At various times clubs in South Derry played in the Antrim GAA or Tyrone leagues.
The county board is also responsible for the Derry inter-county teams.
Gaelic football is the most popular of the county board's gaelic games.
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.
Derry won the 2008 National League; their sixth in all.