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Kevin McGuckin

Kevin McGuckin

Gaelic football player
Kevin McGuckin
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Quick Facts

Intro Gaelic football player
Is Football player Athlete Gaelic football player
From United Kingdom
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 21 February 1981
Age 40 years
Star sign Pisces
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Kevin "Slith" McGuckin (born 21 February 1981) is a Gaelic footballer from Northern Ireland, who plays for Derry, with whom he has won a National League title. McGuckin was captain of the Derry team for 2007 and is currently the vice-captain. He is regarded as one of the best defenders in Ireland.

McGuckin plays his club football for Ballinderry Shamrocks. He was part of the Ballinderry team that won the 2002 All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship, and he has also won four Derry Championships and an Ulster Senior Club Football Championship with the club.

Football career

Inter-county

McGuckin (right) in action against Kerry's Tommy Walsh in the 2009 National League final

McGuckin made his Championship debut against Donegal in the 2002 Ulster Championship semi-final. He was named Derry captain for 2007, but missed most of the season after breaking his leg in a National League against Louth in April of that year. He returned to come on as a substitute against Laois and started against Dublin in the All-Ireland quarter-final.

He was instrumental in the 2008 National League, which Derry won, defeating Kerry in the final. McGuckin and Derry also reached the National League final in 2009, but were defeated by Kerry.

Club

McGuckin lead Ballinderry Shamrocks to victory in October 2011 when he captained the side to their 11th County Derry title.

McGuckin won his first Derry Senior Football Championship in 2001 and Ballinderry went on to win that year's Ulster Senior Club Football Championship, and the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship the following March. He has won further Derry Championship medals with the club in 2002, 2006, 2008 and 2012.

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Province

McGuckin has been selected to play for Ulster and won a Railway Cup medal with the province in 2004. He was also part of the team that finished runners-up to Leinster in the 2005 Railway Cup final.

Honours

Inter-county

  • National Football League:
    • Winner (1): 2008
    • Runner up: 2009
  • Dr. McKenna Cup:
    • Runner up: 2005, 2008, 2011
    • Ulster Senior Football Championship Winner (0)
    • Runner Up (1) 2011

Club

  • All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship:
    • Winner (1): 2002
  • All-Ireland Kilmacud Crokes Sevens Championship:
    • Winner (1): 1998??
    • Runner up: 1999??
  • Ulster Senior Club Football Championship:
    • Winner (1): 2001
    • Runner up: 2006, 2008
  • Ulster Senior Club Football League:
    • Winner (1): 2008
  • Derry Senior Football Championship:
    • Winner (6): 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2011 (c), 2012
    • Runner up: 1999??, 2000, 2003
  • Derry Senior Football League:
    • Winner (4): 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011 C
  • Numerous underage competitions

Province

  • Railway Cup:
    • Winner (1):' 2004
    • Runner up: 2005

Individual

  • Derry Senior football captain: 2007

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 01 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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