All Star Awards

paul-mckillen-1989-v2Paul McKillen won an All Star Award in 1993

McQuillan GAC Ballycastle remains the only club in Ulster to have produced two hurling All Star Award winners.

The club has been been further recognised nationally with a number of its players being selected as replacement All Stars throughout the seventies and eighties.

In recent times Stephen McAfee and Ciaran Clarke have been honoured at national level for their exploits in the historic achievement of Antrim’s first ever appearance in an All-Ireland U21 Hurling final in 2013.

Ciaran continued this tradition by being selected on the Christy Ring Cup Champion 15 for his excellent performances throughout 2016 which saw him finish as the competition’s top scorer.

Included in this section is McQuillan GAC’s long tradition of securing Hurling All Stars at Ulster Colleges level. The latest being Conor Boyd who received the honour for his performances during Cross & Passion College’s 2016 Mageean Cup campaign.

Below is a list of club players who have been honoured with All Stars at varying levels.

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship – All Star Award Winners

Player Position Years Total
Dessie Donnelly #4 1989 1
Paul McKillen #9 1993 1

 

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship – All Star Award Replacements

Player Years Total
Eddie Donnelly 1975, 1977 2
Brian Donnelly 1985 1
Dessie Donnelly 1987 1
Paul McKillen 1988 1

 

All-Ireland U21 Hurling Championship – Bord Gáis Energy Team of the Year

Player Position Years Total
Ciaran Clarke #15 2013 1
Stephen McAfee #11 2013 1

 

Christy Ring Cup – Champion 15

Player Position Years Total
Ciaran Clarke #15 2016 1

 

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship – Stars of the 80’s Team

Player Position Years Total
Dessie Donnelly #4 2013 1

 

Antrim GAA – Hurling Team of the Century (1884 – 1984)

Player Years Total
Peter Boyle 1984 1
John Butler 1984 1
Eddie Donnelly 1984 1

 

Mageean Cup – Ulster Colleges All Stars (1988 – Present) 

Player Position Years Total
John Nolan
Cross & Passion College
 #8 1988 1
Colm McMullan
Cross & Passion College
 #1 1990 1
Owen Colgan
Cross & Passion College
 #7 1990 1
Ronan Donnelly
Cross & Passion College
 #8 1990 1
Robert Ferguson
St MacNissi’s Garron Tower
 #5 1991 1
Ciaran Brown
Cross & Passion College
 #8 1991 1
Mark O’Neill
Cross & Passion College
 #2 1992 1
Shane Brown
St MacNissi’s Garron Tower
 #8 1992 1
Raymond McMullan
Cross & Passion College
#1 1993 1
Paul Coyles
Cross & Passion College
 #15 1993 1
Kieran Kelly
Cross & Passion College
#5
#5
1994
1995
2
Conor McCarry
Cross & Passion College
#1 1995 1
Neal McAuley
Cross & Passion College
#3 2005 1
Ryan Donnelly
Cross & Passion College
#8
#12
2005
2006
2
Cormac Donnelly
Cross & Passion College
#7 2006 1
Michael Dallat
Cross & Passion College
#5 2007 1
Kevin Barry McShane
Cross & Passion College
#15 2007 1
Peter Dallat
Cross & Passion College
#11 2008 1
Ciaran Clarke
Cross & Passion College
#15
#11
2009
2011
2
Matthew Donnelly
Cross & Passion College
#3
#3
2009
2010
2
Shane Jennings
Cross & Passion College
#14 2010 1
Saul McCaughan
Cross & Passion College
#15 2014 1
Ciaran Butler
Cross & Passion College
#1 2015 1
Tiarnan Butler
Cross & Passion College
#8
#6
2015
2016
2
Conor Boyd
Cross & Passion College
#6 2017 1

 

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list. If you notice an error on this page, please get in touch either via email pro@mcquillangac.com or private message the club Facebook page.