Longford Gaelic Stats

Sources Used

Newspaper Archives:

Irish Examiner
Irish Independent
Irish Press
Evening Press
Freemans Journal
Longford Journal
Longford Leader
Longford News
Roscommon Herald
Roscommon Journal
Roscommon Messenger
Roscommon & Leitrim Gazette
Westmeath Examiner
Westmeath Independent
Westmeath Journal
Leitrim Observer
Leitrim Advertiser
Cavan Observer
Anglo Celt
Irish Newspaper Archive (online)
British Newspaper Archive (online)


Published Rolls of Honour:

1933 – Longford Leader (SFC/SHC/JFC/JFL)
1942 – Longford Leader (SFC)
1944 – Longford Leader (SFC/SHC/SFL/MFC)
1963 – Longford Leader (All winners for 1963)
1965 – Longford Leader (SFC)
1972 – Longford Leader (All winners for 1972)
1975 – Longford Leader (All winners for 1974)
1977 – Longford Leader (SFC)
1977 – Longford Leader (All winners for 1977)
1981 – Longford GAA Yearbook 1980/81
1982 – Longford Leader (Past SHC winners)
1983 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC)
1984 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC)
1984 – Longford Leader (SFC/IFC/JFC)
1985 – Longford Leader (SFC/IFC)
1985 – Longford Leader (JFC)
1987 – Comoradh an Cheid: C.L.C.G. Chontae Longfoirt
1987 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC)
1988 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC)
1989 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC)
1992 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
1993 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/U16)
1993 – Longford Leader (SFC)
1994 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
1995 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
1996 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
1997 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
1998 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
1999 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2000 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2001 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2002 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/SHC/U16)
2003 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/U16)
2006 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2007 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2009 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC/MFC)
2010 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2011 – Longford Leader (Leader Cup)
2012 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2013 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2014 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/SHC)
2015 – County Final Match Programmes (SFC/JFC/MFC)
2016 – County Final Match Programmes (SFC/IFC)
2017 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2018 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2019 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2020 – County Final Match Programmes (SFC/SHC/IFC/MFC)
2021 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC/JFC)
2022 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC)
2023 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/JFC)


SFC Match Programmes:

1979, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023.


Books & Booklets:

🕮 GAA Annual: 1907-8, 1908-9, 1910-11, 1927, 1932-3, 1934-5, 1936-7, 1938-9, 1957.
Official GAA
Booklets | 1908-1957

🕮 Twenty Years of the GAA
O’Neill, Phil
Book | 1930

🕮 Teathbha Journal
County Longford Historical Society
Journals | 1969 to 2024 (Various)

🕮 Kenagh GAA: Opening of James McGann Memorial Park
Club Souvenir Booklet
Booklet | 1978

🕮 The Life and Times of Fr. Seán Manning
Guckian, Des
Book | 1979

🕮 Longford GAA Yearbook 1979
Longford County Board
Booklet | 1979

🕮 Longford GAA Yearbook 1981
Longford County Board
Booklet | 1981

🕮 Killoe: History of a County Longford Parish
Devaney, Owen
Book | 1981

🕮 Mostrim GAA: Opening of Hugh Devine Park
Club Souvenir Booklet
Booklet | 1981

🕮 Gaelic Games in Leinster (1900-1984)
De Búrca, M / Comhairle Laighean C.L.G
Booklet | 1984

🕮 The Story of Granard GAA (1884-1984)
O Scannlain, Padraig
Book | 1984

🕮 Clonguish GAA: Opening of Centenary Park & Complex
Clarke, Mel
Booklet | 1984

🕮 Carrickedmond GAA: Opening of Michael Moran Memorial Park
Carrickedmond GAA
Booklet | 1986

🕮 Comoradh an Cheid: C.L.C.G. Chontae Longfoirt (1887-1987)
O Corcora, Seán
Book | 1987

🕮 Granard – It’s History, Our Heritage
Burns, Joy / Grier, Bernadette
Book | 1987

🕮 Rathcline – Pathways to the Past
Cahill, Seán / Casey, Jimmy
Book | 1995

🕮 St. Mel’s of Longford – A History (1865-1990)
McGee, Eugene
Book | 1996

🕮 Comhairle Laigheann – Cead Bliain de Chluichi Gaelacha (1900-2000)
Ryall, Tom
Book | 2000

🕮 From the Well of St. Patrick: Dromard Parish, Co. Longford
MacNerney, James P.
Book | 2000

🕮 The GAA Book of Lists
Corry, Eoghan
Book | 2005

🕮 Longford GAA – A History (1980-2005)
Longford County Board
Book | 2005

🕮 The Gaelic Athletic Association (1884-2009)
Cronon, Murphy & Rouse
Book | 2009

🕮 The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (1887-2009) – 5th Edition
Donegan, Des
Book | 2009

🕮 The Granard GAA Story: 125 Years
Finnan, Seamus
Book | 2013

🕮 Killoe GAA: 125 Year Anniversary
Club Souvenir Booklet
Booklet | 2014

🕮 Mostrim GAA: Official Opening – Redeveloped Devine Park
Club Souvenir Booklet
Booklet | 2014

🕮 The Golden Years – Longford GAA (1965-1968)
Fox, Mattie
Book | 2016

🕮 The Pocket Book of the GAA
Reynolds, McCoy, McKeigue & Clarke
Book | 2016

🕮 The Laois GAA Records Bible (1888-2016)
Phelan, John
Book | 2016

🕮 St. Mel’s College – Selected Memories
Glennon, Denis
Book | 2017

🕮 Drumlish & Ballinamuck: Heritage & History 
Murphy, Seán
Book | 2019

🕮 The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (1887-2021)
DBA Publishers
Book | 2021

🕮 The Gaelic Field
McRory Seamus / Brennan, Eamonn
Book | 2022

🕮 The Life and Times of Longford Leader founder JP Farrell
Coleman, Marie
Article (Longford Leader) | 2022

🕮 Chasing Sam Maguire (1928-1977)
Keys, Colm / Reilly, Dermot
Book | 2023

🕮 A Place to Play: The People and Stories Behind 101 GAA Grounds
Kelleher, Humphrey
Book | 2023


Digital Sources:

🔗 GAA Oral History Project
🔗 Leinster GAA Archive
🔗 LGFA Roll of Honour
🔗 Handball Roll of Honour
🔗 International Rules Web


Other Sources & Inputs:

👤 Assistance with County SFC & NFL – Padraig Ferguson (Sligo)
👤 Assistance with County Hurling – Leo McGough (Carlow)
👤 Assistance with General Stats – Eoin Culliton (Laois)
👤 Assistance with Cups Data – Tommy McLoughlin (Mostrim)
👤 Assistance with LGFA Data – Mary Kiernan (Ballymore)
👤 Assistance with Masters Data – Frank Noonan (Drumlish/Louth)
👤 Assistance with Map Details – Enda Flynn (Flynn & Lynch Ltd)
👤 Assistance with Convention Reports – Longford GAA team at Pearse Park

Others have also provided inputs and corrections, which we greatly appreciate.