Joe Diver

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Joe Diver
Personal information
Sport Gaelic football
Position Midfield
Born Bellaghy, County Londonderry,
Northern Ireland
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Occupation Marketing executive[1]
Club(s)
Years Club
Bellaghy
Club titles
Derry titles 3
Ulster titles 1
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
2006- Derry
Inter-county titles
All-Irelands 1
NFL 1
All Stars 1

Joe Diver (Irish: Seosamh Ó Duibhir) is an Irish Gaelic footballer who plays for Derry, with whom he has won a National League title. Diver plays his club football for Bellaghy Wolfe Tones, and has won the Derry Senior Football Championship ? times with the club.

For both club and county Diver usually plays in midfield. He has also played in the half forward line on occasion.[1]

Football career[edit]

Inter-county[edit]

The Diver struggled to make the panel of 24 players while a Derry Minor in 2000. Derry won that year's Ulster Minor Championship and Diver made a late substitute appearance in the All-Ireland Minor semi-final against Cork.[1] That game was shrouded in controversy, because a Cork player who was sent-off did not leave the field of play.[1] He didn't play Under 21 football with Derry as he was traveling in the United States.[1]

Diver was first called up to the Derry Senior football panel in November 2005 for the 2006 season by Paddy Crozier.[2] He made his competitive Derry debut on 8 January 2006 against Monaghan in the 2006 Dr. McKenna Cup.[3] His Championship debut came that year in a six-point victory over Tyrone at the age of 24.[1]

He was part of the Derry team that won the 2008 National League where Derry beat Kerry in the final.[4][5]

Joe played at midfiled on the derry team that reached the 2011 Ulster Senior championship final, and was made Vice Captain of Derry for 2012 season.

Club[edit]

In 2005 he won the Derry Championship with Bellaghy and helped the club reach the Ulster Senior Club Football Championship final,[1] but they were defeated by St. Gall's.

While in America, he helped the Derry club side win the 2003 New York Junior Football Championship.[1]

Honours[edit]

Inter-county[edit]

Club[edit]

Note: The above lists may be incomplete. Please add any other honours you know of.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Archer, Kenny (2007). "Diver leaving no stone unturned". The Irish News. Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  2. ^ "Crozier names much-changed panel". BBC. 8 November 2005. Retrieved 1 April 2008. 
  3. ^ Maloney, Seamus (5 January 2006). "Diver the sole debutant for Oak Leafers". The Irish News. 
  4. ^ "Derry 2-13 Kerry 2-09 2008 National League Final report". Derry GAA website. Retrieved 27 April 2008. 
  5. ^ "Derry 2-13 Kerry 2-09 2008 National League Final report". RTÉ. Archived from the original on 30 April 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2008. 

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