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]
Years Club
Club titles
Derry titles 3
Ulster titles 1
Years County
2006- Derry
Inter-county titles
All-Irelands 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]


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.


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]




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


  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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