Longford Gaelic Stats
Senior Hurling Championship

Longford in SHC

Longford has participated in the following Senior Hurling Championship competitions:

1) Leinster SHC (Tier 1)
2) Nickey Rackard Cup (Tier 4)
3) Lory Meagher Cup (Tier 5)
4) All-Ireland ‘B’ SHC (Discontinued)

Hurling Championship is split into the following tiers: Tier 1 = Provincial & All-Ireland Series, Tier 2 = Joe McDonagh Cup, Tier 3 = Christy Ring Cup, Tier 4 = Nickey Rackard Cup, Tier 5 = Lory Meagher Cup. Longford has competed in Leinster SHC, Nickey Rackard Cup, Lory Meagher Cup and All-Ireland ‘B’ Championship competition over the years. Longford gained promotion once from Lory Meagher Cup (Tier 5) to Nickey Rackard Cup (Tier 4) in 2014, and was relegated once from Nickey Rackard Cup to Lory Meagher Cup in 2020. Longford won the Lory Meagher Cup twice, in 2010 and 2014.

Longford had 75 SHC fixtures from 1902 to 2024. Won 34 (46%), Drew 4 (5%) and Lost 37 (49%).

Won 46% Senior Championship Games
Lost 49% Senior Championship Games
Drew 5% Senior Championship Games

Longford competed in Leinster SHC twice (1902 & 1903 seasons) and did not play in knockout hurling competition again until the Ford Open Draw Cup in 1985, losing to Wicklow in the first round. Longford played briefly in the All-Ireland ‘B’ Championship in 1995 & 1996 and the county’s next Hurling Championship activity was in Nickey Rackard Cup when the Tier 4 competition was introduced in 2005. Longford then joined the Lory Meagher Cup when the Tier 5 competition was introduced in 2009. Longford has competed in Lory Meagher Cup in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024 and in Nickey Rackard Cup in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020.

Senior Hurling Championship (Tier 1)

1) Leinster SHC

Leinster SHC is one of the Provincial Championships which feeds the Tier 1 All-Ireland SHC (Liam McCarthy Cup). Longford competed in just two seasons, with a walkover to Wexford in the 1902 season (played in November 1903) and a loss to Westmeath in the 1903 season (played in July 1904). After 1904 Longford played intermittently in Leinster Junior Hurling Championship.

1902 SHC: Longford SCR, Wexford W/O
1903 SHC: Longford 1-0, Westmeath 2-9 (🔗 here)

Longford is the only Leinster county never to win a Leinster Hurling Championship at any grade.

Senior Hurling Championship (Tier 4)

2) Nickey Rackard Cup

Nickey Rackard Cup is the 4th tier of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship:

Tier 1: Provincial & All-Ireland Series
Tier 2: Joe McDonagh Cup
Tier 3: Christy Ring Cup
Tier 4: Nickey Rackard Cup
Tier 5: Lory Meagher Cup

Longford has never won or reached the final of the Nickey Rackard Cup.

Nickey Rackard Cup - OppositionPlayedLD WonLD DrewLD Lost
Monaghan5302
Donegal5005
Louth4400
Armagh4103
Warwickshire4202
Leitrim2101
Tyrone2101
Derry2002
Fingal2002
London1001
Totals3112019
Senior Hurling Championship (Tier 5)

3) Lory Meagher Cup

Lory Meagher Cup is the 5th tier of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship:

Tier 1: Provincial & All-Ireland Series
Tier 2: Joe McDonagh Cup
Tier 3: Christy Ring Cup
Tier 4: Nickey Rackard Cup
Tier 5: Lory Meagher Cup

Longford has won the Lory Meagher Cup twice (2010 & 2014) and been runner-up three times (2013, 2022 & 2024).

Lory Meagher Cup - OppositionPlayedLD WonLD DrewLD Lost
Leitrim7502
Warwickshire7403
Fermanagh6222
Cavan3210
Donegal3201
Lancashire3201
Louth3201
Monaghan3111
South Down2101
Tyrone2002
Sligo*1100
Totals4022414

* Longford (Lory Meagher Cup) played Sligo (Nickey Rackard Cup) in Relegation/Promotion Playoff in 2014.

Senior Hurling Championship

4) All-Ireland 'B' SHC

The All-Ireland ‘B’ SHC was a Tier 2 competition which has been discontinued.

Longford competed in All-Ireland ‘B’ Senior Hurling Championship in 1995 & 1996.

1995: Longford 0-2, Kildare 7-19
1996:
Longford 3-6, Louth 5-14

Senior Hurling Championship

History & Revival

Longford’s first inter-county hurling game was a friendly between Longford (Leo Caseys) and Roscommon (Gaels) on 7th December 1902. Longford’s first competitive inter-county hurling game was in the ‘Leinster Cup’ competition on 19th July 1903 (🔗 here), losing to Meath in the 1st round at Jones’s Road by 2-10 to 0-0 (Longford represented by the Longford Leo Caseys club). Later that year Longford was supposed to compete in Leinster SHC for the first time, represented by the Longford Leo Caseys club in a game against Wexford on 22nd November at Jones’s Road (delayed 1902 Leinster SHC). However as the date approached, Longford advised that it could not field in hurling and the fixture was changed to football instead with Wexford receiving a walkover in the hurling tie. In 1904 Longford played Westmeath in the 1st round of the delayed 1903 Leinster SHC on 31st July 1904 (represented by Longford Leo Caseys) which was Longfords first and only game played in Leinster SHC (🔗 here). Thus ended Longford’s short participation at Senior grade in hurling.

Longford’s remaining inter-county hurling games in this era were at Junior grade in the Leinster JHC, starting with Longford losing to Westmeath by 0-25 to 0-8 on 4th February 1906. The following year on 17th February 1907, Longford conceding to Westmeath (game abandoned after 25 minutes). In 1908, Longford met Westmeath in the Leinster JHC on 23rd May 1908, losing by 1-9 to 1-4. Longford and Westmeath meet again in Leinster JHC in 1911, with Westmeath winning 3-2 to 2-0. Thereafter Longford did not compete in hurling competition until 1929.

In 1929 the Longford County Board decided to revive hurling and enter a team into the Leinster JHC. At that stage Longford was the only county in Leinster not competing in a provincial hurling championship. Longford played Offaly in 1929 Leinster JHC, losing by 10-3 to 1-0 on 21st April 1929. Offaly went on to beat Cork in the All-Ireland JHC Final later that year. Longford did not compete in JHC in 1930, 1931 or 1932. In 1933 Longford returned to Leinster JHC, meeting Offaly again and losing by 9-7 to 1-1 on 9th April 1933. That same year Longford entered a Minor hurling team into the Leinster MHC for the first and only time, losing to Offaly by 7-5 to 0-0 on 23rd April 1933. In 1934, Longford played Offaly in the Leinster JHC and once again lost, this time by 10-2 to 3-3 on 29th April 1934. In 1935 Longford played Westmeath in the Leinster JHC, losing heavily by 11-5 to 2-1 on 14th April 1935. In 1936 Longford met Westmeath again in the Leinster JHC on 19th April 1936, losing heavily again by 11-6 to 4-1. That was the end of inter-county hurling activity for Longford until 1958 when Longford competed in Leinster JHC against Offaly on 30th March 1958, losing by 10-4 to 0-1 with a team made up of players from Rathcline, Mostrim, Cashel and Longford Slashers. Thus ended Longford’s involvement in competitive adult inter-county hurling until Longford enters the National Hurling League in 1982 and is back in Leinster JHC from 1983.

The 1960’s and 1970’s saw the successful development of schools and underage hurling in Longford, leading to the eventual return of adult hurling at the start of the 1980’s. Longford entered the National Hurling League for the first time in 1982 with the first game against Leitrim in Pearse Park on May 2nd 1982. That first game ended Longford 8-4, Leitrim 1-1. Longford’s first ever score in NHL came from the Hurling Board Chairman John Collins, who opened the scoring with a goal and bagged a total of 3-1 in the game! As well as participating in the annual National Hurling League, Longford also participated in Leinster JHC competition from 1983 and competed in the 1985 Ford Open Draw Cup, losing to Wicklow in the first round on 24th March 1985 by 0-4 to 2-12. Longford completed briefly in the All-Ireland B Hurling Championship in 1995 & 1996, with more regular hurling championship activity beginning with the introduction of Tier 4 Nickey Rackard Cup from 2005 and Tier 5 Lory Meagher Cup when it was introduced in 2009.

Longford’s first competitive inter-county hurling match was the Leinster Cup tie with Meath on 19th July 1903 in Jones’ Road, with Meath winning by 2-10 to 0-0. The first scheduled Leinster SHC tie was to be against Wexford in November 1903 at Jones Road in the delayed 1902 Leinster Championship. However Longford could not field and the tie was switched to Football instead. The following year, Longford hurlers played Westmeath in the delayed 1903 Leinster SHC on 31st July 1904, losing by 2-9 to 1-0. Thus ended Longford’s participation in Leinster SHC. In the years that followed, Longford hurlers competed intermittently at Junior grade until 1912. After 1912 Longford did not appear in hurling fixtures again until 1929.

Hurling Competition (1902-1912)

  • 1902 Leinster SHC: Wexford W/O, Longford SCR on 22 Nov 1903. (Jones’ Road) 
  • 1903: Leinster Cup: Meath 2-10, Longford 0-0 on 19th July 1903. (Jones’ Road)
  • 1903 Leinster SHC: Longford 1-0, Westmeath 2-9 on 31 Jul 1904. (Mullingar) 
  • 1904 Leinster SHC: No record of any games played.
  • 1906 Leinster JHC: Longford 2-2, Westmeath 5-13 on 4 Feb 1906. (Longford)
  • 1907 Leinster JHC: Westmeath W/O, Longford 0-0 on 17 Feb 1907. (Mullingar)
  • 1908 Leinster JHC: Longford 1-9, Westmeath 1-4 on 17 May 1908. (Longford)
  • 1909 Leinster JHC: No record of any Longford fixtures or games played.
  • 1910 Leinster JHC: Fixed for 3rd July 1910. No record of any games played.
  • 1911 Leinster JHC: Longford 2-0, Westmeath 3-2 on 4th Jun 1911. (Longford)
  • 1912 Leinster JHC: Fixed for 2nd June 1912. Forfeit – Longford could not field.
  • No further Longford inter-county hurling games played until 1929.
Senior Hurling Championship

All Longford SHC

DateSenior Hurling Championship
22/11/1903Leinster SHC - Round 1 | Longford 0-0, Wexford W/O | Loss ❌
31/07/1904Leinster SHC - Round 1 | Longford 1-0, Westmeath 2-9 | Loss ❌
22/04/1995All-Ireland 'B' SHC - Round 1 | Longford 0-2, Kildare 7-19 | Loss ❌
18/05/1996All-Ireland 'B' SHC - Round 1 | Longford 3-6, Louth 5-14 | Loss ❌
18/06/2005Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 1 | Longford 2-12, London 0-21 | Loss ❌
25/06/2005Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 2 | Longford 1-15, Warwickshire 2-7 | Win ✔️
09/07/2005Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 3 | Longford 3-11, Monaghan 2-8 | Win ✔️
16/07/2005Nickey Rackard Cup - Qualifier | Longford 2-14, Armagh 1-14 | Win ✔️
24/07/2005Nickey Rackard Cup - Quarter Final | Longford 3-13, Tyrone 3-14 | Loss ❌
10/06/2006Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 1 | Longford 0-12, Derry 2-14 | Loss ❌
24/06/2006Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 2 | Longford 2-18, Warwickshire 0-6 | Win ✔️
08/07/2006Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 3 | Longford 1-14, Monaghan 1-11 | Win ✔️
22/07/2006Nickey Rackard Cup - Quarter Final | Longford 1-19, Louth 2-7 | Win ✔️
30/07/2006Nickey Rackard Cup - Semi-Final | Longford 0-10, Donegal 1-19 | Loss ❌
23/06/2007Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 1 | Longford 2-12, Leitrim 1-12 | Win ✔️
30/06/2007Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 2 | Longford 0-12, Donegal 0-16 | Loss ❌
14/07/2007Nickey Rackard Cup - Quarter Final | Longford 2-8, Donegal 2-14 | Loss ❌
05/07/2008Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 1 | Longford 3-7, Fingal 3-15 | Loss ❌
12/07/2008Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 2 | Longford 0-15, Louth 0-13 | Win ✔️
07/06/2009Lory Meagher Cup - Round 1 | Longford 1-14, Warwickshire 0-14 | Win ✔️
13/06/2009Lory Meagher Cup - Round 2 | Longford 5-15, Donegal 2-22 | Win ✔️
27/06/2009Lory Meagher Cup - Semi-Final | Longford 4-9, Tyrone 3-16 | Loss ❌
05/06/2010Lory Meagher Cup - Round 1 | Longford 1-15, Donegal 3-13 | Loss ❌
12/06/2010Lory Meagher Cup - Round 2 | Longford 5-13, South Down 1-13 | Win ✔️
19/06/2010Lory Meagher Cup - Quarter Final | Longford 2-22, Warwickshire 2-12 | Win ✔️
26/06/2010Lory Meagher Cup - Semi-final | Longford 2-21, Leitrim 0-10 | Win ✔️
03/07/2010Lory Meagher Cup - Final | Longford 1-20, Donegal 1-12 | Win ✔️ 🏆
23/04/2011Lory Meagher Cup - Round 1 | Longford 2-12, Tyrone 4-17 | Loss ❌
07/05/2011Lory Meagher Cup - Quarter Final | Longford 1-14, South Down 2-14 | Loss ❌
05/05/2012Lory Meagher Cup - Round 1 | Longford 1-8, Fermanagh 1-19 | Loss ❌
21/05/2012Lory Meagher Cup - Round 3 | Longford 3-11, Leitrim 2-18 | Loss ❌
04/05/2013Lory Meagher Cup - Round 1 | Longford 1-10, Warwickshire 1-15 | Loss ❌
11/05/2013Lory Meagher Cup - Round 2 | Longford 3-12, Leitrim 0-7 | Win ✔️
18/05/2013Lory Meagher Cup - Round 3 | Longford 6-13, Fermanagh 1-10 | Win ✔️
08/06/2013Lory Meagher Cup - Final | Longford 0-10, Warwickshire 2-16 | Loss ❌
03/05/2014Lory Meagher Cup - Round 1 | Longford 0-12, Leitrim 0-9 | Win ✔️
10/05/2014Lory Meagher Cup - Round 2 | Longford 2-17, Warwickshire 0-4 | Win ✔️
17/05/2014Lory Meagher Cup - Round 3 | Longford 1-18, Fermanagh 2-15 | Draw ➖
07/06/2014Lory Meagher Cup - Final | Longford 3-18, Fermanagh 3-16 | Win ✔️ 🏆
14/06/2014Lory Meagher Cup - Promotion Playoff | Longford 3-17, Sligo 3-13 | Win ✔️
02/05/2015Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 1 | Longford 0-10, Monaghan 4-10 | Loss ❌
09/05/2015Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 2 | Longford 1-9, Donegal 4-21 | Loss ❌
23/05/2015Nickey Rackard Cup - Relegation Playoff | Longford 2-20, Louth 2-16 | Win ✔️
23/04/2016Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 1 | Longford 3-15, Fingal 3-21 | Loss ❌
30/04/2016Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 2 | Longford 4-18, Tyrone 3-17 | Win ✔️
07/05/2016Nickey Rackard Cup - Quarter Final | Longford 2-11, Armagh 3-19 | Loss ❌
29/04/2017Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 2 | Longford 1-14, Derry 8-21 | Loss ❌
06/05/2017Nickey Rackard Cup - Quarter Final | Longford 0-12, Armagh 4-20 | Loss ❌
12/05/2018Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 1 | Longford 2-11, Monaghan 4-19 | Loss ❌
19/05/2018Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 2 | Longford 0-19, Louth 0-12 | Win ✔️
02/06/2018Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 3 | Longford 0-13, Warwickshire 1-13 | Loss ❌
12/05/2019Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 1 | Longford 1-12, Warwickshire 1-15 | Loss ❌
19/05/2019Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 2 | Longford 2-17, Monaghan 1-17 | Win ✔️
01/06/2019Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 3 | Longford 0-14, Armagh 0-24 | Loss ❌
24/10/2020Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 1 | Longford 1-14, Donegal 2-13 | Loss ❌
07/11/2020Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 2 | Longford 0-12, Leitrim 1-11 | Loss ❌
26/06/2021Lory Meagher Cup - Round 1 | Longford 8-25, Louth 3-19 | Win ✔️
10/07/2021Lory Meagher Cup - Round 3 | Longford 1-16, Monaghan 0-19 | Draw ➖
10/04/2022Lory Meagher Cup - Round 1 | Longford 0-20, Leitrim 4-9 | Loss ❌
16/04/2022Lory Meagher Cup - Round 2 | Longford 0-17, Lancashire 1-12 | Win ✔️
23/04/2022Lory Meagher Cup - Round 3 | Longford 1-16, Louth 1-15 | Win ✔️
07/05/2022Lory Meagher Cup - Round 4 | Longford 2-15, Monaghan 1-16 | Win ✔️
14/05/2022Lory Meagher Cup - Round 5 | Longford 0-27, Cavan 2-14 | Win ✔️
21/05/2022Lory Meagher Cup - Final | Longford 3-14, Louth 3-27 | Loss ❌
15/04/2023Lory Meagher Cup - Round 1 | Longford 2-17, Lancashire 3-21 | Loss ❌
23/04/2023Lory Meagher Cup - Round 2 | Longford 2-23, Warwickshire 1-9 | Win ✔️
30/04/2023Lory Meagher Cup - Round 3 | Longford 0-12, Leitrim 0-8 | Win ✔️
13/05/2023Lory Meagher Cup - Round 4 | Longford 2-15, Cavan 0-21 | Draw ➖
20/05/2023Lory Meagher Cup - Round 5 | Longford 0-17, Monaghan 2-16 | Loss ❌
13/04/2024Lory Meagher Cup - Round 1 | Longford 2-22, Lancashire 0-10 | Win ✔️
21/04/2024Lory Meagher Cup - Round 2 | Longford 2-16, Warwickshire 2-21 | Loss ❌
27/04/2024Lory Meagher Cup - Round 3 | Longford 2-22, Leitrim 3-9 | Win ✔️
11/05/2024Lory Meagher Cup - Round 4 | Longford 0-25, Cavan 1-19 | Win ✔️
18/05/2024Lory Meagher Cup - Round 5 | Longford 3-18, Fermanagh 2-21 | Draw ➖
02/06/2024Lory Meagher Cup - Final | Longford 2-20, Fermanagh 3-22 | Loss ❌

– 1902 Leinster SHC vs Wexford was fixed for 22nd November 1903 but Longford could not field.
– 1903 Leinster SHC vs Westmeath was played on 31st July 1904, with Westmeath winning.
– Longford represented in many of the early hurling games by Longford Leo Caseys hurling club.
– 2017 Longford had a bye in Round 1 of Nickey Rackard Cup – Hence no Round 1 shown.
– 2021 Longford had a bye in Round 2 of Lory Meagher Cup – Hence no Round 2 shown.
– 2010 Longford won Lory Meagher Cup but not promoted because GAA applied a 1-year hiatus to promotions.
– 2010 Rounds 1 & 2 also called ‘All-Ireland Senior ‘D’ Hurling Championship’ or ‘Lory Meagher Cup Qualifer’ rounds.
– 2013 Lory Meagher Cup final (Longford v Warwickshire) involved 1st use of Hawkeye technology in GAA. 

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