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 35)
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
2004–2017
Tyrone
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 3
All-Irelands 2

Joe McMahon is an Irish Gaelic footballer. A two-time All-Ireland-winner, 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 final 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 McMahon, 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.

In 2018 Joe joined the TTM Radio commentary team as match analyst.

References[edit]

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

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