|Full name||Gavan McCarthy|
|Date of birth||16 May 1945|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (190 lb)|
|1965||North Melbourne||2 (0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1965.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
McCarthy, who was recruited from Yea, made two appearances for North Melbourne in the 1965 VFL season. His brother, Bernie McCarthy, was his teammate in the second of those matches, against Fitzroy at Brunswick Street Oval. He had another brother Shane McCarthy, who played for Geelong.
- Sportingpulse: Yea Football Netball Club History
- Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
- AFL Tables: Gavan McCarthy
- Herald Sun,"Port Adelaide football star John McCarthy dies in incident at Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas", Jon Ralph, Andrew Capel