Longford Gaelic Stats
Senior Hurling Championship (1902-2023)

Hurling Championship

Longford has participated in the following Senior Hurling Championship competitions up to 2022:

1) Leinster SHC (1902 & 1903 Seasons)
2) Nickey Rackard Cup (From 2005)
3) Lory Meagher Cup (From 2009)
4) All Ireland ‘B’ SHC (1996 only)

Hurling Championship is split into the following tiers: Tier 1 = Leinster/All-Ireland SHC, 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 over the years and has played 68 Championship games up to the end of 2023 season, Won 29 (43%), Drew 3 (4%) and Lost 36 (53%). Longford was promoted 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.

Won 43% Senior Championship Games
Lost 53% Senior Championship Games
Drew 4% Senior Championship Games

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

Senior Hurling Championship (1902-2023)

1) Leinster SHC

Leinster SHC is the provincial section of the All-Ireland SHC (Liam McCarthy Cup) competition. 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). Longford remains the only county in Leinster never to win a provincial hurling title at any grade.

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

Senior Hurling Championship (1902-2023)

2) Nickey Rackard Cup

Nickey Rackard Cup is the 4th tier of the Senior Hurling Championship.

Tier 1 = Leinster/All-Ireland SHC, Tier 2 = Joe McDonagh Cup, Tier 3 = Christy Ring Cup, Tier 4 = Nickey Rackard Cup, Tier 5 = Lory Meagher Cup.

Nickey Rackard Cup - OppositionPlayedLD WonLD DrewLD Lost
Monaghan5302
Donegal5005
Louth4400
Armagh4103
Warwickshire4004
Leitrim2101
Tyrone2101
Derry2002
Fingal2002
London1001
Totals3110021
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3) Lory Meagher Cup

Lory Meagher Cup is the 5th tier of the Senior Hurling Championship.

Tier 1 = Leinster/All-Ireland SHC, Tier 2 = Joe McDonagh Cup, Tier 3 = Christy Ring Cup, Tier 4 = Nickey Rackard Cup, Tier 5 = Lory Meagher Cup.

Lory Meagher Cup - OppositionPlayedLD WonLD DrewLD Lost
Leitrim6402
Warwickshire6402
Fermanagh4211
Donegal3201
Louth3201
Monaghan3111
Cavan2110
Lancashire2101
South Down2101
Tyrone2002
Sligo*1100
Totals3419312

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

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4) All-Ireland 'B' SHC

Longford competed in the All-Ireland ‘B’ Senior Hurling Championship once, in 1996.

1996: Longford 3-6, Louth 5-14

Senior Hurling Championship (1902-2023)

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 1905 Leinster JHC played in 1906, with Longford losing to Westmeath by 0-25 to 0-8 on 4th February 1906. The following year in the delayed 1906 Leinster JHC on 17th February 1907, Longford conceding to Westmeath (game abandoned after 25 minutes). In 1908, Longford met Westmeath in the delayed 1907 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 that year. At that stage Longford was the only county in Leinster not competing in 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. A brief appearance in the All-Ireland ‘B’ Hurling Championship in 1996 followed at Senior grade, before Longford began participating annually in Senior Hurling Championship in the Tier 4 Nickey Rackard Cup from 2005 and Tier 5 Lory Meagher Cup from 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. Longford hurlers competed at Junior grade thereafter, and last fixture for Leinster JHC appears in 1912, with Longford due to play Westmeath on 2nd June 1912. Longford did not field and we do not find Longford in hurling competition again until 1929.

Hurling Competition (1902-1920)

  • 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.
  • 1905 Leinster JHC: Longford 2-2, Westmeath 5-13 on 4 Feb 1906. (Longford)
  • 1906 Leinster JHC: Westmeath W/O, Longford 0-0 on 17 Feb 1907. (Mullingar)
  • 1907 Leinster JHC: No Record of any games played.
  • 1908 Leinster JHC: Longford 1-9, Westmeath 1-4 on 17 May 1908. (Longford)
  • 1909 Leinster JHC: No Record of any games played.
  • 1910 Leinster JHC: Fixed for 3rd July 1910. No record of game played.
  • 1911 Leinster JHC: Longford 2-0, Westmeath 3-2 on 4th Jun 1911. (Longford)
  • 1912 Leinster JHC: Fixed for 2nd June 1912. Longford could not field.
  • No further Longford inter-county hurling fixtures appear until 1929.
Senior Hurling Championship (1902-2023)

All Longford Results

SeasonSenior Hurling Championship
190222-11-1903 | Leinster SHC - Round 1 | Longford 0-0, Wexford W/O | Venue: Jones's Road | Loss ❌
190331-07-1904 | Leinster SHC - Round 1 | Longford 1-0, Westmeath 2-9 | Venue: Mullingar | Loss ❌
199618-05-1996 | All-Ireland B Championship - Round 1 | Longford 3-6, Louth 5-14 | Venue: Michael Fay Park | Loss ❌
200518-06-2005 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 1 | Longford 2-12, London 0-21 | Venue: Michael Fay Park | Loss ❌
200525-06-2005 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 2 | Longford 1-15, Warwickshire 2-7 | Venue: Páirc na hÉireann | Win ✔️
200509-07-2005 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 3 | Longford 3-11, Monaghan 2-8 | Venue: Michael Fay Park | Win ✔️
200516-07-2005 | Nickey Rackard Cup - QF Qualifier | Longford 2-14, Armagh 1-14 | Venue: Breffni Park | Win ✔️
200524-07-2005 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Quarter Final | Longford 3-13, Tyrone 3-14 | Venue: Breffni Park | Loss ❌
200610-06-2006 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 1 | Longford 0-12, Derry 2-14 | Venue: Ballinascreen | Loss ❌
200624-06-2006 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 2 | Longford 2-18, Warwickshire 0-6 | Venue: Pearse Park | Win ✔️
200608-07-2006 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 3 | Longford 1-14, Monaghan 1-11 | Venue: Clones | Win ✔️
200622-07-2006 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Quarter Final | Longford 1-19, Louth 2-7 | Venue: Pearse Park | Win ✔️
200630-07-2006 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Semi-Final | Longford 0-10, Donegal 1-19 | Venue: Enniskillen | Loss ❌
200723-06-2007 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 1 | Longford 2-12, Leitrim 1-12 | Venue: Ballinamore | Win ✔️
200730-06-2007 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 2 | Longford 0-12, Donegal 0-16 | Venue: Letterkenny | Loss ❌
200714-07-2007 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Quarter Final | Longford 2-8, Donegal 2-14 | Venue: Letterkenny | Loss ❌
200805-07-2008 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 1 | Longford 3-7, Fingal 3-15 | Venue: Parnell Park | Loss ❌
200812-07-2008 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 2 | Longford 0-15, Louth 0-13 | Venue: Pearse Park | Win ✔️
200907-06-2009 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 1 | Longford 1-14, Warwickshire 0-14 | Venue: Páirc na hÉireann | Win ✔️
200913-06-2009 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 2 | Longford 5-15, Donegal 2-22 | Venue: Edgeworthstown | Win ✔️
200927-06-2009 | Lory Meagher Cup - Semi-Final | Longford 4-9, Tyrone 3-16 | Venue: Edgeworthstown | Loss ❌
201005-06-2010 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 1 | Longford 1-15, Donegal 3-13 | Venue: Letterkenny | Loss ❌
201012-06-2010 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 2 | Longford 5-13, South Down 1-13 | Venue: Pearse Park | Win ✔️
201019-06-2010 | Lory Meagher Cup - Quarter Final | Longford 2-22, Warwickshire 2-12 | Venue: Páirc na hÉireann | Win ✔️
201026-06-2010 | Lory Meagher Cup - Semi-final | Longford 2-21, Leitrim 0-10 | Venue: Pearse Park | Win ✔️
201003-07-2010 | Lory Meagher Cup - Final | Longford 1-20, Donegal 1-12 | Venue: Croke Park | Win ✔️ 🏆
201123-04-2011 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 1 | Longford 2-12, Tyrone 4-17 | Venue: Pearse Park | Loss ❌
201107-05-2011 | Lory Meagher Cup - Quarter Final | Longford 1-14, South Down 2-14 | Venue: Fontenoy Park | Loss ❌
201205-05-2012 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 1 | Longford 1-8, Fermanagh 1-19 | Venue: Ballinamore | Loss ❌
201221-05-2012 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 3 | Longford 3-11, Leitrim 2-18 | Venue: Pearse Park | Loss ❌
201304-05-2013 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 1 | Longford 1-10, Warwickshire 1-15 | Venue: Páirc na hÉireann | Loss ❌
201311-05-2013 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 2 | Longford 3-12, Leitrim 0-7 | Venue: Pearse Park | Win ✔️
201318-05-2013 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 3 | Longford 6-13, Fermanagh 1-10 | Venue: Pearse Park | Win ✔️
201308-06-2013 | Lory Meagher Cup - Final | Longford 0-10, Warwickshire 2-16 | Venue: Croke Park | Loss ❌
201403-05-2014 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 1 | Longford 0-12, Leitrim 0-9 | Venue: Carrick on Shannon | Win ✔️
201410-05-2014 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 2 | Longford 2-17, Warwickshire 0-4 | Venue: Pearse Park | Win ✔️
201417-05-2014 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 3 | Longford 1-18, Fermanagh 2-15 | Venue: Pearse Park | Draw ➖
201407-06-2014 | Lory Meagher Cup - Final | Longford 3-18, Fermanagh 3-16 | Venue: Croke Park | Win ✔️ 🏆
201414-06-2014 | Lory Meagher Cup - Promotion Playoff | Longford 3-17, Sligo 3-13 | Venue: Ballinamore | Win ✔️
201502-05-2015 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 1 | Longford 0-10, Monaghan 4-10 | Venue: Clones | Loss ❌
201509-05-2015 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 2 | Longford 1-9, Donegal 4-21 | Venue: Pearse Park | Loss ❌
201523-05-2015 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Relegation Playoff | Longford 2-20, Louth 2-16 | Venue: Mullingar | Win ✔️
201623-04-2016 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 1 | Longford 3-15, Fingal 3-21 | Venue: Kilbarrack | Loss ❌
201630-04-2016 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 2 | Longford 4-18, Tyrone 3-17 | Venue: Pearse Park | Win ✔️
201607-05-2016 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Quarter Final | Longford 2-11, Armagh 3-19 | Venue: Pearse Park | Loss ❌
201729-04-2017 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 2 | Longford 1-14, Derry 8-21 | Venue: Owenbeg | Loss ❌
201706-05-2017 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Quarter Final | Longford 0-12, Armagh 4-20 | Venue: Crossmaglen | Loss ❌
201812-05-2018 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 1 | Longford 2-11, Monaghan 4-19 | Venue: Inniskeen | Loss ❌
201819-05-2018 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 2 | Longford 0-19, Louth 0-12 | Venue: Pearse Park | Win ✔️
201802-06-2018 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 3 | Longford 0-13, Warwickshire 1-13 | Venue: Pearse Park | Loss ❌
201912-05-2019 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 1 | Longford 1-12, Warwickshire 1-15 | Venue: Pearse Park | Loss ❌
201919-05-2019 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 2 | Longford 2-17, Monaghan 1-17 | Venue: Inniskeen | Win ✔️
201901-06-2019 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 3 | Longford 0-14, Armagh 0-24 | Venue: Pearse Park | Loss ❌
202024-10-2020 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 1 | Longford 1-14, Donegal 2-13 | Venue: Letterkenny | Loss ❌
202007-11-2020 | Nickey Rackard Cup - Round 2 | Longford 0-12, Leitrim 1-11 | Venue: Pearse Park | Loss ❌
202126-06-2021 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 1 | Longford 8-25, Louth 3-19 | Venue: Pearse Park | Win ✔️
202110-07-2021 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 3 | Longford 1-16, Monaghan 0-19 | Venue: Inniskeen | Draw ➖
202210-04-2022 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 1 | Longford 0-20, Leitrim 4-9 | Venue: Carrick on Shannon | Loss ❌
202216-04-2022 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 2 | Longford 0-17, Lancashire 1-12 | Venue: Pearse Park | Win ✔️
202223-04-2022 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 3 | Longford 1-16, Louth 1-15 | Venue: Pearse Park | Win ✔️
202207-05-2022 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 4 | Longford 2-15, Monaghan 1-16 | Venue: Inniskeen | Win ✔️
202214-05-2022 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 5 | Longford 0-27, Cavan 2-14 | Venue: Breffni Park | Win ✔️
202221-05-2022 | Lory Meagher Cup - Final | Longford 3-14, Louth 3-27 | Venue: Croke Park | Loss ❌
202315-04-2023 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 1 | Longford 2-17, Lancashire 3-21 | Venue: Páirc na hÉireann | Loss ❌
202323-04-2023 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 2 | Longford 2-23, Warwickshire 1-9 | Venue: Pearse Park | Win ✔️
202330-04-2023 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 3 | Longford 0-12, Leitrim 0-8 | Venue: Drumshanbo | Win ✔️
202313-05-2023 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 4 | Longford 2-15, Cavan 0-21 | Venue: Pearse Park | Draw ➖
202320-05-2023 | Lory Meagher Cup - Round 5 | Longford 0-17, Monaghan 2-16 | Venue: Cloghan COE | 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 seasons by Longford Leo Caseys hurling club.
– In 2017 Longford had a bye in Round 1 of Nickey Rackard Cup – Hence no Round 1 shown.
– In 2021 Longford had a bye in Round 2 of Lory Meagher Cup – Hence no Round 2 shown.
– In 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. 

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