The Northern Irishman was responding to a tweet from former class-mate Fergie.
In that time he has not collected many honours. He was the West Brom player of the season back in 2012-13 and he won the Irish Cup in 2003 with Coleraine. But it seems that his most successful season came at a very tender age.
An old school friend of his, who also happens to be a famous Irish DJ Tweeted this pic on Twitter to which McAuley responded.
Robert William Ferguson, known as simply Fergie, tweeted this message:
What a football team this was, MOYLE Primary school, We won everything thing that season, Pick me out pic.twitter.com/JOVVDG1kUd— FergieDj (@fergiedj) October 27, 2015
not had a season like that for a while!!! https://t.co/vvvqz2Za5A— Gareth McAuley (@G23mcauley) October 29, 2015
So it seems that McAuley's most successful season came as a Primary School kid back in Larne, County Aintrim in a team that contained a future famous house DJ.
It's funny how things work out.