Connacht Senior Club Football Championship

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Connacht Senior Club Football Championship
Flag of Connacht.svg
Irish Craobh Sinsir Peile Connacht
Founded 1970
Title holders Corofin (6th title)
First winner Fr. Griffin's
Most titles Clan na nGael (7 titles)
Sponsors AIB

The Connacht Senior Club Football Championship is an annual Gaelic football tournament played between the seventy-two senior football clubs in Connacht, with one qualifying from each of the five respective county championships. The winners of the Connacht football championship go on to qualify for the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship semi-final.

Early History[edit]

Before the modern series started in 1970, the Craobh Rua club in Sligo organised an "unofficial" annual Connacht Club Championship tournament amongst the champions of Sligo, Mayo, Leitrim, Roscommon and Galway for the prize of the New Ireland Assurance Cup[1] in the 1950s. Tuam Stars, who won 7 Galway titles in a row between 1954 and 1960, were the inaugural winners of the unofficial Connacht Club Championship in 1955 and also won it in 1956,[2] 1957[3] and 1958.[4] At the 1961 Annual General Meeting of the Castlebar Mitchels club in Mayo, a motion was put forward "that an official Connacht club championship be inaugurated". This met with the response that the Connacht Council would sanction such a competition "but would not take responsibility for it".[5] The motion was subsequently passed at the Mayo County Convention in February 1962[6] and the competition commenced in April 1962 when Claremorris, who were first-time champions of Mayo, met Galway champions Dunmore McHales.[7] The 1962 Connacht Club championship was not finished in that year due to "poor organisation"[8] but when the final was eventually played on April 28, 1963, Dunmore McHales became the first "official" Connacht Club Champions by defeating Melvin Gaels of Leitrim.[9] This competition was short-lived because it did not have the full support of the Connacht Council and county boards. Castlebar Mitchels again proposed a motion in 1966 to revive the Connacht Club Championship but it was decided to leave it to the respective senior club champions to organise the tournament amongst themselves.[10] Castlebar did indeed organise such a tournament in the late 1960s before the "official" competition got up and running properly from 1970 onwards.

Top winners[edit]

Team Winner Winning Years County
1 Clan na nGael 7 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 Roscommon
2 Corofin 6 1991, 1995, 1997, 2008, 2009, 2014 Galway
3 St. Brigid's 4 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012 Roscommon
4 Crossmolina Deel Rovers 3 1999, 2000, 2002 Mayo
St. Mary's 3 1977, 1980, 1983 Sligo
Knockmore 3 1996, 1992, 1973 Mayo
Ballina Stephenites 3 1998, 2004, 2007 Mayo
8 Fr. Griffin's 2 1970, 1972 Galway
Rosommon Gaels 2 1974, 1975 Roscommon
Killererin 2 1976, 1978 Galway
Salthill/Knocknacarra 2 1990, 2005 Galway
Castlebar Mitchels 2 1993, 2013 Mayo
13 Garrymore 1 1981 Mayo
Tuam Stars 1 1994 Galway
Caltra 1 2003 Galway
St. Grellan's 1 1979 Galway
Charlestown Sarsfields 1 2001 Mayo
Claremorris 1 1971 Mayo

Recent championships[edit]

2001 Championship

  Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
                     
   St. Mary's (Sligo) 1-10, 0-14  
 Allen Gaels 0-13, 0-12  
   Charlestown Sarsfields 0-11  
     Roscommon Gaels 1-05  
    
        
     Charlestown Sarsfields 2-09
   Annaghdown 2-07
        
      
 Annaghdown 0-12
     St. Mary's (Sligo) 0-11  
    

2002 Championship

  Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
                     
   Eastern Harps 1-08  
 Corofin 0-10  
   Strokestown 0-08  
     Eastern Harps 0-07  
    
        
     Crossmolina Deel Rovers 1-11
   Strokestown 0-10
        
      
 Crossmolina Deel Rovers 2-14
     Allen Gaels 1-07  
    

2003 Championship

  Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
                     
   Caltra 1-6  
 St. Mary's (Leitrim) 0-8  
   Caltra 1-13  
     Castlerea St. Kevin's 1-07  
    
        
     Caltra 1-06
   Curry 0-06
        
      
 Curry 3-09
     Ballina Stephenites 0-08  
    

2004 Championship

  Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
                     
   Killererin 0-08  
 Tourlestrane 0-07  
   Killererin 2-13  
     Annaduff 0-03  
    
        
     Ballina Stephenites 1-13
   Killererin 2-06
        
      
 Ballina Stephenites 1-18
     Roscommon Gaels 1-05  
    

2005 Championship

  Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
                     
   Kiltubrid 0-09  
 Coolera/Strandhill 0-04  
   St. Brigid's 1-11  
     Kiltubrid 1-07  
    
        
     Salthill-Knocknacarra 1-10
   St. Brigid's 0-05
        
      
 Salthill-Knocknacarra 0-09
     Crossmolina Deel Rovers 0-07  
    

2006 Championship

  Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
                     
   St. Brigid's 1-08  
 Curry 1-07  
   St. Brigid's 0-13  
     Crossmolina Deel Rovers 1-06  
    
        
     St. Brigid's 1-10
   Corofin 3-03
        
      
 Corofin 1-11
     Mohill 1-02  
    

2007 Championship

  Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
                     
   Tourlestrane 0-12  
 St. Mary's (Leitrim) 1-04  
   Ballina Stephenites 1-08  
     Tourlestrane 1-04  
    
        
     Ballina Stephenites 2-08
   St. Brigid's 0-12
        
      
 St. Brigid's 4-10
     Killererin 1-11  
    

2008 Championship

  Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
                     
   Eastern Harps 1-15  
 Glencar/Manorhamilton 1-05  
   Eastern Harps 0-12  
     Ballaghadereen 0-09  
    
        
     Corofin 0-11
   Eastern Harps 0-06
        
      
 Corofin 1-14
     Castlrea St. Kevin's 0-08  
    

2009 Championship

  Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
                     
   Castlerea St. Kevin's 1-12  
 Tourlestrane 1-06  
   Charlestown Sarsfields 1-9  
     Castlerea St. Kevin's 0-11  
    
        
     Corofin 2-14
   Charlestown Sarsfields 0-07
        
      
 Corofin 2-13
     Glencar/Manorhamilton 0-09  
    

2010 Championship

  Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
                     
   St. Brigid's 0-21  
 Eastern Harps 0-04  
   St. Brigid's 1-13  
     Glencar/Manorhamilton 3-05  
    
        
     St. Brigid's 2-14
   Killererin 1-10
        
      
 Killererin 0-09
     Ballintubber 1-05  
    

2011 Championship

  Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
                     
   Glencar/Manorhamilton 2-7  
 Tourlestrane 1-15  
   St. Brigid's 0-16  
     Tourlestrane 0-10  
    
        
     St. Brigid's 0-11
   Corofin 0-10
        
      
 Corofin 1-11
     Ballintubber 2-7  
    

2012 Championship

  Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
                     
   Melvin Gaels 0-10  
 St. Brigid's 2-19  
   Salthill-Knocknacarra 0-8  
     St. Brigid's 0-15  
    
        
     St. Brigid's 1-12
   Ballaghadereen 0-6
        
      
 Ballaghadereen 1-15
     Curry 1-7  
    

2013 Championship

  Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
                     
   St. Brigid's 2-10  
 Tourlestrane 0-9  
   St. Mary's (Leitrim) 1-05  
     St. Brigid's 5-15  
    
        
     St. Brigid's 2-12
   Castlebar Mitchels 3-13
        
      
 Corofin 1-10
     Castlebar Mitchels 2-08  
    

Wins by county[edit]

# County Connacht Titles Last provincial winners
1 Galway clubs 15 Corofin, 2014
Mayo clubs 14 Castlebar Mitchels, 2013
3 Roscommon clubs 13 St. Brigid's, 2012
4 Sligo clubs 3 St. Mary's, 1983

No club from Leitrim has ever won the Connacht Club Football Championship.

List of Finals[edit]

Year Winner County Opponent County
2014[11] Carofin 2-13 Galway Ballintubber 1-07 Mayo
2013[12][13] Castlebar Mitchels 3-13 Mayo St. Brigid's 2-12 Roscommon
2012[14] St. Brigid's 1-12 Roscommon Ballaghadereen 0-06 Mayo
2011 St. Brigid's 0-11 Roscommon Corofin 0-10 Galway
2010 St. Brigid's 2-14 Roscommon Killererin 1-10 Galway
2009[15] Corofin 2-14 Galway Charlestown Sarsfields 0-07 Mayo
2008 Corofin 0-11 Galway Eastern Harps 0-06 Sligo
2007[16] Ballina Stephenites 2-08 Mayo St. Brigid's 0-12 Roscommon
2006 St. Brigid's 1-10 Roscommon Corofin 3-03 Galway
2005 Salthill-Knocknacarra 1-10 Galway St. Brigid's 0-05 Roscommon
2004 Ballina Stephenites 1-13 Mayo Killererin 2-06 Galway
2003 Caltra 1-06 Galway Curry 0-06 Sligo
2002 Crossmolina Deel Rovers 1-11 Mayo Strokestown 0-10 Roscommon
2001[17] Charlestown Sarsfields 2-09 Mayo Annaghdown 2-07 Galway
2000 Crossmolina Deel Rovers 1-10 Mayo Corofin 0-05 Galway
1999 Crossmolina Deel Rovers 0-09, 1-07 (R) Mayo Rosommon Gaels 0-09, 0-05 (R) Roscommon
1998 Ballina Stephenites 1-10 Mayo Rosommon Gaels 0-06 Roscommon
1997 Corofin 2-10 Galway Allen Gaels 0-11 Leitrim
1996 Knockmore 1-05 Mayo Clan na nGael 0-06 Roscommon
1995 Corofin 2-11 Galway St. Mary's 0-10 Leitrim
1994 Tuam Stars 2-09 Galway Aughawillan 1-08 Leitrim
1993 Castlebar Mitchels 1-09, 1-07 (R) Mayo Clan na nGael 0-12, 0-09 (R) Roscommon
1992 Knockmore 4-04 Mayo Aughawillan 0-07 Leitrim
1991 Corofin 2-05 Galway Clan na nGael 0-09 Roscommon
1990 Salthill-Knocknacarra 0-11 Galway Sean O'Heslin's 0-05 Leitrim
1989 Clan na nGael 3-10 Roscommon Knockmore 0-07 Mayo
1988 Clan na nGael 1-08 Roscommon Castlebar Mitchels 0-09 Mayo
1987 Clan na nGael 0-09 Roscommon Ballina Stephenites 0-08 Mayo
1986 Clan na nGael 2-09 Roscommon Sean O'Heslin's 2-04 Leitrim
1985 Clan na nGael 0-10 Roscommon Ballina Stephenites 1-05 Mayo
1984 Clan na nGael 1-06, 1-07 (R) Roscommon St. Mary's 0-09, 0-09 (R) Sligo
1983 St. Mary's 1-07 Sligo Knockmore 0-05 Mayo
1982 Clan na nGael 2-06 Roscommon Tourlestrane 1-03 Sligo
1981 Garrymore 0-09 Mayo St. Mary's 1-05 Sligo
1980 St. Mary's 3-06 Sligo St. Grellan's 3-03 Galway
1979 St. Grellan's 0-04, 0-09 (R) Galway St. Mary's 0-04, 0-08 (R) Sligo
1978 Killererin 1-11 Galway Castlebar Mitchels 1-04 Mayo
1977 St. Mary's 4-06 Sligo Corofin 1-09 Galway
1976 Killererin 3-08 Galway Garrymore 0-05 Mayo
1975 Rosommon Gaels 0-06 Roscommon Fr. Griffin's 0-05 Galway
1974 Rosommon Gaels 0-11, 1-12 (R) Roscommon Garrymore 0-11, 0-07 (R) Mayo
1973 Knockmore 4-10 Mayo Ballinamore 0-08 Leitrim
1972 Fr. Griffin's 1-08 Galway Ballaghadereen 0-06 Mayo
1971 Claremorris 0-10 Mayo Milltown 1-05 Galway
1970 Fr. Griffin's 2-09 Galway Castlebar Mitchels 1-10 Mayo

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sligo Champion, May 7, 1955, p.11.
  2. ^ Irish Independent, April 30, 1956, p.13
  3. ^ Irish Press, September 9, 1957, p.7.
  4. ^ Sligo Champion, November 21, 1959, p.11.
  5. ^ Ballina Herald, December 23, 1961, p.4.
  6. ^ Western People, February 3, 1962, p.13.
  7. ^ Tuam Herald, April 28, 1962, p.5.
  8. ^ Connacht Tribune, January 5, 1963, p.16.
  9. ^ Tuam Herald, May 4, 1963, p.8.
  10. ^ Western People, March 12, 1966, p.13.
  11. ^ "Classy Corofin on course for greater glory". Irish Examiner. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "Castlebar dethrone Brigid's AET". Hogan Stand. 24 November 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Mitchels stun St Brigid’s in fiery thriller". Irish Examiner. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "St Brigid’s day in Connacht again". Irish Examiner. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  15. ^ "Connacht club SFC: Clinical Corofin retain crown". Hogan Stand. 30 November 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  16. ^ "Ballina’s first half goals sink St. Brigid’s". Hogan Stand. 26 November 2007. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "Charlestown’s Connacht title joy". Hogan Stand. 26 November 2001. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 

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