Jim McCarthy
McCarthy in New Zealand in 1950
Birth nameJames Stephen McCarthy
Date of birth(1924-06-30)30 June 1924
Place of birthCork, Ireland
Date of death21 April 2015(2015-04-21) (aged 90)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Dolphin RFC
Blackrock College RFC
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Munster ()
International career
Years Team Apps (Points)
The Lions

James Stephen McCarthy (30 June 1924 – 21 April 2015) was an Irish rugby union player who played for Munster, the Irish national team, and the British and Irish Lions.[1] He was a member of the Grand Slam winning Irish squad in the 1948 Five Nations Championship.[2]


  1. ^ "Munster legend Jim McCarthy dies aged 90: A great character and an even greater player". Independent.ie.
  2. ^ Mulqueen, Charlie (22 April 2015). "Ireland mourns Slam hero Jim McCarthy". Retrieved 24 April 2015.