Irish World, The (UK) – Cork and Ireland legend Noel Cantwell finally came home last week, as his ashes were scattered on a cricket pitch in his native county 13 years after he passed away.

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  • Cork and Ireland legend Noel Cantwell finally came home last week, as his ashes were scattered on a cricket pitch in his native county 13 years after he passed away.
  • When the former Manchester United captain and Republic of Ireland international passed away in 2005 at the age of 73, his ashes were kept by his wife, Maggie, at their home in England.
  • “It’s fantastic that a Cork son will finally be returning home for the last time,” said Councillor Mick Finn, who had spoken with Mr Cantwell’s daughters about bringing his ashes home to Cork prior to their mother’s death.
  • “If you were to ask my dad where home is, he would say Cork,” added Kate.
  • “He used to get into trouble with Sir Matt Busby because my dad would spend summers travelling to Ireland and beyond for cricket.”


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