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Individual Honours

Railway Cup Winners (Football) (with Leinster)

  • 1945: Jimmy Hannify (Snr) (Drumlish)
  • 1952: Colm Smith (Colmcille) *
  • 1953: Vincent Tierney (St. Marys Granard) | Jimmy O’Brien (Rathcline) *
  • 1954: Vincent Tierney (St. Marys Granard) *
  • 1955: Eamon Meagher (Drumlish) * | Jim Harold (Army) *
  • 1962: Padraig Gearty (Longford Slashers) | Brendan Barden (Clonguish)
  • 1985: Mick Casey (Cashel) * | Liam Tierney (Mostrim) *
  • 1986: Mick Casey (Cashel) *
  • 1988: Dessie Barry (Longford Slashers) | John McCormack (Killoe Young Emmets) *
  • 1997: Enda Barden (Clonguish) *
  • 2001: Paul Barden (Clonguish) | Padraic Davis (Fr. Manning Gaels) *
  • 2002: Paul Barden (Clonguish) | Padraic Davis (Fr. Manning Gaels) *
  • 2006: Brian Kavanagh (Ardagh) | Paul Barden (Clonguish) * | Declan Reilly (Colmcille) * | Damien Sheridan (Dromard) * | Bernard McElvaney (Ballymore) *

– Padraic Gearty scored the 1st point in 1962 Railway Cup final and was the first person to score in Gaelic Football on live TV.

– Jimmy Hannify (Snr) played inter-county for Longford, Galway & Kildare, including being part of Galway’s 1938 All-Ireland squad.

– Vincent Tierney won two Railway Cup medals. He played for Granard but also won Junior titles with Abbeylara and played Minor for Killoe. 

* This denotes panel member (i.e. didn’t play in the Railway Cup final)


Sigerson Cup Winners

  • 1937/38: UCG – Con McGovern (Drumlish)
  • 1938/39: UCG – Con McGovern (Drumlish)
  • 1939/40: UCG – Con McGovern (Drumlish)
  • 1944/45: UCD – Tom Deignan (St. Marys Granard)
  • 1949/50: UCD – Gerry Gearty (Longford Wanderers)
  • 1953/54: UCD – Padraig Gearty (Longford Slashers) | Davy Sheeran (Killoe Young Emmets)
  • 1955/56: UCD – Padraig Gearty (Longford Slashers)
  • 1959/60: UCD – Seán Murray (Carrickedmond)
  • 1960/61: UCG – Seán Donnelly (Longford Slashers)
  • 1961/62: UCD – Seán Murray (Carrickedmond)
  • 1962/63: UCG – Seán Donnelly (Longford Slashers)
  • 1963/64: UCG – Seán Donnelly (Longford Slashers)
  • 1967/68: UCD – Tom Mulvihill (Kenagh)
  • 1972/73: UCD – T.P. Cashell (Ballymahon) * | Fintan Farrell (Rathcline) *
  • 1975/76: Maynooth – Tom Barden (Clonguish) | Peter Burke (Clonguish) | Mick McElvaney (St. Marys Granard) | Frank Murray (Legan) *
  • 1979/80: UCG – Joe McCabe (Ballymahon) *
  • 1984/85: UCD – Frank McNamee (Fr. Manning Gaels)
  • 2001/02: ITS – Damien Sheridan (Dromard) | David Barden (Clonguish) *
  • 2014/15: DCU – Mickey Quinn (Killoe Young Emmets) | Rory Connor (Kenagh) | Daithi Mulvihill (Rathcline) *
  • 2017/18: UCD – Larry Moran (Killoe Young Emmets) *

– Seán Murray is the only Longford player to captain a winning Sigerson Cup team (1961/62 UCD).

– Peter Burke was top scorer in the Sigerson Cup final of 1975/76 (scored 0-4).

* This denotes panel member (i.e. didn’t play in the Sigerson Cup final)


International Rules Series – Caps

  • 1984: Liam Tierney (Mostrim) = 2 Caps
  • 2006: Paul Barden (Clonguish) = 2 Caps
  • 2015: Michael Quinn (Killoe Young Emmets) = 1 Cap

(Note: Dessie Barry (Longford Slashers) was part of the 1990 panel and played in warm up games, but not in the 3 test matches)


All-Star Award Nominations (Football)

  • 1971: Frank Murray (Legan) | Jimmy Hannify (Jnr) (Fr. Manning Gaels)
  • 1972: Seán Donnelly (Longford Slashers) | Jimmy Hannify (Jnr) (Fr. Manning Gaels)
  • 1974: Seán Mulvihill (Kenagh)
  • 1984: Liam Tierney (Mostrim) | John McCormack (Killoe Young Emmets)
  • 1985: John McCormack (Killoe Young Emmets)
  • 1986: John McCormack (Killoe Young Emmets)
  • 1988: Dessie Barry (Longford Slashers)
  • 1989: Dessie Barry (Longford Slashers)
  • 1990: Dessie Barry (Longford Slashers)
  • 2006: Paul Barden (Clonguish) | Brian Kavanagh (Ardagh)
  • 2012: Paul Barden (Clonguish) | Michael Quinn (Killoe Young Emmets)

Cú Chulainn Award Winners

  • 1965: Seán Murray (Carrickedmond)
  • 1966: Brendan Barden (Clonguish)

(Cú Chulainn Awards were the forerunner to All Star Awards, presented from 1963 to 1967 under the auspices of Gaelic Weekly magazine)


Team of the Year (Ring, Rackard & Meagher)

  • 2022: Paddy Lynam (Midfield)

All-Ireland Kick Fada Champion

  • 2010: Damien Sheridan (Dromard)
  • 2012: Damien Sheridan (Dromard)
  • 2013: Damien Sheridan (Dromard)
  • 2014: Damien Sheridan (Dromard)

Leinster GAA Hall of Fame

  • 2007: Eugene McGee (Colmcille)
  • 2015: Dessie Barry (Longford Slashers)

Leinster GAA Presidents Award

  • 2008: John Ryan (Ballymahon)
  • 2010: Tommy McLoughlin (Mostrim)

Leinster GAA Volunteer Award

  • 2006: Best Match Programme: Longford GAA (John Duffy)
  • 2014: Best Website: Killoe GAA (Paul, Colm & John Devaney)

GAA MacNamee Award

  • 1991: Best Match Programme: Longford GAA (Pat Chapman)
  • 1993: Best Provincial Article: Longford Leader (Joe Flaherty)
  • 2013: Best Website: Killoe GAA (Paul, Colm & John Devaney)

Officials on National Stage

  • 1979-2007: Director General of GAA – Liam Mulvihill (Kenagh)
  • 1993-1995: Leinster Council Chairperson – Albert Fallon (Ballymahon)
  • 2011-2013: Leinster Council Chairperson – Martin Skelly (Cashel)
  • 2008-2010: Leinster Council Vice-Chairperson – Martin Skelly (Cashel)
  • 2012-2014: Leinster Council PRO – John Greene (Mostrim)
  • 2001-present: GAA Stadium & Commercial Director – Peter McKenna (Cashel)
  • 2020-present: Down County Board Chairperson – John Devaney (Killoe)

Referees on National Stage

  • 1997: All-Ireland MFC Final – John Bannon (Legan Sarsfields)
  • 1998: All-Ireland SFC Final – John Bannon (Legan Sarsfields)
  • 1999: All-Ireland Club Football Final – John Bannon (Legan Sarsfields)
  • 2000: All-Ireland JFC Final – Eugene Murtagh (Seán Connollys)
  • 2001: All-Ireland Club Football Final – John Bannon (Legan Sarsfields)
  • 2002: All-Ireland SFC Final – John Bannon (Legan Sarsfields)
  • 2007: All-Ireland MFC Final – Derek Fahy (Ballymore)
  • 2007: All-Ireland Club Football Final (R) – Eugene Murtagh (Seán Connollys)
  • 2010: All-Ireland Club Football Final – Derek Fahy (Ballymore)
  • 2014: All-Ireland MFC Final – Fergal Kelly (Ballymahon)
  • 2015: All-Ireland U-21 Final – Fergal Kelly (Ballymahon)

Eugene McGee’s Management Career

  • All-Ireland SFC Winner – Offaly (1)
  • Leinster SFC Winner – Offaly (3)
  • Leinster U21 Winner – Offaly (2)
  • Dr. McKenna Cup Winner – Cavan (1)
  • Sigerson Cup Winner – UCD (7)
  • All-Ireland Club SFC Winner – UCD (2)
  • Leinster Club SFC Winner – UCD (2)
  • Dublin Club SFC Winner – UCD (2)
  • Longford Club SFC Winner – Cashel (1)

Eugene McGee (1941-2019) from Colmcille was one of Longford’s most recognisable GAA names and the most successful GAA manager ever to emerge from the county. He is best known for his time as manager of the Offaly senior football team. McGee guided Offaly to success in the 1980, 1981, and 1982 Leinster Senior Football Championships, and famously to the 1982 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship title.

Eugene was passionate about the GAA and was a widely respected and straight talking journalist, writing at different times for the Longford Leader, The Irish Press, The Sunday Press, Sunday Tribune and Irish Independent, and was also the Managing Director of the Longford Leader newspaper. He chaired the Football Review Committee during Liam O’Neill’s GAA presidency and was instrumental in pushing through adjustments to the game such as the introduction of a black card. He died suddenly on 5th May 2019, aged 77.