It was the occasion of the National League semi-final of 1959. Derry’s centre half back, Colm Mulholland, made his way across the Croke Park pitch, keenly eyeing up his Leitrim opponent: the legendary Packie McGarty.
Derry’s more clinical cutting edge in attack proved decisive as they quelled Leitrim’s spirited challenge in the 2019 Allianz Football League Division 4 Final at Croke Park.
Four years after the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Thurles in 1884, some 250 miles away the first County Board was set up in Derry.
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