Bob O'Keeffe

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Bob O'Keeffe
Personal information
Irish name Roibeárd Ó Chaoimh
Sport Hurling
Born 18 August 1880
Glengrant,[1] near Mooncoin, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Died 1949
Borris-in-Ossory, County Laois, Ireland
Occupation Teacher
Years Club
St. Peter's
Years County
1914-1915 Laois
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 2
All-Irelands 1

Robert "Bob" O'Keeffe (16 August 1880 – 1949) was an Irish hurler who played for the Laois senior team.[2]

O'Keeffe was a regular member of the starting fifteen during the 1914 and 1915 championship campaigns. During that time he won one All-Ireland medal and back-to-back Leinster medals.[3]

At club level O'Keeffe enjoyed a lengthy career, playing with Mooncoin in Kilkenny, St. Peter's in Meath and Borris-in-Ossory in Laois.

In retirement from playing O'Keeffe served as a high-ranking referee and was heavily involved in the administration of the GAA. He was chairman of the Leinster Council, before serving as President of the GAA from 1935 to 1938.


  1. ^ Kelleher, Humphrey (2013). GAA Family Silver. Sportsfile Publishing. p. 143. ISBN 978-1-905468-24-9. Retrieved 2015-04-02. 
  2. ^ "GAA Presidents: Robert O'Keeffe". GAA website. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Laois GAA profile". Hogan Stand website. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Patrick D. Breen
Chairman of the Leinster Council of the GAA
Succeeded by
Seán Robbins
Preceded by
Seán McCarthy
President of the Gaelic Athletic Association
Succeeded by
Pádraig MacNamee