City Hall to be lit red in marking 30th anniversary of winning The Double

City Hall to be lit red in marking 30th anniversary of winning The Double

Cork City Hall. Picture taken by Rory Coomey. 

Cork is due to light up red to mark the 30th anniversary of Cork winning The Double.

Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Joe Kavanagh, has organised to have City Hall lit red on the night of September 16 to mark the “remarkable achievement” in Cork’s GAA history.

1990 was regarded as the greatest year in the history of GAA in the Rebel county when Cork achieved a rare double in winning the All-Ireland against Meath after the senior hurling team had earlier claimed the All-Ireland title against Galway.

It also marked the 100th anniversary of Cork achieving their previous double.

Cork's Denis Walsh, as a substitute, and Teddy McCarthy became dual All-Ireland medallists once again.

As a member of the starting 15 in both codes, McCarthy became the first player in the history of the GAA to win All-Ireland medals in both codes in the same season in a record that still stands.

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