Cork great Teddy McCarthy.

Tributes paid after Cork All-Ireland winning great Teddy McCarthy passes away

McCarthy made GAA history in 1990.

TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN paid after Cork GAA great Teddy McCarthy passed away suddenly today.

McCarthy was the only man to win All-Ireland senior hurling and football championship medals in the same year, achieving that historic feat in 1990 when Cork won the double.

He was midfield for the hurling success against Galway as he scored 0-3 and played wing-forward in the football victory over Meath.

Sarsfields hurling club paid tribute to one of their greatest stars.

“We at Sarsfields Hurling Club are beyond devastated at the sudden passing of our much loved Vice-Chairman, Teddy McCarthy. Teddy was our most famous of players and the only player to win All-Ireland inter-county hurling and football medals in the same season.

“Teddy was a true ambassador for our club and the GAA wider family. His passing has left a huge void for all our members both young and old and he will be hugely missed by all. The Club wishes to extend our deepest condolences to his wife Oonagh, sons Cian and Niall and daughter Sinead and other family members.”

teddy-mccarthy-cork-senior-hurling-1995 Cork hurler Teddy McCarthy. Tom HonanInpho Tom HonanInpho

McCarthy won three All-Ireland U21 football medals for Cork, before the Sarsfields and Glanmire player made his Cork senior debuts at football in 1985 and at hurling in 1986.

He won an All-Ireland senior football medal in 1989, claiming an All-Star award that same year, and a hurling league medal in 1993.

After retiring as a player, he served as senior hurling manager of his club Sarsfields, while he also had club involvements with Cork sides Bandon, Éire Óg and Kilworth, and also managed the Laois senior hurlers.

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