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Patrick McGinnity

Last played for West Coast Eagles in 2016
Games: 93     Born: February 18, 1989     Origin: Claremont
Playing Height: 183cm     Playing Weight: 84kg     Position: Forward
Drafted: Round 1, Pick #7 2007 Pre-Season Draft by West Coast Eagles
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Patrick McGinnity Biography

Monday, 12 September 2016
Following the loss of their elimination final against the Bulldogs, the Eagles delist experienced duo Patrick McGinnity and Jamie Bennell as well as rookies Kane Lucas, Brant Colledge, Alec Waterman and Corey Adamson.
Friday, 30 October 2015
Patrick McGinnity and Kane Lucas sign new one year deals with the Eagles.
Tuesday, 2 June 2015
Patrick McGinnity is set to miss up to six weeks after fracturing his wrist in the WAFL.

"Pat had a terrific game at East Perth yesterday but late in the game copped a knock on the wrist that has led to fracture," Eagles' general manager of football Craig Vozzo said.

"So it's probably four to six weeks as he recovers, but we've avoided surgery."

Friday, 29 August 2014
West Coast utility Patrick McGinnity and developing ruckman Fraser McInnes have both re-signed with the Eagles for 2015.
Friday, 21 September 2012
West Coast's Andrew Embley, Pat McGinnity, Brad Sheppard and Jacob Brennan have signed contract extensions.

"It's nice to have the contract extended for 12 months. At this stage of my career it makes sense to look at it each year.," Embley said about his new one-year deal.

McGinnity, Sheppard and Brennan have all signed on for two years.

"We see all of those players as integral members of our squad," West Coast list and contracts manager Craig Vozzo said.

"Brad Sheppard is a player we rate very highly and anticipate will play a significant role in the improvement we are looking for in pushing inside the top four and enhancing our premiership aspirations.

"He has many of the traits we need to take that next quantum leap and after recent surgery, we look forward to a strong pre-season from him as part of his planned development.

"Pat McGinnity was one of our most consistent players throughout the year and Jacob Brennan had an outstanding debut season."

Wednesday, 17 August 2011
The Herald Sun reports that Patrick McGinnity threatened to rape the mother of Ricky Petterd in comments that led to a one-match suspension for the Eagle.

"I've played a lot of footy, but it seems to have got to the stage where people are saying stuff over and above," Petterd's father Wayne said.

"This bloke has to learn to grow up. Ricky just said he was an idiot and that he didn't think about what he was saying. But he was upset by it, sure. This guy actually said it twice. It wasn't just in the heat of the moment. I'd tell him to grow a brain."

Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Patrick McGinnity has been suspended by West Coast after allegedly making derogatory comments about Ricky Petterd's mother.

"I deeply regret the words I used in a verbal altercation on Sunday," a remorseful McGinnity told the club's website.

"The heat of the moment is no excuse for over-stepping the mark and I sincerely apologise to the Melbourne player who my comments were directed at."

The West Coast Eagles have been quick to point out that McGinnity's comments were out of line.

"The comments made by Patrick do not reflect the values of our football club and we acted quickly when we became aware of the issue," Eagles chief executive officer Trevor Nisbett said.

"We have high standards as a club, which we have continued to enforce in recent years and we are disappointed Patrick stepped outside those guidelines. We will continue to educate our players on their responsibilities around this and other AFL policies."

Saturday, 8 May 2010
Eagle Pat McGinnity is fast earning a reputation as a hard-nosed, defensive midfielder, and said he was pleased to keep the dangerous Cyril Rioli goalless in an 8-point win over Hawthorn at Subiaco.

"A player like him can kick three in five minutes, so I was pretty nervous going into the last quarter," he said.

"It's daunting when you respect someone so much, because I've watched him for over a year and he's such a good player. There's a few of his traits I'd like to build on my own [game], so you can't really beat around someone you respect like that."

Monday, 20 July 2009
Second-gamer Patrick McGinnity impresses with a classy goal in West Coast's loss to Port Adelaide where he tallied 13 disposals and 2 clearances.

"I just saw the ball, picked it up and put it on the boot. It was pretty lucky," McGinnity conceded after the match.

"It was a pretty good feeling. I was really excited and the boys were pretty happy."

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