Longford Gaelic Stats
Junior Football Championship (1906-2019)

Longford in JFC

Junior Football Championship began in 1905 with Longford competing from 1906. Longford conceded the 1909 tie and did not compete in 1910 or 1912 or 1916. Junior grade was discontinued from 1917 to 1920 with Longford competing at Senior grade during those years. In 1921 Longford was not permitted to enter competition but was back in Leinster JFC from 1922. In 1926 Longford did not compete in JFC due to being expelled from the organisation following a dispute. There was no competition from 1943-1945. Longford did not compete in 1973 and there was no competition from 1974 to 1989. In 1994 Central Council issued a ruling preventing the use of the county’s second-best team in JFC competition, hence Longford did not compete from 1994-2001. Longford also did not compete from 2003-2008. Longford last competed in Junior Football Championship in 2019. There was no competition in 2020 or 2021 due to Covid-19. At GAA Congress in 2021, a motion was passed to change the structure of the Junior Football Championship to that of a mostly ‘overseas’ competition along with just one Irish county, Kilkenny. Today’s Junior Football Championship includes Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, Kilkenny, Lancashire, London B, New York B, Scotland, Warwickshire & Yorkshire.

Longford played 130 games in Junior Football Championship, Won 53 (41%), Drew 7 (5%) and Lost 70 (54%).

Won 41% of Junior Championship Games
Lost 54% of Junior Championship Games
Drew 5% of Junior Championship Games

Longford won the Leinster Junior Football Championship three times, in 1924 (awarded), 1937, & 1953, and won the All-Ireland Junior Football Championship in 1937 with victory in the Home final over Mayo and victory in the Away final over London in Catford. Longford’s top three most frequent opponents in Junior Football Championship were Westmeath (P32/W11/D1/L20), Offaly (P21/W11/D1/L9), Louth (P12/W5/D1/L6) and Kildare (P12/W3/D1/L8). Longford reached the Leinster JFC final seven times, winning three titles and losing four finals.

Longford's Opponents (1906-2019)PlayedLD WonLD DrewLD Lost
Westmeath3211120
Offaly211119
Louth12516
Kildare12318
Meath11416
Dublin8305
Cavan7403
Wexford7205
Kilkenny5311
Wicklow5113
Carlow2200
Laois2002
Antrim1100
Derry1100
London1100
Mayo1100
Cork1001
Kerry1001
Totals13053770

1924 Leinster JFC Winners: Frank Gaffney (Longford Wanderers), William Rogers (Longford Wanderers), Paddy Bates (Longford Wanderers), Frank Canning (Drumlish), Pat McQuade (Drumlish), C Heuston (Longford Wanderers), Jim McQuade (Ballinamuck 98’s), Mel Deane (Longford Wanderers), Ned Gaffney (Longford Wanderers), Michael Grehan (Edgeworthstown), Patrick Reilly (Longford Wanderers), Richard Burke (Longford Wanderers), Michael Cawley (Longford Wanderers), Michael O’Toole (Ballinamuck 98’s), Harry Greene (Edgeworthstown). Other Panelists: Michael Kyne, Mike F Heslin, Con Durkin, Thomas Hanley, Jack Gavigan, Luke Smith, James McGuinness, E. O’Donnell, Michael Burke & Pat McHugh. Others who featured in earlier games: F. Beirne, R Brennan, Owen Clyne & Mike Megaver.

1937 Leinster JFC Winners: Gerry Marsden (St. Brigids Killashee), Frank Marsden (St. Brigids Killashee), Joe Lyons (St. Brigids Killashee), Peter Duignan (Drumlish), Eugene ‘Stevie’ O’Reilly (Dromard), Bill Keenan (Ardagh St. Patricks, 0-1), Tom Murphy (Drumlish), Joe McDermott (St. Brigids Killashee), Barney Reilly (Mullinalaghta), Harry Rogers (Mullinalaghta, 1-1), Jack McCarthy (St. Marys Granard), Paddy Keenan (Ardagh St. Patricks), Tony Sheridan (St. Marys Granard, 2-3), Joe Regan (St. Marys Granard, 0-2), Jack Rogers (Mullinalaghta). Subs Used: Frank McCormack (Drumlish) for P Keenan (Injured)

1937 All-Ireland JFC Winners: Gerry Marsden (St. Brigids Killashee), Jimmy Keenan (Ardagh St. Patricks), Joe Lyons (St. Brigids Killashee), Harry Rogers (Mullinalaghta), Eugene ‘Stevie’ O’Reilly (Dromard), Bill Keenan (Ardagh St. Patricks), Paddy Keenan (Ardagh St. Patricks), Joe McDermott (St. Brigids Killashee), Barney Reilly (Mullinalaghta), Jim Murphy (St. Brigids Killashee), Jack McCarthy (St. Marys Granard), Jim Murphy (Clonguish), Tony Sheridan (St. Marys Granard), Joe Regan (St. Marys Granard), Jack Rogers (Mullinalaghta). Other Panalists: Frank Marsden (St. Brigids Killashee), Dinny Hughes (Killoe Young Emmets), Peter Duignan (Drumlish), Willie McInerney (Colmcille), Frank Vaughan (Whiterock Slashers).

1953 Leinster JFC Winners: Jimmy O’Leary (Ballymahon), Jim Harold (Rathcline), Billy Morgan (Killoe Young Emmets), Ultan Martin (Longford Wanderers), Arnold Meagher (Drumlish Young Irelands), John McGrath (Carrickedmond), Barney O’Boyle (Kenagh St. Dominics), Tony Kiernan (Colmcille), Paddy Farrell (Clonguish), Frank Brady (Dromard), Peter Dolan (Dromard), Peter Newman (Kenagh St. Dominics), Chris McNally (Clonguish), Gerry Hennessy (Seán Connollys), Noel Dodd (Colmcille). Subs Used: Jim McGrath (Seán Connollys) for Barney O’Boyle (injured).

Junior Football Championship (1906-2019)

All Longford Results

DateJunior Football Championship Details
04/02/1906Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 0-5, Westmeath 0-7 | Loss ❌
17/02/1907Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 1-12, Westmeath 1-11 | Loss ❌
17/05/1908Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 0-8, Westmeath 1-8 | Loss ❌
10/10/1909Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford SCR, Westmeath W/O | Loss ❌
04/06/1911Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 1-2, Westmeath 1-4 | Loss ❌
25/05/1913Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 1-0, Westmeath 3-2 | Loss ❌
24/05/1914Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 0-0, Westmeath 0-3 | Loss ❌
09/05/1915Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 0-4, Westmeath 3-7 | Loss ❌
28/05/1922Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 0-1, Offaly 2-7 | Loss ❌
27/05/1923Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 1-1, Kildare 3-1 | Loss ❌
25/05/1924Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 2-5, Louth 1-3 | Win ✔️
20/07/1924Leinster JFC - Round 2 | Longford 1-6, Dublin 1-3 | Win ✔️
25/01/1925Leinster JFC - Final | Longford 0-2, Meath 1-3 | Win ✔️ 🏆
03/05/1925Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 0-11, Kilkenny 4-5 | Loss ❌
07/06/1925All-Ireland JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 1-5, Cavan 1-3 | Win ✔️
26/07/1925All-Ireland JFC - Final | Longford 0-4, Kerry 1-6 | Loss ❌
15/05/1927Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 2-4, Westmeath 1-3 | Win ✔️
17/07/1927Leinster JFC - Round 2 | Longford 2-9, Kilkenny 0-5 | Win ✔️
18/09/1927Leinster JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 1-2, Offaly 2-7 | Loss ❌
22/04/1928Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 0-3, Westmeath 3-7 | Loss ❌
21/04/1929Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 1-6, Offaly 1-4 | Win ✔️
02/06/1929Leinster JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 1-4, Westmeath 3-7 | Loss ❌
13/04/1930Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 0-3, Offaly 0-12 | Loss ❌
19/04/1931Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 2-4, Westmeath 1-4 | Win ✔️
07/06/1931Leinster JFC - Round 2 | Longford 2-4, Kildare 3-5 | Loss ❌
03/04/1932Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 2-2, Westmeath 4-3 | Loss ❌
09/04/1933Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 1-5, Offaly 1-6 | Loss ❌
29/04/1934Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 1-3, Offaly 4-4 | Loss ❌
14/04/1935Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 3-4, Westmeath 3-6 | Loss ❌
19/04/1936Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 3-9, Westmeath 0-3 | Win ✔️
17/05/1936Leinster JFC - Round 2 | Longford 0-8, Dublin 1-6 | Loss ❌
18/04/1937Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 4-5, Dublin 1-4 | Win ✔️
18/07/1937Leinster JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 1-6, Louth 0-4 | Win ✔️
20/07/1937Leinster JFC - Round 2 | Longford 0-9, Carlow 0-1 | Win ✔️
01/08/1937Leinster JFC - Final | Longford 3-7, Offaly 4-1 | Win ✔️ 🏆
08/08/1937All-Ireland JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 2-14, Antrim 0-7 | Win ✔️
19/09/1937All-Ireland JFC - Final (Home) | Longford 1-7, Mayo 1-6 | Win ✔️ 🏆
10/10/1937All-Ireland JFC - Final (Away) | Longford 0-9, London 0-4 | Win ✔️ 🏆
24/04/1938Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 2-5, Dublin 3-4 | Loss ❌
16/04/1939Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 1-4, Wexford 3-0 | Loss ❌
14/04/1940Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 5-6, Offaly 0-7 | Win ✔️
16/06/1940Leinster JFC - Round 2 | Longford 3-6, Kildare 4-4 | Loss ❌
06/04/1941Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 2-3, Westmeath 2-4 | Loss ❌
19/04/1942Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 1-3, Westmeath 2-9 | Loss ❌
31/03/1946Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 1-5, Westmeath 1-6 | Loss ❌
11/05/1947Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 0-4, Westmeath 1-8 | Loss ❌
04/04/1948Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 0-4, Offaly 3-5 | Loss ❌
03/04/1949Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 4-10, Offaly 3-8 | Win ✔️
17/04/1949Leinster JFC - Round 2 | Longford 2-4, Wicklow 2-8 | Loss ❌
02/04/1950Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 3-4, Westmeath 2-3 | Win ✔️
16/04/1950Leinster JFC - Round 2 | Longford 4-5, Louth 1-9 | Win ✔️
07/05/1950Leinster JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 0-4, Dublin 0-5 | Loss ❌
01/04/1951Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 3-10, Westmeath 0-2 | Win ✔️
29/04/1951Leinster JFC - Round 2 | Longford 0-8, Meath 0-8 | Draw ➖
06/05/1951Leinster JFC - Round 2 (R) | Longford 0-9, Meath 1-8 | Loss ❌
06/04/1952Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 4-4, Offaly 2-5 | Win ✔️
20/04/1952Leinster JFC - Round 2 | Longford 0-3, Wicklow 2-7 | Loss ❌
12/04/1953Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 3-5, Offaly 1-7 | Win ✔️
26/04/1953Leinster JFC - Round 2 | Longford 1-7, Kildare 1-7 | Draw ➖
17/05/1953Leinster JFC - Round 2 (R) | Longford 2-7, Kildare 2-3 | Win ✔️
31/05/1953Leinster JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 0-5, Louth 0-4 | Win ✔️
12/07/1953Leinster JFC - Final | Longford 3-5, Kilkenny 1-5 | Win ✔️ 🏆
30/08/1953All-Ireland JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 2-5, Derry 2-4 | Win ✔️
13/09/1953All-Ireland JFC - Final (Home) | Longford 0-4, Cork 2-9 | Loss ❌
04/04/1954Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 1-4, Westmeath 1-2 | Win ✔️
25/04/1954Leinster JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 1-3, Louth 3-8 | Loss ❌
03/04/1955Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 4-3, Westmeath 2-3 | Win ✔️
17/04/1955Leinster JFC - Round 2 | Longford 1-5, Meath 2-5 | Loss ❌
08/04/1956Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 1-8, Louth 1-0 | Win ✔️
22/04/1956Leinster JFC - Round 2 | Longford 1-6, Meath 2-7 | Loss ❌
07/04/1957Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 0-2, Louth 6-12 | Loss ❌
30/03/1958Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 0-5, Offaly 2-1 | Loss ❌
05/04/1959Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 1-11, Offaly 1-8 | Win ✔️
19/04/1959Leinster JFC - Round 2 | Longford 3-4, Westmeath 0-6 | Win ✔️
24/05/1959Leinster JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 1-9, Kilkenny 1-9 | Draw ➖
12/07/1959Leinster JFC - Semi-Final (R) | Longford 1-10, Kilkenny 1-7 | Win ✔️
26/07/1959Leinster JFC - Final | Longford 0-5, Dublin 2-16 | Loss ❌
03/04/1960Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 1-5, Westmeath 0-8 | Draw ➖
24/04/1960Leinster JFC - Round 1 (R) | Longford 1-9, Westmeath 3-7 | Loss ❌
02/04/1961Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 2-8, Westmeath 2-6 | Win ✔️
04/06/1961Leinster JFC - Round 2 | Longford 0-5, Louth 1-10 | Loss ❌
15/04/1962Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 0-4, Kildare 0-3 | Win ✔️
03/06/1962Leinster JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 0-6, Meath 3-11 | Loss ❌
07/04/1963Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 3-2, Offaly 1-8 | Draw ➖
21/04/1963Leinster JFC - Round 1 (R) | Longford 2-8, Offaly 0-8 | Win ✔️
28/04/1963Leinster JFC - Round 2 | Longford 0-7, Kildare 1-6 | Loss ❌
19/04/1964Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 2-7, Offaly 1-9 | Win ✔️
03/05/1964Leinster JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 1-6, Kildare 2-8 | Loss ❌
25/04/1965Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 2-2, Laois 5-11 | Loss ❌
27/03/1966Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 0-8, Offaly 1-2 | Win ✔️
05/06/1966Leinster JFC - Round 2 | Longford 1-3, Kildare 1-12 | Loss ❌
02/04/1967Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 1-11, Westmeath 2-7 | Win ✔️
16/04/1967Leinster JFC - Round 2 | Longford 2-3, Offaly 2-11 | Loss ❌
07/04/1968Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 2-3, Westmeath 4-5 | Loss ❌
30/03/1969Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 0-4, Westmeath 0-7 | Loss ❌
12/04/1970Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 0-4, Offaly 1-11 | Loss ❌
11/04/1971Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 1-9, Offaly 1-6 | Win ✔️
16/05/1971Leinster JFC - Round 2 | Longford 5-9, Westmeath 0-9 | Win ✔️
13/06/1971Leinster JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 2-4, Dublin 1-13 | Loss ❌
26/03/1972Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 1-5, Westmeath 1-8 | Loss ❌
06/05/1990Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 1-11, Wexford 4-6 | Loss ❌
27/04/1991Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 0-10, Meath 0-13 | Loss ❌
25/04/1992Leinster JFC - Quarter Final | Longford 0-11, Dublin 0-7 | Win ✔️
13/05/1992Leinster JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 1-5, Wexford 1-8 | Loss ❌
01/05/1993Leinster JFC - Quarter Final | Longford 1-4, Laois 0-12 | Loss ❌
01/06/2002Leinster JFC - Quarter Final | Longford 1-14, Wexford 1-10 | Win ✔️
15/06/2002Leinster JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 0-8, Wicklow 0-8 | Draw ➖
22/06/2002Leinster JFC - Semi-Final (R) | Longford 0-6, Wicklow 0-9 | Loss ❌
27/05/2009Leinster JFC - Quarter Final | Longford 2-7, Meath 1-9 | Win ✔️
10/06/2009Leinster JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 0-8, Wicklow 0-7 | Win ✔️
28/06/2009Leinster JFC - Final | Longford 0-11, Louth 1-8 | Draw ➖
08/07/2009Leinster JFC - Final (R) | Longford 0-10, Louth 1-12 | Loss ❌
26/05/2010Leinster JFC - Quarter Final | Longford 3-8, Louth 3-14 | Loss ❌
11/05/2011Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 1-9, Meath 0-8 | Win ✔️
25/05/2011Leinster JFC - Quarter Final | Longford 2-6, Cavan 1-12 | Loss ❌
06/06/2012Leinster JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 1-10, Cavan 2-8 | Loss ❌
05/06/2013Leinster JFC - Round 1 | Longford 0-12, Wexford 0-11 | Win ✔️
12/06/2013Leinster JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 0-12, Cavan 0-10 | Win ✔️
26/06/2013Leinster JFC - Final | Longford 3-8, Kildare 2-15 | Loss ❌
18/06/2014Leinster JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 2-18, Meath 2-12 | Win ✔️
25/06/2014Leinster JFC - Final | Longford 1-7, Cavan 1-11 | Loss ❌
20/05/2015Leinster JFC - Quarter Final | Longford 2-9, Kildare 0-10 | Win ✔️
10/06/2015Leinster JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 0-12, Wexford 3-11 | Loss ❌
18/05/2016Leinster JFC - Quarter Final | Longford 3-15, Cavan 2-15 | Win ✔️
02/06/2016Leinster JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 1-9, Wexford 1-15 | Loss ❌
31/05/2017Leinster JFC - Quarter Final | Longford 0-15, Louth 2-11 | Loss ❌
31/05/2018Leinster JFC - Quarter Final | Longford W/O, Cavan SCR | Win ✔️
12/06/2018Leinster JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 2-18, Meath 2-23 | Loss ❌
29/05/2019Leinster JFC - Quarter Final | Longford 0-13, Carlow 1-3 | Win ✔️
05/06/2019Leinster JFC - Semi-Final | Longford 0-9, Kildare 1-18 | Loss ❌

* In 1907 the Longford victory over Westmeath in JFC was overturned on objection.
** In 1924 Longford awarded the title on objection due to Meath using a Senior player.

– Junior Championship was introduced in 1905. Longford first competed in 1906.
– Longford conceded the 1909 Junior Football Championship tie vs Westmeath.
– Longford did not compete in the 1910, 1912 or 1916 Junior Football Championships.

– Junior grade was suspended from 1917-1920 and Longford played in SFC instead.
– Leinster Council did not allow Longford or Wicklow to enter competition in 1921.
– 1924 Leinster JFC final was delayed until Jan 1925 due to objection from Dublin.
– 1924 All-Ireland JFC final was delayed until Mar 1926 due to objection from Meath.
– Longford was expelled by Leinster Council in 1926 – could not compete in JFC.
– Longford venue prior to 1st June 1933 was Longford Park (later greyhound track).
– Longford venue from 1st June 1933 to 24th April 1937 was Longford’s Gaelic Grounds.
– On 25th April 1937 Longford’s Gaelic Grounds was officially opened as Pearse Park.
– No Junior Football Championship was held during the war years of 1943-1945.
– Longford did not compete in Junior Football Championship in 1973.
– No Junior Football Championship competition held from 1974-1982.
– Longford did not compete from 1983-1989 or 1994-2001 or 2003-2008.
– No Junior Football Championship held in 2020 or 2021 due to Covid-19.
– JFC competition structure changed in 2021 – Longford no longer involved.

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