Dating a professional football player
That does not mean they don’t reflect the true character of the player involved.
In another match a novice playing corner-back beside Mc Cullough was getting a roasting.
Shortly before he died at 92 in 2014, he had attended the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the win of ’43.
A retired Garda Chief Superintendent, he had been living in Bray. Tim Kennelly (Kerry) The late Tim ‘Horse’ Kennelly was a popular farmer and publican who won five All-Irelands, including as captain in 1979. His death at just 51 in 2005 caused huge shock in GAA circles.
In The Southern Star’s ‘Gleanings from the Gaels’ column after his death in 2005, the columnist penned the following tribute: “Humphrey belonged to an era now gone from Gaelic football, an era when the hard man was part and parcel of Gaelic football.
An era when the classy forward had to be a brave man to survive.
Spotting this, Mc Cullough left his station and moved up the field.
His battle with legendary hard man Lar Foley in the semi-final in ’62 is still talked about, with Long scoring 1-3 from play. Came back from that, then tore the cruciate in his other knee three years later, and worked his way back from that too. Peter Canavan (Tyrone) Smallest man on the team but lacking nothing in courage and aggression.