Longford Gaelic Stats
Senior Football Championship Final

Man of the Match

The Fr. McGee trophy has been presented each year since 1977 to the winner of the Longford Senior Football Championship Man of the Match award. The award is named in honour of Fr. Phil McGee from Colmcille who was heavily involved with the great Longford teams of the 1960’s and was the first principal of Moyne Community School. He passed away on 27th January 1975 at the age of 46 years, just a few months after the school opened. Fr. McGee (brother of Eugene McGee) had a big impact on football in Longford at both minor and senior level and the Colmcille club grounds is named in his honour.

Dessie Barry (Longford Slashers, 1989-1991) and Daniel Mimnagh (Killoe Young Emmets, 2014, 2019, 2023) have the unique distinction of winning the Man of the Match award three times, while Padraic Davis (Fr. Manning Gaels 1997, 1998) and Mick Casey (Cashel 1984, 1986) won the award twice. A player from the losing side won the Man of the Match award on two occasions (Brendan Lennon for Killoe in 1987 and Conor Berry for Abbeylara in 2015). The only two brothers to win the award were Paul Barden (2004) and David Barden (2009).

YearMan of Match WinnerClub Name
2023👤 Daniel Mimnagh🚩 Killoe Young Emmets
2022👤 Jack Macken🚩 Colmcille
2021👤 Cian Mackey🚩 Mullinalaghta St. Columbas
2020👤 Mickey Quinn🚩 Killoe Young Emmets
2019👤 Daniel Mimnagh🚩 Killoe Young Emmets
2018👤 David McGivney🚩 Mullinalaghta St. Columbas
2017👤 Rian Brady🚩 Mullinalaghta St. Columbas
2016👤 John Keegan🚩 Mullinalaghta St. Columbas
2015👤 Conor Berry🚩 Abbeylara
2014👤 Daniel Mimnagh🚩 Killoe Young Emmets
2013👤 Dermot Brady🚩 Longford Slashers
2012👤 Sean McCormack🚩 Killoe Young Emmets
2011👤 Paul Kelly🚩 Longford Slashers
2010👤 David Sheridan🚩 Longford Slashers
2009👤 David Barden🚩 Clonguish
2008👤 Declan C Reilly🚩 Colmcille
2007👤 Francis McGee🚩 Dromard
2006👤 Niall Sheridan🚩 Abbeylara
2005👤 Diarmuid Masterson🚩 Dromard
2004👤 Paul Barden🚩 Clonguish
2003👤 Paddy Dowd🚩 Clonguish
2002👤 Frankie Dolan🚩 Ballymahon
2001👤 Frank McNamee🚩 Fr. Manning Gaels
2000👤 Terry Drake🚩 Abbeylara
1999👤 Paul Jones🚩 Dromard
1998👤 Pádraic Davis🚩 Fr. Manning Gaels
1997👤 Pádraic Davis🚩 Fr. Manning Gaels
1996👤 Páraic Brady🚩 Fr. Manning Gaels
1995👤 John Toher🚩 Killoe Young Emmets
1994👤 Gerry Clarke🚩 Longford Slashers
1993👤 John McCormack🚩 Killoe Young Emmets
1992👤 Bernie Connell🚩 Mostrim
1991👤 Dessie Barry🚩 Longford Slashers
1990👤 Dessie Barry🚩 Longford Slashers
1989👤 Dessie Barry🚩 Longford Slashers
1988👤 Frank Kennedy🚩 Killoe Young Emmets
1987👤 Brendan Lennon🚩 Killoe Young Emmets
1986👤 Mick Casey🚩 Cashel
1985👤 John Smith🚩 Mostrim
1984👤 Mick Casey🚩 Cashel
1983👤 Brendan Smyth🚩 Cashel
1982👤 Kevin O'Rourke🚩 St. Marys Granard
1981👤 Jimmy McCormack🚩 Clonguish
1980👤 Donal O'Brien🚩 Longford Slashers
1979👤 Michael Sexton🚩 Longford Slashers
1978👤 Pat Higgins🚩 Ardagh St. Patricks
1977👤 Jim Kenny🚩 Cashel

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