Swatragh (@1.2) vs Banagher (@5.0)
21-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Swatragh will win

Swatragh – Banagher Match Prediction | 21-09-2019 13:30

Swatragh regained the South Derry Junior Championship in 1955 and went on to win that year's Derry Junior Football Championship. Davitt's added a further Derry Junior Championship in 1961. In 1972 Swatragh won its first Derry Intermediate Football Championship and won it again seven years later. In 1988 the club won the Derry Minor Football Championship. The club's first major success came in 1952 when it won the South Derry Junior Football Championship and the South Derry Junior Football League.

Five minutes from time the sides were locked at 0-11 to 1-8 when Kilreas Joe Morgan delivered the ball invitingly into the goalmouth and Dungiven keeper Kevin Farren only managed to punch it back into the path of the unmarked Niall Johnston who volleyed the ball powerfully to the back of the net for the decisive score of the game.

2017 Championship Football[edit]

Hurling began in the club in 1976, under the stewardship of Patsy Quigg. Since then, the club has, at one stage or another, collected every underage title available. They have appeared in three Derry Senior Hurling Championship finals. They lost out to Kevin Lynch's of Dungiven in 2008 and to Robert Emmet's Slaughtneil in 2015 but secured the club's only (male) Senior title to date when they defeated St Mary's Banagher in the 2012 decider in Celtic Park.

Amidst euphoric scenes at Celtic Park, what seemed like the entire village, draped in green and white, erupted from the stands at the final whistle to embrace their on-field heroes and savour the moment as captain Michael Kirkpatrick handed the Father Collins Cup to club stalwart Mickey Conway to hoist high for the first time in the clubs history.

Claudy, who finished 16th in 2018, were relegated to the 2019 intermediate football championship. The 2019 senior championship was competed for by the top fifteen teams in the 2018 Division 1 and Banagher, the winners of the 2018 Division 2. The restructured adult football leagues in Derry of Division 1A (12 teams), Division 1B (12 teams) and Division 2 (13 teams) were introduced in 2019.[2] Five teams were relegated from the 2018 Division 1 to the new 2019 Division 1B (see section 'Relegations and promotions in 2018' below for details).

Well known players[edit]

Its a great asset to our Club". Club PRO Andrena O'Kane commented: "Alone we can do very little but together we can do so much. It was worth the wait. Funded by the Social Investment Fund, which contributed over 8 million across the 6 counties, the community in Feeny can now boast both indoor and outdoor 3G surfaces, community gym, and communal space to the already impressive facilities they have. Fantastic work by a proud community. Congratulations to St Mary's Banagher who today officially opened their new Community Sports Pavilion at Fr McNally Park. We are delighted & very proud of our excellent facility in Our Club and in Our Community.

In 1946 John McCormack proposed the idea of forming a Gaelic football club in Swatragh. They choose to name the club after Michael Davitt, because he had given Irish Land League speeches in Swatragh in the late 19th century.[1] It also marked 100 years since Davitt's birth. The club colours were initially red and white, but in 1949 the present green and white colours were adopted. Other founder members included Patsy Collins, Jim McMullan, John Eddie Friel and James McGurk.