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Joe Martin RIP

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Joe Martin who has died at the age of 91 was the 4th highest scorer in the history of Dndalk FC, helping them to a FAI Cup medal in 1952.

But more than that, Joe who was born and lived all his life in Dundalk, was an engaging personality, who acted as MC at a host of charity events in the town and became a very popular presenter on local radio, hosting music of his own choice that he selected to match the profile of his audience.

It was however as a bustling centre-forward with a deceptively long stride that fooled defenders, that Joe will be remembered by the number of supporters who saw him play.

He developed his footballing skills in minor and junior grades, most notably with St. Joseph’s (The Joe’s) under the legendary Joe McEntee, graduating through the minor ranks with Dundalk to sign as a professional in 1949 at the age of 18.