Former Wexford GAA Chairman Joe O’Shaughnessy has died this evening after a short illness.
On the field, Joe had a distinguished playing career at both club and intercounty. He played Senior football for Wexford, making his championship debut in 1966 and his final championship appearance in 1974.
With his club Castletown, he jointly holds the record for most Senior Club Championships won, alongside his former teammate Oliver Cullen, with both winning 9 championships between 1965 and 1981, .
Having served in many different administrative roles since his retirement as a player, Joe was a familiar face to many GAA people in Co.Wexford and across Ireland. He became Wexford GAA County Chairman in 1990, serving until 1993, while later became Central Council representative for the first time in 2003.
WexfordToday last spoke to Joe in 2020 as Castletown prepared for their Senior football final. He shared his memories of the 1970 County final: