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The Late Dan McCartan

Sunday 3rd March 2024

Coiste Chontae an Dúin and the  family that is  Down GAA  are saddened to learn today of the death of an icon of Down football,  Dan McCartan, All Ireland medal winner in 1960,61 and 68.

 Dan made his Senior Debut in the National League of 1958 and his Inter County Career came to a close in the National League of 1976 and during that time Dan gave outstanding service to his County, firstly at Centre Half Back and then later as Full Back. Dan McCartan was a Player, a Team Manager, Team Selector, County Youth Officer, a Delegate to Congress and a champion of the game of Handball. Dan made a difference to the lives of many, those whom he played with and those whom he would go on to coach, he was a passionate and proud Down man, who at all times gave of his best in any task that he undertook. The present generation of Down Footballers are inheritors of a great tradition that began with men like Dan McCartan, indeed a wonderful legacy, in Club and in County, has been left by a great man.

We extend our deepest sympathy to Dan's partner Betty, his son Mark, his daughters in law Joan, Andrea and Sharon, his step sons Gary and Jason, his Sisters  Gay, Delia and Eileen, sister in law Marie, brothers in law, George, Felix and Seamus and his grandchildren, Jamie, Jorden, Daniel, Sean, Ethan, Ross, Jack, Asla and Adam.

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