Joe McMahon

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Joe McMahon
Personal information
Irish name Seosamh Mac Mathúna
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Full Back/Full Forward
Born (1983-08-03) 3 August 1983 (age 31)
Omagh, Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Club(s)
Years Club
2001– Omagh St. Enda's
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
2004– Tyrone
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 3
All-Irelands 2

Joe McMahon is a two-time All-Ireland-winning Tyrone Gaelic footballer. He started the 2005 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, but had to be replaced because of injury, making him the first Omagh man to win an All-Ireland.[1] He also started the 2008 at number 12 but played most of the game alongside his brother in the back line helping to hold Kerry's "Twin Towers" of Donaghy and Walsh to 1 point.

2008 was a career-defining year for him, being switched between the forwards and the backs on the Tyrone side throughout most of the season. In the quarter final, while being one of a number of Tyrone players sporting a beard for the occasion,[2] he scored a crucial goal against Dublin.[3]

In October 2005, barely a month after his All-Ireland win, McMahon was part of the Omagh St Enda's team that reached the Tyrone Championship Final.[4]

He was part of the Omagh CBS MacRory Cup team that shared the title in 2001 (the scheduled replay was abandoned, due to restrictions of crowd gatherings amid a Foot and Mouth outbreak), and reached the final in 2002.[5][6]

His younger brother, Justin was the captain of the Tyrone Under 21s that won the 2006 Ulster Championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joe Cool bubbling over with ambition". Irish News. 2006. Archived from the original on March 18, 2006. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ Shane Hegarty (September 27, 2008), How sporting a beard can give you a warrior's edge, Irish Times, retrieved October 3, 2008 
  3. ^ Dublin 1–8 3–14 Tyrone, BBC Sport, August 16, 2008, retrieved October 3, 2008 
  4. ^ Omagh keen to go the whole way, BBC Sport, October 21, 2005, retrieved October 3, 2008 
  5. ^ OMAGH CBS TO MEET ST MICHAEL'S AGAIN... . ulstercollegesgaa.com. 5 Mar 2002
  6. ^ OMAGH CBS TITLE HOPES DASHED BY SLICK ST MICHAEL'S . ulstercollegesgaa.com. 18 Mar 2002

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