We will look at John Costello life and determine who is succeed him at the Dublin GAA.
John Costello: His life and achievement at Dublin GAA.
John Costello is a family man. He is married to his wife Marie. The couple have children too.
He has credited his success at Dublin GAA to the support of Marie, his wife and his family and added that his success would not have happened without them.
Costello is a former Gaelic Football star from the Laios County in Ireland.
He is reported to have represented New York, London, Leinster and his native Ireland.
He is a native of Killenard and is said to have played his club football with the Laios team.
His son who is by name Cormac Costello is a member of the Dublin football Squad at the senior level.
John Costello as Dublin GAA CEO
The Dublin GAA CEO began his career as far back in 1994. He has announced his retirement which is said to take effect in October.
He has an incredible career at the GAA as he has been credited to be the strategist behind their 2011 to 2017 strategic plan.
The plan which was dubbed: “The Blue Wave” came with the remarkable results of winning “All-Ireland football title every three years and a hurling title every five years were among its primary targets”.
Though they did not achieve the results in the hurling, they achieved results in football where they took the “Sam Maguire eight times” starting from 2011 and ending in 2020 in what has been described as a “record-breaking six in a row run”.
Who will replace John Costello?
John issued a statement about his retirement.
He said: “It has been an extraordinary honour and privilege to serve Dublin GAA as CEO, a role I have enjoyed immensely and where my primary focus was always on sustaining and enhancing the association in Dublin.
“I am proud of the organisation we have today and the impact we have in our community.
“This is as a result of the collective efforts of remarkable individuals – dedicated officers, committees, staff, players, team managements, sponsorship partners and especially the club volunteers who administer and promote our games at local level.
“I would like to thank my wife Marie and family, without their unfailing support over almost thirty years none of this would have been possible.”
The big question has been: Who will replace John Costello?
The GAA said processes for his replacement has began. It is a tall order to find a replacement for a man who have achieved a lot.
But as the saying goes, that successful people leave a trail behind them. He would have left a huge trail behind and it is from this trail that will produce his successor.
We will only wish the GAA well in their search for the right candidature