Cavan GAA is mourning the passing of former player and selector Joe McCarthy at the age of just 43.
McCarthy represented his club Kingscourt Stars and Cavan with distinction before going on to serve as a county senior and U21 selector under Terry Hyland and Peter Reilly respectively.
In paying tribute to him, Cavan GAA said: "Joe was an outstanding player, playing for club and county, and was a prominent member of the successful Kingscourt Stars team during the 90s. He was a member of the successful Cavan U21 and senior team managements with Terry Hyland and then Peter Reilly.
"Joe had a superb knowledge of the game and was meticulous in match preparation. He took a genuine interest in all players both on and off the field and was an inspiration to and revered by all who had the pleasure of working with him. A true gentleman taken too soon and will be truly missed.
"We extend our deepest sympathies to Joe's family, relatives, Kingscourt GAA Club and his large circle of friends.
"Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam."
Reposing at Kieran Bros. Funeral Home, Hall Street, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan on Monday evening (14th of November) from 6pm to 9pm. Funeral mass on Tuesday morning (15th of November) in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt at 10am with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.