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1978 and 1979

1978
At the AGM held on 1/1/1978 the following Committee was elected:
Chairman             Frank Mc Henry
Vice Chairman      Leo Burke
Secretary            Sean Mc Closkey
Asst. Secretary     Patsy Mc Dermott
Treasurer             Anthony O'Neill
Registrar              Willie Mc Grellis

SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONS
Amid scenes of jubilation and unprecedented elation Banagher won the County Hurling Championship when they beat Dungiven 3-6 to 1-5 in the Final.




1979
Officers for 1979
Chairman           Frank Mc Henry
Vice Chairman    Jim Brolly
Secretary           Sean Mc Closkey
Asst. Secretary   Peter Mc Closkey
Treasurer           Anthony O'Neill
Registrar            Eugene Lynch

Working Committee Formed
At the AGM a decision was taken to form a working Committee to take some of the workload of the main Committee.The following put their names forward: Jim Brolly, Patsy Mc Dermott, Dessie Mullan, Martin Burke,Geordie  Mc Cullagh, Mickey Lynch, Anthony O'Neill, and George Hasson.
TEAM NEWS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Senior Team Manager      Gerry French
Senior Team Trainer       Mickey Lynch
Reserve Team Manager   Jim Brolly

BANAGHER REACH THREE FOOTBALL FINALS
In the County Football Championship Banagher fielded against Magherafelt in the Final and lost by a point in a game played in atrocious conditions 1-4 to 1-3.
Banagher reached the finals of the League playoffs when they fielded against Lavey but were to finish second best.
DR. KERLIN CUP WINNERS
Success at last when Banagher easily defeated Glenullin in the Final of the Dr. Kerlin Cup 2-14 to 1-8 .



TEAM NEWS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Senior Team Manager        Gerry French
Senior Team Trainer          Mickey Lynch
Reserve Team Manager      Dessie Mullan

DR. KERLIN CUP WINNERS AGAIN
For the second year in a row Banagher  lifted the Dr. Kerlin Cup when they defeated Dungiven 1-11 to 2-7.

HURLING LEAGUE PLAYOFF
The game to decide who  topped  the 1979 Hurling League was not played until the following April 1980 and was abandoned by the referee such was the nature of the play. The game was declared void.
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