Connacht Senior Football Championship

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Connacht Senior Football Championship
Current season or competition:
2017 Connacht Senior Football Championship
Irish Craobh Sinsir Peile Connachta
Code Gaelic football
Founded 1900
Trophy J. J. Nestor Cup
No. of teams 7
Title holders Roscommon (23rd title)
Most titles Mayo (46 titles)
Sponsors Bank of Ireland

The Bank of Ireland Connacht Senior Football Championship is an annual Gaelic football competition for the senior county teams of Connacht GAA. All of the counties of Connacht participate in the championship, as well as counties London and New York.

The Connacht Senior Football Championship is run on a knock-out basis in which once a team loses they are eliminated from the competition. A series of games are played during the summer months and the final is played in July. The winner progresses directly to the All-Ireland Series, while losing teams - since 2001 - progress to the All-Ireland Qualifiers, though before that time their season was over.

Mayo are the Connacht Championship's record holders, having won the competition on 46 occasions. Galway are Connacht's most successful side with 9 All Ireland titles.

London have competed in the Connacht Senior Football Championship since 1975, while New York joined in 1999. In this time they have managed three victories: one in 1977 and two in 2013, against Sligo and Leitrim.[1][2][3]

Teams[edit]

The Connacht championship is contested by the five counties in the Irish province of Connacht and the two foreign based teams of London and New York.

Team Colours Sponsor Manager Captain Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial
Galway Galway colours.PNG Maroon and white Supermac's Kevin Walsh Gary O'Donnell
2001
2016
Leitrim Gort GAA colours.png Green and gold The Bush Hotel Brendan Guckian TBD
1994
London London colours.PNG Green and white Clayton Hotels Paul Coggins TBD
Mayo Mayo colours.PNG Green and red Elverys Sports Stephen Rochford Cillian O'Connor
1951
2015
New York New York colours.PNG Red, white and blue Navillus Contracting Ian Galvin TBD
Roscommon Portumna GAA colours.PNG Primrose and blue Club Rossie Fergal O'Donnell and Kevin McStay Ciarán Murtagh
1944
2017
Sligo Sligo colours.PNG Black and white Radisson Blu, Sligo Niall Carew TBD
2007

Top winners[edit]

Team Wins Years won
1 Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo 46 1901, 1904, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1915, 1916, 1918, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1967, 1969, 1981, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
2 Colours of Galway.svg Galway 45 1900, 1902, 1911, 1913, 1917, 1919, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1945, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2016
3 Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon 23 1892, 1903, 1905, 1912, 1914, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1953, 1961, 1962, 1972, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1990, 1991, 2001, 2010, 2017
4 Colours of Sligo.svg Sligo 3 1928, 1975, 2007
5 Colours of Leitrim.svg Leitrim 2 1927, 1994

Roll of honour[edit]

Year Winner Opponent
2017[4] Roscommon 2-15 Galway 0-12
2016[5] Galway 0-13 3-16 (R) Roscommon 1-10 0-14(R)
2015[6] Mayo 6-25 Sligo 2-11
2014[7] Mayo 3-14 Galway 0-16
2013[8] Mayo 5-11 London 0-10
2012[9] Mayo 0-12 Sligo 0-10
2011 Mayo 0-13 Roscommon 0-11
2010 Roscommon 0-14 Sligo 0-13
2009 Mayo 2-12 Galway 1-14
2008 Galway 2-12 Mayo 1-14
2007 Sligo 1-10 Galway 0-12
2006 Mayo 0-12 Galway 1-8
2005 Galway 0-10 Mayo 0-8
2004 Mayo 2-13 Roscommon 0-9
2003 Galway 1-14 Mayo 0-13
2002 Galway 1-11 Sligo 0-11
2001 Roscommon 2-10 Mayo 1-12
2000 Galway 1-13 Leitrim 0-8
1999 Mayo 1-14 Galway 1-10
1998 Galway 0-11 1-17 (R) Roscommon 0-11 0-17 (R)
1997 Mayo 0-11 Sligo 1-7
1996 Mayo 3-09 Galway 1-11
1995 Galway 0-17 Mayo 1-7
1994 Leitrim 0-12 Mayo 2-4
1993 Mayo 1-5 Roscommon 0-7
1992 Mayo 1-14 Roscommon 0-10
1991 Roscommon 0-14 0-13 Mayo 0-14 1-9
1990 Roscommon 0-16 Galway 1-11
1989 Mayo 0-12 3-14 Roscommon 1-9 2-13
1988 Mayo 1-12 Roscommon 0-8
1987 Galway 0-8 Mayo 0-7
1986 Galway 1-8 Roscommon 1-5
1985 Mayo 2-11 Roscommon 0-8
1984 Galway 2-13 Mayo 2-9
1983 Galway 1-13 Mayo 1-10
1982 Galway 3-17 Mayo 0-10
1981 Mayo 0-12 Sligo 0-4
1980 Roscommon 3-13 Mayo 0-8
1979 Roscommon 3-15 Mayo 2-10
1978 Roscommon 2-7 Galway 0-9
1977 Roscommon 1-12 Galway 2-8
1976 Galway 1-8 1-14 (R) Roscommon 1-8 0-9 (R)
1975 Sligo 2-10 2-10 (R) Mayo 1-13 0-15 (R)
1974 Galway 2-14 Roscommon 0-8
1973 Galway 1-17 Mayo 2-12
1972 Roscommon 5-8 Mayo 3-10
1971 Galway 2-15 1-17 (R) Sligo 2-15 3-10 (R)
1970 Galway 2-15 (21) Roscommon 1-8 (11)
1969 Mayo 0-11 1-11 (14) Galway 1-8 1-8 (11)
1968 Galway 2-10 Mayo 2-9
1967 Mayo 4-15 Leitrim 0-7
1966 Galway 0-12 Mayo 1-8
1965 Galway 1-12 Sligo 2-6
1964 Galway 2-12 Mayo 1-5
1963 Galway 4-11 Leitrim 1-8
1962 Roscommon 3-7 Galway 2-9
1961 Roscommon 1-11 Galway 2-7
1960 Galway 2-5 Leitrim 0-5
1959 Galway 5-8 Leitrim 0-12
1958 Galway 2-10 Leitrim 1-11
1957 Galway 4-8 Leitrim 0-4
1956 Galway 3-12 Sligo 1-5
1955 Mayo 3-11 Roscommon 1-3
1954 Galway 2-10 Sligo 3-4
1953 Roscommon 1-6 Mayo 0-6
1952 Roscommon 3-5 Mayo 0-6
1951 Mayo 4-13 Galway 2-3
1950 Mayo 1-7 Roscommon 0-4
1949 Mayo 4-6 Leitrim 0-3
1948 Mayo 2-4 2-10 (R) Galway 1-7 2-7 (R)
1947 Roscommon 2-12 Sligo 1-8
1946 Roscommon 1-4 1-9* Mayo 0-6 1-2
1945 Galway 2-6 Mayo 1-7
1944 Roscommon 2-11 Mayo 1-6
1943 Roscommon 2-6 Galway 0-8
1942 Galway 2-6 Roscommon 3-2
1941 Galway 0-8 Roscommon 1-4
1940 Galway 1-7 Mayo 0-5
1939 Mayo 2-6 * Galway 0-3
1938 Galway 0-8 Mayo 0-5
1937 Mayo 3-5 Galway 0-8
1936 Mayo 2-4 2-7 (R) Galway 1-7 1-4 (R)
1935 Mayo 0-12 Galway 0-5
1934 Galway 2-4 Mayo 0-5
1933 Galway 1-7 Mayo 1-5
1932 Mayo 2-6 Sligo 0-7
1931 Mayo 2-10 Roscommon 3-2
1930 Mayo 1-7 Sligo 1-2
1929 Mayo 1-6 Galway 0-4
1928 Sligo 1-4 Mayo 0-6
1927 Leitrim 2-4 Galway 0-3
1926 Galway 3-2 Mayo 1-2
1925 Galway 1-5 Mayo 1-3
1924 Mayo 0-1 2-6 (R) Galway 0-1 0-5 (R)
1923 Mayo 0-3 Galway 0-2
1922 Galway 1-7 2-4 * Sligo 3-2 2-2
1921 Mayo 1-4 Roscommon 0-1
1920 Mayo 2-3 Sligo 1-4
1919 Galway 1-6 Roscommon 0-5
1918 Mayo 0-4 Galway 0-1
1917 Galway 1-4 Mayo 1-1
1916 Mayo 1-5 Roscommon 0-3
1915 Mayo 3-1 Roscommon 1-3
1914 Roscommon 1-2 Leitrim 0-1
1913 Galway 1-2 Mayo 0-3
1912 Roscommon 0-2 Galway 0-0
1911 Galway 1-3 Roscommon 1-2
1910 Mayo 1-4 Galway 0-5
1909 Mayo 1-4 Galway 0-3
1908 Mayo 2-5 Galway 0-4
1907 Mayo 3-9 Galway 0-1
1906 Mayo 2-13 Roscommon 0-5
1905 Roscommon 0-7 Mayo 0-5
1904 Mayo
1903 Roscommon 1-2 Mayo 0-4
1902 Galway
1901 Mayo 2-4 Galway 0-3
1900 Galway

Notes:

  • 1888-1891 No Connacht representative in All-Ireland series
  • 1892 Roscommon represented the province
  • 1893-1899 No Connacht representative in All-Ireland series
  • 1900 Galway unopposed
  • 1902 Galway unopposed
  • 1946 Objection and counter-objection. Replay ordered
  • 1939 Game unfinished - awarded to Mayo
  • 1922 Objection - refixed

List of Connacht finals[edit]

All-Ireland champions
All-Ireland runners-up
Year Winners Score Runners-up Score Venue Winning Captain Winning Team
1988 Mayo 1-12 Roscommon 0-8 Dr. Hyde Park Dermot Flanagan E Lavin, J Browne, M Collinsm D Dearney, F Noone, D Flanagan, J Finn, TJ Kilgallon, S Maher, M Butler, L McHale, N Durkin, T Reilly, T Morgan, M Carney. Subs: J Burke, WJ Padden.
1989 Mayo 3-14
(0-12)
Roscommon 2-13
(1-9)
Dr. Hyde Park Jimmy Browne G Sheerin, G Wynne, J Dowd, D Newton, J Connaughton, P McNeill, M Reilly, S Killoran, J Newton, D Brady, E McManus, V Glennon, M Donlon, P Earley, T McManus. Subs: P Doorey, P Hickey, T Óg O'Brien.
1990 Roscommon 0-16 Galway 1-11 Dr. Hyde Park Paul Earley P Staunton, G Wynne, P Doorey, D Newton, J Connaughton, D Grady, P Hickey, S Killoran, J Newton, T Crehan, E McManus, A Leylan, T Lennon, P Earley, T McManus. Subs: V Glennon, P McNeill.
1991 Roscommon 0-13
(0-14)
Mayo 1-9
(0-14)
Dr. Hyde Park John Newton G Sheerin, D Newton, P Doorey, E Gavin, J Connaughton, P Hickey, M Reilly, S Killoran, J Newton, T Grehan, T McManus, V Glennon, M Donlon, P Earley, D Duggan. Sub: E McManus.
1992 Mayo 1-14 Roscommon 0-10 MacHale Park Peter Forde G Irwin, K Beirne, P Forde, D Flanagan, A McGarry, T Tierney, P Butler, S Maher, TJ Kilgallon, J Jennings, L McHale, T Morley, B Kilkenny, R Dempsey, A Finnerty. Subs: K Staunton, P Brogan.
1993 Mayo 1-5 Roscommon 0-7 Dr. Hyde Park Kevin Beirne G Irwin, K Beirne, K Cahill, D Flanagan, A McGarry, P Holmes, J Finn, L McHale, S Maher, K O'Neill, K Staunton, T Morley, N Durkin, R Dempsey, PJ Loftus. Subs: TJ Kilgallon, A Finnerty, T Tierney.
1994 Leitrim 0-12 Mayo 2-4 Dr. Hyde Park Declan Darcy M McHugh, F Reynolds, S Quinn, J Honeyman, N Moran, D Darcy, G Flanagan, P Kieran, P O'Donoghue, M Quinn, G Dugdale, P Kenny, A Rooney, C McGlynn, L Conlon. Subs: J Ward, B Breen.
1995 Galway 0-17 Mayo 1-7 St. Jarlath's Park Jarlath Fallon C McGinley, J Kilraine, G Fahy, K Fallon, R Silke, D Mitchell, S Óg de Paor, F Gavin, T Mannion, J Fallon, K Walsh, T Wilson, N Finnegan, V Daly, F O'Neill. Sub: A Mulholland.
1996 Mayo 3-9 Galway 1-11 MacHale Park Noel Connelly J Madden, K Mortimer, K Cahill, A McGarry, P Holmes, J Nallen, N Connelly, L McHale, D Brady, J Horan, C McManamon, M Sheridan, A Finnerty, J Casey, R Dempsey: Sub: PJ Loftus.
1997 Mayo 0-11 Sligo 1-7 Dr. Hyde Park Noel Connelly P Burke, K Mortimer, P Holmes, D Flanagan, F Costello, J Nallen, N Connelly, L McHale, D Fallon, D Nestor, J Horan, M Sheridan, K McDonald, J Casey, R Golding. Subs: K O'Neill, D Byrne.
1998 Galway 1-17
(0-11)
Roscommon 0-17
(0-11)
Dr. Hyde Park Ray Silke M McNamara, T Meehan, G Fahy, T Mannion, R Silke, J Divilly, S Óg de Paor, K Walsh, S Ó Domhnaill, T Joyce, J Fallon, M Donnellan, D Savage, P Joyce, N Finnegan. Subs: S Walsh, D Mitchell, F Gavin.
1999 Mayo 1-14 Galway 1-10 St. Jarlath's Park Kenneth Mortimer P Burke, A Higgins, K Cahill, G Morley, P Costello, D Heaney, A Roche, J Nallen, D Brady, C McManamon, J Horan, K Mortimer, M Sheridan, J Casey, D Nestor. Subs: P Fallon, K McDonald.
2000 Galway 1-13 Leitrim 0-8 Dr. Hyde Park Pádraic Joyce M McNamara, T Meehan, G Fahy, R Silke, D Meehan, J Killeen, S Óg de Paor, S Ó Domhnaill, J Bergin, P Clancy, T Joyce, M Donnellan, D Savage, P Joyce, N. Finnegan. Subs: S Walsh, J Donnellan, K Walsh.
2001 Roscommon 2-10 Mayo 1-12 Dr. Hyde Park Fergal O'Donnell D Thompson, D Gavin, J Whyte, M Ryan, C McDonald, F Grehan, P Noone, F McDonnell, S O’Neill, C Connelly, J Hanley, S Lohan, N Dineen, G Lohan, F Grehan. Subs: G Cox, D Connellan, J Dunnine, A Nolan.
2002 Galway 1-11 Sligo 0-11 MacHale Park Pádraic Joyce A Keane; K Fitzgerald, G Fahey, R Fahey; D Meehan, T Mannion, S Óg de Paor; K Walsh, M Donnellan; P Clancy, T Joyce, J Bergin; D Savage, P Joyce, M Clancy. Sub: J Fallon.
2003 Galway 1-14 Mayo 0-13 Pearse Stadium Kevin Walsh B Donoghue, K Fitzgerald, G Fahey, M Comer, D Meehan, R Fahey, S Óg de Paor, K Walsh, J Bergin, P Clancy, M Clancy, J Fallon, D Savage, P Joyce, N Joyce. Subs: M Meehan, M Donnellan, T Joyce, D O’Brien, P Clancy.
2004 Mayo 2-13 Galway 0-9 MacHale Park Fergal Costello F Ruddy, C Moran, D Heaney, G Ruane, G Mullins, J Nallen, F Costello, D Brady, R McGarrity, J Gill, K McDonald, A Dillon, C Mortimer, T Mortimer, B Maloney. Subs: P Gardiner, P Kelly, A Moran, A O’Malley, D Sweeney.
2005 Galway 0-10 Mayo 0-8 Pearse Stadium Pádraic Joyce B O’Donoghue, A Burke, F Hanley, K Fitzgerald, D Meehan, P Clancy, D Burke, B Cullinane, N Coleman, M Clancy, M Donnellan, K Comer, M Meehan, P Joyce, D Savage. Subs: S Armstrong, T Giblin, P Geraghty, S Óg de Paor.
2006 Mayo 0-12 Galway 1-8 MacHale Park David Heaney J Healy; D Geraghty, L O’Malley, K Higgins; D Heaney, J Nallen, P Gardiner; R McGarrity, P Harte; BJ Padden, G Brady, A Dillon; A Moran, C Mortimer, C McDonald. Subs: K O’Neill, T Mortimer. [10]
2007 Sligo 1-10 Galway 0-12 Dr. Hyde Park Noel McGuire P Greene; C Harrison, N McGuire, R Donovan; P McGovern, M McNamara, J Davey; E O'Hara, K Quinn; B Curran, B Egan, S Davey; D Kelly, M Breheny, J McPartland. Subs: K Sweeney, P Doohan, A Marren, B Phillips. [11]
2008 Galway 2-12 Mayo 1-14 MacHale Park Pádraic Joyce P Doherty; G Bradshaw, F Hanley, D Burke; N Coyne, D Blake, G Sice; B Cullinane, N Coleman; M Clancy, P Joyce, F Breathnach; C Bane, M Meehan, N Joyce. Subs: K Fitzgerald, S Armstrong, P Conroy, M Lydon, N Coleman. [12]
2009 Mayo 2-12 Galway 1-14 Pearse Stadium Trevor Mortimer K O’Malley; L O’Malley, G Cafferkey, K Higgins; P Gardiner, T Howley, A Moran; D Heaney, R McGarritty; P Harte, A Dillon, T Mortimer; A Kilcoyne, B Moran, A O’Shea. Subs: D Vaughan, C Mortimer, M Ronaldson, T Parsons. [13]
2010 Roscommon 0-14 Sligo 0-13 MacHale Park Peter Domican G Claffey; S McDermott, P Domican, S Ormsby; S Purcell, C Dineen, D Casey; M Finneran, K Mannion; D Keenan, D O’Gara, C Cregg; J Rogers, D Shine, G Heneghan. Subs: K Higgins, J Dunning, P Garvey. [14]
2011 Mayo 0-13 Roscommon 0-11 Dr. Hyde Park Alan Dillon R Hennelly; K Higgins, A Feeney, T Cunniffe; R Feeney, D Vaughan, T Mortimer; A O’Shea, S O’Shea; K McLoughlin, A Dillon, A Moran; C O’Connor, A Freeman, J Doherty. Subs: G Cafferkey, E Varley, R McGarrity, P Gardiner. [15]
2012 Mayo 0-12 Sligo 0-10 Dr. Hyde Park Andy Moran D Clarke, K Keane, G Cafferkey, K Higgins; L Keegan, D Vaughan, C Boyle; B Moran, D Geraghty; K McLoughlin, C O'Connor, A Dillon; E Varley, A Moran, J Doherty. Subs: A O'Shea, M Conroy, A Freeman. [16]
2013 Mayo 5-11 London 0-10 MacHale Park Andy Moran R Hennelly; T Cunniffe, C Barrett, G Cafferkey; L Keegan, K Higgins, C Boyle; A O’Shea, S O’Shea; K McLoughlin, A Dillon, R Feeney; D Coen, A Freeman, A Moran. Subs: C O’Connor, M Conroy, D Vaughan, E Varley, S McHale. [17]
2014 Mayo 3-14 Galway 0-16 MacHale Park Andy Moran R Hennelly; C Barrett, G Cafferkey, K Higgins; L Keegan, C Boyle, D Vaughan; S O’Shea, B Moran, K McLoughlin, A O’Shea, J Doherty; C O’Connor, A Moran, A Dillon. Subs: M Conroy, A Freeman, J Gibbons, K Keane, D O’Connor, M Sweeney. [18]
2015 Mayo 6-25 Sligo 2-11 Dr. Hyde Park Keith Higgins D Clarke; D Vaughan, G Cafferkey, T Cunniffe; K Higgins, C Boyle, L Keegan; T Parsons, A O’Shea; D O’Connor, S O’Shea, J Doherty; A Moran, K McLoughlin, C O’Connor. Subs: B Moran, A Dillon, B Harrison, M Ronaldson, P Durcan, C Barrett. [19]
2016 Galway 3-16
(0-13)
Roscommon 0-14
(1-10)
MacHale Park Gary O'Donnell B Power; E Kerin, D Kyne, D Wynne; G O’Donnell, L Silke, G Bradshaw; P Conroy, T Flynn; G Sice, E Brannigan, J Heaney; D Cummins, D Comer, S Walsh. Subs: A Varley, P Sweeney, F Hanley, P Varley, E Hoare, P Cooke. [20][21]
2017 Roscommon 2-15 Galway 0-12 Pearse Stadium Ciaráin Murtagh C Lavin; D Murray, N McInerney, J McManus; S McDermott, S Mullooly, C Devaney; T O’Rourke, E Smith; F Cregg, N Kilroy, B Stack; C Connolly, D Murtagh, C Murtagh. Subs: G Patterson, I Kilbride, S Killoran, D Smith, Colin Compton, [22]

See also[edit]

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