Enda McGinley is a TyroneGaelic footballer, who was part of the All-Ireland-winning teams of 2003, 2005 and 2008. He is known for his hard working style of play and can also be noted for scoring from midfield. He announced his retirement from inter-county football in November 2011.McGinley bows out
McGinley has suffered a number of injuries during his career. In 2003 he suffered a broken neck in the twelfth minute of the All-Ireland final during a clash with Armagh player Tony McEntee, but unaware of the seriousness of his injury he played on before spending weeks afterwards in a neck brace. In 2004 he fractured his skull in a training ground accident, while in 2005 he almost missed the All-Ireland final after picking up a leg injury in the semi-final against Armagh. Just two months after the final, he sustained a serious knee injury in a club game and required reconstruction on his cruciate ligament.
His playing came to the fore in 2008, when Tyrone unexpectedly made it to the All-Ireland final, with commentators such as Adrian Logan attributing a lot of the credit to McGinley's form. He was described as being among the top three midfielders in the 2008 championship. Tyrone went on to win the championship for the third time in six years. He finished his inter-county season by representing Ireland in the 2008 International Rules Series.
Notes: J Devine was on the starting lineup but had to withdraw from the squad due to a family bereavement. Stephen O'Neill's name was not in the match program due to there only being space for thirty names. He played, and came on as a substitute with the number 31 on his back.
Paul Quinn's name was not in the match program due to there only being space for thirty names.