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Castlederg Host Night Of Celebration For Joe Leonard

Saturday 18.11.2023
Team Talk Mag
Club


Joe Leonard is a true Gael and on Friday night past his family, club, friends and colleagues got the chance to pay tribute to Joe for all he has done for the GAA over the decades. An Ederney man by birth he won a senior county championship medal and an Ulster Vocational School title in Fermanagh long before he and Vera ever set up home in the Derg. Castlederg club chairmen Brian Meehan welcomed everyone to the event and set the tone for the evening with his opening address.

A huge crowd from all over the county and beyond came to be part of what was a truly special night for the man who, among other things, was part of the management team that led Tyrone to three successive All Ireland Masters titles. Many video tributes were paid to Joe as guest after guest spoke of his friendship, kindness and generosity of spirit.

A real family man, he was joined by his wife, children and grandchildren as the huge crowd in attendance were treated to a night of nostalgia and reflection. It will be remembered around north Tyrone and beyond for many years to come,

 

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