Westmeath GAA community in shock after sudden death of hurler after training

The GAA community has been shocked by the sudden death of Donal Devine, a former Westmeath inter-county player.

Donal Devine pictured in action in 2002.

Devine became ill immediately after a training session with his club Castlepollard on Tuesday and Westmeath confirmed his passing in a message of condolence on Wednesday morning.

In addition to playing for his county, the 40-year-old won four senior county titles with his club between 1995 and 2005.

Devine came from a family rooted in GAA. He is the uncle of Westmeath senior hurler Alan Devine, while his brother, Alfie, is an inter-county referee.

Tributes have been paid to the hurler on social media.


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