Junior Married Sissy Walsh in 1941. (St. Patrick's Day) Cissy came from a musical Family as well. Her Father played the Concertina and the Whistle. Their family consisted of Tony who played the concertina and accordion, Angela Concertina/Whistle, Ita Keyboard/Whistle, pat flute/whistle/concertian, margaret concertina/whistle. Sadly Tony died in July 1995, R.I.P. and we miss him very much. Junior and Cissy have 13 Grandchildren and two Great Grand children who are continuing to play music and keep the tradition alive.
Junior was involved as a founder member of many National Organisations in Irish Music. He was very active on Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. He was the Clare President of Comhaltas for a time. He got second place in all Ireland Fleadh in 1955. He won the all Ireland medal for composition in Mullingar during the 1960's. The Arts Council of Irleand made a presentation to Junior on his 80th and 90th birthdays for his generosity on passing on his store of Folklore and Tales to Tom Munnelly of the folklore department. Junior was selected as Clareperson of the year in 1989. Junior played an active role in the Willie Clancy School since its beginning. He had been its President for a good number of years. Junior was a great friend of Willie Clancy anbd they played a lot of music together.