John Kerins (Gaelic footballer)

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John Kerins
Personal information
Irish name Seán Ó Céirín
Sport Gaelic football
Position Goalkeeper
Born (1962-07-19)19 July 1962
The Lough, Cork, Ireland
Died 21 August 2001(2001-08-21) (aged 39)
Wellington Road, Cork, Ireland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Occupation Garda detective
Years Club
1982-1996 St. Finbarr's
Club titles
Cork titles 1
Munster titles 1
All-Ireland Titles 1
Years County Apps (scores)
1983-1994 Cork 35 (0-00)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 6
All-Irelands 2
All Stars 2

John Kerins (19 July 1962 - 21 August 2001) was an Irish Gaelic footballer who played as a goalkeeper for the Cork senior team.[1][2]

Born in Cork, Kerins first played competitive Gaelic football during his schooling at Coláiste Chríost Rí. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he first linked up with the Cork minor team before later joining the under-21 side. He made his senior debut during the 1983–84 league. Kerins later became a regular member of the starting fifteen and won two All-Ireland medals, six Munster medals and one National Football League medal. He was an All-Ireland runner-up on three occasions.

Kerins was a member of the Munster inter-provincial team on a number of occasions but never won a Railway Cup medal. At club level he was a one-time All-Ireland medallist with St. Finbarr's. In addition to this Kerins also won one Munster medal and one championship medal.

Throughout his career Kerins made 35 championship appearances. He retired from inter-county football following the conclusion of the 1994 championship.

In retirement from playing Kerins became involved in team management and coaching. He served as coach of the St. Finbarr's minor and senior teams, guiding the former to championship success.


  1. ^ Moynihan, Michael (4 July 2015). "Remembering football stars John Kerins and Michael McCarthy". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Doody, Derry J. F. "John Kerins Of St. Finbarrs & Cork Football fame". Scoreboard Memories website. Retrieved 30 July 2015.