Joseph Stuart

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James Joseph Stuart, known as J. J. or Joe Stuart (9 June 1904 – 21 March 1980) was the 19th president of the Gaelic Athletic Association. [1]

Born in Ogonnelloe, County Clare, he won two Fitzgibbon Cup medals with UCD and also hurled in Clare, Galway and Limerick.

He was a medical doctor and was Master of Dublin's Coombe Hospital from 1957 to 1963. [2]

He served as vice-chairman of Dublin county committee for many years and in 1954 became the only non-Leinster man to chair Leinster Council.

He was also a prominent hurling referee who took charge of the 1943 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final between Cork and Antrim.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Séamus McFerran
President of the Gaelic Athletic Association
1958–1961
Succeeded by
Aodh Ó Broin