Cormac McAnallen remembered 17 years on

March 02, 2021

Cormac McAnallen RIP.

Today marks the 17th anniversary of the death of Tyrone football star Cormac McAnallen.

The Eglish clubman was only 24 when he died suddenly on March 2, 2004 from a rare viral infection of the heart. Just eight days earlier, he had captained the Red Hands to a comfortable McKenna Cup final victory over Donegal in Ballybofey. 

Cormac had achieved so much in his short life, winning minor, U21 and senior All-Ireland titles, and a Sigerson Cup medal with Queen's University. In 2001, he was voted Young Footballer of the Year and was an All-Star winner in 2003 when Tyrone won their first senior All-Ireland.

He also represented Ireland against Australia in the International Rules Series for three years. The trophy for the series was named in honour of Cormac following his death.


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