Derry GAA Clubs

Brief details on GAA clubs in County Derry

Clubs are asked to send in more details for each of their clubs to be included on this page.

ArdmoreSt Mary’sSt Mary’s is very much a community club with a proud history of Gaelic football. Founded in 1938, the Club has produced many illustrious teams and players over the years. Recently, we have been trying to improve provision for younger children, boys and girls, and the growth in numbers at U6 &U8 level reflects this.

BallerinSarsfieldsSarsfield’s Ballerin GAC was founded in 1944. 1976 was a historic year with the club reaching the All Ireland senior club final.

BallinascreenSt Colm’sSt Colm’s Ballinascreen GAC has 25 teams across the four codes. They have won four Derry Senior Football Championships their last coming in 1973.

BallinderryShamrocksBaile An Doire Na Seamroga is one of the oldest GAA clubs in Derry and was founded in 1926. All Ireland club champions in 2002, Today the club has close to 300 members. They field a total of 10 teams at various grades in football.

BallymaguiganSt TreasSt. Trea’s, Ballymaguigan was founded in 1944 and today boasts membership of 190. They currently field a total of 10 teams comprising football and ladies football.

BanagherSt Mary’sSt.Mary’s GAC Banagher was founded in 1965 by Fr. Patrick McNally, amalgamating St.Mary’s Park and St.Joseph’s Feeny.

BellaghyWolfe TonesBellaghy Wolfe Tones was founded in 1939 and is the most successful club at senior level with 21 Senior Championship Titles, and an all-Ireland club title in 1972.

CastledawsonSt Malachy’sSt. Malachy’s GAC Castledawson was founded in 1939. The club has a membership of 350 and currently fields a total of 14 teams in football, Camogie and ladies football.

ClaudyJohn Mitchell’sJohn Mitchell’s CLG, Claudy shares the honour of being one of the oldest clubs still in existence in the County. Club roots can be traced back to George McLaughlin’s representation on the first County Board in 1888.

ColeraineEoghan RuaEoghan Rua GAC Coleraine was formed in 1957 as a Gaelic football club. It now fields teams at every level from Under-8s to senior in football, hurling and camogie comprising some 22 teams.

CraigbaneSt JosephsSt Joseph’s Craigbane was founded in 1972 and today boasts membership of 160. They currently field teams at all grades in men’s and ladies football.

DesertmartinSt MartinsSt. Martins GAC Desertmartin was founded in 1885 and today boasts membership of 213. They currently field a total of 11 teams comprising of juvenile, men’s and ladies football.

Doire ColmcilleDoire Colmcille CLG was founded in 1969 and today boasts membership of 300. They currently field a total of 10 teams comprising football, and ladies football.

Doire TrasnaNa PairsaighNa Pairsaigh Doire Trasna- founded in 2000, now have accumulated membership of 170 and are the only GAA club operating within the Waterside area of Derry City.

DrumSt Colm’sSt. Colm’s GAC Drum was officially founded in 1937.

DrumsurnSt MatthewsDrumsurn fields Gaelic football teams at all levels, their u16 and minors amalgamated with Drum, playing as St Patrick’s.

DungivenSt Canice’sSt Canice’s were Founded in 1936 although there is evidence of Gaelic games as far back as 1825.

FaughanvaleSt Mary’sFaughanvale GAA, founded in 1933 and today has a membership of over 600. Currently fielding 14 teams compromising men’s and ladies football, the club has recently re-introduced hurling and camogie to their youth programme.

ForeglenO’Brien’sIn 1888, four years after the foundation of the GAA, O’Brien’s Foreglen became registered as a GAA Club.

GlackO ConnorsO’Connor’s Glack Founded in 1921, they now register 250 members, and are represented in all levels in Gaelic football, and also teams in camogie.

GlenWatty GrahamsFounded in 1948, the club marked their 60th anniversary by opening a second full size playing field.

GlenullinJohn Mitchell’sGlenullin was founded in May 1925 and were crowned Country Senior Championships in 1927, 1985 and 2007

GreenloughSt Oliver PlunkettsSt Oliver Plunkett’s GAC, Greenlough was founded in 1939 and today boasts membership of 220. They currently field a total of 15 teams comprising football and Camogie.

Kevin Lynch’sDungivenKevin Lynch’s are the most successful hurling side in Derry at all levels, with 5 national Feile titles.

KilreaPearsesPearses GAC Kilrea was founded in 1948 and today boasts membership of 150. They currently field 9 football teams.

LaveyErin’s OwnLavey G.A.C. was founded in 1926 and has contested Ulster Finals in Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie with the winning of the All Ireland Club Football title in 1991 the playing highlight.

LimavadyWolfhoundsLimavady Na Cunna is one of the youngest clubs in the county having been formed in 1980. They currently have teams playing football at all levels from under 8’s through to senior. Camogie also plays a big part in the club providing opportunity for all.

LissanSt MichaelsThe Club was first formed as ‘Ruairi Óg’s’ in 1910, and officially became St. Michael’s in 1962 when it was affiliated to the South Derry Board. The Club currently fields football teams at Senior and Underage level, and also has a strong representation in the Rounders and Handball codes. The club’s greatest achievement was in 1998 when the senior footballers won the Derry Junior Football Championship.

LoupSt Patrick’sSt Patrick’s Loup was formed in 1933. They have a proud tradition, having won the league and championship at all levels of football competition in Derry, with the pinnacle being an Ulster club championship in 2003.

MagherafeltO Donovan RossaO’Donovan Rossa GAC, Magherafelt was founded in 1935 and currently has over twenty teams competing in football, camogie and ladies Gaelic football.

MagilliganSt Aidan’sSt Aidan’s GAC Magilligan was founded 1938 they currently field a total of 8 teams from under 8 s to senior. Membership stands at 120 members and they can boast one of the best pitches and club facilities throughout Derry and Ulster.

MoneymoreHenry Joy McCracken’sHenry Joy Mc Cracken’s GFC Moneymore was re-founded in November 1975 and today boasts membership of 110. They currently play intermediate reserve and senior football.

Na MaghaNa Magha was formed in 1982 by, amongst others, former County Chairman Tommy Mellon. A progressing club providing Hurling and Camogie city-wide to all ages and will be opening their new pitch in the near future.

NewbridgeSean O’Leary’sWith over 300 members today, Seán O’Leary GAC, Newbridge was founded in 1925.

Ogra ColmcilleOgra Colmcille was founded in 1974 and today boasts membership of 168. They currently field 7 football teams from senior to Under 8.

Sean Dolan’sSean Dolan’s Gaelic Athletic Club is one of the oldest and longest serving clubs within the City of Derry. They were the first junior club to win the All-Ireland club of the year in 2000, and the county club of the year title in 2002.

SlaughtmanusSt Mary’sST. Mary’s G.A.C. Slaughtmanus was founded in 1978 when 2 local teams Wolftones and St. Mary’s Mullabouy amalgamated. They field a total of 10 teams including 2 teams in Ladies football.

SlaughtneilRobert Emmett’sEmmett’s G.A.C. Slaughtneil, Founded in 1953 currently field 9 teams at all levels in three codes, Football Hurling and Camogie. In the 125th year of the GAA they obtained the unique achievement in winning both Derry Football and Hurling Feiles.

Brian Ógs SteelstownBrian Ógs SteelstownEstablished in 1987 Steelstown GAC is one of the youngest clubs in the county. The club was renamed Brian Ógs Steelstown last year in honour of Brian Óg Mckeever a committed club and county footballer who died tragically in 2008.

SwatraghMichael DavittsMichael Davitt’s Swatragh fields teams in all age groups in Football, Hurling and Camogie. In a small rural area they have in the region of 200 active participants in GAA activities, about 150 of these at Underage level.