Luke Keaney

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Luke Keaney
Luke Keaney.jpg
Luke in action against Antrim in the 2014 Ulster Senior Football Championship
Personal information
Irish name Lúcas Ó Cianaigh[1]
Sport Gaelic football
Born 18 March 1992
Years Club
The Four Masters
Years College
Ulster University
Years County
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 1
All Stars 2014 College All Star

Luke Keaney (born 1992) is an Irish former Gaelic footballer who played for Four Masters and was involved with the Donegal county team for ten years.[2] He is from Donegal Town.[2]

Keaney played in the 2013 Dr McKenna Cup.[3][4] He made his league debut against Dublin in Ballybofey in the final game of the 2013 National Football League.[5][6] He studied at and played for UCD.[7][8][9]

He also played in the under-21 team that lost to Cavan in the 2013 Ulster final.[10]

He was part of the team that won the 2014 Ulster Senior Football Championship and then reached the 2014 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, but was an unused substitute in that game.[citation needed]

In 2017, Keaney had multiple surgeries for injuries which brought his playing career to an end.[2]




  1. ^ "Countdown to Croker: Donegal name 'team' for All-Ireland final". Donegal Daily. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Keaney takes aim at county board". Donegal News. 12 December 2019. p. 79. Ex-Donegal star Luke Keaney has revealed he was shunned by his own county board when it came to medical expenses for a spate of complicated hip surgeries. Speaking on Wednesday morning's Off the Ball AM, Keaney (27) explained that when he underwent a series of operations for what would prove to be career-ending injuries in 2017, he received no support whatsoever from his own county board... In a candid discussion, the Donegal Town native revealed he eventually sought the help of a counsellor... "I played 10-years, from 15 to 25, for Donegal and you still love it, but it is a bit sour"...
  3. ^ McNulty, Chris (January 2013). "Experimental Donegal for McKenna Cup". Donegal News. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  4. ^ "GAA FT: Donegal 1-14 v St Mary's 2-10". Donegal Now. 16 January 2013. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Donegal 1-10 Dublin 0-13". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 7 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  6. ^ Keys, Colm (9 April 2013). "Donegal – the only team to embrace the drop". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  7. ^ "President of the University, Dr. Hugh Brady announced the names of the 28 first year sports scholarship recipients for the 2010/2011 academic year".
  8. ^ "UCD against St Patrick's Palmerstown in the Evening Herald Senior Football Championship 1st Round tie at the Iveagh Grounds". Archived from the original on 3 December 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  9. ^ "Louth v UCD - Bórd na Móna O'Byrne Cup Group A". 6 January 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  10. ^ "Ulster U21 Final Live: Donegal 1-06 v Cavan 0-13". Donegal Now. 10 April 2013. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2013. Ciaran Cannon has been brought on as a blood sub for Luke Keaney. [...] Luke Keaney has come back on for Donegal.

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