Connacht Senior Club Football Championship

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

Connacht Senior Club Football Championship
Current season or competition:
2019 Connacht Senior Club Football Championship
IrishCraobh Sinsir Peile Connachta na gClub
Founded1966
TrophyShane McGettigan Cup[1]
Title holdersCorofin (10th title)
Most titlesCorofin (10 titles)
SponsorsAIB

HistoryEdit

The Connacht Senior Club Football Championship is an annual Gaelic football tournament played on a knockout basis between the senior club championship winners of the competing counties in Connacht, with the addition of the London champions since 2018.[2] Prior to this, the London champions entered the all-Ireland series at the quarter final stage. The current holders of the title are Corofin of Galway. While a provincial competition existed prior to 1970, Galway side Fr. Griffins were the first winners of the competition in its current format, in the 1970–71 season. The most successful club is Corofin of Galway, who have won the competition on nine occasions, while Roscommon's Clann na nGael hold the record for consecutive titles, with their six-in-a-row from 1984 to 1989. Galway clubs have the most wins, with 19 titles.

The trophy is the Shane McGettigan Cup, named after an Allen Gaels and Leitrim player, who died in a construction accident in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1998, aged just 21. He was the son of singer Charlie McGettigan.[3][4][5]

Recent championshipsEdit

2020

Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2019

Quarter-Final Semi-Final Final
Padraig Pearses 2-10
Padraig Pearses 3-7 Tír Chonaill Gaels 0-8
Tourlestrane 0-6 Corofin 1-10
Padraig Pearses 0-07
Corofin 1-10
Ballintubber 1-11 Ballintubber 0-11
Glencar/Manorhamilton 0-9

2018

Quarter-Final Semi-Final Final
Corofin 4-22
Clann na nGael 1-15 Clann na nGael 0-7
Tir Chonall Gaels 1-10 Corofin 2-10
Ballintubber 1-9
Ballintubber 3-11
Ballintubber 0-6 Aughawillan 1-8
Tourlestrane 0-5

2017

Quarter-Final Semi-Final Final (AET)
Corofin 2-15
Castlebar Mitchels 0-16 St. Brigid's 1-14
Mohill 0-11 Corofin 2-13
Castlebar Mitchels 1-12
Castlebar Mitchels 1-13
Tourlestrane 0-9

2016

Quarter-Final Semi-Final Final
Corofin 0-17
Castlebar Mitchels 1-10 Castlebar Mitchels 0-14
Tourlestrane 0-5 Corofin 2-13
St. Brigid's 0-5
St. Brigid's 2-18
Aughawillan 1-7

Wins Listed By ClubEdit

Team Wins Years won County
1 Corofin 10 1991, 1995, 1997, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Galway
2 Clan na nGael 7 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 Roscommon
3 St. Brigid's 4 2006, 2010, 2011. 2012 Roscommon
Castlebar Mitchels 4 1969, 1993, 2013, 2015 Mayo
4 St Mary's 3 1977, 1980, 1983 Sligo
Knockmore 3 1973, 1992, 1996 Mayo
Crossmolina Deel Rovers 3 1999, 2000, 2002 Mayo
Ballina Stephenites 3 1998, 2004, 2007 Mayo
5 Fr. Griffin's 2 1970, 1972 Galway
Roscommon Gaels 2 1974, 1975 Roscommon
Killererin 2 1976, 1978 Galway
Salthill/Knocknacarra 2 1990, 2005 Galway
6 Dunmore MacHales 1 1966 Galway
Castlerea St Kevin's 1 1968 Roscommon
Claremorris 1 1971 Mayo
St. Grellan's 1 1979 Galway
Garrymore 1 1981 Mayo
Tuam Stars 1 1994 Galway
Charlestown Sarsfields 1 2001 Mayo
Caltra 1 2003 Galway

Wins Listed By CountyEdit

# County Connacht Titles Last provincial winners
1 Galway clubs 20 Corofin, 2019
Mayo clubs 16 Castlebar Mitchels, 2015
3 Roscommon clubs 14 St. Brigid's, 2012
4 Sligo clubs 3 St. Mary's, 1983

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

Finals Listed By YearEdit

Year Winner County Score Opponent County Score
2020 Cancelled due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Gaelic games
2019[6] Corofin Galway 1-10 Pádraig Pearse's Roscommon 0-07
2018 Corofin Galway 2-10 Ballintubber Mayo 1-09
2017[7] Corofin Galway 2-13 Castlebar Mitchels Mayo 1-12
2016[8] Corofin Galway 2-13 St. Brigid's Roscommon 0-05
2015[9] Castlebar Mitchels Mayo 2-10 Corofin Galway 0-11
2014[10] Corofin Galway 2-13 Ballintubber Mayo 1-07
2013[11][12] Castlebar Mitchels Mayo 3-13 St. Brigid's Roscommon 2-12
2012[13] St. Brigid's Roscommon 1-12 Ballaghadereen Mayo 0-06
2011 St. Brigid's Roscommon 0-11 Corofin Galway 0-10
2010 St. Brigid's Roscommon 2-14 Killererin Galway 1-10
2009[14] Corofin Galway 2-14 Charlestown Sarsfields Mayo 0-07
2008 Corofin Galway 0-11 Eastern Harps Sligo 0-06
2007[15] Ballina Stephenites Mayo 2-08 St. Brigid's Roscommon 0-12
2006 St. Brigid's Roscommon 1-10 Corofin Galway 3-03
2005 Salthill-Knocknacarra Galway 1-10 St. Brigid's Roscommon 0-05
2004 Ballina Stephenites Mayo 1-13 Killererin Galway 2-06
2003 Caltra Galway 1-06 Curry Sligo 0-06
2002 Crossmolina Deel Rovers Mayo 1-11 Strokestown Roscommon 0-10
2001[16] Charlestown Sarsfields Mayo 2-09 Annaghdown Galway 2-07
2000 Crossmolina Deel Rovers Mayo 1-10 Corofin Galway 0-05
1999 Crossmolina Deel Rovers Mayo 0-09, 1-07 (R) Roscommon Gaels Roscommon 0-09, 0-05 (R)
1998 Ballina Stephenites Mayo 1-10 Roscommon Gaels Roscommon 0-06
1997 Corofin Galway 2-10 Allen Gaels Leitrim 0-11
1996 Knockmore Mayo 1-05 Clan na nGael Roscommon 0-06
1995 Corofin Galway 2-11 St. Mary's Leitrim 0-10
1994 Tuam Stars Galway 2-09 Aughawillan Leitrim 1-08
1993 Castlebar Mitchels Mayo 1-09, 1-07 (R) Clan na nGael Roscommon 0-12, 0-09 (R)
1992 Knockmore Mayo 4-04 Aughawillan Leitrim 0-07
1991 Corofin Galway 2-05 Clan na nGael Roscommon 0-09
1990 Salthill-Knocknacarra Galway 0-11 Ballinamore Seán O'Heslin's Leitrim 0-05
1989 Clan na nGael Roscommon 3-10 Knockmore Mayo 0-07
1988 Clan na nGael Roscommon 1-08 Castlebar Mitchels Mayo 0-09
1987 Clan na nGael Roscommon 0-09 Ballina Stephenites Mayo 0-08
1986 Clan na nGael Roscommon 2-09 Ballinamore Seán O'Heslin's Leitrim 2-04
1985 Clan na nGael Roscommon 0-10 Ballina Stephenites Mayo 1-05
1984 Clan na nGael Roscommon 1-06, 1-07 (R) St. Mary's Sligo 0-09, 0-09 (R)
1983 St. Mary's Sligo 1-07 Knockmore Mayo 0-05
1982 Clan na nGael Roscommon 2-06 Tourlestrane Sligo 1-03
1981 Garrymore Mayo 0-09 St. Mary's 1-05 Sligo 1-05
1980 St. Mary's Sligo 3-06 St. Grellan's Galway 3-03
1979 St Grellan's Galway 0-04, 0-09 (R) St. Mary's Sligo 0-04, 0-08 (R)
1978 Killererin Galway 1-11 Castlebar Mitchels Mayo 1-04
1977 St. Mary's Sligo 4-06 Corofin Galway 1-09
1976 Killererin Galway 3-08 Garrymore Mayo 0-05
1975 Roscommon Gaels Roscommon 0-06 Fr. Griffins Galway 0-05
1974 Roscommon Gaels Roscommon 0-11, 1-12 (R) Garrymore Mayo 0-11, 0-07 (R)
1973 Knockmore Mayo 4-10 Ballinamore Seán O'Heslin's Leitrim 0-08
1972 Fr. Griffins Galway 1-08 Ballaghadereen Mayo 0-06
1971 Claremorris Mayo 0-10 Milltown Galway 1-05
1970 Fr. Griffins Galway 2-09 Castlebar Mitchels Mayo 1-10
1969 Castlebar Mitchels Mayo 2-10 Dunmore MacHales Galway 0-10
1968 Castlerea St Kevin's Roscommon 3-07 Ballinamore Seán O'Heslin's Leitrim 1-07
1967 Not contested
1966 Dunmore MacHales Galway 1-10 Ballina Stephenites Mayo 1-09

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