Cassidy Joseph

March 27, 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


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