Frank O'Keeffe (Gaelic footballer)

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Frank O'Keeffe
Personal information
Irish name Prionsias Ó Caoimh
Sport Gaelic football
Position Left corner-forward
Born 1923
Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland
Died 25 March 2014
Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland
Occupation Furniture salesman
Years Club
John Mitchels
Club titles
Kerry titles 2
Years County Apps (scores)
1946-1951 Kerry 7 (5-1)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 2
All-Irelands 1

Frank O'Keeffe (1923 - 25 March 2014) was an Irish Gaelic footballer who played as a left corner-forward for the Kerry senior team.[1]

Born in Tralee, County Kerry, O'Keeffe first played competitive hurling during his tenure at St. Brendan's College, Killarney. He arrived on the inter-county scene when he first linked up with the Kerry minor team, before later lining out with the junior side. He made his senior debut in the 1946. O'Keeffe subsequently won one All-Ireland medal and two Munster medals. He was an All-Ireland runner-up on one occasion.

O'Keeffe represented the Munster inter-provincial team on just one occasion, winning one Railway Cup medal. At club level he won two championship medals with John Mitchels.

Throughout his inter-county career, O'Keeffe made 7 championship appearances for Kerry. His retirement came following the conclusion of the 1951 championship.

His son, John O'Keeffe, also played with Kerry, winning seven All-Ireland medals in a lengthy career.



John Mitchels


  1. ^ "The last survivor of the Polo Grounds final passes away". Hogan Stand website. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2014.