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Farewell The Aeroplane - Teddy McCarthy RIP

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Replying To BaldyBadger:  "I've just heard the extremely sad news of the passing of Teddy McCarthy. A genuine GAA legend. My thoughts are with his family. A truly gifted player in both codes and it's highly unlikely his feat of winning the double will ever be matched now. Watching him in the 80s is one of my earliest GAA memories.
Farewell the Aeroplane."
I echo those sentiments, in the storied history of Cork GAA Teddy more than holds his own. R.I.P.

Jack Lynch crossed my mind this morning as well. His achievement of winning 6 All senior medals in a row from 1941- 1946, (with a football medal in 1945 thrown in the mix), was also an unique testament to the dual player, which we will probably not see again.

St.Mologga (Cork) - Posts: 97 - 07/06/2023 11:04:31    2484685

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R.I.P. to the Legend.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 2111 - 07/06/2023 11:25:17    2484691

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R. I. P.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1693 - 07/06/2023 11:26:28    2484692

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Replying To St.Mologga:  "I echo those sentiments, in the storied history of Cork GAA Teddy more than holds his own. R.I.P.

Jack Lynch crossed my mind this morning as well. His achievement of winning 6 All senior medals in a row from 1941- 1946, (with a football medal in 1945 thrown in the mix), was also an unique testament to the dual player, which we will probably not see again."
I had thought that was same year when typing last night. It is sure to be a record that will never be broken.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2509 - 07/06/2023 11:28:29    2484694

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I was fortunate enough to see him in the flesh a few times. He never disappointed.

RIP Teddy.

PolicemanFox (Monaghan) - Posts: 158 - 07/06/2023 12:42:54    2484723

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R. I. P

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 733 - 07/06/2023 13:13:39    2484733

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Replying To avonali:  "Terrible news. He is in the pantheon of greats- I doubt his achievement will ever be repeated.
RIP Teddy."
Extremely sad news and gone way before his time.

A true legend of the game, his name will be long remembered, and his achievement has already gone down in folklore.

RIP Teddy.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3702 - 07/06/2023 14:06:56    2484750

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RIP the ultimate duel player.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4893 - 07/06/2023 15:01:32    2484770

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Condolences to his family, friends and Cork gaa. His exploits will not fade but grow as the years go by.
May he rest in peace.

tireoghainabu (Tyrone) - Posts: 273 - 07/06/2023 15:16:58    2484773

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Met him a couple of times, a gent and character.
RIP Teddy.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 1115 - 07/06/2023 15:33:27    2484778

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Very sad news. From memory of him playing against Meath he was a great fielder.
Some achievement to win an all Ireland in football and hurling in the same year. Also great achievement to win 2 All Irelands in each code.
In Cork was he regarded as a better footballer or hurler?. RIP.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 1329 - 07/06/2023 20:27:59    2484841

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Teddy Mac , the ultimate sportsman. Dual all Ireland winner, taken too soon and suddenly by a brain aneurysm. All too sudden, and is a shock, he was at the Cork/Kerry game at the weekend.

Ryanteam (Cork) - Posts: 214 - 07/06/2023 23:41:28    2484858

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Very sad news, a true laochra Gael, condolences to his family and friends and the rebel county, may he rest in peace.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqBxUyeyn18

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2733 - 08/06/2023 09:52:02    2484866

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Absolutely gutted to hear the news about Teddy. His soaring leaps and overall inspirational play made a lot of youngsters want to play the games.

It was a pleasure to see him play for those Cork teams. I remember watching him in the 1990 hurling final thinking that if Cork won he'd be on top of the world heading into the football final.

Quite simply a legend.

RIP.

slayer (Limerick) - Posts: 6480 - 08/06/2023 09:54:16    2484867

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I watched him in Munster final replay v Kerry '87 in Killarney. For his exhibition of fielding that day, worth the admission alone. "Revelles" was hopping after..

Really (Galway) - Posts: 585 - 08/06/2023 12:52:52    2484915

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The best way to describe Teddy is that he was a majestic player in both codes and what that means. May he rest in peace and condolences to family, friends and Cork supporters.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 2653 - 08/06/2023 15:19:48    2484944

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Very sad news

Remarkable fella, an absolute legend.

Thoughts are with his family and friends.

Cork GAA was something very special over those years.

RIP

Hope there's plenty to be produced off the back of his sad passing, he deserves to be championed and celebrated so a new generation can learn a thing or two about a true GAA legend.

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20598 - 08/06/2023 16:43:35    2484983

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Very sad news. He was very much the iconic figure of the Cork double in 1990. RIP.

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - Posts: 1246 - 08/06/2023 19:40:43    2485018

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RIP Teddy. Sympathy to his wife and family, extended family, relatives and friends. I watched him play in the 1987 final against Meath. He lined out mid-field as far as I remember. There were many tough men on both sides that day, but Teddy was as tough as any of them. He was pure steel, but also pure natural talent, and a pleasure to watch. No amount of coaching would out natural ability like that into a player. As the priest said, Teddy soared into the skies for the ball, and now has soared into heaven. Thank you, Teddy.

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1901 - 11/06/2023 03:36:33    2485418

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Fair play to Eoin Cody for mentioning Teddy Mac in his victory speech. Class Act.

Frontier1000 (Cork) - Posts: 60 - 11/06/2023 19:00:53    2485585

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