"He will live on forever in the history of our games"

June 08, 2023

The late Teddy McCarthy

GAA president Larry McCarthy says the late Teddy McCarthy “will live on forever in the history of our games”.

The Cork great passed away suddenly on Tuesday at the age of 58 and tributes from the GAA community have been flowing since for the Glanmire and Sarsfields representative who was the only player to have won All-Ireland medals in both football and hurling in the same year which he achieved in 1990.

While attending the All-Britain Championships in London this week, Mr McCarthy said:

“The outpouring of emotion which has greeted the sad news about the passing of Teddy McCarthy says much about the esteem in which he was held, not just in his native Cork but, throughout the GAA," he is quoted saying by GAA.ie

“He will live on forever in the history of our games, admired as one of their finest exponents and enshrined in our annals for his stunning feat of winning the Liam MacCarthy and Sam Maguire Cups in that unforgettable September of 1990.

“There was so much more to Teddy than that though, he was a great club man who dedicated himself to the progress of Sarsfields and Glanmire and was the Vice Chair of Sarsfields, and while his loss will be immense, his impact will continue to serve as an inspiration.

“Our deepest sympathies to his wife Oonagh, daughter Sinéad, sons Niall and Cian, his wider family, friends, club and county colleagues.

“Ní bheidh a leitheid arís ann. Leaba i measc na naomh go raibh aige.”

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