THE role of the dual hurler and footballer has diminished in recent years but the numerous stirring displays by Teddy McCarthy in both codes will never be forgotten.
The dual skills of Teddy came to the fore in 1982 when he was part of the Cork Minor Hurling and Football teams that were crowned All-Ireland champions as his class oozed through in both championships.
The following year of 1991 was a barren one for Cork but in 1992, he bounced back to help Cork reach the All-Ireland hurling final against Kilkenny.
Despite McCarthy’s incredible inter-county career, the only club title he won was when Glanmire won the 1987 Intermediate football championship.
During his career, McCarthy faced tough opponents and he singled out Meath’s Gerry McEntee and Liam Hayes as his toughest opponents on a football field.
After playing his entire career with Sarsfields, Teddy got involved with coaching at the club for a number of years and thanked his great friend, Glanmire businessman Eddie O’Connell, for being a true friend during his years playing with club and county.
Teddy won senior All-Ireland hurling and football medals in 1990 the only player in the history of the GAA to achieve this feat.