'Duals' in the crown - the top 10 Cork sportsmen
CORK has a rich sporting heritage with multi-talented performers in many codes. Here is a list of 10 top Cork players who could – or did – make the grade in more than one sport
1 Dinny Allen
FAI Cup medal with Cork Hibernians; All-Ireland football winner with Cork.
2 Dave Barry
FAI Cup-winning manager of Cork City; All-Ireland football medal winner with Cork.
3 Teddy McCarthy
Only man to win All-Ireland hurling and football medals in the same year (1990).
4 Billy Morgan
All-Ireland football winner as a player and manager with Cork; impressed Glasgow Celtic when on trial with the Lisbon Lions.
5 Jimmy Barry-Murphy
All-Ireland football and hurling medal winner as a player with Cork; managed Cork to minor and senior hurling All-Irelands; could easily have made a career in English soccer if that had been his ambition.
6 Denis Irwin
Multi-medal winner with Manchester United including Cup Winners Cup and Champions League; as a schoolboy at Coláiste Chríost Rí and a member of St Finbarr's was tipped for future hurling and football stardom.
7 Tomas O'Leary
Munster and Ireland Rugby player; Captain of Cork All-Ireland minor hurling-winning team in 2001.
8 Darren Sweetman
Inter-county hurler; under-age badminton and hockey international; Munster rugby player and Ireland U-20 rugby international.
9 Setanta O hAilpin
All Star Cork hurler and Australian Rules professional.
10 Noel Cantwell
International soccer player and Irish international cricketer.