Ballerin Sarfields GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Ballerin, County Derry. We are a member of the Derry GAA and currently cater for Gaelic football, Ladies’ Gaelic football and Camogie.
Ballerin fields Gaelic football teams at U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, Minor, Reserve and Senior levels. Underage teams up to U-12’s play in North Derry league and championships, from U-14 upwards teams compete in All-Derry competitions.
Our club’s biggest success came in 1976 when we won the Ulster Senior Club Football Championship. We have also won the Derry Senior Football Championship twice. Some of our other achievements include:
Ulster champions 1976
Derry senior champions 1957 and 1976
Derry minor champions 1947, 1965, 1975, 1977
Dr. Kerlin Cup winners, 1948, 1952, 1955, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1974
Derry junior champions 2002
“To provide high quality facilities and coaching which will further the aims and objectives of Cumann Luthchleas Gael in sporting & non-sporting activities, promote social inclusion improve health & well being and further develop community relations within our local area.”
Sarsfields Ballerin was founded in 1944 by Paddy Deighan, Barney NcNicholl and Harry Mullan. Ballerin GAC provides a range of Gaelic Games (including Gaelic Football, Camogie & Ladies Football) for our local community of approximately 1,200 people and the wider catchment area. Our Club, which is located 4 miles from Garvagh, currently has over 400 members at underage and adult level.
The postponed 70th Annual General Meeting of the club took place on Sunday before a good attendance. The various reports showed a positive year and a lot of optimism for the coming season.