Chrissy McKaigue

Christopher "Chrissy" McKaigue (Irish: Críostóir Mac Thaidhg) (born 13 July 1989) is an Irish gaelic footballer who plays for Derry.

Chrissy McKaigue
Personal information
Irish name Críostóir Mac Thaidhg
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Full Back
Born (1989-07-13) 13 July 1989
Derry, Northern Ireland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Years Club
Club titles
  Football Hurling
Derry titles 4 5
Ulster titles 3 3
Years County

McKaigue plays club football and hurling for Slaughtneil Robert Emmet's. He is a defender in football and a half forward in hurling.

Personal life

McKaigue is from Slaughtneil. He went to secondary school at St. Pat's College in Maghera.

Football career


McKaigue reached the Derry Senior Football Championship final in 2008 with Slaughtneil, but they were defeated by Ballinderry.


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.[1] Later that year he was drafted into the Derry Senior panel before the Championship meeting with Monaghan.[2] He came on as a substitute in that game to make his Derry Senior debut and scored a point.

He was involved from the start of the 2009 season - named in the Dr. McKenna Cup,[3] National League[4] and Championship[5] panels. Derry reached that year's National League final, but were defeated by Kerry.

International rules

He played twice for Ireland against Australia in the 2013 International Rules Series.[6][7]

Australian rules football career

Chrissy McKaigue
Personal information
Full name Christopher McKaigue
Date of birth (1989-07-13) 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)
Position(s) Defender

In September 2009 it was announced that Australian Football League side Sydney Swans had signed McKaigue as an international rookie.[8] It is anticipated he will play as an attacking defender.[8]




  1. U-, Ulster (7 April 2008). "Sucker-punch from Kelly denies Derry". Irish Independent. Retrieved 3 August 2009.
  2. "Derry trio being watched". The Irish News. 15 July 2008.
  3. "New faces in Antrim McKenna squad". BBC Sport Online. 19 December 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  4. "Kielt and McKaigue in Derry squad". BBC Sport Online. 22 January 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
  5. "Derry footballers hit by injuries". BBC Sport Online. 13 May 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
  6. "Ireland 57-35 Australia". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  7. "Ireland 116-37 Australia". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  8. "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.
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