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Joseph O'Connor

Full name: Joseph O'Connor
Gender: Male
Born: June 2, 1904 in Londonderry, Derry, Great Britain
Died: January 8, 1982 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Affiliations: D.S.C., Dublin (IRL)
Country: IRL Ireland
Sport: Water Polo

Related Olympians: Brother of Michael O'Connor; Brother-in-law of Jack Lewis.


Joseph O'Connor was educated in Cabra, Dublin and later at Blackrock College where he played rugby. He later earned his dental degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and practiced dentistry in Dublin until he joined the British Army in 1928, serving in the dental corps, for which he would later be awarded an MBE. O'Connor was a reserve with the 1924 Irish Olympic water polo team, but played at the 1928 Olympics. His brother, [Michael O'Connor], was also on both teams. Joseph later returned to Dublin, living there until his death. Joseph's uncle was Michael O'Connor (1876-1926) who won three Irish athletic titles at the Gaelic Athletic Association Championships: the 1899 shot put, 1900 28lb weight put; and the 1901 56-lb weight throw.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Water Polo Men's Water Polo Ireland IRL 9T

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Water Polo Ireland IRL Round One Match #5 2 1928-08-05 BEL 11, IRL 1 0
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