Ballinrobe GAA Club would like to join with Mayo GAA Board, who have issued a tribute to the late Peter Cosgrove (see below).
We knew Peter very well in Ballinrobe – he was friendly with many of our players and he lined out against us on countless occasions. Indeed, he was a real thorn in our side in the O’Mara Cup final that we won narrowly against The Neale on a beautiful evening before a huge crowd in Cong, April 2013.
His surging runs from defence were a feature of his play, and he played on The Neale team that won the club’s first-ever adult title – the Mayo junior championship – in 2012.
His untimely passing has rocked this part of the world. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and his colleagues in The Neale GAA. As a club, The Neale have experienced the full range of emotions in recent years – historic successes, tragic deaths – and this week it is a club and community in deep mourning.
Peter’s brother Sean is a star player with The Neale too, and another man who counts a number of our club players among his best friends.
We remember, too, Peter’s colleagues in Ballinrobe RFC, a club with whom we have forged a close bond in recent years. Peter starred in the black and white of Ballinrobe RFC, and apart from being club captain, he took an active role in under-age coaching.
He was a sportsman and a gentleman. May he rest in peace.
From Mayo GAA:
Coiste Chontae Mhaigheo would like to extend their deepest sympathies, deep shock & sadness to learn of the sudden passing of Peter Cosgrove (The Neale G.A.A. Club) . Peter was a talented sportsman both on the GA.A. field & rugby field. Our thoughts & prayers are with the Cosgrove family – his parents Michael & Teresa , brother Séan sisters Sara & Michelle. Also to his extended family & wide circle of friends and club members.