Some of those players who were nurtured by Johnny went on to play at the highest level.
Now a new Badminton Club is being formed to carry on that great tradition.
Bantry is already blessed with a fine court in the Boys Club, to which can now be added the new sports facilities in Colaiste Pobal Bheanntrai.
As a result there will be five courts available at any one time.
Players of all ages and all levels, from beginners to experienced, are invited to join the new club.
To find out more contact Brian on 027 63630 or text 086 849 1889.