The late Derek Brady remembered in Taiwan
There was a very positive statement from Taiwan where last March the Taiwan Celts GAA club celebrated its 25th anniversary and in doing so commemorated founder-member the late Derek Brady from Bohermeen whose anniversary occurs at this time, having died tragically in 1996 following an accident in Taiwan.
Soon after his passing his friends in the Taiwan Celts helped organise the Derek Brady Asian GAA games and they have continued annually at venues across Asia.
This year they couldn’t stage the games due to Covid-19, but instead staged a local tournament in Taiwan.
In communication with Stephen Ball, Taiwan Celts official Chris Walshe said that their long-term goal was to have a permanent ground in Taiwan for the club and to name the ground in memory of the late Derek Brady.
The late Mr Brady was held in high esteem among his many friends and work colleagues at the time of his passing.
The Asia Games over the past 20 years or more has been a great way of bonding Irish ex pats who find themselves working and living far from home.
The games embrace many locals and different cultures which also helps spread Gaelic games to many different nations.
Locally, North East Football League club Bohermeen Celtic have developed the Derek Brady Park and they hope to have their official opening in 2021.