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06th Jun 2023

Cork GAA in mourning following death of its iconic dual star Teddy McCarthy

Niall McIntyre

An icon has passed.

Cork legend Teddy McCarthy has passed away at the age of 57.

McCarthy made GAA history in 1990 when, in the space of a magical fortnight, he won All-Ireland senior hurling and football medals for Cork. He was the first ever to achieve this feat and, to this day, remains out on his own in the GAA history books.

McCarthy was a midfielder on the hurling team, and was noted for his ability under the dropping ball while, as a footballer, he played in the half forward line.

In retirement, the Sarsfields and Glanmire club man served as a selector for Cork hurling and football teams in the noughties, while he also went onto manage the Laois hurlers in 2011.

His son Cian McCarthy hurled for Sarsfields and for Cork, winning a Munster title for the Rebels in 2014.

Teddy McCarthy had an 11 year inter-county career with Cork, winning 6 Munster hurling titles, three Munster football titles, two All-Irelands in both codes, a football All-Star and a National Football League title. He also played international rules for Ireland.

His autobiography Teddy Boy, documented his famous triumph in 1990.

May he Rest In Peace.

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