Obituaries: Derry


As it Happened: All-Ireland Hurling Final Tracker
Welcome to what was the biggest day of the year on the hurling calendar.
04 September 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
The Munster senior football championship replay was centre stage in today's action.
18 July 2015

As it happened: Saturday Match Tracker
Today saw the last of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers take place as there were two games to be decided this afternoon.
30 July 2016

As it happened: Saturday Match Tracker
Welcome to what was the busiest Saturday afternoon on the GAA front this year.
09 July 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
There were four games down for decision throughout the course of the day.
18 June 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
All roads led to Croke Park this weekend as the first two of the NFL finals took place.
23 April 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
We're into the height of the GAA season as the games keep coming thick and fast.
25 June 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
This afternoon saw four All-Ireland senior football championship qualifiers take place.
16 July 2016

As it happened: Saturday Match Tracker
There was another busy Saturday ahead of us with games in the All-Ireland SHC and SFC qualifiers as well as an Ulster SFC semi-final replay.
02 July 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It may be Lá na gClubanna but there was one game on today's fixture list and that is the Allianz NHL Division 1 final replay.
08 May 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Welcome to our latest edition of our live match tracker as we picked up where we left off last night.
05 February 2017

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It was provincial final day in both Munster and Connacht this afternoon.
10 July 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Today we saw the first of this year's All-Ireland senior hurling championship semi-finals take place.
07 August 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Welcome to what was the final round of fixtures in this year's National Hurling League.
20 March 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
There was action from both the National hurling and football leagues this afternoon.
06 March 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Welcome to what was the second part of our weekend live match tracker as we continued the action in the National Hurling League today.
21 February 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
We had plenty of action this afternoon with three hurling games and a football match down for decision.
05 June 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
One of the busiest days on the GAA calendar descended on us this afternoon.
12 February 2017

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
This weekend was the turn of the small ball code to take centre stage.
20 November 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Football took centre stage this afternoon as we had quarter-finals and semi-finals down for decision in all four provinces.
13 November 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
The last of the penultimate round of the Allianz NFL matches were down for decision this afternoon.
27 March 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
This afternoon saw no fewer than 14 county finals take place around the country.
23 October 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
We're into November and the games are still coming thick and fast as there were another seven down for decision this afternoon.
06 November 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It was football all the way today and we had no fewer than six games to cover this afternoon.
12 June 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
There were two provincial finals down for decision this afternoon, along with an Ulster SFC semi-final replay.
03 July 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
The remaining matches in round two of the Allianz NHL took place this afternoon.
19 February 2017

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
There was action once again in both codes today as counties continued their battle for supremacy in their respective leagues.
13 March 2016

Bateson, Patricia
The counties of Derry and Tyrone were plunged into sadness by the tragic death of 20 year old Patricia Bateson, from Ballinderry who was killed when her car left the Springfield Road outside Moneymore in the early hours of Saturday morning.
30 May 2003

Black card rule=more scores
Statistics released by the GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) show that the average number of points scored per game in this year's football championship was 9.5 per cent higher than last year.
02 October 2014

Boyle, Tommy
The death occurred at Altnagelvin Hospital after a lengthy illness of Tommy Boyle.
24 February 2006

Bradley, Laurence
Deep shock engulfed the local and indeed wider community on June 13th, 2006 with the sudden death of Laurence Bradley, Gortinure Road, at the age of 64.
20 July 2006

Burke, Johnny
The passing of Johnny Burke just before Christmas 2010 left a huge void in the wider circles of the GAA in Derry. Few people cans boast of over sixty years of constant involvement in club and county affairs.
19 May 2011

Carlow proposal to be discussed
Carlow's proposal for a new format to the All-Ireland SFC will be discussed at Central Council later this year.
07 August 2015

Championship tweets: "Up the Dubs!!! It's time to celebrate"
The curtain came down on the 2015 inter-county gaelic football season yesterday and the Dubs are celebrating All-Ireland title number 25...
21 September 2015

Championship tweets: The Village celebrates
It's probably safe to assume that there is no shortage of sore heads around the country this morning following yesterday's club final schedule.
20 October 2014

Coleman, Eamon
There was a huge sense of loss in the Oak Leaf County when the news began to spread that Eamon Coleman had gone to his eternal reward, his determined battle with cancer since 2005 at an end, the ’wee man’ at peace.
14 June 2007

Competition: win two All-Ireland hurling final tickets
We have two tickets to give away for the All-Ireland hurling finals on Sunday 4 September.
23 August 2016

Donnelly, Mickey
Deep regret has been occasioned in his native Ballinderry and over a wide area at the news of the death of Mr Micky Donnelly, Ardagh Road, Ballymoyle, which occurred at his home.
30 November 2007

Duffy: derogatory comments will now be dealt with
Paraic Duffy says disciplinary committees are "far more likely" to enforce the GAA's new ruling regarding derogatory comments from managers.
04 November 2014

Former GAA President Joe McDonagh dies
It was great sadness that we learned of the passing of former GAA President Joe McDonagh yesterday evening following a short illness.
21 May 2016

GAA President Elect chosen
Dublin's John Horan has been voted in as President-Elect of the GAA tonight at the Annual Congress in Croke Park.
24 February 2017

GAA propose to scrap All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals and introduce group stage
The GAA have announced proposed changes to the All-Ireland senior football championship - including plans to scrap the competition's quarter-finals.
04 August 2016

GAA/Basketball crossover programme
For many years, GAA players have turned to soccer and rugby to keep up their fitness levels over the winter, but they are now finding that basketball is of more benefit to them during the off-season.
23 September 2015

Gardai urge clubs to be more vigilant
A Garda Sergeant has warned GAA clubs to be extra vigilant when moving money like gate receipts as there is no doubt that they are being watched.
15 April 2016

Get your diary out: the 2015 GAA Master fixture list for intercounty games
The GAA have released the master fixture list for 2015.
12 November 2014

Gillen, Paul
There was a large representation of GAA members and officials at the funeral of 19-year-old Paul Gillen from Dungiven who was the North’s first road accident of the New Year.
12 January 2006

Gribben, Liam
In the year gone by the GAA in Derry lost one of its own, taken before his time in a fatal road accident
12 October 2001

Groogan, Laurence
The 58 year old father of two from Gortnari, Moneyneena, Draperstown, was one of the best known personalities in Derry hurling. He was a former Chairman of the County Hurling Board and had been both a player and referee during his long association with the sport.
22 April 2005

Heaney, Adrian
The Derry GAA community are still coming to terms with the death of Castledawson players Adrian Heaney who tragically passed away following a courageous battle against a terminal illness, he was 26.
31 January 2005

Heron, Patrick
Tributes have been paid to a former chairperson of Magherafelt District Council who passed away at the weekend.
18 August 2012

Inter-provincials 'in a coma'
Connacht manager John Tobin believes that Croke Park must make a decision on the future of the inter-provincials as they are 'in a coma'.
22 December 2016

Introduction of new playing rules deferred
At the recent GAA Congress, a number of changes were made to the playing rules of football and hurling, including the introduction of the 'one-on-one penalty' and advantage rule in hurling.
23 March 2015

Kavanagh highlights CPA role
CPA Executive Member Derek Kavanagh believes that making players aware of their cause is their main focus at the moment.
20 January 2017

Live: Sunday Match Tracker
It may be the October Bank Holiday weekend, but there was still plenty of GAA action around the country this afternoon.
30 October 2016

McAteer, Willie John
Death of a Club Stalwart: It was with deep regret that the club committee, players and members of St Oliver Plunkett's GAC learned of the death of a great friend of the club
11 December 2012

McFlynn, Paddy
Tributes have flooded in for the former GAA President, Paddy McFlynn who sadly passed away on Tuesday night.
01 October 2013

McGeehan, Eugene
What should have been a joyous week leading up to one of the biggest events in the calendar year an Ulster Club final was plunged into sadness as we learned of the sudden death of Eugene McGeehan former chairman of the club at a young age of 54.
03 December 2013

McGeehan, Martin
Never in ones wildest dreams could we have thought that after losing the Ulster Club final in those horrific conditions in Casement Park could we envisage what was to change the face of our club in matter of a few small hours.
21 December 2006

McGlone, John
My friendship with John, whose month’s mind was celebrated recently, goes back a lifetime of our childhood days as cousins in Anahorish Primary School
01 January 2001

McGread, Thomas
A Special mass will be held in St Mary's Church, Drumragh this Friday evening at 6pm to commemorate the recent death of locally-born Monsignor Thomas McGread in Wichita, Kansas.
25 April 2013

McGuigan, Tommy
Derry GAA will today laid to rest one of its most devoted and passionate volunteers, Tommy McGuigan.
30 October 2012

McSwiggan, Anthony
Gaels across Derry united in mourning last week after the sad passing of well known Desertmartin man Anthony McSwiggan.
19 June 2012

McSwiggan, Anthony
Gaels across Derry united in mourning last week after the sad passing of well known Desertmartin man Anthony McSwiggan.
19 June 2012

Mulholland, Martin
The funeral will today take place of GAA referee Martin Mulholland, who died suddenly while refereeing a hurling championship game on Friday night.
16 August 2011

Mulholland, Martin
The funeral will today take place of GAA referee Martin Mulholland, who died suddenly while refereeing a hurling championship game on Friday night.
16 August 2011

Mullen, Colum
The death took place of former Ballerin and Derry player Colum P. Mullan.
30 April 2004

Murphy, John
Former Derry GAA player to be laid to rest
18 August 2009

O’Connell, Sean
The legendary Sean O’Connell was laid to rest beneath leaden skies in St Mary’s Churchyard, Limavady. His funeral mass was said in the Church of Christ The King nearby by his brother Fr Seamus O’Connell.
31 August 2003

O'Kane, James
James O'Kane was too young. Far too young. Two months after his 40th birthday, cancer got the better of a revered son of Banagher, of Derry hurling, of St. Patrick's Maghera, of City of Derry rugby club in the early hours of Friday morning.
21 May 2013

O'Rourke taken to task on twitter
Colm O'Rourke's Sunday Independent column ruffled quite a few feathers on social media yesterday.
20 October 2014

One Kerry player on 2014 International Rules squad
David Moran is All-Ireland champions Kerry's sole representative on the International Rules squad, which has been named this morning.
28 October 2014

Quiz: think you know your stuff from the weekend's GAA?
Do you know your stuff when it comes to what happened in the GAA world at the weekend?
15 August 2016

Thompson, John
The community around Garvagh were shocked at the sudden death of a popular young man John Thompson in St. Paul Minnesota just prior to Christmas.
03 January 2008

Ward, Michael Joseph
Michael Joseph Ward, a true Gentleman, passed away after a short illness on Friday 25th July.
31 July 2008