GAA player should be honoured with Statue, says County Cllr

Gerry Kelly MCC

On Mon 8th Nov Cork County Council will discuss the motion

“That this council initiate cooperation with the GAA locally and Nationally in an effort to suitably mark the unique achievement of Teddy McCarthy 20 years ago when he won 2 senior all ireland medals (hurling and football). Consideration should be given to the erection of a statue or monument at Riverstown cross or Dunkettle roundabout.”

Teddy’s outstanding achievement is thought to be greatly under celebrated and that visitors to Glanmire and Cork should be able by way of a monument or statue to instantly recall his unparallelled achievement.

After a passage of 126 years of the GAA Teddy stands out as the only player who Captured double Senior medals in 1990.

The fact that 20 years have passed since Sam came Leeside, shows how slim a chance there is of any player achieving the double honour in the future and even if that did happen Teddy would always be the first after 106 years of the GAA.

Roy Keane has already been honoured with the freedom of the city for his fancy footwork and it is fitting now that Teddy’s dual exploits be honoured in Riverstown.

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