The 1980s commenced with the same format of a league championship with only the top four from west and north competing in the actual knock-out stages. Competing in Division 2 in 1981 (Intermediate), Naomh Feichín defeated Renvyle in the semi-final, 1-6 to 1-5 but lost to Williamstown in the county final, 0–10 to 1-4. Intermediate semi-finals were lost to Cortoon in 1982 and Mervue in 1988.
To listen to Michael McDonagh relate the story of 1981, click on track 15.
To listen to Joe Joe Gorham’s G.A.A. memories, click on track 16.
The junior title was won in 1986 by defeating Renvyle in the West, 1-6 to 1-5 and Corofin’s second team in the county final, 1-8 to 1-7. Willie McDonagh was captain.
To listen to Willie McDonagh and Pat King recount the story of 1986, click on track 17.
Under 21 B Football: Naomh Feichín won the West in 1987 by defeating Mervue in the West Final but lost to Caherlistrane in the county final on a score of 1-14 to 1-8. (Thanks to Michael Judge for sourcing the score.)
To listen to Gerry King, Errislannan tell the story of the under 21 B, 1987 West Final and County Final, click on track 18.