Johnny McGurk, one of the most visible and memorable heroes of Derry's All-Ireland winning season of 1993, could be facing jail after pleading guilty to the theft of €625,000 from his former employers.
McGurk worked as an accountant for the construction firm Patrick Bradley Ltd. The Belfast Telegraph report that he stole £572.206 whilst an employee of the firm between 2006 and 2011.
Today, he pleaded guilty to all 36 charges of fraud by abuse of position. He was released on bail until May. The judge informed him that he faces a 'real risk' of a jail sentence.
McGurk played for Derry from the late 1980s until the late 1990s.
A wing back, he is probably best known for curling over a late winning point against Dublin in the 1993 All-Ireland semi-final. He advanced forward to score another long-range point in the slightly less dramatic All-Ireland final against Cork. He had previously an All-Ireland club title with Lavey in 1991.