McQuillan GAC Ballycastle | Championship winning captains

Club president, Robbie Elliott (Front row, fourth from right) captained McQuillan GAC to the 1964 Antrim Senior Hurling Championship title

This page aims to list every player to have captained McQuillan GAC to a championship title.

Some captains are unknown and if you are able to provide more detail do not hesitate to get in touch either via email pro@mcquillangac.com or private message the club Facebook page.

Ulster Club Senior Hurling Championship (Club Total: 6)

Captain Year
Seamus Donnelly 1978
Stephen Boyle 1979
Kevin Donnelly 1980
Brian Donnelly 1983
Eddie Donnelly 1984
Dessie Donnelly 1986

Antrim Senior Hurling Championship (Club Total: 17)

Captain Year
Pat McHenry 1913
Pat McHenry 1914
John Butler 1933
John McNeill 1944
Frank Fleming 1948
James Fogarty 1950
Brendan Donnelly 1952
Brendan Donnelly 1953
Brendan Elliott 1954
Robbie Elliott 1964
Kevin Donnelly 1975
Seamus Donnelly 1978
Stephen Boyle 1979
Kevin Donnelly 1980
Brian Donnelly 1983
Eddie Donnelly 1984
Dessie Donnelly 1986

Antrim U21 Hurling Championship (Club Total: 3)

Captain Year
Neal McAuley 2007
Cormac Donnelly 2010
Paul McLernon 2012

Antrim Minor Hurling Championship (Club Total: 12)

Captain Year
Unknown 1929
Unknown 1940
Unknown 1941
Unknown 1942
Unknown 1946
Unknown 1948
Eddie Donnelly 1965
Mickey Loughrey 1967
Peter Boyle 1973
Dessie Donnelly 1977
Ciaran Donnelly 1978
Owen Colgan 1990

Antrim Junior Hurling Championship (Club Total: 1)

Captain Year
Paul Kelly 1980

Antrim Senior Reserve Hurling Championship (Club Total: 2)

Captain Year
Unknown 1986
Raymond McMullan 2012

Antrim Junior Football Championship (Club Total: 1)

Captain Year
Ed McHenry 1934

 

Many past and current players hold unique achievements as captain of MacUílín CLG Baile an Chaisleáin over the years.

First time

McQuillan GAC have won championship titles at Antrim Senior, Junior and U21 level as well as the Ulster Club Senior Hurling Championship. Highlighted below are the four players who captained the club to its first win in each competition.

In 1913, Pat McHenry led McQuillan GAC to its first county championship title, following it up with another in 1914.

In 1978, the Ulster Club Senior Hurling Championship title was won by the club for the first time with Seamus Donnelly leading the side.

Paul Kelly (Front row, third from right) was the first (and only) player to captain the club to an Antrim Junior Hurling Championship title win in 1980, he also won a senior medal the same year.

Neal McAuley was captain when McQuillan GAC earned the Antrim U21 Hurling Championship title for the first time in 2007, the club’s centenary year.

Back-to-back

Pat McHenry (1913 & 1914) and Brendan Donnelly (1952 & 1953) are the only players to have captained the club to back-to-back county titles.

Kevin Donnelly is the only other player to have been captain of two county championship successes but these were five years apart in 1975 & 1980.

Some captains are unknown and if you are able to provide more detail do not hesitate to get in touch either via email pro@mcquillangac.com or private message the club Facebook page.