Brendan (Jacko) Lewis R.I.P.

Kilmallock was dealt another blow on Friday last, 15th May, when the news filtered through that Jacko Lewis had lost his battle and had passed away.

Brendan Lewis – known to all as Jacko – was a true character and was loved by all. He was a proud member of Kilmallock Fire Brigade for many years and served the people of County Limerick until his retirement.

Brendan represented Kilmallock GAA club at underage level and was a key part of a very talented Minor team in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

In the days, when helmets were scarce, Brendan – with his blonde hair – was easy to pick out as he dashed up and down the field. He was fast and brave and in 1972 was on the County Minor winning team that beat Effin in the final 5-11 to 2-04.

The Lewis family have been, and continue to be, great supporters of Kilmallock GAA club and we are deeply saddened at this time. We would like to extend our condolences to Brendan’s wife Bernie, to his son Brendan and his daughter Fiona and his adored grandchildren Eoghan and Saoirse; to his brothers Michael and John and his sisters Pauline, Annette and Teresa; to his nephews and nieces, his extended family and to his many, many friends. Jacko was everyone’s friend and he had the craic and a joke for everyone. He’ll be missed.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Kilmallock Minor Hurling Team 1971
Brendan (Jacko) Lewis – easy to pick out – is in the back row 4th from the left.

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