Dan O'Keeffe

Dan O'Keeffe
Personal information
Irish name Dónall Ó Caoimh
Sport Gaelic football
Position Goalkeeper
Born (1907-06-02)2 June 1907
Fermoy, County Cork
Died 2 June 1967(1967-06-02) (aged 60)
Nickname Danno
Occupation Clerical officer
Years Club
1920s-1940s Kerins O'Rahilly
Club titles
Kerry titles 2
Years County Apps (scores)
1931-1948 Kerry 66 (0-00)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 13
All-Irelands 7

Daniel 'Danno' O'Keeffe (1907 2 June 1967) was an Irish sportsman. He played Gaelic football with Kerins O'Rahilly's and was a member of the Kerry senior inter-county team from 1931 until 1948.[1] O'Keeffe is universally regarded as the greatest Gaelic football goalkeeper of all-time.[2]

In a senior inter-county career that spanned two decades, O'Keeffe won every honour in the game at senior level. He became the first player to win seven All-Ireland medals, a record which wasn't exceeded until 1986. O'Keeffe's appearance in ten All-Ireland finals was also a long-held record. He won a record thirteen Munster medals,[3] (Still holds the title) one National Football League medal and three Railway Cup medals with Munster.

O'Keeffe has also been the recipient of many awards off the field. He was posthumously named on the GAA's Football Team of the Century and the Team of the Millennium, cementing his reputation as Gaelic football's greatest-ever custodian.


O'Keeffe was married to Maureen Moriarty and is survived by his 2 Children, Dónal & Maura, 8 Grand Children and 8 Great Grand Children.

See also


  1. "Kerry GAA profile". www.hoganstand.com. Retrieved 2010-06-11.
  2. "The An Post-GAA Football Team of the Millennium". www.hoganstand.com. Retrieved 2010-06-11.
  3. "Munster Senior Football". Munster GAA. Retrieved 2010-06-14.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Miko Doyle
Kerry Senior Football Captain
1934 - 1936
Succeeded by
Miko Doyle
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