Breaking News – The ashes of an Irish sportsman and former Manchester United captain are set to be scattered in Cork this afternoon.


  • Noel Cantwell, who passed away in 2005 aged 73, was a cricket player before becoming a football star – winning 36 caps for Ireland and scoring 14 goals.
  • The left-sided player’s ashes are to be scattered at the County Cricket Club in the Mardyke, Cork having begun his sporting career there.
  • At 2pm today, Cantwell’s daughters – Kate and Liz – will bring his ashes to the cricket club.
  • After she died late last year, their daughters requested that Cantwell’s ashes be scattered at the Cricket Club.
  • His sporting prowess didn’t stop at just football and cricket, Cantwell also won a Munster Junior Cup with Cork Con in 1951.

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