DINEEN (Mill Road, Millstreet, Co. Cork) Nov. 19, 2009, (peacefully), at home, Cormac (M.R.C.V.S.), beloved husband of Celia and dear father of Deirdre, Tadhg, Maura, Sandra and Charles, brother of the late Máire (O’Leary); deeply regretted by his loving wife and family, brothers Joe and Paudie, sisters Eibhlís and Áine, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, relatives and friends. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal this (Friday) evening at 8 o’c. to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Saturday) at 12 o’c. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. No flowers by request. Donations, if desired, to Millstreet Church Restoration Fund.
1948 County Football Champions
Cormac was one of the Millstreet team that won the County Senior Football title in 1948
Regret in passing of Cormac Dineen
CORK and Millstreet has lost one of its football legends on the death yesterday of Cormac
Dineen. One of the most identiable Cork footballers of his generation, he provided a rocklike presence in the last line of defence. Whether it was with club in the county championship or lining out with Cork, the Millstreet man always gave o his very best and no easy
scores were recorded against him.
Cormac Dineen came to light on playing a key role on helping Millstreet to capture its lone
County SFC title in 1948 on defeating St Vincents. Consistent form secured the veterinary
student selection on the Cork team that captured the 1949 Munster SFC.
His calm and assured play gathered a regular berth with Cork. A highlight surfaced in 1952,
part and parcel of a Cork team that won its rst National Football League title. Fellow clubmen Denis Toots and Teddy Kelleher also gured with Cork. And on the opposing New York
team in the decider was former Millstreet club colleague from 1948, Den Connors who had
won an All Ireland SFC medal with Cork in 1945.
Cormac Dineen collected another Munster SFC medal later in 1952 but an injury in the early
minutes to the All Ireland semi nal against Cavan robbed Cork of one of its pillars of
In a professional career, Cormac Dineen won respect far and wide as a vet and also maintained a lifelong link with Millstreet Town Park where he held the position of treasurer
from 1977 up to his death.
Sympathy is extended to his wife and family. Ar dheis De go raibh an aimn dilis
The above is an extract on Cormac’s exploits on the field, and is taken from an article in this weeks Corkman newspaper.