Larry McCarthy is a prominent Gaelic games administrator and the current president of the GAA. Born in 1954 in Bishopstown, Cork, Larry has been involved with the GAA for many years, serving in various roles with the New York GAA. He is a dedicated member of the Sligo football club in New York and has been a key figure in promoting Gaelic games in the United States.
Aside from his involvement with the GAA, Larry is also a university lecturer at the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. He has been teaching there since 1998 and is highly respected in his field.
Larry’s contributions to the GAA have been recognized and he has held various important positions within the organization. He was elected as one of the GAA’s trustees at the 2018 Congress and also served on the Strategic Review Committee under the leadership of John Horan. He was previously a member of the Towards 150 Committee under Aogán Ó Fearghail and has also served on the Central Council and Finance Committee.
In February 2020, Larry made history by becoming the first overseas person to be elected as president-elect of the GAA. He officially took on the role of president at the 2021 GAA Congress, which was held remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions. Despite the challenging circumstances, Larry flew into Ireland and isolated himself in Dublin to fulfill his duties as president.
Larry’s education includes attending Coláiste Éamann Rís in Cork City for his secondary education, followed by Thomond College of Education for his Bachelor’s Degree. He also holds a Master’s Degree from New York University and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.