|Irish name||Críostóir Mac Thaidhg|
13 July 1989|
Derry, Northern Ireland
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
McKaigue was vice-captain of the Derry Minor team that were runners-up in both the Ulster Minor Championship and All-Ireland Minor Championship in 2007. Earlier that year he won the Ulster Minor Football League with the county, and lifted the cup as captain.
In 2008 McKaigue reached the Ulster Under 21 Championship final with Derry Under 21s, but they were beaten by Down due to a late goal. Later that year he was drafted into the Derry Senior panel before the Championship meeting with Monaghan. He came on as a substitute in that game to make his Derry Senior debut and scored a point.
Australian rules football career
|Full name||Christopher McKaigue|
|Date of birth||13 July 1989|
|Original team(s)||Derry (GAA)|
|Draft||No. 63, 2010 Rookie Draft, Sydney|
|Height||187 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||84 kg (185 lb)|
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- "Derry trio being watched". The Irish News. 15 July 2008.
- "New faces in Antrim McKenna squad". BBC Sport Online. 19 December 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
- "Kielt and McKaigue in Derry squad". BBC Sport Online. 22 January 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
- "Derry footballers hit by injuries". BBC Sport Online. 13 May 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
- "Ireland 57-35 Australia". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
- "Ireland 116-37 Australia". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
- "Swans look to Ireland again, sign McKaigue". AFL official website. 7 September 2009. Archived from the original on 8 September 2009. Retrieved 7 September 2009.