Gus was the captain of the Grand Slam winning Ireland U-20s side as the UCD RFC hooker led the team to a remarkable second title in as many years.
He started out his rugby journey with Old Belvedere RFC, before playing in Blackrock College, where he captained the Senior Cup team to the 2022 Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Schools Senior title after a win over Gonzaga College in the RDS Arena.
McCarthy played a number of other sports growing up, including GAA with Kilmacud Crokes, tennis and golf, but it was his coach, Bobby O’Brien in Old Belvedere that left an indelible impression on the youngster, fostering a love of rugby that lasts to this day.
Credit: Leinster Rugby
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