January 27, 2021
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Tributes paid to Waterford’s 1959 All-Ireland winner Joe Harney

Waterford’s well-known All-Ireland winning corner-back Joe Harney has passed away.

He was part of the team that defeated Kilkenny in 1959 after a replay – the last time time the Deise won the Liam McCarthy cup.

Joe, who played for Ballydurn, also won Munster titles in 1957 and 1959.

“It is with deep regret that we have learned today of the passing of Joe Harney, Ballydurn, member of the 1959 All Ireland winning team<2 a post from Waterford GAA said on Twitter.

“CLG Phort Láirge extends its deepest sympathy to the Harney family at this sad time.

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam”


His funeral details are as follows:

The death has occurred of Joe Harney
Ballydurn, Kilmacthomas, Waterford

Predeceased by his wife Breda. Sadly missed by his sons Liam, Jim , John and Noel, daughters Marie and Claire, sons in law Frank and Sean, daughters-in-law, Nuala, Kathleen, Brid and Martha, brothers in law, sisters in law, his sixteen grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and friends.


Due to recent HSE guidelines regarding public gatherings, the Funeral Mass will take place tomorrow, Sunday, and will be strictly private. Funeral Mass will be broadcast live tomorrow on 105.2FM and will also be streamed live on facebook on Parish of Newtown/Kill/Kilmacthomas and Saleen page and also KIlmacthomas Village & Community Group page at 11.30am.

A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

Pictured: Joe Harney (far right, front row) with the Waterford Hurling team before the Munster final against Cork at Semple Stadium, which Waterford won 3-09 to 2-09. The team from left to right, front row: Tom Cheasty, Donal Whelan, Charlie Ware, Frankie Walsh, Austin Flynn, Martin Óg Morrissey and Joe Harney. Back row, left to right: Larry Guinan, Jackie Condon, Ned Power, John Kiely, John Barron, Mickey Lacey, Seamus Power and Phil Grimes.

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