The Banagher senior football management duo of Enda Muldoon and Declan 'Honda' Mullan have stepped down, it has been confirmed.

Reports were circulating that Muldoon had left the post following the club's third league defeat of the season, against his native Ballinderry, on Wednesday night.

Banagher's executive committee met on Thursday night and have confirmed the duo have stood down.

"We are highly disappointed that they chose to go," Chairman Justin Quirke told the County Derry Post.  "We tried everything in our power to get them to stay."

It was the second season in the duo's tenure after leading the club to their first intermediate title and promotion back to senior football in 2018.

Banagher lost their opening two games to Coleraine and Swatragh, before Wednesday's defeat to Ballinderry.

They sit bottom of the table and face neighbours and fellow strugglers Dungiven on Sunday week, before the league takes an 11 week break.

"We just have to get through the Dungiven game," Quirke added.  "The senior players have taken hold of the situation at the moment.

"We have been here before.  Mark Lynch and these guys have already taken the mantle on."

Quirke hopes that someone within the club will step in for the rest of the season.

"Ideally, we would want an inside man to take it and develop some of our younger players."

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