Joe Lennon, who captained Down to win an All Ireland senior football title in 1968 and was also on the winning teams of 1960 and 61, has died.
A teacher at Gormanston college, he lived at Stamullen and was one of the early analysts on the Sunday Game, as well as an expert on GAA rules.
in 2000, he was conferred with a PHD in the field of philosophy of sport for his thesis, 'Towards a philosophy for legislation in Gaelic Games'.
He also played for Stamullen,and was a club delegate to the Meath County Board. In 1972, he was a contender for the Meath Personality of the Year Award, and was involved in local politics as chairman of the Slane area Fine Gael branch for a period.
The death has occurred of Joseph Finbarr (Joe) LENNON
Stamullen Road, Gormanston, Meath / Down
LENNON (‘Little Kept’ Stamullen Rd, Gormanston, Co. Meath and formerly of Poyntzpass, Co. Down) (Former Co Down GAA footballer). Nov. 23rd, 2016. (suddenly), Joseph Finbarr (Joe), beloved husband of Ann and loving father of Kieran, Darren and Neil, sadly missed by his grandchildren Conor, Eoin, Ian and Ross, great-grandson Noah, daughters-in-law Leanne and Karen, his brothers and sister, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends.
Reposing at his home on Saturday from 12o’c until 7o’c. Removal on Saturday evening to St. Patrick's Church, Stamullen arriving at 8.30o’c. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 10o’c with burial afterwards in Moorechurch Cemetery. Family flowers only.