Longford Gaelic Stats
U20/U21 Football Championship (1964-2024)

Longford in U20/U21 FC

Longford has competed in U-20 Football Championship (previously U-21) since its inception in 1964, and by the end of the 2023 season had reached the Leinster Championship final seven times (1966, 1981, 1982, 2003, 2006, 2011, 2013) but has never won the title, and has never competed in the All-Ireland U-21/U-20 Football Championship. Longford is one of four counties never to win the Leinster title (others are Wicklow, Carlow and Kilkenny) and Longford holds the record for most appearances in the Leinster Final without winning the title.

Longford has played 112 games in U-21/U-20 Football Championship, Won 40 (36%), Drew 7 (6%) and Lost 65 (58%).

Won 36% of U-20 Championship Games
Lost 58% of U-20 Championship Games
Drew 6% of U-20 Championship Games

Longford’s top three most frequent opponents are Westmeath (P20/W10/D3/L7), Dublin (P19/W3/D1/L15) and Offaly (P13/W4/D1/L8). Longford has played every other Leinster county in Leinster Championship over the years. Longford has appeared in the the Leinster decider seven times: In 1966 final Longford lost to Kildare by 4-14 to 2-5. In 1981 final Longford lost to Louth by 2-8 to 0-6. In 1982 final Longford lost to Laois by 2-11 to 0-3. In 2003 final Longford lost to Dublin by 3-13 to 1-6. In 2006 final Longford lost to Laois by 0-9 to 0-7. In 2011 final Longford lost to Wexford by 1-9 to 0-11. In 2013 final Longford lost to Kildare by 1-12 to 0-12. The Championship structure was straight knockout from 1964 to 2017. In 2018 a group structure was introduced with round-robin games within each group ahead of knockout stages, while the grade was also changed from U-21 to U-20. The structure revered to straight knockout in 2019 to 2022 and then back to three-group structure with round-robin games from 2023. Since 2024, teams failing to qualify from the group stage will proceed to Leinster U-20 ‘B’ Championship (Andrew Corden Cup).

Longford's Opponents (1964-2024)PlayedLD WonLD DrewLD Lost
Westmeath201037
Dublin193115
Offaly13418
Kildare12408
Louth10316
Meath9216
Wexford8404
Laois8206
Wicklow5203
Carlow4301
Kilkenny4301
Totals11240765
U20/U21 Football Championship (1964-2024)

All Longford Results

DateU20/U21 Championship Details
05/04/1964Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 0-4, Westmeath 3-8 | Loss ❌
28/03/1965Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 0-7, Westmeath 2-7 | Loss ❌
17/04/1966Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 2-7, Westmeath 0-7 | Win ✔️
26/06/1966Leinster U-21 - Round 2 | Longford 2-13, Laois 2-5 | Win ✔️
14/08/1966Leinster U-21 - Final | Longford 2-5, Kildare 4-14 | Loss ❌
26/03/1967Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 1-9, Westmeath 1-2 | Win ✔️
07/05/1967Leinster U-21 - Round 2 | Longford 3-14, Offaly 0-9 | Win ✔️
09/07/1967Leinster U-21 - Semi-Final | Longford 1-5, Kildare 2-10 | Loss ❌
14/04/1968Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 2-6, Laois 3-6 | Loss ❌
06/04/1969Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 2-2, Laois 3-7 | Loss ❌
05/04/1970Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 0-16, Westmeath 0-2 | Win ✔️
03/05/1970Leinster U-21 - Round 2 | Longford 1-7, Offaly 1-10 | Loss ❌
28/03/1971Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 1-9, Westmeath 0-12 | Draw ➖
18/04/1971Leinster U-21 - Round 1 (R) | Longford 1-5, Westmeath 0-9 | Loss ❌
09/04/1972Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 0-7, Offaly 2-6 | Loss ❌
08/04/1973Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 0-7, Westmeath 1-4 | Draw ➖
29/04/1973Leinster U-21 - Round 1 (R) | Longford 2-4, Westmeath 1-9 | Loss ❌
14/04/1974Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 3-8, Offaly 2-6 | Win ✔️
28/04/1974Leinster U-21 - Round 2 | Longford 1-9, Louth 1-9 | Draw ➖
12/05/1974Leinster U-21 - Round 2 (R) | Longford 3-6, Louth 1-5 | Win ✔️
23/06/1974Leinster U-21 - Semi-Final | Longford 0-7, Dublin 2-13 | Loss ❌
20/04/1975Leinster U-21 - Round 2 | Longford 2-9, Wicklow 4-11 | Loss ❌
04/04/1976Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 1-12, Carlow 0-7 | Win ✔️
18/04/1976Leinster U-21 - Round 2 | Longford 0-7, Offaly 0-12 | Loss ❌
03/04/1977Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 0-5, Louth 1-6 | Loss ❌
23/04/1978Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 0-5, Kilkenny 1-5 | Loss ❌
15/04/1979Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 1-7, Dublin 1-4 | Win ✔️
29/04/1979Leinster U-21 - Round 2 | Longford 0-5, Louth 0-8 | Loss ❌
20/04/1980Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 0-16, Wicklow 3-3 | Win ✔️
04/05/1980Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final | Longford 0-6, Kildare 1-8 | Loss ❌
19/04/1981Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 1-10, Kilkenny 3-3 | Win ✔️
02/05/1981Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final | Longford 2-6, Westmeath 1-5 | Win ✔️
26/06/1981Leinster U-21 - Semi-Final | Longford 2-6, Kildare 1-8 | Win ✔️
19/07/1981Leinster U-21 - Final | Longford 0-6, Louth 2-8 | Loss ❌
25/04/1982Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final | Longford 1-10, Westmeath 0-6 | Win ✔️
16/06/1982Leinster U-21 - Semi-Final | Longford 0-13, Kildare 1-9 | Win ✔️
17/07/1982Leinster U-21 - Final | Longford 0-3, Laois 2-11 | Loss ❌
17/04/1983Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 1-7, Westmeath 0-3 | Win ✔️
01/05/1983Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final | Longford 4-12, Kilkenny 0-3 | Win ✔️
13/07/1983Leinster U-21 - Semi-Final | Longford 1-9, Kildare 1-12 | Loss ❌
25/05/1984Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 0-8, Louth 0-14 | Loss ❌
12/05/1985Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 1-7, Meath 4-10 | Loss ❌
18/06/1986Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 2-4, Meath 1-7 | Draw ➖
25/06/1986Leinster U-21 - Round 1 (R) | Longford 1-4, Meath 1-11 | Loss ❌
11/04/1987Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 0-5, Wexford 2-12 | Loss ❌
17/03/1988Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 0-4, Offaly 1-8 | Loss ❌
19/03/1989Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 0-6, Offaly 1-3 | Draw ➖
26/03/1989Leinster U-21 - Round 1 (R) | Longford 0-4, Offaly 0-11 | Loss ❌
11/03/1990Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 1-5, Westmeath 0-6 | Win ✔️
25/03/1990Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final | Longford 1-8, Offaly 2-7 | Loss ❌
03/03/1991Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 1-8, Dublin 0-9 | Win ✔️
17/03/1991Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final | Longford 0-10, Offaly 2-10 | Loss ❌
12/04/1992Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 1-7, Dublin 0-16 | Loss ❌
21/03/1993Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 1-1, Meath 2-13 | Loss ❌
27/03/1994Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 0-5, Kildare 1-16 | Loss ❌
26/03/1995Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 0-3, Dublin 2-14 | Loss ❌
07/04/1996Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 0-12, Kildare 0-16 | Loss ❌
22/02/1997Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 0-8, Westmeath 0-11 | Loss ❌
08/02/1998Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 3-5, Laois 4-18 | Loss ❌
06/02/1999Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 2-13, Kilkenny 1-1 | Win ✔️
20/02/1999Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final | Longford 1-9, Dublin 0-12 | Draw ➖
13/03/1999Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final (R) | Longford 0-11, Dublin 1-10 | Loss ❌
11/03/2000Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final | Longford 0-6, Meath 1-13 | Loss ❌
18/02/2001Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final | Longford 0-5, Dublin 0-16 | Loss ❌
16/03/2002Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 0-6, Dublin 0-13 | Loss ❌
29/03/2003Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final | Longford 1-10, Wexford 2-6 | Win ✔️
15/04/2003Leinster U-21 - Semi-Final | Longford 0-13, Meath 1-8 | Win ✔️
27/04/2003Leinster U-21 - Final | Longford 1-6, Dublin 3-13 | Loss ❌
27/03/2004Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 1-10, Wexford 0-9 | Win ✔️
08/04/2004Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final | Longford 0-10, Dublin 1-9 | Loss ❌
17/03/2005Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 2-12, Westmeath 1-13 | Win ✔️
02/04/2005Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final | Longford 2-6, Dublin 1-11 | Loss ❌
17/02/2006Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 1-11, Offaly 0-10 | Win ✔️
03/03/2006Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final | Longford 2-13, Carlow 1-4 | Win ✔️
25/03/2006Leinster U-21 - Semi-Final | Longford 2-6, Kildare 0-9 | Win ✔️
02/04/2006Leinster U-21 - Final | Longford 0-7, Laois 0-9 | Loss ❌
04/03/2007Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final | Longford 0-6, Offaly 1-8 | Loss ❌
24/02/2008Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 0-9, Carlow 1-7 | Loss ❌
14/02/2009Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 2-6, Wicklow 1-11 | Loss ❌
21/02/2010Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 0-10, Wicklow 3-13 | Loss ❌
09/03/2011Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final | Longford 0-17, Meath 2-9 | Win ✔️
23/03/2011Leinster U-21 - Semi-Final | Longford 0-10, Westmeath 0-9 | Win ✔️
06/04/2011Leinster U-21 - Final | Longford 0-11, Wexford 1-9 | Loss ❌
07/03/2012Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final | Longford 1-10, Louth 3-6 | Loss ❌
06/03/2013Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final | Longford 1-6, Dublin 1-5 | Win ✔️
20/03/2013Leinster U-21 - Semi-Final | Longford 2-11, Wexford 1-13 | Win ✔️
03/04/2013Leinster U-21 - Final | Longford 0-12, Kildare 1-12 | Loss ❌
19/02/2014Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 1-12, Westmeath 0-15 | Draw ➖
26/02/2014Leinster U-21 - Round 1 (R) | Longford 0-9, Westmeath 0-8 | Win ✔️
05/03/2014Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final | Longford 1-13, Laois 1-12 | Win ✔️
19/03/2014Leinster U-21 - Semi-Final | Longford 0-6, Dublin 3-7 | Loss ❌
25/02/2015Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 4-13, Wicklow 1-5 | Win ✔️
04/03/2015Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final | Longford 1-17, Louth 1-4 | Win ✔️
18/03/2015Leinster U-21 - Semi-Final | Longford 3-7, Dublin 2-15 | Loss ❌
24/02/2016Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 2-5, Wexford 0-14 | Loss ❌
01/03/2017Leinster U-21 - Round 1 | Longford 2-6, Kildare 0-10 | Win ✔️
22/03/2017Leinster U-21 - Quarter Final | Longford 0-9, Dublin 2-10 | Loss ❌
28/05/2018Leinster U-20 - Round 1 | Longford 0-11, Dublin 2-21 | Loss ❌
04/06/2018Leinster U-20 - Round 2 | Longford 2-9, Wexford 3-13 | Loss ❌
16/06/2018Leinster U-20 - Round 3 | Longford 1-10, Westmeath 1-16 | Loss ❌
02/07/2019Leinster U-20 - Quarter Final | Longford 0-7, Dublin 4-21 | Loss ❌
15/02/2020Leinster U-20 - Quarter Final | Longford 0-9, Dublin 3-9 | Loss ❌
01/07/2021Leinster U-20 - Round 1 | Longford 4-11, Louth 3-13 | Win ✔️
08/07/2021Leinster U-20 - Quarter Final | Longford 3-9, Westmeath 2-12 | Loss ❌
06/04/2022Leinster U-20 - Round 1 | Longford 4-9, Wexford 1-7 | Win ✔️
16/04/2022Leinster U-20 - Quarter Final | Longford 0-13, Meath 1-11 | Loss ❌
21/03/2023Leinster U-20 - Round 1 | Longford 0-4, Meath 0-12 | Loss ❌
28/03/2023Leinster U-20 - Round 2 | Longford 2-9, Laois 2-12 | Loss ❌
04/04/2023Leinster U-20 - Round 3 | Longford 1-8, Carlow 0-9 | Win ✔️
26/03/2024Leinster U-20 - Round 1 | Longford 0-11, Kildare 1-15 | Loss ❌
02/04/2024Leinster U-20 - Round 2 | Longford 2-12, Louth 3-14 | Loss ❌
09/04/2024Leinster U-20 - Round 3 | Longford 0-10, Offaly 0-9 | Win ✔️

– In 1966 Longford received a bye into the Final after winning the Quarter Final.
– From 2018 competition grade changed from Under 21 to Under 20 grade.
– 2021 Leinster Quarter Final ended in a draw AET. Westmeath won 6-5 on penalties.

Note: Since 2024, teams failing to qualify for the knockout stages of Leinster U20 Championship (except Dublin, Kildare or Meath) will proceed to the Leinster ‘B’ Championship (Andrew Corden Cup) with the winner representing Leinster in the All-Ireland U20 ‘B’ Championship series. Prior to 2024 the Andrew Corden Cup was an U20 Football Development League competition involving different teams from South Leinster and Munster. 

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