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James McCartan Senior RIP

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Very sad news of the passing of James McCartan Senior. Truly a Down legend. Double All Ireland winner in 1960 and 1961. National Football League winning manager in 1983. Condolences to the McCartan family on their sad loss, they have given so much to Down football down the years.

REDANDBLACK30 (Down) - Posts: 1531 - 14/08/2021 16:17:17    2370805

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Condolences to the McCartan family, RIP

BilboNaggins (Galway) - Posts: 59 - 14/08/2021 16:37:36    2370815

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Replying To REDANDBLACK30:  "link

Very sad news of the passing of James McCartan Senior. Truly a Down legend. Double All Ireland winner in 1960 and 1961. National Football League winning manager in 1983. Condolences to the McCartan family on their sad loss, they have given so much to Down football down the years."
May he r. I. p. Never had the pleasure of seeing him play but heard he was top class.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2769 - 14/08/2021 16:38:46    2370816

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His name will live long in Down. Condolences to the McCartan family.

artisan (Down) - Posts: 1765 - 14/08/2021 16:43:59    2370820

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Replying To REDANDBLACK30:  "link

Very sad news of the passing of James McCartan Senior. Truly a Down legend. Double All Ireland winner in 1960 and 1961. National Football League winning manager in 1983. Condolences to the McCartan family on their sad loss, they have given so much to Down football down the years."
R.I.P.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1370 - 14/08/2021 17:00:35    2370832

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RIP James. An inspirational leader on a great team that led the way for other counties north of the border to make the big breakthrough, Condolences to all the McCartan family.

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 325 - 14/08/2021 17:11:52    2370839

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My Condolences to the McCartans and the GAA community in Down, RIP James.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1798 - 14/08/2021 17:31:44    2370852

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Condolences to family and friends. Never saw him play, but heard that he was mighty. RIP.

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 735 - 14/08/2021 17:47:41    2370857

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Great player like his son. RIP.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts: 9426 - 14/08/2021 17:53:08    2370859

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R. I. P.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 949 - 14/08/2021 17:58:17    2370862

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Ah yes one of the Down heroes of the first team to bring Sam over the border,what a great breakthrough it was back then....a huge talking point countrywide,may he rest in peace.

ONdeDITCH (Limerick) - Posts: 865 - 14/08/2021 19:03:09    2370908

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One of the stars in a wonderful era for Down football. RIP.

Ailteoir (Galway) - Posts: 825 - 14/08/2021 21:05:02    2371077

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Replying To REDANDBLACK30:  "link

Very sad news of the passing of James McCartan Senior. Truly a Down legend. Double All Ireland winner in 1960 and 1961. National Football League winning manager in 1983. Condolences to the McCartan family on their sad loss, they have given so much to Down football down the years."
Condolences to the McCartan family on their loss. A member of the great Down team from 1960/1961.
Great games with Offaly in those breakthrough years.

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 401 - 14/08/2021 21:12:13    2371088

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Le comhbhrón.

dingle2 (Kerry) - Posts: 274 - 16/08/2021 17:07:07    2372091

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R.I.P. to James Sr. Gaelic football legend.

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1510 - 16/08/2021 18:38:48    2372115

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RIP James and my condolences to the McCartan family.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13754 - 16/08/2021 19:37:53    2372133

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One of the greatest. Comhbhrón to the McCartan's and all of Down GAA

JoeSoap (Donegal) - Posts: 1230 - 16/08/2021 21:32:33    2372159

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Very sad news.

Condolences to his family.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 475 - 17/08/2021 11:21:02    2372290

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Replying To REDANDBLACK30:  "link

Very sad news of the passing of James McCartan Senior. Truly a Down legend. Double All Ireland winner in 1960 and 1961. National Football League winning manager in 1983. Condolences to the McCartan family on their sad loss, they have given so much to Down football down the years."
Very sad to read this, condolences to his family and friends,
Some contribution by two generations of the McCartan family to Down GAA,
Think his brother Dan was one of just four to play throughout the 1960s and win 3 All Ireland medals,
Often wondered if James was out injured in '68 as he was was still scoring well in '67 and would have been some years younger than Joe Lennon and Paddy Doherty who both featured in the 1968 victory.

Curlew66 (Roscommon) - Posts: 412 - 17/08/2021 16:04:46    2372455

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Replying To artisan:  "His name will live long in Down. Condolences to the McCartan family."
Artisan. I may be wrong. but I seem to remember reading somewhere that the O'Neills and the McCartans were first cousins. Could you confirm that

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3263 - 18/08/2021 10:31:21    2372627

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