For the second year in succession Seamus Mc Cabe returned to Clones with the All-Ireland senior softball singles championship under his belt. He retained his title with a sweeping win over Kerry's Tom Mc Ellistrim at Ballymote Co. Sligo.
There was a capacity attendance and all Ulster was behind the Monaghan Man as he nonchantly swept aside the Kerry challenge to his All-Ireland Crown. His winning score of 21-9, 21-5 gives a clear indication of his superiority and certainly put the 'skids' under the Dublin sports-writers who had confidently tipped the Kerryman to win.
In October 1967 Seamus Mc Cabe became the undisputed Lord of the Irish Handball World at Croke Park when, in the play-off with Hardball champion Peadar Mc Gee, to decide who would represent Ireland in the World Games in Toronto the following month, he well and truly whipped the Mayoman in two straight games 21-14 and 21-13.
The Monaghan man played brilliant stuff in disposing of his opponent so decisively and his only regret must be that he did not produce the same form in his last encounter with McGee otherwise he would have been dual All-Ireland Senior Champion. However, revenge was sweet and Mc Cabe was off to represent Ireland in the World Games.
Mc Cabe continued playing for many years and was one of the first contestants for the Top Ace RTE Championship in 1973, however the ellusive 'double' escaped him.
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