Joe wasn’t anonymous in the final. He had a very good game, even if he didn’t scale the herculean heights of the last 20 minutes of the semi final. He scored the first point of the game after a few seconds which immediately settled Galway nerves and was the catalyst for the lightening start from Galway.
When Waterford got the equalising goal after the horrible mix up in the Galway square, it fell to Joe again to settle Galway nerves. He got the very next score, a monster sideline cut which staved off the possibility of the Galway collapse we have become accustomed to over the years. Joe got another very good point from play and if memory serves me correct, he was 100% on placed balls.