Down GAA has paid tribute to their legendary All-Ireland winning manager Barney Carr who sadly passed away yesterday (Tuesday).
The St Peter’s GAA, Warrenpoint clubman guided the Mourne County to its first ever Sam Maguire Cup success in 1960 when Kerry were defeated on a scoreline of 2-10 to 0-8.
The famed team subsequently retained the coveted silverware courtesy of a 3-6 to 2-8 victory over Offaly 12 months later.
As a player, Carr won three Down SFC medals with his club and a Dr McKenna Cup medal with Down in 1944.
In 1959 he was appointed manager of the county’s senior football team and a first-ever Ulster SFC title success was achieved in his first year.
They lost out to Galway in that year’s All-Ireland semi-final but went a couple of steps further the following year.
Below is a link to an interview the late Barney did with GAA.ie back in 2011 in which he reflected on that glorious period for Down football…
We are saddened to learn today of the passing of Barney Carr, team manager of our iconic All-Ireland winning sides of 1960 and 61, and a man who gave a lifetime of service to St Peter's club in Warrenpoint and to his county as a player, team manager and administrator. pic.twitter.com/6aW3dpPaLq— Official Down GAA (@OfficialDownGAA) November 30, 2021
🔵Barney Carr 1923 - 2021🔵— Warrenpoint GAA (@WarrenpointGAA) November 30, 2021
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Club President & Trustee Barney Carr. Our deepest sympathy to son Hugh, daughter Louise, daughter in-law Susan, grandchildren Eoin, Irlaith, Eanna & the entire family. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam. pic.twitter.com/WOyt5Iqnpe