Death Notice: Cormac Dineen

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.

1 thought on “Death Notice: Cormac Dineen”

  1. Some stories remain as a memory of joy
    Like the one that i often heard as a young boy
    Of a Gaelic Footballer who played for Cork in red and Millstreet in green
    The legendary borderer Cormac Dineen

    A story often recalled when local old yarners did meet
    Of the man who was born on the Cork Kerry border between Rathmore and Millstreet
    The Kerry County G A A Board wanted young Cormac with them for to play
    But their rivals in Cork did not see it this way

    Cormac’s birth home was on the Cork Kerry border this is how the dispute arose
    Between Munster’s Gaelic Football’s most historical foes
    Till a drawn up map of the border put the issue beyond doubt
    That Cormac was a Cork man by a hundred meters or thereabout

    In Gaelic Football a huge boost to Cork it did seem
    But had Cormac been playing with Kerry he would have known of a far greater esteem
    For in the nineteen fifties when Cormac was in his physical prime
    For Kerry in Gaelic Football it was a glorious time

    In Gaelic Football for Cork and his club of Millstreet great games he did play
    But only the memories are with us today
    Of the fearless defender who often broke up many an opposition attack
    As often was said of him a hard nut for to crack

    Eventually time becomes everyone’s foe
    And Cormac Dineen died some six years ago
    Born on the Cork Kerry border Kerry wanted him with them to play
    But their football rivals in Cork on it did have their way.

    “A Story Of Cormac Dineen” is by Francis Duggan


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