Longford Gaelic Stats
Junior Hurling Championship (1906-2004)

Longford in JHC

Leinster Junior Hurling Championship began in 1905 and Longford first competed in Leinster JHC in 1906. Longford participated in Leinster JFC in 1906, 1907, 1908 and 1911 seasons. There was no inter-county hurling activity in Longford thereafter until 1929 when Longford re-entered the competition briefly before lapsing again for a few years and re-entering again from 1933-1936. Another long gap followed with no inter-county hurling in Longford until 1958 when Longford re-entered competition for one year before lapsing again until 1983. An open draw All-Ireland Junior competition replaced the traditional Junior Hurling Championship structure from 1997 to 2001 before provincials returned from 2002 to 2004. Longford’s most frequent opponents in Junior Hurling Championship was Westmeath (P8/W0/D0/L8). Longford only won three games in Junior Hurling Championship down the years, against Louth, Sligo and Kildare. Longford reached the Leinster JHC final on two occasions in 2003 and 2004, losing both finals to Meath.

Longford played 29 games in Junior Hurling Championship, Won 3 (10%), Drew 1 (4%) and Lost 25 (86%).

Won 10% of Junior Championship Games
Lost 86% of Junior Championship Games
Drew 4% of Junior Championship Games

The Leinster Junior Hurling Championship was the second tier hurling championship in the province and began in 1905. In 1961 the introduction of the Intermediate Hurling Championship meant that JFC became a third tier competition. This was the situation from 1961 to 1973. In 1974 and 1975 the All-Ireland Senior ‘B’ Hurling Championship was introduced, replacing the Intermediate Hurling Championship. This competition did not include second teams from stronger hurling counties such as Kilkenny, Wexford & Tipperary. At Junior grade Louth were admitted into the Ulster JHC in 1974 and 1975 which was played on a round-robin basis with the winners playing the Connacht JHC winners in the All-Ireland Junior Hurling Championship. In 1976, the NHL Division 3 and All-Ireland JHC were combined, with fixtures mainly signposted as ‘NHL’ but the final also having All-Ireland JHC status. This double-up lasted until 1982. In 1983 the Leinster JHC was re-introduced (included Longford) and ran until 1996 with Longford competing intermittently. In 1997 the Leinster Intermediate Hurling Championship was re-introduced (All-Ireland Senior ‘B’ was discontinued) but this only lasted two years before an All-Ireland Intermediate ‘B’ was introduced from 1999-2001, with the winners going into the Intermediate Hurling Championship ‘proper’. An open-draw All-Ireland JHC was then introduced in 1997 and ran until 2001. It was confined to the ‘weaker’ counties first teams and the second teams from the mid-tier counties and Longford played in this competition from 1998-2001. In 2002 the All-Ireland and Leinster JHC returned and ran from 2002 to 2004, while at Intermediate grade the Senior ‘B’ Championship was re-introduced and ran from 2002-2004. Both the Senior ‘B’ and Junior Hurling Championships were discontinued after 2004 following the introduction of the Christy Ring Cup and Rackard Cup respectively.

Longford's Opponents (1906-2004)PlayedLD WonLD DrewLD Lost
Westmeath8008
Kildare4112
Offaly4004
Meath3003
Louth2101
Roscommon2002
Wicklow2002
Sligo110
Carlow1001
Dublin1001
Mayo1001
Totals293125
Junior Hurling Championship (1906-2004)

Longford Results

DateJunior Hurling Championship Details
04/02/1906Leinster JHC - Round 1 | Longford 2-2, Westmeath 5-13 | Loss ❌
17/02/1907Leinster JHC - Round 1 | Longford 0-0, Westmeath W/O | Loss ❌
17/05/1908Leinster JHC - Round 1 | Longford 1-4, Westmeath 1-9 | Loss ❌
04/06/1911Leinster JHC - Round 1 | Longford 2-0, Westmeath 3-2 | Loss ❌
21/04/1929Leinster JHC - Round 1 | Longford 1-0, Offaly 10-3 | Loss ❌
09/04/1933Leinster JHC - Round 1 | Longford 1-1, Offaly 9-6 | Loss ❌
29/04/1934Leinster JHC - Round 1 | Longford 3-3, Offaly 10-2 | Loss ❌
14/04/1935Leinster JHC - Round 1 | Longford 2-1, Westmeath 11-5 | Loss ❌
19/04/1936Leinster JHC - Round 1 | Longford 4-1, Westmeath 11-6 | Loss ❌
30/03/1958Leinster JHC - Round 1 | Longford 0-1, Offaly 10-4 | Loss ❌
25/06/1983Leinster JHC - Round 1 | Longford 1-5, Wicklow 1-12 | Loss ❌
29/04/1984Leinster JHC - Round 1 | Longford 0-6, Westmeath 0-17 | Loss ❌
04/05/1985Leinster JHC - Round 1 | Longford 0-0, Meath W/O | Loss ❌
12/04/1986Leinster JHC - Round 1 | Longford 2-4, Westmeath 5-10 | Loss ❌
03/05/1987Leinster JHC - Round 1 | Longford 2-6, Wicklow 1-14 | Loss ❌
08/05/1988Leinster JHC - Round 1 | Longford 5-7, Carlow 3-17 | Loss ❌
29/04/1989Leinster JHC - Round 1 | Longford 1-13, Kildare 3-7 | Draw ➖
07/05/1989Leinster JHC - Round 1 (R) | Longford 0-5, Kildare 2-19 | Loss ❌
06/05/1992Leinster JHC - Round 1 | Longford 0-4, Dublin 6-13 | Loss ❌
13/06/1998All-Ireland JHC - Round 1 | Longford 2-6, Louth 3-16 | Loss ❌
29/05/1999All-Ireland JHC - Round 1 | Longford 2-7, Mayo 2-16 | Loss ❌
05/07/2000All-Ireland JHC - Round 1 | Longford 2-15, Roscommon 3-13 | Loss ❌
09/07/2001All-Ireland JHC - Round 1 | Longford 2-12, Sligo 2-6 | Win ✔️
23/07/2001All-Ireland JHC - Quarter Final | Longford 2-8, Roscommon 1-16 | Loss ❌
10/07/2002Leinster JHC - Semi-Final | Longford 1-8, Kildare 1-11 | Loss ❌
16/07/2003Leinster JHC - Semi-Final | Longford 0-14, Kildare 2-6 | Win ✔️
23/07/2003Leinster JHC - Final | Longford 0-9, Meath 0-11 | Loss ❌
30/06/2004Leinster JHC - Semi-Final | Longford 0-14, Louth 1-9 | Win ✔️
20/07/2004Leinster JHC - Final | Longford 2-7, Meath 4-14 | Loss ❌

– Leinster JHC began in 1905 with Longford making its first appearance in 1906.
– Junior Hurling Championship ended in 2004 and was replaced by Rackard/Meagher Cups.
– This page displays Leinster JHC and All-Ireland JHC (open draw) results and stats.
– 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 the Gaelic Grounds was officially opened and renamed Pearse Park.

This content was researched & compiled independently from 2014 to 2023.
Thank you to Leo McGough (Carlow) for assistance with this data.