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Statement by President Higgins on the death of Teddy McCarthy

Date: Wed 7th Jun, 2023 | 15:15

“I would like to join with all those across Cork and throughout the GAA and beyond who have been so deeply saddened by the early passing of Teddy McCarthy.

Teddy McCarthy will always hold a special place in the history of Irish sport, as the only player ever to win All-Ireland titles in hurling and football championships in the same year. Indeed, it seems increasingly unlikely that his remarkable achievement in 1990 will ever be repeated.

May I extend my deepest condolences to Oonagh, to his children Cian, Niall and Sinéad, to those throughout Cork GAA who are mourning his loss, and to all of his family and friends.”