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Death of Dermot McCarthy - Tracton AC

Dermot McCarthy R.I.P. - Condolences

The Officers and Officials of Cork Athletics County Board extend their condolences and deepest sympathy to the family of our esteemed colleague Dermot McCarthy. 

(From Tracton AC) We regret to inform you that Mr. Dermot McCarthy, Nohoval, has gone to his rest. Dermot devoted years of his life to the juvenile athletes of Tracton, as some of us will remember with fond memories. In 2017 he received the Hall of Fame award from Tracton AC. His wife Carrie received the award on his behalf as he was not in a position to attend. His daughters Kate & Shelley were also present. 

Anyone who grew up in Tracton parish, and did athletics during the 80’s & 90’s were very familiar with Dermot McCarthy. Dermot was the main Track, Field and Cross Country coach for Tracton AC during this time. He was also the PRO for Tracton AC. He was gifted when it came to training juvenile athletics, he had a natural flare for coaching and a talent for understanding athletic ability, and he was very kind and considerate to everyone he came in contact with. During this time the club grew to over 80 children, and was awarded most Improved Club” by the County Board.

Tracton scooped up a high number of trophies and medals in the relay section. as Dermot had a great skill in positioning runners to get the best result. Dermot was artful at seeing an athlete’s potential, steering kids towards their strengths and the right event, whether it was running, jumping or throwing. His ethos wasn’t all about the glory of winning, it was primarily about participation, teamwork and long term healthy activity.

Sadly, another Tracton legend gone to his rest, but will never be forgotten. Tracton AC will be forever indebted to him for all he did for the club down through the years.

We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to all of Dermot's family & friends at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Rest in Peace Dermot
From all your friends at Tracton AC.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis


Notice from

The death has occurred of Dermot McCarthy
Dunbogue, Nohoval, Cork

McCarthy (Dunbogue, Nohoval) on November 9th 2019, peacefully in the presence of his loving family. Dermot, late of Dunbogue, Nohoval, devoted husband of Carrie, and adored father of Dan, Joe, Shelley and Kate and grandfather of Rachel, Daniel, Evan, Emma, Dermot, Kaiya, Ellie, Gavin and Baby Leo. Sadly missed by his loving wife, family, sister Shiela, many relatives and friends.

Lying in repose at Gabriel and O'Donovan's Funeral Home, Kinsale on Saturday from 4pm followed by removal at 5pm to St. Patrick's Church, Nohoval. Requiem Mass on Sunday at 2pm, funeral afterwards to St. Patrick's Cemetery, Nohoval. Donations in lieu of flowers to The Alzheimer's Society of Ireland.

May Dermot Rest in Peace


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