Down memory lane with Danny O'Kane

Down memory lane with Danny O'Kane

Members of St. Canice's, Dungiven, took part in events to mark the GAA's centenary year in 1984. The photo is one of many contained in the aechives of well-known GAA photographer Danny O'Kane.

By Damian Mullan

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By Damian Mullan

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sport@thechronicle.uk.com

LEGENDARY GAA photographer Danny O'Kane is set to become the focus himself in the coming weeks as The Chronicle and Northern Constitution gain exclusive access to his treasure trove of old pics.

Danny, who has been snapping Derry GAA events for longer than he cares to remember, is busy converting a lot of his old photographs to digital, thereby creating a unique archive of how life used to be in the many rural clubs which make up the farbric of the GAA community in the Oak Leaf county.

We begin this stroll down memory lane by returning to the GAA's Centenary Year in 1984, when clubs the length and breadth of Ireland were invited to hold events marking 100 years of the association.

One of the many local clubs to mark the milestone was St. Canice's Dungiven where hundreds of people packed into the club house to celebrate not just the GAA but the club's own achievements.

Many of the club's finest players were in attendance, along with family and friends.

The Northern Constitution's page features plenty of faces from that night - how many do you know?

This coming Tuesday, Ballerin Sarsfields GAC will be featured so make sure and get your copy and take a trip down memory lane with Danny O'Kane.

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