Well-known Navan O Mahonys clubman Joe hailed from the Dunderry area and was a member of a great local sporting family with greyhounds and GAA top of the agenda.
He wore the distinctive black and white jersey at senior level for Dunderry through the 1970s, usually lining out at midfield and people from this era will tell you that Joe had as good a left foot as anybody on the then Meath club circuit.
Moving to Navan, Joe became involved with the O Mahonys club where his sons Stephen and David started to show promise as outstanding young footballers.
Of course, both went on to represent Meath and won every domestic honour with O Mahonys. Popular Stephen captained Meath and gained a coveted All Star award in 2007.
Joe is survived by his wife Kathleen (both of them were a regular twosome at games around the county and beyond) and the boys plus a host of family members and friends. Joe was hugely popular amongst his work colleagues at Meath County Council. Sadly his mother Margaret also passed away later on in the year.