He is primarily a midfielder but is also known to play full forward for his club. He is noted for his fielding ability and surging runs from deep. He was introduced into the county panel by John Maughan in 2000.
McGrath has fought through serious many injuries during his career. In 2007 he fractured his skull when he was involved in a collision with a JCB. In 2008 he was diagnosed with testicular cancer yet delayed his surgery until Fermanagh were knocked out of that year's Championship.
He is the current captain of the Fermanagh senior football team.