Jimmy Corbett

  • Funeral arrangements have been confirmed for Jimmy Corbett, who passed away suddenly yesterday.

    Jimmy was the founder of the Carnacon club in 1986 and senior team manager with the reigning county and Connacht senior champions.

    Since Carnacon was founded, the club has won six All-Ireland Senior Club titles, 16 Connacht crowns and 20 county championship wins, along with various underage titles.

    Tributes have been pouring in for Jimmy from right across the sporting spectrum.

    His funeral arrangements have also been confirmed – his remains will repose at Carnacon Community Centre on Monday evening from 4-8pm.

    He will be laid to rest in Burriscarra Cememtery on Tuesday afternoon following 12.30 Funeral Mass in St Mary’s Church Carnacon.

  • The Ladies Gaelic Football Association has led the tributes to Carnacon founder and manager Jimmy Corbett who has passed away.

    Corbett founded the Mayo club in 1986, and oversaw one of the most dominant periods in All Ireland Club Championship history.

    Carnacon were crowned All Ireland champions for the first time in 2002, and then on five more occasions between then and 2017.

    They've also won 20 county championships, and 16 Connacht titles.

    Corbett also helped develop some of the country's finest ever players, including Cora Staunton.

    His loss to Carnacon and Mayo has been described as "incalculable".

  • Warm tributes were paid at his funeral Mass in Carnacon this afternoon to Jimmy Corbett, one of the country’s most successful ladies club football managers.

    Mr Corbett, who passed away at the weekend, co-managed the Carnacon senior team to 6 All-Irelands, 16 Connacht titles and 20 county tiles, along with numerous underage titles.

    Club players past and present - including Cora Staunton who flew in from the United States - formed a guard of honour as his remains were brought from St. Mary’s Church for burial in Burriscarra Cemetery.

    Local parish priest Fr. Michael Farragher was the chief celebrant of the funeral Mass.

    Tributes were paid to Jimmy at the funeral Mass as a man who had changed the face of ladies Gaelic football.

    Mourners heard he was a kind, caring person, a father figure to the many girls who played on the various teams which he managed over the years.


    He's survived by his wife Sadie, daughters, Michelle, Lorraine, Yvonne and Marie, sons Kevin, Damian. Michael, Declan and Sean and extended family.