Jim McKeever: Footballer Passed Away At The Age Of 92

James McKeever, who was born in 1930, played club football for Seán O’Leary’s GAC Newbridge and St. Trea’s GFC Ballymaguigan as well as for the Derry county team in the late 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s. In addition, he led the Derry team to a second-place finish in the 1958 All-Ireland Championship behind Dublin.

Who Was Jim McKeever?

Jim McKeever was an extremely versatile player during his time with Derry, playing in all positions aside from goalkeeper and wing half-back. Although he began his inter-county career as a half-forward, he is most known for his work as a midfielder for club and county, earning the moniker “one of the greatest midfielders of all time.”

In the little townland of Ballymaguigan, which is located on the western banks of Lough Neagh, McKeever was born into a GAA-interested family. Before boarding at St. Malachy’s College in Belfast, he attended the neighbourhood St. Trea’s elementary school where he helped build his football talents.

He returned to St. Mary’s College in Belfast in 1957, this time as a lecturer, and remained there for the remainder of his career until his retirement in 1992.With his wife Teresa, whom he married in 1958, their three daughters Ann, Maeve, and Deirdre, as well as their two sons Éamonn and Jim, he retired and settled in Magherafelt.

Jim McKeever Cause Of Demise

Jim McKeever passed away at 92 years old. But no reputable media outlet has revealed the truth about his cause of demise. Following McKeever’s passing, the current Derry GAA chairman John Keenan issued a statement but omitted to specify the cause of demise.

Obituary For Jim McKeever

Jim McKeever
Source: tvguide

Derry GAA tweeted its official statement about Jim McKeever’s passing. John Keenan, the chairman of the Derry GAA, confirmed McKeever’s demise and praised him for being a leader and a friendly man.

Many people were shocked to learn about McKeever’s passing, and condolences began to flood social media in the aftermath. Jim McKeever was a once-in-a-generation personality who “left an indelible mark on the history of Derry GAA,” according to a Facebook post shared by Derry GAA.

Jim McKeever Wife

Before his passing, McKeever and his wife Teresa, whom he had married in 1958, resided in Magherafelt. For 60 years, they have been married. Ann, Maeve, and Deirdre are their three daughters, and Jim and Éamonn are their two sons.

Jim McKeever’s Earnings

Jim McKeever’s salary was $900,000 prior to his passing.

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