|Colours:||Green, White and Yellow|
|Grounds:||Watty Graham Park|
|Senior Club Championships|
Watty Graham's GAC Glen (Irish: An Ghleann) is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Maghera, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Players are drawn from Maghera and some surrounding townlands. The club competes in gaelic football, ladies' gaelic football and camogie.
- 1 2016 Season
- 2 Camogie
- 3 Ladies' football
- 4 Watty Graham Park
- 5 History
- 6 Football Titles
- 7 Ladies' Gaelic Football Titles
- 8 Well known players
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
2016 Football Season
|Championship Football - Glen|
|Glen 3-12 0-7 Swatragh
|Glen 0-17 1-8 Dungiven
|Glen 0-13 0-16 Loup
|Glen 0-6 4-17 Loup
|Under 21 15-a-side Football|
|Glen v City Oaks
City Oaks conceded
Jack Cassidy Quarter Final
|Glen 2-14 0-4 Loup
Jack Cassidy Semi Final
|Glen 1-17 1-8 Swatragh
Jack Cassidy Final
|Glen 3-8 2-7 Ramor United
Ulster U21 Quarter Final
|Glen 2-11 1-10 Gweedore
After extra time
Ulster U21 Semi Final
|Glen 2-12 2-10 Crossmaglen
Ulster U21 Final
|Minor B1 Football|
|Glen 1-14 3-9 Coleraine
|Under 16 A Football|
|Glen 1-11 1-4 Faughanvale
|Glen 0-12 3-17 Bellaghy
|Under 14 A Football|
|Glen 1-4 7-6 Lavey
- Match Info Source derrygaa.ie
2016 Ladies' Football Season
|Ladies' Championship Football - Glen|
|Ladies' Senior Football|
|Glen 2-8 1-2 Ballinascreen
|Glen 5-10 1-8 Glenavy (Antrim)
Ulster Quarter Final
|Glen 2-4 3-10 Kinawly (Fermanagh)
Ulster Semi Final
Glen fields Camogie teams at U12, U14, U16, Minor and Senior levels. The senior team competes in the Credit Union Derry Premier League.
Glen Ladies football club was formed in 1995. The club has won the Derry Senior Ladies' Football Championship 11 times and currently have won nine in a row.
Watty Graham Park
The club's home ground is Watty Graham Park. It was opened in 1982 by then GAA President Paddy Buggy. The first game was an over-35s game, which was followed by an inter-county match between Derry and Armagh. Celtic Park in Derry City is officially recognised as Derry's main county ground, but Watty Graham Park has hosted a number of National League and Dr. McKenna Cup games. Watty Graham Park currently has a capacity of six thousand.
The Watty Graham club evolved from the Pearse's club formed around 1933, when Fr Anthony Doherty among others arranged a South Derry league. The club reached the 1944 South Derry final and a few of their players represented Derry.
After the folding of the Pearse's club, Watty Graham's GAC Glen was officially formed in 1948. In the early 1950s it competed in a number of South Derry Finals and in 1953 they defeated St John's Mullan (a townland of Ballinderry) to win the South Derry Junior Championship. They won the same title six years later defeating The Loup in the final.
In 1964 they won the South Derry Junior and Derry Junior Football Championship by beating Littlebridge (part of the modern day Ógra Colmcille club) and Sarfield's respectively. The side repeated this feat in 1966 by beating The Loup in the South Derry Junior final before going on to win the Derry Junior final. The 1970s proved a barren decade for Watty Graham's and they have little apart from a McGlinchey Cup success in 1974 to show for it. Glen opened a new social club in Maghera in April 1976.
The club won its first Derry Intermediate Football Championship in 1980. They overcame Drumsurn in the final by 0-06 to 0-03. Glen won a second Intermediate Championship in 1983 defeating Drum in the final.
In 1985 Watty Graham's won the All-Ireland Óg Sport title. They competed in county, provincial and All Ireland phases to come out winners. Two years later they won the Derry Minor Football Championship with a success over Ballinascreen. The same year Glen won the Larkin Cup and also the Senior Division 1 League. The side added another Larkin Cup in 1995. Glen won their fourth and fifth Junior Championship in 2004 and 2005, the competitions this time won by the Glen Thirds team. This same Thirds team went on to win three in a row by winning the Thirds Championship in 2006.
After a prolonged period of dominance in underage football Glen won their fourth successive Ulster Minor Championship on 1 January 2015.
- Derry Senior Football League: 1
- Derry Senior Reserve Football Trophy: 1
- Derry Intermediate Football Championship: 2
- 1980, 1983
- Derry Intermediate Football League: 1
- Derry Junior Football Championship: 5
- 1959, 1964, 1966, 2004 (won by Glen Thirds team), 2005 (won by Glen Thirds team)
- South Derry Junior Football Championship: 4
- 1953, 1959, 1964, 1966
- Derry Thirds Football Championship: ?
- Larkin Cup 3
- 1987, 1995, 2005
- McGlinchey Cup 1
- Derry Senior Football championship (division 1):21
- South Derry Championship: 1
- Derry Championship: 3
- 2014, 2015, 2016
- Ulster Championship: 3
- 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17
- Derry Minor Football Championship: 5
- 1987, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
- Ulster Minor Football Championship: 4
- 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
- Derry Minor Football League: 3
- 2011, 2012, 2013
- Derry U-16 Football Championship:2
- 2010, 2011
- Derry U-16 Football League:1
- South Derry U-16 Football Championship: 1
- South Derry U-16 'B' Football Championship: 1
- 2002, 2005
- South Derry U-16 'B' Football League: 2
- 2004, 2006
- All-Ireland Óg Sport: 1
- Ulster Óg Sport: 3
- 1985, 2009, 2010, 2012
- Derry Óg Sport: 4
- 1985, 2009, 2010, 2012
- Ulster Féile na nÓg: 1
- Derry Féile na nÓg: 3
- 1994, 2008, 2011
- Derry U-14 Football Championship: 4
- 1984, 2008, 2009, 2010
- Derry U-14 Football League: 4
- 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
- South Derry U-14 Football Championship: 1
- South Derry U-14 'B' Football Championship: 2
- 1998, 2004
- South Derry U-14 'B' Football League: 1
- U13 Championship: 3
- 2008, 2009, 2010
Ladies' Gaelic Football Titles
- Derry Football Championship: 13
- 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2016
- Derry Football League: ?
- 1999, 2000, 2001
- Ulster Intermediate Football Championship: 2
- 2003, 2007
- All Ireland Intermediate Sevens: 1
- Powerscreen Sevens: 1
- Antrim 7-a-side Shield: 1
- U14 Derry Féile na nÓg: 2
- 2010, 2011
Note 1: The above lists may be incomplete. Please add any other honours you know of.
Note 2: Most of the Ladies' honours are only updated as far as 2002. Please add any other honours you know of.
Well known players
- Ciaran McFaul - Current Derry player
- Emmet Bradley
- Enda Gormley - Two-time All Star winning Derry footballer. Part of Derry's 1993 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship winning side. Gormley managed Glen to their first ever Ulster Minor Championship at St Paul's Belfast on 1st Jan 2012, defeating Armagh Harps.
- Damien McCusker - Goalkeeper in Derry's 1993 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship winning side.
- Fergal McCusker - Part of Derry's 1993 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship winning side.
- Gary McGill - Part of Derry's National League Football winning side in the 90's.
- Séamus Lagan - Former Derry footballer. Won All-Ireland Minor and All-Ireland U-21 Championships. Also won Hogan Cup with St Columb's College, Derry.
- Watty Grahams GACs website
- Glen Ladies' Gaelic football website
- Official Derry GAA Website
- Derry Club GAA
- "A brief history of Glen Ladies' Gaelic football team". Archived from the original on 2009-08-08. Retrieved 2007-09-08.
- Scott, Ronan (20 March 2009). "Glen next stop on Derry magical mystery tour". Gaelic Life. p. 5.
- Scott, Ronan (13 February 2009). "'Screen to win back hearts of Derry fans". Gaelic Life. p. 3.
- "A history of the Watty Graham Club by Eamonn Higgins". Archived from the original on 2007-08-23. Retrieved 2007-09-07.