Longford Gaelic Stats
Ladies Senior Championship

SFC Winners

WonClub / TeamYear Titles Won
8Killoe2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
7Clonguish1989, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2015, 2017
6Longford Slashers1983, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
5Ballymore1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003
4St. Helens1990, 1992, 1993, 1994
3Rathcline2000, 2001, 2002
2Ardagh1982, 1984
2Granard1985, 1986
2Carrickedmond1987, 2018
1St. Annes1988
1Granard/Abbeylara1991
1St. Helens/Rathcline1996

– St. Annes was a combination of Ardagh and Legan
– St. Helens competed at adult grade as Éire Óg from 1982 to 1989.
– See ‘Additional Notes’ section at bottom of the page for more details.

Ladies Senior Championship

SFC Timeline

Ladies Senior Championship

Roll of Honour

Longford Slashers 0-11
Clonguish 0-7

Final played on 7th October 2023.

(Longford Slashers won 5-in-row of Ladies SFC titles)

Longford Slashers 0-10
Clonguish 1-06

🏆 Longford Slashers went on to win the Leinster Intermediate Club Championship in 2022 and with victory over Charlestown in the All-Ireland Semi-Final, the ladies of Longford Slashers reached the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship final on 10th December 2022 in Croke Park, winning the All-Ireland title by defeating Mullinahone (Tipperary) by 4-11 to 2-8. This was the first time a club from Longford (in either LGFA or GAA) had ever reached an All-Ireland club final in any grade, and the first time a club from Longford had won an All-Ireland club championship title in any grade across LGFA and GAA.

Longford Slashers 2-9
Carrickedmond 1-11

Longford Slashers 2-15
Carrickedmond 1-9

Longford Slashers 4-9
Clonguish 2-9

Carrickedmond 5-7
Killoe 0-12

Clonguish 0-9
Mostrim 0-6

Clonguish 0-9
Mostrim 0-9

Killoe 1-14
Mostrim 1-3

Clonguish 1-8
Killoe 0-10

Killoe 3-10
Ballymore 1-11

(Killoe won the first 5-in-row of Ladies SFC titles)

Killoe 2-14
Clonguish 2-5

(This was the first 4-in-row of Ladies SFC titles)

🏆 Killoe went on to win the Leinster Senior League title in 2013.

Killoe 2-14
Clonguish 2-4

2012 was the first presentation of the new Alison Smyth memorial cup to the winner.

Alison Smyth died suddenly aged 29 in December 2011. Alison who played with Rathcline and was a midfielder on the Longford Ladies team, was one of the most talented sportswomen of her generation. Ali had been an All-Star nominee in 2009 and a county player from the age of 19, winning the coveted Longford ‘Ladies Player of the Year’ award in 2009. As well as enjoying success with Longford and her club Rathcline, Alison had also helped Ballymahon Convent of Mercy to an All-Ireland title in 1999 and as a basketball player with the Falcons, had guided them to a national title in 2000.

Killoe 1-12
Ballymore 2-8

Player of the Match was Mary Kiernan (Ballymore)

Killoe 0-11
Clonguish 1-4

Clonguish 1-6
Killoe 1-5


Note: The 2008 & 2009 Senior Championships were played under the banner of ‘Intermediate’ and included Killoe, Rathcline, Ballymore, Carrickedmond, Mullinalaghta, Clonguish and St. Helens. Longford SFC winner in 2008 and 2009 would typically play in Leinster Club SFC competition. However due to a series of heavy defeats in Leinster Club SFC competition in the years prior, a decision was made to play the SFC under the banner of ‘Intermediate’ instead in both years to enable the winner to play in the Leinster Club IFC competition. Hence Senior Championship was instead played as an Intermediate ‘A’ Championship in 2008 and 2009 even though it was the same competition and same teams and same trophy as previous and subsequent SFC years. In match reports for both years, you will see the decider referenced as Intermediate ‘A’ Championship final. Teams knocked out of the Championship in the first round in 2008 & 2009 competed in Intermediate ‘B’ Championship. In terms of Rolls of Honour, the 2008 and 2009 IFC ‘A’ winners are shown with the SFC winners for continuity, while the IFC ‘B’ winners are shown with the IFC winners for continuity.

Killoe 3-9
Clonguish 0-7

🏆  Killoe went on to win the Leinster Intermediate Club Championship title in 2008.


Note: The 2008 & 2009 Senior Championships were played under the banner of ‘Intermediate’ and included Killoe, Rathcline, Ballymore, Carrickedmond, Mullinalaghta, Clonguish and St. Helens. Longford SFC winner in 2008 and 2009 would typically play in Leinster Club SFC competition. However due to a series of heavy defeats in Leinster Club SFC competition in the years prior, a decision was made to play the SFC under the banner of ‘Intermediate’ instead in both years to enable the winner to play in the Leinster Club IFC competition. Hence Senior Championship was instead played as an Intermediate ‘A’ Championship in 2008 and 2009 even though it was the same competition and same teams and same trophy as previous and subsequent SFC years. In match reports for both years, you will see the decider referenced as Intermediate ‘A’ Championship final. Teams knocked out of the Championship in the first round in 2008 & 2009 competed in Intermediate ‘B’ Championship. In terms of Rolls of Honour, the 2008 and 2009 IFC ‘A’ winners are shown with the SFC winners for continuity, while the IFC ‘B’ winners are shown with the IFC winners for continuity.

Clonguish 1-11
Killoe 1-6

Note: At the Ladies Board Convention in December 2006 it was decided that Longford County Senior Football Champions would play in the Leinster Club Intermediate Championship. 

Killoe 3-14
Clonguish 1-7

Clonguish 2-11
Ballymore 0-10

🏆 Clonguish went on to win the Leinster Intermediate Club Championship title, becoming the first club from Longford to win a provincial football title.

Clonguish 2-10
Killoe 2-8

Ballymore 1-11
Rathcline 1-8

Rathcline 2-11
Killoe 2-4

Winner received the Park House Hotel Cup.

Rathcline 3-10
Clonguish 0-9

Rathcline 3-4
Killoe 2-6

Ballymore 5-9
Killoe 4-8

Captain was presented with the Park House Hotel Cup which was the cup for SFC for a number of years.

Ballymore 5-13
Rathcline 1-14

Ballymore 5-10
Killoe 3-6

St. Helens / Rathcline 2-7
Ballymore 2-6

The 1996 decider was notable for two reasons… Firstly, it was played in February 1997. Previous rounds had been played in 1996 as normal, but the success of the county team in the Leinster and All-Ireland series caused the end of the competition to overrun into 1997 with the final played on 2nd February 1997. Secondly, the scoreboard at full time read 2-7 to 2-6 to the St. Helens/Rathcline combination. With the players celebrating, the referee was certain the scoreboard was incorrect and so counted his scores and informed both teams that Ballymore had won by 1 point. With Ballymore now celebrating and St. Helens/Rathcline having now objected, the referee counted the scores again and concluded a draw! A review of the video later found that St. Helens/Rathcline had indeed won the game and title.

(Preview below from Longford Leader on 31st January 1997)

Ballymore 0-12
St. Helens 1-8

St. Helens 8-8
Clonguish 1-4

(This was the first 3-in-row of Ladies SFC titles)

St. Helens 7-15
Kenagh 2-3

St. Helens 8-14
Carrickedmond 1-3

Granard / Abbeylara 0-5
St. Helens 0-4

St. Helens 2-2
Carrickedmond 1-2


The final was played on 23rd September 1990. Captain: Evelyn Griffin. Player of the Match: Una Gray.

St. Helens team: Elizabeth McWade, Noelle Cashin, Christina Jordan (Vice Captain), Bríd Courtney, Mary Courtney, Tracy Tully, Una Gray, Francine Diffley, Evelyn Griffin (Captain), Michelle Hannify, Sharon Diffley, Breda Gray, Joanne Quinn. Subs: Brenda McCormack, Dara Gill, Catherine McKeon, Cara Roughan, Noreen Mulleady, Sonia Gilloole.

Team trainers: Liam Forde and Christina Jordan. Selectors: Liam Forde, Jimmy Joe Corrigan and Christina Jordan.

Note: Competition was 13-a-side at the time.

Clonguish 3-4
St. Helens 2-3

Note: McCabe cup inscribed with wrong winner for 1989. It has St. Helens/Éire Óg when it should display Clonguish (📷 Source). It is worth noting that the Ladies Senior Club in Drumlish was founded in the early 1980’s as Éíre Óg, while a few years later the Underage Club in Drumlish was formed and called St. Helens. The entire club was called Éire Óg/St. Helens for a period and by the time of the County Final of 1989 both adult and underage club were referred to as St. Helens. 

St. Annes 4-0
Carrickedmond 3-1

(St. Annes was a combination of Ardagh & Legan. The McCabe cup is missing the winner for this year)

Carrickedmond 4-3
St. Annes 1-5

(St. Annes was a combination of Ardagh & Legan)

Granard 3-7
Carrickedmond 0-1

(This was the first back-to-back of Ladies SFC titles)

Granard 4-5
Legan 0-0

Note: The McCabe cup is inscribed with wrong winner for 1985. It has ‘Ardagh’ when it should be Granard. (📷 here)

The 1985 Senior Championship final was played at Centenary Park in Newtownforbes on Sunday 15th September. Granard beat reigning champions Ardagh in the semi-final, while Legan beat Slashers in their semi-final. 

Ardagh 2-4
Granard 0-6

Longford Slashers 2-3
Éire Óg 1-3

(Éire Óg was the name of the Ladies Club in Drumlish parish, later renamed St. Helens)

Ardagh 5-6
Éire Óg 0-0

(Éire Óg was the name of the Ladies Club in Drumlish parish, later renamed St. Helens)

Ladies Senior Championship

Additional Notes

The names of all winners are displayed in the roll of honour in line with the name used by each club at the time of that final, to preserve that historic record.

The following clarifications apply to Ladies SFC winners down the years:

– St. Annes was a combination of Ardagh and Legan Ladies teams.
– Granard reformed as St. Marys Granard LGFA in 2023, at Underage only.
– Ardagh reformed as St. Brigids Gaels in underage from 2012 and in all grades from 2021.
– Éire Óg was Senior club in Drumlish and St. Helens was underage. All became St. Helens in 1989.

A number of years ago Longford regraded to Intermediate status for club championship which meant that for many years up to 2023 the Longford SFC winner contested the Leinster Intermediate Club Championship while Longford IFC winner contested the Leinster Junior Club Championship.

In 2022 Longford Slashers won the Leinster (and All-Ireland) Intermediate Club Championship and upon retaining their Longford SFC title in 2023 qualified to contest the 2023 Leinster Senior Club Championship, the first Longford club to do so for many years. This meant that 2023 Longford Senior ‘B’ Champions (Clonguish) contested the 2023 Leinster Intermediate Club Championship, while 2023 Longford Intermediate Champions (St. Brigids Gaels) contested the Leinster Junior Club Championship.

The 2008 & 2009 Senior Championships were played under the banner of ‘Intermediate’ and included Killoe, Rathcline, Ballymore, Carrickedmond, Mullinalaghta, Clonguish and St. Helens. Longford SFC winner in 2008 and 2009 would typically play in Leinster Club SFC competition. However due to a series of heavy defeats in Leinster Club SFC competition in the years prior, a decision was made to play the SFC under the banner of ‘Intermediate’ instead in both years to enable the winner to play in the Leinster Club IFC competition. Hence Senior Championship was instead played as an Intermediate ‘A’ Championship in 2008 and 2009 even though it was the same competition and same teams and same trophy as previous and subsequent SFC years. In match reports for both years, you will see the decider referenced as Intermediate ‘A’ Championship final. Teams knocked out of the Championship in the first round in 2008 & 2009 competed in Intermediate ‘B’ Championship. In terms of Rolls of Honour, the 2008 and 2009 IFC ‘A’ winners are shown with the SFC winners for continuity, while the IFC ‘B’ winners are shown with the IFC winners for continuity.

The first Ladies Senior Football Championship competition in Longford began in July 1982 with Ardagh winning the first title with victory over Éire Óg (Drumlish) in the final, thus receiving the new J.J. McCabe cup. The McCabe cup was presented to Ladies SFC winners for many years from 1982 onward and was replaced by the Park House Hotel cup some years later. Since 2012 the Alison Smyth cup has been presented to the winning captain.

Ladies competition in Longford had started two years prior, when a Senior Football League competition began in August 1980. The Senior League of 1980 was won by Killoe who beat Legan in the final, while the Senior League of 1981 was won by Ardagh who beat Longford Slashers in the decider. Both winners were presented with the Anthony Curren Cup which continues to be the cup presented to the Senior League winners to this day. By the 1982 season both Senior Championship and Senior League competitions were in place in Longford.

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