The 80's‎ > ‎1982 and 1983‎ > ‎1984 and 1985‎ > ‎

1986 and 1987

1986
Officers for 1986
Chairman          Tony Mc Carthy
Vice Chairman   Dan Mc Grellis
Secretary          Gerard O'Neill 
Asst. Secretary   Sean Mc Closkey
Treasurer           Peter Mc Closkey
Asst. Treasurer   Gerard Mc Closkey 
Registrar           Jim Brolly
PRO                  Patsy Mc Dermott
Barry Toland took on role of Secretary when Gerard O'Neill resigned during the year.

PLAYING FIELD PURCHASED
The playing field in Feeny, owned by the Parish, was available to purchase but the adjoining land had been a stumbling block. It was an essential component if the playing fields were to be developed properly.
At a meeting held on 26th June 1986 it was disclosed that the deal had been finalised and the necessary land purchased. The Parish field cost £6,000 while the adjoining land of 3.5 acres commanded the sum of £36,500.

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE FORMED
To oversee and implement the development programme, a Development Committeee was set up comprising Dermot Mc Closkey, Raymond O'Kane, Jim Brolly and Peter Mc Closkey.





1987
At the AGM held on 21st December 1986 the following officers were elected:
Chairman           Tony Mc Carthy
Vice Chairman    Patsy Mc Dermott
Secretary           Barry Toland
Asst. Secretary   Sean Mc Closkey
Treasurer           Peter Mc Closkey
Asst Treasurer    Michael Coll
Registrar           Anthony O'Neill
PRO                  Patsy Mc Dermott

As the year progressed Tony Mc Carthy stood down as Chairman and  was replaced by Dan Mc Grellis. Patsy Mc Dermott resigned his positions as Vice Chair and PRO when he took on Minor manager job. Colm Stevenson took over these  roles. Barry Toland resigned as Secretary and was replaced by Sean Mc Closkey.

A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
The task of levelling the new field was underway and subsequently the issue of finding a temporary playing field was top of the agenda. Pat Mc Cullagh's field at Fincarn Crossroads became available and played host to Banagher games until the new pitch was ready.




TEAM NEWS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Team Management
Senior     Leo O'Neill
Reserve   Dessie Mullan

Play Continues
Banagher had a respectable run in the League that year: 

                       P     W     D     L     PTS
BANAGHER     14     6     1      7      13

In the Championship Banagher won on their first outing against Glen and went on to defeat Dungiven 1-10 to 0-10 in the next round but bowed out to  Bellaghy when they were defeated 1-11 to 2-2. There was no success in the Dr. Kerlin Cup or the O'Hagan  Cup either.

RESERVES REACH CHAMPIONSHIP AND LEAGUE FINALS 
The Reserves unexpectedly had a good run in the Championship when they accounted for reigning champions Lavey 2-6 to 1-10 and went on to defeat Ballinderry 3-6 to 1-5. They then put paid to Ballinascreen's hopes when they secured a 3-5 to 0-6 win in the semi-final. However Newbridge were to prove too strong in the Final and Banagher were on the wrong side of a 2-7 to 0-5 defeat. 
Banagher also reached the League final but lost out on this as well.
U-12 HURLERS WIN LEAGUE
Banagher U-12 Hurlers tasted success when captained by Gregory Biggs and under manager Sean Mc Closkey they overcame some tough opposition to to clinch the League title




TEAM NEWS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
DR. KERLIN CUP WIN
After defeating Doire Colmcille 1-12 to 0-7, Banagher were through to the Final of the Dr. Kerlin Cup against Dungiven. It was a close encounter with Mickey Lynch scoring to bring the sides level. Then a late pointed free from Eugene Lynch secured a 0-10 to 0-9 win for Banagher.

The Championship brought no success and the League produced a reasonable outcome.

UNDERAGE SUCCESS
The U-16 footballers reached the North Derry Final but were out of their depth when they were defeated 6-11 to 0-1 by Dungiven in the final. 
Banagher's U-15's won their Section B of the Óg Sport competition. 
The U-14 hurlers reached the Féile na nGael County Final but it was Drum that won that day on a scoreline of 2-6 to 1-3.

NORTH DERRY U-14 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS.
The U-14 football team, managed by John Mc Cullagh, won the North Derry Championship having accounted for Dungiven and Limavady to set up a successful meeting with Faughanvale in the Final. They encountered Magherafelt in the County final who proved to be a stronger side.
Subpages (1): 1988 and 1989
Comments