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Enda McGinley

Enda McGinley
Personal information
SportGaelic football
PositionMidfield
Born1981
Tyrone
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
OccupationPhysiotherapist
Club(s)
YearsClub
Errigal Ciarán
Club Titles
Tyrone titles4
Ulster titles1
Inter-county(ies)
YearsCounty
2002-2012Tyrone
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles4
All Irelands3
NFL2
All Stars1

Enda McGinley is a Tyrone Gaelic footballer, who was part of the All-Ireland-winning teams of 2003, 2005 and 2008. He is known for his hard working style of play and can also be noted for scoring from midfield. He announced his retirement from inter-county football in November 2011.

Football career

McGinley plays his club football for Errigal Ciarán GAC. He was a member of the Tyrone minor team who won the All-Ireland Minor Football Championship under Mickey Harte in 1998.[1] With Harte again in charge he won two All-Ireland Under-21 Football Championship titles in 2000 and 2001.[1] He was there when Harte guided Tyrone to the National League title in 2003 and then their first All Ireland later that year.[1] He picked up his second All Ireland in 2005.[1]

McGinley has suffered a number of injuries during his career. In 2003 he suffered a broken neck in the twelfth minute of the All-Ireland final during a clash with Armagh player Tony McEntee, but unaware of the seriousness of his injury he played on before spending weeks afterwards in a neck brace.[2] In 2004 he fractured his skull in a training ground accident, while in 2005 he almost missed the All-Ireland final after picking up a leg injury in the semi-final against Armagh.[2] Just two months after the final, he sustained a serious knee injury in a club game and required reconstruction on his cruciate ligament.[2]

His playing came to the fore in 2008, when Tyrone unexpectedly made it to the All-Ireland final, with commentators such as Adrian Logan attributing a lot of the credit to McGinley's form.[1] He was described as being among the top three midfielders in the 2008 championship.[3] Tyrone went on to win the championship for the third time in six years. He finished his inter-county season by representing Ireland in the 2008 International Rules Series.

Honours

Awards

References

External links

  • Tyrone GAA website
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