Joe Cassells

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Joe Cassells
Personal information
Irish name Seosamh Ó Caisil
Sport Gaelic football
Position Midfield
Born (1954-10-10) 10 October 1954 (age 62)
Navan, County Meath, Ireland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Occupation Retired electrical contractor
Club(s)
Years Club
1972-1992 Navan O'Mahony's
Club titles
  Football Hurling
Meath titles 8 2
Inter-county(ies)
Years County Apps (scores)
1974-1990 Meath 43 (1-10)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 4
All-Irelands 2
NFL 2
All Stars 0

Joe Cassells (born 10 October 1954) is an Irish retired Gaelic footballer. His league and championship career with the Meath senior team spanned sixteen seasons from 1974 to 1990.[1][2]

Born in Navan, County Meath, Cassells first excelled as a Gaelic footballer at club level with Navan O'Mahony's. In a club career that spanned three decades he won a record eight county senior championship medals. Cassells also won two county senior championship medals as a hurler.

Cassells made his debut on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he was selected for the Meath minor team. He enjoyed one championship season with the minor team, ending the year as a Leinster medal winner. Cassells subsequently joined the Meath under-21 team, however, he enjoyed little success in this grade. He made his debut with the Meath senior team during the 1974 championship. Over the course of the next sixteen years, Cassells won back-to-back All-Ireland medals, beginning in 1987 before collecting a second as captain of the team in 1988. He also won four Leinster medals and two National Football League medals. Cassells played his last game for Meath in September 1990.

As a regular member of the Leinster inter-provincial team on a number of occasions, Cassells won back-to-back Railway Cup medals in 1985 and 1986.

In retirement from playing, Cassells became involved in team management and coaching.

Cassells is the younger brother of trade union leader Peter Cassells.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Team Season Leinster All-Ireland Total
Apps Score Apps Score Apps Score
Meath 1974 2 0-00 0 0-00 2 0-00
1975 1 0-00 0 0-00 1 0-00
1976 4 0-00 0 0-00 4 0-00
1977 3 0-01 0 0-00 3 0-01
1978 1 0-01 0 0-00 1 0-01
1979 4 0-00 0 0-00 4 0-00
1980 2 1-00 0 0-00 2 1-00
1981 1 0-00 0 0-00 1 0-00
1982 1 0-00 0 0-00 1 0-00
1983 2 0-00 0 0-00 2 0-00
1984 4 0-00 0 0-00 4 0-00
1985 2 0-00 0 0-00 2 0-00
1986 3 0-01 1 0-00 4 0-01
1987 2 0-04 2 0-02 4 0-06
1988 1 0-00 3 0-01 4 0-01
1989 3 0-00 0 0-00 3 0-00
1990 0 0-00 1 0-00 1 0-00
Total 36 1-07 7 0-03 43 1-10

Honours[edit]

Navan O'Mahony's
Meath
Leinster

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joe Cassels". Hogan Stand. 1 October 1993. Retrieved 4 October 2009. 
  2. ^ Smyth, Ailbhe (23 November 2014). "Inside Back: Where are they now?". Irish Independent. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Jackson, Joe (23 May 2004). "A lifelong labour of love". Irish Independent. Retrieved 26 December 2016.