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.
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.