John Joe Sheehan is confirmed dead at the age of 90.
John was best known as a Irish Gaelic footballer (Kerry).
John Joe Sheehan
Personal information
Irish nameSeán Seosamh Ó Síocháín
SportGaelic football
PositionCentre-forward
Born1929
Farranfore, County Kerry, Ireland
Died16 June 2020 (aged 91)
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork, Ireland
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
OccupationNational school teacher
Club(s)
YearsClub
Firies
Killarney Legion
Club titles
Kerry titles1
Inter-county(ies)*
YearsCountyApps (scores)
1949-1955
Kerry11 (2-07)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles4
All-Irelands2
NFL0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 00:18, 18 June 2020.
John Joe Sheehan (1929 - 16 June 2020) was an Irish Gaelic footballer. At club level he enjoyed success with the Killarney Legion and was a two-time All-Ireland Championship winner with the Kerry senior football team.
Contents
1 Playing career
2 Honours
3 References
4 External link
Playing career
Born in Farranfore, Sheehan first enjoyed success when, in 1946 and still a schoolboy, he won a Kerry County Championship medal with Killarney Legion and an All-Ireland Minor Championship with the Kerry minor football team. While training to be a teacher at St. Patrick's College he was selected for the Dublin senior football team but declared for Kerry and made his debut in the first round of the 1949-50 league. Sheehan captained the team to the Munster Championship title in 1951 before a spinal injury ruled him out of the game before a comeback which saw him win two All-Ireland Championship medals from three final appearances between 1953 and 1955. He was also selected for the Munster inter-provincial team on a number of occasions but ended his career without a Railway Cup medal.
Honours
Killarney Legion
Kerry Senior Football Championship (1): 1946
Kerry
All-Ireland Senior Football Championship (2): 1953, 1955
Munster Senior Football Championship (4): 1951 (c), 1953, 1954, 1955
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