Gary Coleman (Gaelic footballer)

Gary Coleman (Irish: Gearóid Ó Colmáin; born 26 June 1972) is an Irish Gaelic footballer who played with Derry in the 1990s and early 2000s. He still plays club football with St. Trea's GFC Ballymaguigan.

Coleman was part of Derry's 1993 All-Ireland Championship winning side, as well as the 1993 and 1998 Ulster Championship winning teams. For his performances in the 1993 Championship he won an All Star award. While usually playing in defence for Derry, he often played in attack for Magherafelt and current club Ballymaguigan.

Coleman attended school at Saint Pius X College in Magherafelt. His father Eamonn was manager of the 1993 Derry team that won the All-Ireland.

Regarded as one of the best Derry minor players of all time, Coleman captained Derry minors to two Ulster Minor Championships and an All-Ireland Minor Championship. He also won an Ulster Under-21 Championship medal in 1993.

He was part of Derry's 1993 Ulster Championship and All-Ireland winning team, which beat Cork in the final. Coleman added a second Ulster Championship medal in 1998.

He won four National Football League medals with Derry in 1992, 1995, 1996 and 2000. Coleman and Derry finished runners-up to Offaly in the 1998 National League decider.

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