John Corcoran, Irish sports administrator, Died at 56


John Corcoran was born on October 16, 1959, and died on January 19, 2016.

He was an Irish Gaelic games administrator.

His prospective career included virtually every role in Gaelic football, covering player, coach, manager, selector, chairman, county board delegate and referee.

John has played for St. Mary’s and then later become a referee, Corcoran became a member of the St. Mary’s committee at a youthful age and was treasurer and secretary of the club in the early 1980s before becoming chairman in 1992.

He continued with his participation on the team up to his death, having also held the position of Carbery chairman.

Previously he held the chair of the divisional committee, he had been PRO and vice-chair and also chaired the Munster third-level GAA body, sitting on the Munster Council as a result.

Mr.Corcoran managed the Carbery divisional side to the 2004 championship, which brought him to wider attention with Cork.

As a selector under Billy Morgan, John Corcoran was part of the management team which won the 2006 Munster title and reached the following year’s All-Ireland final, losing to Kerry.

As a University College Cork selector, he served from 2010 onwards, the college has won the Sigerson Cup twice and reached the final on three occasions.

John Corcoran passed away at 56 yrs old.