Fruitful Years - 1980ís
The 1980ís were to prove quite fruitful for the
club with promotions, tournament wins and the Junior championship
for the first and only time in 1983.
Back Row: Natty
McGeown, John Macken, Barney McGeown, Jimmy Murphy, Brendan Carlin,
Eugene McCone, Jim Boyle, Harry McGeown.
Front Row: Kevin
Gollogy, Paul Gildea, Kevin McNamee, Francie Carlise, Patsy McGeown,
Seamus Brown, Martin Boyce, Colm Boyce
In 1980, the club
finished second to Ballymacnab in the old division 3B and were duly
promoted to Division 3 proper. In this year Peter McGeown was on
the 1977 Ulster Minor panel, which reached the Ulster final, and he
transferred from Clady.
1981 was a quiet year in both league and
championship and it was in this year that Aidan McVeigh took over
the managerial reigns. The club remained in division 3 in 1982 and
the only bright light on the horizon was the winning of the
Whitecross tournament. This was also the year that Joseph Callagan
took on the mantle of our official club referee.
In 1983, the club had its finest hour when we
won the Junior championship.
Junior Championship Winners
(L-R): Aidan McVeigh Mgr, E.McCone, K.McKee, P.Gildea, S.Murphy,
J.Murphy, P.McGeown, P.Gildea, K.OíHanlon, J.Livingstone,
H.McGeown, F.Livingstone Selector.
(L-R) : O.McGeown, P.McGeown, P.Gildea, N.Marley, K.McNamee,
P.McSorley, K.Gallogly, M.McGeown, J.White.
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final and the final match report