Former Cavan footballer and All-Ireland SFC winner James McCabe has died aged 89.

McCabe was part of the victorious 1952 team that won the county's last Sam Maguire title.

After football, he forged a career in education planning and was appointed senior economist for educational planning at the World Bank in Washington DC.

He is survived by his wife Kay, five children, grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

McCabe in action in 1954, fielding the ball for St Nick's v UCC, incl Christy Ring in No. 5 jersey