Connacht Minor Football Championship

The Connacht Minor Football Championship is an annual Gaelic football competition organised by the Connacht Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association since 1928 for the youngest competitors (under-18 until 2017, now under-17) in the province of Connacht in Ireland. It is currently sponsored by Electric Ireland and therefore officially known as the Electric Ireland Connacht GAA Football Minor Championship.

The series of games are played during the summer months with the Connacht final currently being played in July. The minor final provides the curtain-raiser to the senior final.

The Connacht Championship is an integral part of the wider All-Ireland Minor Football Championship. The winners of the Connacht final, like their counterparts in the other provincial championships, are rewarded by advancing to the quarter-final stage of the All-Ireland series of games. The losers of the Connacht final also enter the All-Ireland series at the quarter-final stage.

Top winnersEdit

Team Wins Years won Runners up Years runners up
1 Mayo 40. 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1946, 1947, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1985, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2019. 21 1932, 1937, 1939, 1959, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2006, 2012, 2016
2 Galway 29 1932, 1937, 1938, 1948, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1976, 1982, 183, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 20 1934, 1941, 1946, 1951, 1955, 1962, 1964, 1968, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1989, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2019
3 Roscommon 14 1939, 1941, 1951, 1965, 1967, 1975, 1981, 1984, 1989, 1992, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2020 25 1931, 1933, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1980, 1983, 1990, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2018
4 Leitrim 3 1945, 1956, 1998 8 1938, 1940, 1948, 1957, 1977, 1982, 1991, 2002
4 Sligo 3 1949, 1968, 2021 14 1930, 1935, 1936, 1945, 1947, 1952, 1954, 1961, 1976, 1996, 1998, 2015, 2017, 2020

List of finalsEdit

All-Ireland champions
All-Ireland runners-up
Year Winner Score Runners-up Score
2021[1] Sligo 0-19 Roscommon 0-11
2020 Roscommon 1-05 Sligo 1-02
2019 Mayo 1-18 Galway 1-17
2018 Galway 2–13 Roscommon 2-09
2017[2] Galway 3–11 Sligo 0–10
2016[3] Galway 1–09 (12) Mayo 0–06 (6)
2015[4][5] Galway 0–07 (7) 4–12 (24) Sligo 1–04 (7) 1–08 (11)
2014[6] Mayo 2–16 Roscommon 0–14
2013[7] Mayo 3–07 Roscommon 1–10
2012[8] Roscommon 0–10 Mayo 0–08
2011 Roscommon 1–09 Galway 0–06
2010 Mayo 3–09 Galway 1–10
2009 Mayo 1–05, 1–08 (R) Roscommon 0–08, 0–05 (R)
2008 Mayo 0–10 Roscommon 0–07
2007 Galway 2–07 Roscommon 0–09
2006 Roscommon 0–12 Mayo 0–09
2005 Mayo 0–09 Galway 0–10
2004 Galway 3–10 Roscommon 2–10
2003 Galway 1–09 Mayo 0–09
2002 Galway 1–12 Leitrim 0–06
2001 Mayo 0–15 Galway 0–11
2000 Mayo 1–12 Roscommon 1–08
1999 Mayo 3–03 Galway 1–06
1998 Leitrim 0–08 Sligo 0–07
1997 Mayo 0–13 Roscommon 0–09
1996 Mayo 0–10, 2–03 (R) Sligo 0–10, 0–08 (R)
1995 Galway 2–14 Mayo 2–11
1994 Galway 2–11 Mayo 0–09
1993 Galway 0–11 3–08 (R) Mayo 1–08 1–10 (R)
1992 Roscommon 0–10 Mayo 0–09
1991 Mayo 4–09 Leitrim 0–06
1990 Galway 1–18 Roscommon 2–03
1989 Roscommon 0–13, 2–11 (R) Galway 2-08, 0–15 (R)
1988 Galway 2–09 Mayo 3–04
1987 Galway 2–08 Mayo 2–04
1986 Galway 1–09 Mayo 2–01
1985 Mayo 0–06 Galway 1–01
1984 Roscommon 1–11, 3–09 (R) Mayo 2–08, 2–08 (R)
1983 Galway 2–10 Roscommon 2–05
1982 Galway 1–07 Leitrim 0–07
1981 Roscommon 2–08 Mayo 3–04
1980 Mayo 3–08 Roscommon 2–09
1979 Mayo 5–11 Galway 3–07
1978 Mayo 2–06 Galway 0–04
1977 Mayo 2–20 Leitrim 0–07
1976 Galway 6–16 Sligo 3–03
1975 Roscommon 1–15 Galway 0–05
1974 Mayo 4–12 Roscommon 2–03
1973 Mayo 3–07 Galway 0–03
1972 Galway 4–11 Roscommon 1–11
1971 Mayo 2–12 Roscommon 1–08
1970 Galway 2–11 Mayo 1–06
1969 Galway 3–03 Mayo 0–08
1968 Sligo 1–08 Galway 0–07
1967 Roscommon 2–05 Mayo 1–05
1966 Mayo 1–09 Roscommon 0–07
1965 Roscommon 2–10 Mayo 1–10
1964 Mayo 2–07 Galway 1–03
1963 Mayo 3–05 Roscommon 1–05
1962 Mayo 7–08 Galway 0–10
1961 Mayo 5–08 Sligo 0–05
1960 Galway 4–11 Roscommon 0–03
1959 Galway 3–09 Mayo 1–08
1958 Mayo 1–08 Roscommon 1–04
1957 Mayo 4–04 Leitrim 2–05
1956 Leitrim 2–07 Roscommon 1–06
1955 Mayo 2–05 Galway 1–05
1954 Mayo 9–16 Sligo 0–04
1953 Mayo 1–09 Roscommon 1–03
1952 Galway 4–11 Sligo 0–03
1951 Roscommon 2–04 Galway 1–08
1950 Mayo 3–07 Roscommon 1–04
1949 Sligo 1–07, 2–07 (R) Roscommon 2–04, 3–10 (R)
1948 Galway 3–04 Leitrim 0–05
1947 Mayo 3–06 Sligo 2–05
1946 Mayo 4–09 Galway 1–05
1945 Leitrim 1–05, 2–06 (R) Sligo 2–02, 1–05 (R)
1944 No competition
1943 No competition
1942 No competition
1941 Roscommon 2–06 Galway 0–06
1940 Mayo 8–05 Leitrim 1–06
1939 Roscommon 1–10 Mayo 1–03
1938 Galway 6–05 Leitrim 1–06
1937 Galway 2–08 Mayo 1–03
1936 Mayo 4–09 Sligo 1–08
1935 Mayo 2–02 Sligo 1–03
1934 Mayo 2–13 Galway 0–05
1933 Mayo 5–07 Roscommon 0–06
1932 Galway 3–05 Mayo 1–04
1931 Mayo 2–10 Roscommon 3–02
1930 Mayo 3–04 Sligo 1–01
  • 1989 Provincial council decides to replay: disputed penalty goal
  • 1951 Roscommon awarded title on objection
  • 1949 Sligo awarded title on objection

ReferencesEdit

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