Pat O'Shea (Gaelic footballer born 1966)

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Pat O'Shea
Personal information
Irish name Pádraig Ó Sé
Sport Gaelic football
Born (1966-06-14) 14 June 1966 (age 50)
County Kerry, Ireland
Club management
Years Club
Dr Crokes
Inter-county management
Years County
2007-2008 Kerry
Inter-county titles
County League Province All-Ireland
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Pat O'Shea (born June 14, 1966) is a Gaelic football manager from Killarney in Ireland. He was manager of the Kerry senior football team from 2007–2008, and won the 2007 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship with Kerry. He co-authored the book Gaelic Football Training Drills (ISBN 0952389304) by COS Productions.

Playing career[edit]

O'Shea played predominantly at corner forward for Dr. Crokes and won a Kerry Senior Football Championship in 1991 and 2000 and an All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship in 1992. He also played hurling with the St. Patricks East Kerry and Dr. Crokes clubs and the Kerry Under 21 team.

Managerial career[edit]

O'Shea managed the Kerry Minor teams in 2002 and 2003.

Dr. Crokes[edit]

At club level O'Shea managed Dr Crokes GAA to successive Kerry County Finals in 2005 and 2006. Despite being the manager of Kerry he also continued to coach Dr Crokes in their Senior Club Football Championship which ultimately ended in defeat in the Final Replay in April 2007.[1] Pat returned to take over the Dr Crokes Senior Team in 2016 and managed them to victory in the 2016 County Championship Final


O'Shea was appointed to manage the Kerry senior footballers for the 2007 season.[2][3] He named Dr. Dave Geaney of Castleisland Desmonds and Seán Geaney of An Daingean CLG as selectors. He also announced John Sugrue of Renard as his physical trainer.

Kerry won the All-Ireland that season with a victory over Cork in the final. He also led Kerry to All Ireland final in 2008 where they lost to Tyrone, before stepping down as manager on October 16, 2008.[4]


  1. ^ "O'Shea Manages Dr Crokes to Munster Championship". RTÉ Sport. 2006-10-12. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  2. ^ "O'Shea Ratified as New Manager". RTÉ Sport. 2006-11-29. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  3. ^ "O'Shea appointed in Kerry". 2006-11-29. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  4. ^ "O'Shea steps down as Kerry manager". RTÉ Sport. 2008-10-16. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jack O'Connor
Kerry Senior Football Manager
2007 - 2008
Succeeded by
Jack O'Connor
Preceded by
Jack O'Connor
All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Winning Manager

Succeeded by
Mickey Harte