Cork GAA in mourning following the sudden death of former Rebels selector John Corcoran
The GAA community in Cork is in mourning this evening after news that one of the county's stalwarts and former football selector John Corcoran has died.
The very popular St Mary’s clubman, finished his term as Carbery chairman in December, filled numerous roles within Cork GAA over the years.
Corcoran was a selector for Cork footballer manager Billy Morgan between 2005-07 and, in more recent times, acted as part of his management team at UCC helping to guide them to Sigerson Cup triumphs in 2011 and 2014.
Tributes have been flowing in on social media:
Everyone in UCC GAA is devastated with the news of John Corcoran's passing.John was a stalwart in our club and will be deeply missed. RIP— UCC GAA (@ucc_gaa) January 19, 2016
Very sad to hear of the passing of a passionate Gaa man John Corcoran.Always had a witty comment to put a smile on the faces of people. Rip— Eoin Cadogan (@cads3) January 19, 2016
So sad to hear of untimely passing of John Corcoran, a true GAA man. God can tell the Heavenly 15 to get ready, the Selector has arrived— Phil Murphy (@PMurphy60440640) January 19, 2016
Sad to hear about the passing of John Corcoran. Great character in Cork GAA. RIP— Fintan O'Toole (@fotoole13) January 19, 2016
We send our condolences to the Corcoran family on the sudden passing of John. His passion for the game in West cork will be missed #RIPJOHN— O Donovan Rossa GAA (@RossaGAA) January 19, 2016
Cork GAA has been rocked by sudden death of John Corcoran. Our thoughts are with his family.. Pic Southern Star pic.twitter.com/U7G3IUjebu— Neil Prendeville (@NeilRedFM) January 19, 2016
Very sad to hear about big John Corcoran.A huge loss to @ucc_gaa and the wider GAA community.A gent who'd always go out of his way for you.— Alan Cronin (@AlanCroninjnr) January 19, 2016