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Martin McGrath

This article is about the Gaelic footballer. For the Australian footballer, see Marty McGrath.
Martin McGrath
Personal information
Irish nameMáirtín Mac Craith
SportGaelic football
PositionMidfeild
BornCounty Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
NicknameMarty
Club(s)
YearsClub
1990s-PresantEderney St. Joseph's
Club Titles
Fermanagh titles0
Ulster titles0
Inter-county(ies)
YearsCounty
2000-2013Fermanagh
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles1
All Stars1

Martin McGrath is a Gaelic footballer who plays for the Fermanagh county team and for his club St Joseph's Ederney.

Playing career

He is primarily a midfielder but is also known to play full forward for his club. He is noted for his fielding ability and surging runs from deep. He was introduced into the county panel by John Maughan in 2000.

McGrath's career highlight was when he won an All Star in 2004 . He has also won a MacRory Cup with St. Michael's College Enniskillen, an intermediate championship with his club, an All-Ireland B Championship with Fermanagh and a Railway Cup with Ulster . He has picked up 4 Ulster Personality of the Months awards as well as the 2004 and 2008 Irish News Ulster GAA Personality of the Year. He also played as Fermanagh narrowly failed to beat Armagh in the 2008 Ulster Football final and has represented Ireland twice in the International Rules series against Australia. He has captained Queen's University Belfast to two Sigerson Cup finals but has lost both.

McGrath has fought through serious many injuries during his career. In 2007 he fractured his skull when he was involved in a collision with a JCB. In 2008 he was diagnosed with testicular cancer yet delayed his surgery until Fermanagh were knocked out of that year's Championship.

He is the current captain of the Fermanagh senior football team.

Honours

  • 1 Fermanagh Intermediate Football Championship 2005
  • 1 All Ireland B Football Championship 2000
  • 1 MacRoy Cup 1999
  • 1 All Star 2004
  • 2 Irish News Ulster All-Stars 2004 2008
  • 1 International Rules 2008

References

1. The sun’s shining at last on Fermanagh hero Marty

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