Barry Gillis

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Barry Gillis
Personal information
Sport Gaelic football
Position Goalkeeper
Born (1980-01-12) 12 January 1980 (age 39)
County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Occupation Service engineer[1] postman,[2]
car wash owner and
a postman working from Magherafelt
Years Club
Years County
Inter-county titles

Barry Gillis (born 12 January 1980[1]) is a Gaelic footballer from Magherafelt, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, who plays for Derry, with whom he has won the National League twice. He plays his club football for Magherafelt O'Donovan Rossa.

Gillis plays full forward for Magherafelt, but plays as goalkeeper for Derry.[3] He is in the unique position of winning a National League medal as an outfielder (2000), and another National League medal as goalkeeper (2008).[4]

Playing career[edit]


Gillis was originally called up to the Derry panel as an outfielder in the late 1990s[3] and was on the panel for Derry's 2000 National League success.[3][5] Gillis was part of the panel when Derry reached that year's Ulster Senior Football Championship final, but were defeated by Armagh.[4] He pulled out of the panel for a couple of seasons in the 2000s as he was working in Dublin, but returned again.[3]

He was part of the Derry team that won the 2008 National League where Derry beat Kerry in the final.[6][7]


Gillis usually plays goalkeeper for Magherafelt.



Note: The above lists may be incomplete. Please add any other honours you know of.


  1. ^ a b "Derry player profiles 2008". Official Derry GAA website. Early 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2009. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Derry player profiles 2008". Official Derry GAA website. Early 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2009. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ a b c d Rodgers, Alan (29 February 2008). "Kerry litmus test". Gaelic Life.
  4. ^ a b "Derry need to make a championship mark says Gillis". Hogan Stand. Lynn Publications. 2 January 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2009.
  5. ^ "Derry record intact after a dour struggle". Irish Independent. 29 November 1999. Retrieved 2008-03-16.
  6. ^ "Derry 2-13 Kerry 2-09 2008 National League Final report". RTÉ Online. Archived from the original on 30 April 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2008.
  7. ^ "Derry 2-13 Kerry 2-09 2008 National League Final report - Derry GAA website". Derry GAA website. Retrieved 27 April 2008.
  8. ^ "Derry line-ups 2005". Derry GAA website. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 2 April 2008.

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