The country awoke this morning to the awful news of the tragic death last night of Detective Garda Colm Horkan, who lost his life in the line of duty in Castlerea.
Colm Horkan was a proud GAA man who was an active member of Charlestown Sarsfields for most of his life and he was also an avid supporter of the county team. He was, in other words, one of us – a man with the same love of Gaelic football, who shared in all those memorable days, both good and bad, that we’ve experienced down the years.
Colm’s sudden and untimely death represents a huge shock to his local community in Charlestown, in particular to those who knew him well. Deepest condolences to his family, friends, Garda colleagues and fellow club members at his beloved Charlestown Sarsfields on their very sad loss. May he rest in peace.