Teddy McCarthy Tribute Night | Saturday 9th December 2023



Galway and Meath will play Cork in a double header at Páirc UíChaoimh on Saturday, December 9th next at a special event to commemorate the unique career of Teddy McCarthy.


Teddy’s untimely passing in June of this year brought the GAA world to a standstill, as fans and players across the country remembered a true icon of the game.


Teddy McCarthy remains the only player to win Senior All Ireland titles in both hurling and football in the same year as part of the double winning teams in 1990.


His memory will now be celebrated in the most fitting manner with the visit of old rivals, the Meath footballers and Galway hurlers to the Páirc.


The fixtures against John Cleary’s and Pat Ryan’s Senior Cork sides will throw-in at 3pm and 5pm, respectively. Specially commissioned memorial trophies will be presented to the winners of each game.


Pictured at the launch of the Teddy McCarthy Tribute, Marc Sheehan, Chairperson of Cork GAA said, “Teddy’s passing reminded us of how lucky we were to have one of the greatest players of the game to walk amongst us. His contribution to club and county was remarkable, and there is no doubt that Teddy had a role to play in his beloved Sarsfields winning not one, but two county championships this year. We are grateful to Meath and Galway for agreeing to these fixtures, and look forward to a great day out at the Páirc on December 9th.”


The day will begin with a function for Teddy’s colleagues from the 1990 teams, who will also be introduced to the crowd at half-time in the respective games. Mini-games will include Glanmire Ladies Football, Sarsfields and Passage Underage teams as well as the North Mon First years.


Also on the day, a series of interviews will take place with some of Teddy’s former colleagues and opponents at a special event in the Seandún room.


Match tickets are priced €20 and €17 (OAPs & students) and are available to purchase here

https://am.ticketmaster.com/gaa/teddymccarthy. All U16s are free. All proceeds go to the Teddy McCarthy Memorial Fund. A GoFundMe link for this fund is also included here https://www.gofundme.com/f/teddy-mccarthy-memorial-fund.


The games will also be live streamed on Rebels Online, allowing for Galway and Meath fans to watch the games from the comfort of their own homes. A special edition of “Legends”, featuring interviews about the late Teddy McCarthy, will be recorded on the day and aired over the Christmas period.


For further more details, go to https://gaacork.ie/teddymac/