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Derry won the 2008 National League; their sixth in all.
In recent years they have been overshadowed in the Ulster Senior Championship by the emergence of Tyrone and Donegal, but having topped Division 2 of the NFL in 2013, Derry returns to the Division 1 for the 2014 season.
In 1965 the Derry Minor team won the All-Ireland Minor Championship, and three years later at Under 21 the bulk of that team captured the All-Ireland Under 21 Championship.
Derry won the Ulster Senior Championship three times in the 1970s (1970, 19), but failed to advance past the All-Ireland semi-final stage on each occasion.
The senior football team won an All-Ireland Senior Football Championship in 1993, and has also won six National League titles and seven Ulster Championships.
However, the administration of Gaelic sports in the county took some time to get properly organised.
Hurling games are also held at Lavey or Fr Mc Nally Park, Banagher.
The current senior football manager is Brian Mc Iver of Balinderry, while Ger Rogan has been appointed Derry senior hurling manager for the incoming season.
After the disruption caused by political conflict in the 1910s and early '20s, the county board was re-established briefly in 1926, and definitively in 1929, since when it has remained in existence.
A Derry county board was established in 1888 and paid affiliation fees to the GAA Central Council.
By the following year, although 14 clubs were active, the then GAA President Maurice Davin told the national Congress that the county lacked enough clubs to have its own board.
Since the 1960s there has been a tradition of annually selecting the best footballer in each position, to create a special team of the year.
Between 19 these players received what was known as Cú Chulainn awards.
Both managers also take charge of their respective Under 21 County teams.