Club Derry Bringing GAA Home

Club Derry is a charitable organisation established to support Gaelic Games across the county of Derry.

This Friday they will host a very special evening at the homeplace of Irish poet Seamus Heaney looking ahead to what they hope will be a positive new decade for the County.

John Costello from Dublin GAA will be among a host of speakers from inside and outside the county who are willing to lend their support.

Katie Mullan, Captain of the Irish Hockey team heading to the Olympics but also a long time Camogie player in her youth will also be there.

Slaughtneil has flown the Derry flag in AIB All Ireland Club Championships with both the Hurlers and Footballers making it to National Finals and the Camogie team winning in 2017, 2018 and 2019.  A remarkable achievement for a village that is home to only 300 families.

Success has been harder to find at senior inter-county level with 1993 the one All Ireland title to come back to the county and a last Ulster football title in 1998.  Ulster Championship Minor titles in 2015 and 2017 suggest a sense of hope though and a Nicky Rackard triumph in 2017 in hurling was another boost.

It is always good to see people with the interests of the sport at heart taking an initiative to help support the work of the County Board.

In that sense, we wish them well for Friday night and hope to follow up with news of success on and off the pitch throughout the year ahead.

Sport for Business together with our partners AIB will once again be doing a round up of all the commercial partnerships at County level across the GAA, starting

 

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