Longford GAA

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Longford GAA
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Irish:An Longfort
Nickname(s):Midlanders
Province:Leinster
Dominant sport: Gaelic football
Ground(s): Pearse Park, Longford
County colours: Royal blue and gold   
County teams
NFL:Division 3
NHL:Division 3A
Football Championship: Sam Maguire Cup
Hurling Championship: Nicky Rackard Cup
Ladies' Gaelic football: Brendan Martin Cup

The Longford County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (Irish : Cumann Luúthchleas Gael Coiste Chontae an Longfort) or Longford GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in County Longford. The county board is also responsible for the Longford county teams.

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The county football team won its only National Football League title in 1966 with a one-point victory over Galway in the Home Final and an aggregate win over New York in the Final. The team won its only Leinster Senior Football Championship title in 1968, with a 3-9 to 1-4 win over Laois. [1]

Clubs

The county board oversees 21 [2] active adult Gaelic football clubs.

Three active adult hurling clubs are also present.

Football

Clubs

Clubs contest the Longford Senior Football Championship.

Killoe Young Emmets are the current Longford Senior Football champions.

Mullinalaghta St Columba's won the Leinster Senior Club Football Championship in 2018. [3] [4]

County team

Longford won the National Football League in 1966, then the 1968 Leinster Senior Football Championship. The county has never won the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.

Hurling

Clubs

Clubs contest the Longford Senior Hurling Championship.

Wolfe Tones (Mostrim are the current Longford Senior Hurling champions.

County team

Like most of its neighbours, Longford have struggled to compete with the bigger counties as they only have three Hurling teams in the county, Slashers, Wolfe Tones and Clonguish. The county team won the National League Division 3 title in 2002, In 2005 & 2006 they won the Leinster Shield. They won the Lory Meagher Cup, for the first time, in Croke Park on 3 July 2010 and won on a scoreline 1 – 20 to Donegal 1 – 12.

Liam Griffin has said the GAA should be ashamed of itself over its failure in the promotion of hurling.

Australia is 24 hours away, yet we can create a new game with the Aussie Rules lads. Longford and Leitrim are right here, yet we largely ignore them and many others too when it comes to promoting hurling. The new D. J. Carey could be living in Longford, Leitrim or Donegal, but we'll never know. We have failed him. [...] If someone can market coloured gripe water, call it Coca-Cola and clean up worldwide, we should be able to sell hurling in Longford. [5]

Honours

All Irelands (3)
Provincials (3)
Leagues (3)
Other (1)
  • U16 All Ireland Winners (2013)

Ladies' football

Longford have the following achievements in ladies' football.

Camogie

Under Camogie's National Development Plan 2010-2015, "Our Game, Our Passion," [6] new camogie clubs are to be established in Longford and a county board formed by 2015. [7]

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The Longford Senior Football Championship is an annual Gaelic Athletic Association competition organised by Longford GAA among the Senior grade Gaelic football clubs in County Longford, Ireland. The winning club qualifies to represent the county in the Leinster Senior Club Football Championship, the winner of which progresses to the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship.

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Longford Slashers

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Clonguish GAA

Clonguish GAA is a Gaelic football and hurling club in Newtownforbes, County Longford, Ireland. The club was formed on 20 October 1889 and was originally called Clonguish Gallowglasses. Situated in the west of Co. Longford, it is bordered by four parishes in Co. Longford, Killashee, Templemichael (Longford), Killoe and Drumlish – the parish also shares a common boundary with the Province of Connacht in that it adjoins the parishes of Bornacoola and Gortletteragh in Co. Leitrim and Tarmonbarry in Co. Roscommon. The Irish for Clonguish is Cluain Geis which means 'The Meadow of the Swans'.

Enda Williams is a Gaelic footballer from County Longford, Ireland. He was a panel member of the Longford county team from 2004 to 2011. In 2012 he joined the Leitrim county team, where he spent 18 months before announcing his return to Longford in November 2013.

The 2016 Longford Senior Football Championship is the 100th running of the Longford GAA's premier club Gaelic football tournament for senior graded teams in County Longford, Ireland since the first County Championship was held in 1890. The 2016 tournament consisted of 12 teams, with the winner going on to represent Longford in the Leinster Senior Club Football Championship. The championship starts with a group stage and then progresses to a knock out stage.

The 2015 Longford Senior Football Championship is the 99th running of the Longford GAA's premier club Gaelic football tournament for senior graded teams in County Longford, Ireland since the first County Championship was held in 1890. The 2015 tournament consisted of 12 teams, with the winner going on to represent Longford in the Leinster Senior Club Football Championship. The championship starts with a league stage and then progresses to a knock out stage.

The 2018 Longford Senior Football Championship is the 102nd running of the Longford GAA's premier club Gaelic football tournament for senior graded teams in County Longford, Ireland since the first County Championship was held in 1890. The 2018 tournament consisted of 11 teams, with the winner going on to represent Longford in the Leinster Senior Club Football Championship. The championship starts with a group stage and then progresses to a knock out stage.

Killoe Young Emmets Gaelic football club, County Longford, Ireland

Killoe Young Emmets is a Gaelic Football club based in Killoe, County Longford, Ireland. The club is also referred to by the Irish 'Emmet Óg' or by 'Killoe Emmet Óg'. Organised Gaelic Games in the Killoe area can trace its origins back to 1889 with the foundation of the first club in the parish. The Killoe Young Emmets club is first recorded in active competition in 1904 and has won 13 Longford Senior Football Championship titles and 1 Longford Senior Hurling Championship title. The club also has thriving Underage and Ladies (Killoe) clubs.

The 2019 Longford Senior Football Championship is the 103rd running of the Longford GAA's premier club Gaelic football tournament for senior graded teams in County Longford, Ireland since the first County Championship was held in 1890. The 2019 tournament consisted of 11 teams, with the winner going on to represent Longford in the Leinster Senior Club Football Championship. The championship starts with a group stage and then progresses to a knock out stage.

The 2020 Longford Senior Football Championship is the 104th running of the Longford GAA's premier club Gaelic football tournament for senior graded teams in County Longford, Ireland since the first County Championship was held in 1890. The 2020 tournament was originally supposed to consist of 10 teams, but due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Gaelic games, a total of 12 teams will compete this year. The championship starts with a group stage and then progresses to a knock out stage.

References

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  2. "Club Details". Longford GAA.
  3. "Wilderness to Leinster champions - Mullinalaghta story sums up magic of club game". The 42. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  4. "Mullinalaghta pull off seismic shock and stun Kilmacud in Leinster football final". The 42. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  5. Breheny, Martin (27 October 2012). "All Stars bright lights hide darker side of hurling". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  6. "Final goal for camogie". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. 29 March 2010. Retrieved 29 March 2010.
  7. National Development Plan 2010-2015, Our Game, Our Passion information page on camogie.ie, pdf download (778k) from Camogie.ie download site