Edwin Carolan

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Edwin Carolan
Personal information
Irish name Edwin Ó Cearbhalláin
Sport Gaelic football
Position Forward
Born Mullagh, County Cavan, Ireland
Occupation Veterinary Inspector
Years Club
Cavan Gaels
Years County
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles ?
All-Irelands 3

Edwin Carolan (died 22 January 1982) was a Gaelic footballer who played for the Cavan county team.

Playing career[]

A native of Mullagh. He was a member of the great Cavan squad which won the All-Ireland Final in the Polo Grounds, New York in 1947. He won a second All-Ireland Senior Football Championship medal the following year. But, he is best remembered for scoring the equalising point to earn Cavan a replay in the 1952 All-Ireland Final against Co. Meath, Cavan went on to win the replay. He also won the National Football League in 1949/50 season. His brother Pat Carolan also played in the 1952 Final. He won 1 Sigerson Cup medal with University College Dublin and won numerous Railway Cup medals with Ulster. He helped establish Cavan Gaels and won a 1958 League medal with the town.[1][2][3]

Edwin Carolan Memorial Park is named after him.


  1. ^ "Anglo Celt Cavan News Items 1981-1990". cavancyms.com. Archived from the original on 1 March 2010. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Football Final Draws". gaaweb.sitesuite.cn. Archived from the original on 23 February 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  3. ^ "1952 All-Ireland Title Success, Revenge for '49 defeat, by Eamonn Gaffney, former Sports Editor, The Anglo-Celt, Cavan". ulster.gaa.ie. 29 June 2009. Archived from the original on 9 November 2009. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
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