Celtic Park (Derry)

Celtic Park (Derry)

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Celtic Park () is a Gaelic Athletic Association stadium in Derry, Northern Ireland. It is the main home of the Derry GAA's hurling and Gaelic football teams. The ground has a capacity of about 22,000.

It is officially recognised as the Derry GAA's main county ground. Home football games are also sometimes held in Glen or Dean McGlinchey Park, Ballinascreen, which are regarded as secondary stadia., while hurling games also on occasion take place at Lavey or Fr. McNally Park, Banagher.

As well as staging inter-county matches, it is often used for hosting Derry club football and Derry club hurling games. The Derry Senior Football Championship final has in recent years usually been held at the ground, most recently the 2008 final where Ballinderry defeated Slaughtneil. It also hosts the Derry Intermediate Football Championship final, most recently won by Greenlough defeating Ballymaguigan in 2008 as well as the Derry Junior Football Championship most recently won by Lissan when they defeated Drum in 2008.

History

It was previously used for Association Football as the home of Derry Celtic F.C. in the Irish League from 1900–1913. Derry Celtic were the forerunner to Derry City, who had the opportunity to purchase the ground in 1933, but hesitated on a decision and the Derry County Board bought it ten years later.

The venue has been...
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