Cassidy Joseph

27 March 1998
Derry’s Joseph Cassidy

NAME: Joseph Cassidy

DATE OF BIRTH: 2-4-77

HEIGHT: 6’ 2"

WEIGHT: 12st

CLUB: Wolfe Tones, Bellaghy

COUNTY: Derry

NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (GAELIC): Ulster and All-Ireland Under 21; Ulster and All-Ireland finalist minor; 2 county senior championships; All-Ireland B Colleges; 1 Ulster senior club; county Under 21 championship; 2 county minor championships; 2 Ulster minor club

NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (OTHER): Derry Basketball Schools Championship

INTERCOUNTY DEBUT: February 1997 v Kildare (NFL)

TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Rory McEnhill (Fermanagh)

FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Clones and Croke Park

HOBBIES: Interested in all sports - especially soccer and basketball

FAVOURITE POSITION: Left full forward (No 15)

FAVOURITE PLAYERS: Maurice Fitzgerald and Joe Brolly

INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER: My parents and my brother Damian, and Danny Quinn

THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Winning All-Ireland Under 21 title and beating Tyrone emphatically last year in the Ulster Senior semi final

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Losing All-Ireland Minor Final 1995

OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Enda Muldoon, Gavin Diamond, Paul Diamond and John McEntee (Armagh)

WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: Improve the standard of refereeing, especially at club level

DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: Too many of the top officials in the GAA think they are something big!

DO YOU HAVE ANY RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES: My brother Damian played in the All-Ireland winning team of Derry (1993). Most of my cousins play club football with Bellaghy. My uncle Phonsie Kearns managed Dunloy to two All-Ireland Hurling Finals

PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: Romario

FAVOURITE PERSONAL SAYING OR TERM OF ABUSE: ’Ah right, tucker!’

PET HATES: Smoking

FAVOURITE FILM: Titanic

FAVOURITE MUSIC: Christy Moore

IDEAL DATE: Cindy Crawford

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED? As being a playing member of Derry’s 5 in a row All-Ireland winning team!

Taken from Hogan Stand magazine
27th March 1998
Vol 8 No 13