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.In 1958, the county won its first ever Ulster Senior Football Championship and caused a massive shock in that year's All-Ireland semi-final, beating Kerry thanks to a Sean O'Connell goal three minutes from the end.In the final, Derry scored a goal ten minutes into the second half through Owen Gribben, but Dublin secured victory with Paddy Farnan and Johnny Joyce goals.
They won the county's second National League title in 1992, before winning the Ulster Championship and the county's first ever All-Ireland Senior Football Championship in 1993.
The Derry side of the 1990s has been rated as one of the best of the last 20 years and would have achieved more only a couple of shock defeats such as Down in 1994, Tyrone in 1995 and Cavan in 1997.
Derry won the 2000 National League and the county's Minors won their fourth All-Ireland Minor Championship in 2002.
South Derry and North Derry regional boards were established in the 1890s.
In the early decades (up to the 1930s), the Derry GAA competitions took in a number of clubs from County Donegal and Tyrone.
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1973: Anthony Mc Gurk 1975: Peter Stevenson, Anthony Mc Gurk, Gerry Mc Elhinney 1984: Dermot Mc Nicholl 1987: Tony Scullion, Brian Mc Gilligan 1992: Tony Scullion, Anthony Tohill, Enda Gormley 1993: Tony Scullion, Johnny Mc Gurk, Henry Downey, Gary Coleman, Anthony Tohill, Brian Mc Gilligan, Enda Gormley 1995: Tony Scullion, Anthony Tohill 1996: Joe Brolly 1997: Joe Brolly 1998: Seán Marty Lockhart 2000: Kieran Mc Keever, Anthony Tohill 2004: Enda Muldoon 2007: Kevin Mc Cloy, Paddy Bradley Since 2006 the Gaelic Players Association have chosen their own team of the year.