Ray Carolan was the first Cuchulainn Captain in 1970. He was a noted midfielder with a national profile – his wedding photo made the front page of a national paper.
His inspirational qualities helped Cavan win the Ulster Senior Championship in 1962, ’64, ’67 and ’69. He won Railway Cup medals with Ulster in 1964, ‘ 65, ’66 and ’68. He won two Cú Chulainn Awards in 1966 and ’67.”
Donal Meade: After attending college in Belfast he developed into a top-class player and was immediately recognised as a player of real talent.
He played for Cavan in the 1976 Ulster final against Derry in which Cavan were beaten after a replay and extra time on a score line of 0-22 to 1-16. He also played in the ’78 Ulster final v Down as a wing half back.
Cormac Cahill played for Cavan in the mid sixties. He was a noted fast and skillful corner forward.
He won an Ulster Championship with Cavan in 1964.
Seamus McMahon played with Cuchulainns in ’74 and ’75 helping to beat his former clubs, Castlerahan and Munterconnaught in the form of St Mary’s as an impact sub in the 1975 championship, Seamus also played for Virginia.
He played for Cavan against Down in the Ulster finals of 1962 and 1965. Cavan beat Down 3-6 to 0-5 in ’62 with Down gaining revenge in ’65, 3-5 to 1-8. Seamus was a member of the Cavan County panel from 1961 to 1967 and in that time he won three Ulster Senior championship medals and also a Dr. McKenna Cup medal
Ronan Carolan played for Cavan from 1986 to 1999.
Cavan’s best-ever free-taker? Consistently topped the scoring charts in Ulster over the course of the ’80s and ’90s despite Cavan’s travails then. Deservedly won an Ulster SFC medal in ’97, along with an Ulster U21 medal in 1988. Represented Ulster during a time when the province started its Railway cup domination. His ability to carry the ball at pace was another key weapon.
Fintan Cahill won an Ulster Championship in 1997 and an Ulster U21 medal in 1988.
He lit up the Cavan forward line in full-flight and caught the eye of the Railway Cup think-tank as a 19-year-old. The Cuchulainn’s forward was adept either drawing a free or invariably scoring himself.
Terry Farrelly won an Ulster U21 in 1996. He helped Cavan, as a midfielder reach the All-Ireland U21 football championship final in 1996, but they were defeated by Kerry
In 1997, Farrelly claimed a position as a half back on the senior team as Cavan claimed their only Ulster Senior Championship title in the last 40 years, beating Derry in Clones
Eugene Keating made his Cavan debut in the 2008 Championship against Kildare as an 18 year old midfielder.
In 2009 he held down the no 6 jersery as Cavan were beaten by Antrim in the Ulster semi final.
Conor made his Cavan debut in the 2008 Championship against Kildare as a second half substitute.
Played the whole way up the ranks with Cavans underage.
Seamus played for Cavan Juniors in 2008 campaign and featured in the Leinster Championship outing against Dublin in Parnell park.
Killian was a member of the Junior panel that got to the 2011 Leinster Junior Final. Lynch has also represented Cavan at Senior level, notably in the Mckenna cup and league campaign of 2010.
Lynch also played for Cavan minors and U21’s in the Ulster Championship where he played as a corner forward.
Adrian played with the Juniors in both Leinster Finals of 2010 & 2011 coming on as a sub the first yr and featured mid-field the 2nd yr.
Taite has also represented Cavan at underage level and seniors in the Mckenna cup.
All Ireland Winners
Paddy played in the National League final of 1931. He also played in the All-Ireland semi-final of 1932. He was a member of the panel that won All-Irelands for Cavan in 1933 and 1935.
He won junior championship medals with Cross in 1941 and 1946. He travelled to the United States with the Cavan team in 1934 and 1936.
Donal won All-Ireland medals with Cavan in 1933 and 1935. He played in the All-Ireland finals in 1937 and 1943. He won ten Ulster senior championship medals and played with Ulster in the Railway Cup on many occasions.
He was captain of the Ulster team which lost to Munster in the ’41 final. He won junior championship medals with Cross in ’41 and ’46. His county career spanned eleven years. He travelled to the United States with the Cavan team in ’34,’36 and ’38.
Simon won his first All-Ireland with Cavan at minor level in 1938. He was a member of the first Ulster Railway Cup winning team in 1942 and again in 1943 and 1947. He played in the All-Ireland finals of 1943, 1945 and 1949.
He won senior All-Ireland medals in 1947, 1948 and 1952. He won a National League medal in 1948. He won ten Ulster championship medals from 1940 to 1952. He was a member of the team that won the National League (home) final in 1950.
Edwin won All-Ireland medals with Cavan in 1947, 1948 and 1952. He also played in the 1949 All-Ireland. He won six Ulster championship medals from 1947 to 1955.
He won a National League medal in 1948. He won three Sigerson Cup medals with UCD, two Railway Cup medals with Ulster, a senior league medal with Mullagh and a senior championship medal with Cavan Gaels. He was a member of the Cavan team that won the National League (home) final in 1950.
Paddy won a senior All-Ireland medal with Cavan in 1952. He was a member of the team that won the National League (home) final in 1950. He won three Ulster championship medals in 1952, 1954 and 1955. He won two Sigerson Cup medals in 1953 and 1954. He was a member of the Combined Universities’ team in 1953, 1954 and 1955.
He won an All-Ireland Colleges’ inter-provincial medal with Leinster in 1947, a senior league medal with Mullagh in 1950 and a junior championship medal with Mullagh in 1955.