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1988 and 1989

1988
At the AGM held in December 1987 the Chairman and Secretary expressed regret at the resignations which had taken place throughout the year. Secretary Sean Mc Closkey remarked on the poor attendance at the AGM and at that year's dinner dance. It was also regrettable that there were no Bnagher representatives in Scór or Scór na nÓg due to lack of interest. All of these occurrences didn't auger well for the year ahead with so much to do.
Members of Banagher Camogie club were present at the AGM as it had recently affiliated with Banagher GAC.

OFFICERS ELECTED
Chairman           Dan Mc Grellis
Vice Chairman    John O'Donnell
Secretary           Sean Mc Closkey
Asst Secretary     Hugh Mc Cullagh
Treasurer            Peter Mc Closkey
Asst Treasurer     Michael Coll
Registrar            Eamon Lynch
PRO                   Colm Stevenson

MEMBERSHIP FEE
The meeting agreed to raise the membership fee from £1 to £5.

SAD NEWS
On 12th April 1988 Fr. John Mc Cullagh, Parish Priest and Club President died suddenly in a car accident.   Fr. Mc Cullagh played a significant role in procuring the present site and set the wheels in motion to ensure that St. Mary's Banagher acquired first class facilities.


1989
The AGM was held in Fincarn Hall on 15th January 1989 with only 28 members  in attendance.
The  officers elected to serve in 1989 were:
Chairman           Dan Mc Grellis
Vice Chairman    Michael Coll
Secretary           Sean Mc Closkey
Asst Secretary     Barry Toland
Treasurer           Peter Mc Closkey
Asst. Treasurer    Michael Coll
Registrar            Martin O'Neill
PRO                   David Hasson
The Development Committee were to continue on with their work.

TEAM NEWS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
SENIOR FOOTBALL
Banagher exited the Championship in 1988 at the hands of Castledawson after a replay but they did maintain Division 1 status after a relegation playoff with Slaughtneil.
They reached the Final of the James O'Hagan Cup but as the Reserve  Football Championship was played the same night, Banagher were forced to field a weakened team against Dungiven who won 2-5 to 1-3. 
There was no joy in the Dr. Kerlin Cup.

RESERVE FOOTBALL
The Reserves had a better year and reached the semi-final of the Championship only to be beaten by Glen, Maghera. In the League they finished in the top ive having only lost three of their games.

U-14'S IN NORTH DERRY FINAL 
The U-14 footballers made ti through to the North Derry Final but were defeated by Dungiven. 

HURLING FRONT
The senior hurlers had a good run in the league and beat Slaughtneil 2-7 to 1-4 to reach the semi-final of the Championship but were no match for Ballinascreen.
 The U-16 Hurlers produced an excellent display of hurling in their Championship semi-final game against Lavey but were defeated 3-5 to 3-2.








TEAM NEWS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
SENIOR FOOTBALL
Banagher set up a semi-final meeting with Newbridge in the Championship having easily defeated Craigbane and then Glen by 2-3 to 1-4, the goals coming from Charlie O'Kane and a very late effort from Eamon Feeney to win the game. Newbridge were victorious in that meeting and once again Banagher's Championship hopes were ended.
FINAL AGAIN
The U-14's once again reached the County Final but were not strong enough for their opponents Dungiven.

INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONS
 A new competition - the Intermediate Hurling Championship - was introduced in 1989 to facilitate those Clubs who did not finish in the top four of the League and subsequently did not contest the Championship.
Banagher faced Swatragh at Drumsurn and it took a replay for Banagher to emerge eventual winners and bring some silverware to the Club.

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