Costello, Jimmie

The death of Jimmie Costello from Drumbo, Cavan on May 1st, 2012, caused widespread sadness. Jimmie had a lifelong love of the GAA throughout his 88 years and was a member of Drumalee GFC, serving the club in many capacities. Jimmie was vice-president of Drumalee at the time of his death. His sons John, Fergus, the late Phelim and Tommy all played for the club during the 1970s, '80s and '90s, while his daughter Fionnuala played camogie during her secondary school years. Phelim's son Eamonn (Jimmie's grandson) was Ballyhaise senior team captain in 2012, while his brother Niall is also an excellent footballer with the club. Jimmie followed the county team fervently and was a happy man in 2010 as he joined in the celebrations after Drumalee captured the intermediate championship. Members of Drumalee GFC provided a guard of honour.

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