Tuesday 19 March 2019

Friends pen tribute to Dub legend Joe

JOE TIMMONS of Dublin and Wicklow: His fond friends at St Mary's penned this tribute.

Joe Timmons was born on 16th August 1933 in Charlemount Street in Dublin, but spent most of his adolescent years in Annacurra in Wicklow with his maternal grandparents. As a result, he played with Annacurra and later Wicklow in his earlier football days.

He played with Wicklow in 1954 in the infamous match against Meath in the Leinster Championship (over nine minutes of injury time was played and Meath went on to beat Kerry in the All-Ireland Final).

He returned to Dublin after serving his apprenticeship and joined St Mary's of Saggart. He declared for Dublin and won the All Ireland, National League and St Brendans Cup with Dublin in 1958.

His late brother John also played on the Championship winning team. In the League Final against Kildare his Saint Mary's clubmates Peter O'Reilly and Gerry Fitzgerald trained the Dublin and Kildare teams respectively. Gerry's brother, John Fitzgerald, married Joe's sister Mary Timmons.

Joe also won a Leinster Championship medal in 1959. Joe gave tremendous service to St Mary's Saggart and won the St Vincent de Paul Cup with them in 1958.

Joe sadly passed away on 30th January 2009. Joe is survived by his wife Betty, daughters Mary and Francis, sons Joe Junior, John and Mark, grandchildren, brothers and sisters and a very large circle of friends.

Ar Dheis De go Raibh a Anam Dilis

MAGIC BUS: On the one road to Cork next Sunday for Dublin's opening National Hurling League tie.

There will be entertainment on board and the chance to win a few bob in the Forecast The Score contest.

There will be a tea/coffee stop at Josephine's of Urlingford and there will be time for lunch before the match.

The bus leaves Amien Street at 9am and the Poitin Stil (9.30am).

It will return home immediately after the game. Should be back in Dublin at the latest, 9pm.

The fare is €20. Tomorrow before 5pm is the deadline for bookings. Ring Michael 087-2331983.

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