Dermot McCabe

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Dermot McCabe
Personal information
Sport Gaelic football
Position Midfield
Born May 1976 (age 38)
County Cavan, Ireland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Years Club
Club titles
Cavan titles 6
Years County Apps (scores)
1995-2009 Cavan 70 (7-133)
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 1
All Stars 1

Dermot McCabe (born 17 May 1976) is a former Gaelic footballer for Cavan.[1][2]

Playing career[edit]

He has been ever-present since breaking into the Cavan team in 1995 when they lost an Ulster final against Tyrone. He helped Cavan reach reached the All-Ireland Under 21 Football Championship final in 1996, but they were defeated by Kerry. In 1997, McCabe was highly influential as Cavan claimed their only Ulster Senior Football Championship title in the last 40 years, beating Derry in Clones.

Widely regarded as one of Cavan's best players of modern times, McCabe claimed an All-Star Award for his efforts in 1997. He played for Ireland in the revived 1998 International Rules Series against Australia. He was one of Ireland's stars by scoring 14 points. He was again selected for Ireland when they won the 2001 International Rules Series.[3][4]

In 2011 McCabe was part of the Cavan minor team management when they won the Ulster Minor Football Championship.


  • 1 Ulster Senior football Championship (1997)
  • 1 Ulster Under 21 Football Championship (1996)
  • 1 All Star Award (1997)


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