Shock as Offaly manager Liam Kearns dies suddenly

March 12, 2023

The late Liam Kearns

The GAA world has been plunged into mourning after the sudden death of Offaly football manager Liam Kearns.

The 60-year-old passed away on Sunday after a sudden illness.

Kearns previously managed Limerick, Laois and Tipperary at senior inter-county level, steering the latter to an All-Ireland SFC semi-final in 2016, and took over as Offaly boss from John Maughan last August.

During his playing days, the Tralee native won an All-Ireland minor championship with Kerry in 1980 and would go on to be involved with the Kingdom’s U21 and senior squads.

Offaly GAA released the following statement on Sunday night after learning of Kearns’ sudden passing:

"Offaly GAA is devastated to learn of the sudden passing this evening of our senior football manager, Liam Kearns. In his short period of time as manager of the senior footballers, Liam made a hugely positive impact and he was extremely well respected by everyone associated with Offaly GAA.

"Offaly GAA extend deepest sympathies to his wife Angela and daughters Rachel & Laura. May he rest in peace."

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