers in 1889 and competed in both the 1890 and unfinished 1891 Senior Football Championships. The club name appears to have been shortened to Edgeworthstown in the 1910’s and in 1930 the club was renamed Edgeworthstown Young Irelands. This 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 (reputedly along political lines) which led to the formation of the Edgeworthstown Geraldines club which then competed alongside Edgeworthstown Young Irelands for a period in the early 1930’s. By 1935 there is no sign of either club in competition 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 vanish by the end of 1936 and there is no activity again until the Mostrim Eoin Ruadhs club is formed in 1937.

Mostrim was formed in 1937, initially as Mostrim Eoin Ruadhs and then shortened to Mostrim from 1938 onward. The club was formed at a time when other earlier clubs in the parish had disbanded. All key football titles won in the parish from the late 1930’s onward were won by Mostrim. 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 by the end of 2023. Our research did not find any direct link between the Mostrim Eoin Ruadh club formed in 1937 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 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).