Connie Hartnett, The Bridge, Millstreet

On December 17th 2019, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family in the exceptional care of the staff at Marymount Hospice. Sadly missed by his daughters Julie and Helen and their mother Mary, his 6 grandchildren and great-granddaughter. Deeply regretted by his family, brother Vincent, sisters Kathleen (Harte), Eleanor (Kileen) and the late Noel and Brenda, sons-in-law, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, former team mates and friends. “Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh a anam”
Lying in repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Wednesday evening from 5pm to 8pm followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon with burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Donations, if desired, to Marymount Hospice. [rip]

Connie was a wing back (#7) for Cork when they won the 1973 All Ireland Football Championship. He is in the front row, second from the left in the photo above.


John Tarrant wrote this lovely piece on Connie in the Evening Echo:

Cork Minor Footballers 1968 – Connie Hartnett 4th from the back left and John Coleman second from right in front [1]


1973 Cork Footballers - Connie Hartnett and John Coleman get their hands on Sam Maguire again (Feb 2010)
1973 Cork Footballers – Connie Hartnett and John Coleman get their hands on Sam Maguire again (Feb 2010)

Connie’s Jersey from the 1973 final in in Newmarket (2020-05) (i+):

3 thoughts on “Connie Hartnett, The Bridge, Millstreet”

  1. Privileged to have been born the same year (1951) as the wonderfully popular Connie Hartnett we were all in the same Class in Primary School – John & Mary Coleman, Tommy Radley and many other locals – where Connie was so very gifted in sport and creativity but above all was an absolute gentleman, ever friendly and supremely supportive. Connie has enriched our lives in many ways not least in his pivotal role in the 1973 All-Ireland Football Final when Cork were victorious with a superb Team which also included three other hugely talented local Players – Humphrey Kelleher, John Coleman and Denis Long. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

  2. I was privileged to have known Connie during the seventies in the cattle business and always considered him to be avery good friend and a true gentleman, always regretted not keeping contact,condolences to his family may he rest in peace.Martin Coady.Tullow Co.Carlow.

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