A FOUNDING member of Limavady Wolfhounds has declared the club have unfinished business and are determined to bring the Ulster Junior Championship to Derry for the first time.
Sean Bradley the current club president and first chairman looks back on the ups and downs of the club he helped to set up in 1980.
There had been GAA activity in the town going back to the 1890’s but until the Wolfhounds came into being the action was sporadic and petered out in the mid forties.
Sean told the Northern Constitution: “It is great to be back in the Ulster final, for us this is unfinished business and while it may be a nervous time for our young team there is a steely determination to bring the cup to Derry for the first time”
“Don’t forget this group of players know what it is like to lose finals.
“We had been knocking on the door for the previous two years and now it has opened for us.
“We have a shrewd management team who have been able to get the best out of the players.
Sean believes the clubs current run if success goes back a number of years, he credits the coaches in the schools with special mention of Chrisy McKaigue, the clubs own under age managers and coaches and players who are now reaching the height of their powers.
Sean added: “We have people who have passed away and who kept the club going in tough times.
“They would have been proud of the position the Wolfhounds are in today.”
Mayor Brenda Chivers believes the Wolfhounds recent success has given the town a much needed lift, and wished the team well:
“I wish the team all the very best of luck.
“It’s great to see the whole town behind them and it is giving us a much needed lift.”
Turn to page 64 for full preview of Limavady Wolfhounds Ulster Final clash on Saturday November 17.