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Cork hurling great passes away

Wednesday, 29th November, 2017 5:33pm

The last surviving member of the Cork hurling team that won three All-Ireland titles in a row between 1952 and 1954, has died. Willie John Daly passed away yesterday morning at the age of 92. A member of Carrigtwohill GAA club, Willie played at centre forward and combined with Christy Ring to form a deadly partnership that was considered when of the forefront reasons for Cork's treble success.

Willie also won four Munster titles with Cork and two League titles during an 11 year career that began in 1947. As well as intercounty success, Willie won junior and intermediate titles with Carrigtwohill, and following his retirement, he continued his involvement in a coaching capacity, both with his club and Cork, winning the 1974 League.

Carrigtwohill GAA annouced his death yesterday in a staement via social media saying: “The club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Carrigtwohill icon and Cork legend, Willie John Daly. Willie had an illustrious club career winning junior and intermediate championships with Carrig before going on to coach at various levels, including our senior hurling teams.

“Willie was a gentleman off the field, a great conversationalist and when he was inducted into the Vintage Gaels Hall of Fame in 2011, over 200 people turned up to celebrate his career. That night he donated one of his Railway Cup medals for auction which helped raise a significant amount for Marymount Hospice.”

The statement concluded: “Willie John Daly is synonomous with Carrigtwohill and Cork hurling and will be remembered as a true giant of the game. He will be sorely missed by his friends, his club and his county. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family at this difficult time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasail.”

Willie was married to Teresa and together they had daughter Ann-Marie. He will be removed this evening (Thursday) at 7pm to St Mary's Church in Carrigtwohill from Cobh Community Hospital Mortuary with a funeral mass on Friday at 12pm followed by his burial in St Mary's Cemetery.

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