Ronnie McQuilter

Ronnie  McQuilter
Date Of Birth: 24-Dec-1970
Total Appearances: 13
Total Goals: 1
Nationality: SCO
Debut: 29-Jan-'98 (h) St Patrick's League


1997-98: 13 appearances (all league) and 1 goal.

Centre-half Ronnie McQuilter had over 150 appearances in the Scottish Leagues by the time Jim McLaughlin took him to Dundalk in Jan 1998. After short unproductive spells with Dumbarton, Hamilton, Kilmarnock and Ayr, and clocking up barely 20 games in total, a move to Sterling Albion in Dec 1993 proved much more rewarding and he got regular football over a 5-season stretch.

He was a key member of Albion’s squad who were runaway victors in the 1995/96 Scottish First Division with a 14 points margin, playing in 35 of the 36 games in the no.5 shirt.

He left Albion at the end of 1996-97 and moved to England seeking higher level football but after deals with Walford and Millwall fell through and in January 1998 he accepted Dundalk’s offer. He proved popular with Oriel Park fans, playing in all 13 remaining matches and featured in the last match TV -covered win that deprived Shelbourne of the title.

A deal could not be agreed for his staying another season and he returned to Scotland, where he got a two year contract with St Mirren and made 31 first team appearances. But for the following four years until he retired he wandered around Scotland, playing at half a dozen clubs, and even took time out to try his luck with Brisbane Strollers in the Australian National Soccer League, making 10 appearances in the 2001/02 season.

After Dundalk his Scottish clubs (and appearances) included: Clydebank (3), Stranraer (1), Queen of the South (24), Gretna (16) and Stenhousmuir (8). He also spent a year playing in Greece. His career appearances in Scottish football aggregated to just over 250 games.