An instrumental figure in leading Shamrock Rovers to their new home in Tallaght, Joe was a League of Ireland man and his son, Jason, also holds a strong connection with the Dublin club having played for them.
A player with Drumcondra AFC, Joe is best known for his off-field involvement with Rovers, where he was a driving force behind the club's years at Morton Stadium but also pushing for a permanent home in Tallaght.
The FAI will honour his contribution to football at the UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifier between Republic of Ireland and Georgia in March 2019.
He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Sheila and his children Gary, Jason, Gavin and Paul, father Frank, brothers, sisters, daughters-in-law, his 10 grandchildren, extended family relatives and friends.
Funeral Arrangements
Reposing at Fanagan's Funeral Home Willbrook, Rathfarnham on Thursday, December 27 between 3.00pm and 5.00pm. Removal Friday morning to the church of St. Colmcilles Knocklyon, arriving for 10.00am Funeral Mass followed by Cremation at Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross.

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The Football Association of Ireland is saddened to learn of the death of former Shamrock Rovers chairman Joe Colwell.