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RIP Joe McCarthy

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Sadly Kingscourt and Cavan's Joe McCarthy passed away last night at the age of 43. Man of the Match in 1991 County final at the age 18/19, went on to represent Cavan and Kingscourt for many years. A gentleman and man who spent countless countless hours working behind the scenes for the betterment of Cavan GAA. Heavily involved with the cavan u21 teams who won 4 ulsters in a row. Extremely intelligent and his knowledge of the GAA was second to none. Joe will be sadly missed by everyone in Cavan GAA circles.
Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam dílis.

theDagger1986 (Cavan) - Posts: 152 - 13/11/2016 12:37:44    1933912

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Replying To theDagger1986:  "Sadly Kingscourt and Cavan's Joe McCarthy passed away last night at the age of 43. Man of the Match in 1991 County final at the age 18/19, went on to represent Cavan and Kingscourt for many years. A gentleman and man who spent countless countless hours working behind the scenes for the betterment of Cavan GAA. Heavily involved with the cavan u21 teams who won 4 ulsters in a row. Extremely intelligent and his knowledge of the GAA was second to none. Joe will be sadly missed by everyone in Cavan GAA circles.
Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam dílis."
Very sad day. Unbelievable how cruel life can be at times. Joe will be sadly missed by all that have had the pleasure of coming into contact with him. Had a serious knowledge of football, was an honour to of known & played alongside him

just_the_facts (Cavan) - Posts: 156 - 13/11/2016 13:27:03    1933918

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A true gent and friend , been in his company at matches you would alway learn somthing new or a storty about years ago would b told massive loss for kingscourt and all of cavan gaa rip joe

cavanlawd123 (Cavan) - Posts: 69 - 13/11/2016 13:50:35    1933923

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A pure gentleman. We owe a lot to you Joe RIP Joe.

Breffinifan (Cavan) - Posts: 91 - 13/11/2016 13:58:46    1933924

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Such a great man to be taken so soon. Did great work for Cavan football. Rest in peace Joe.

marita (None) - Posts: 454 - 13/11/2016 14:27:04    1933927

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Replying To Breffinifan:  "A pure gentleman. We owe a lot to you Joe RIP Joe."
Received a text a short while ago informing me of the passing of a great friend and as I have mentioned in many posts he had a fantastic football brain and memory. I got to know Joe through what I do and I can tell you his loss to Cavan is second to none. He has left a huge legacy behind him especially with those that came to the county through the U21 panel and I am sure everyone of them to a man will be sad to see and hear off Joe's passing.
Safe journey my friend it was a pleasure knowing you Cavan loss is the next worlds gain.
R.I.P Joe

Sean O'Rinn

The Quiet Man (Cavan) - Posts: 4488 - 13/11/2016 14:37:33    1933929

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Replying To seanorinn:  "Received a text a short while ago informing me of the passing of a great friend and as I have mentioned in many posts he had a fantastic football brain and memory. I got to know Joe through what I do and I can tell you his loss to Cavan is second to none. He has left a huge legacy behind him especially with those that came to the county through the U21 panel and I am sure everyone of them to a man will be sad to see and hear off Joe's passing.
Safe journey my friend it was a pleasure knowing you Cavan loss is the next worlds gain.
R.I.P Joe

Sean O'Rinn"
Rip Joe, sad day for everyone that knew him, one of the greats of cavan football

blueman1903 (Cavan) - Posts: 705 - 13/11/2016 16:22:37    1933944

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Very saddened to hear this news. A genuine, intelligent, passionate football man and a gentleman of the highest integrity. Sincere condolences to his family. We've lost another far too soon. Ar dheis De go raibh a n'ainm dilis.

ondforty (Cavan) - Posts: 427 - 13/11/2016 18:22:48    1933971

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RIP

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 1824 - 13/11/2016 20:13:51    1934001

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Replying To ondforty:  "Very saddened to hear this news. A genuine, intelligent, passionate football man and a gentleman of the highest integrity. Sincere condolences to his family. We've lost another far too soon. Ar dheis De go raibh a n'ainm dilis."
Sincere sympathies to Joe's family. A passionate, intelligent & committed club & county man who contributed massively to our u21 success & raised the standards at all levels. Rest in peace Joe

bond (Longford) - Posts: 157 - 13/11/2016 22:28:45    1934032

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Deeply saddened to hear the news. Joe was an excellent template for young coaches in Cavan to base themselves on. A very humble and decent man.

RIP Joe.

Reformation (Cavan) - Posts: 356 - 14/11/2016 07:37:50    1934046

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terribly sad news. life is so unfair.

s goldrick (Cavan) - Posts: 5233 - 14/11/2016 13:34:24    1934137

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So sad to hear of the death of Joe. A true football man and he has done so much for both his beloved Kingscourt and Cavan. The GAA world will miss you throughout Cavan and you have left us a great legacy. Rest in Peace fellow comrade.

BreffniDub (None) - Posts: 377 - 14/11/2016 20:52:55    1934240

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He left me for dead a few times and i always preferred play with him than against him. rip joe..one of the best

ponger (Cavan) - Posts: 419 - 15/11/2016 10:08:47    1934304

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Was shocked to hear this news about Joe, hadn't seen him in years, coached him in college back in UCD, he was a great chap back then, obviously only in his late teens but he was very mature and a great character, very popular in UCD, my sincere condolences to his family. R.I.P. Joe.

kawaifive0 (Westmeath) - Posts: 112 - 15/11/2016 17:32:59    1934441

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RIP joe

kinglarry (Cavan) - Posts: 189 - 15/11/2016 18:48:38    1934472

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