Paul Cartin

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Paul Cartin
Personal information
Irish name Pól Mac Artáin
Sport Gaelic football
Position Half back
Born (1981-03-20) 20 March 1981 (age 36)
Banagher, County Londonderry,
Northern Ireland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Occupation Wile Mouth[1]
Years Club
Years County
2001[1]-Present Derry
Inter-county titles

Paul Cartin (Irish: Pól Mac Artáin; born 20 March 1981[1]) is an Irish Gaelic footballer who plays for Derry, with whom he has won a National League title. Cartin plays his club football for St. Mary's Banagher. For both club and county Cartin usually plays in the half back line.

Playing career[edit]


Cartin was first called up to the Derry Senior panel in late 2000 ahead of the 2000/2001 National Football League.[2]

Cartin injured his knee in the first half of the 2007 Ulster Championship game against Antrim.[3] A MRI scan revealed he had tore his cruciate ligament and he missed the rest of the Championship.[4] The injury also effected the start of his 2008 season - missing the Dr. McKenna Cup and the start of the National League.[4] He did however recover to make the bench for the last few group games of the League plus the final, which Derry won, beating Kerry in the decider.[5]

Cartin and Derry also reached the National League final in 2009, but were defeated by Kerry.[6] He missed the final due to injury.[7]



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


  1. ^ a b c "Derry player profiles 2008". Official Derry GAA website. Early 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2009.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Coleman delivers a new-look Derry". BBC Sport Online. 19 October 2000. Retrieved 18 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Maloney, Seamus (19 June 2007). "Cartin waits for results of MRI scan". The Irish News. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  4. ^ a b Scott, Ronan (11 April 2008). "No kneed to worry about Cartin fitness". Gaelic Life. p. 7. 
  5. ^ "Derry 2-13 Kerry 2-09 2008 National League Final report - Derry GAA website". Derry GAA website. Retrieved 27 April 2008. 
  6. ^ Heaney, Paddy (1 May 2009). "No substitute to winning for the Kingdom". The Irish News. p. 62. 
  7. ^ O'Kane, Karl (28 April 2009). "Madd' about Oak Leaf mean". Irish Daily Star. p. 50. 

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