Offaly GAA say they are 'devastated' after the sudden death of their senior football manager Liam Kearns.
The Kerry native passed away last night.
Kearns took over Offaly last year, having previously managed Limerick, Laois and Tipperary.
All involved with Limerick GAA would like to extend our sincere sympathies to the family of Liam Kearns on the sad news of his untimely passing today,
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. pic.twitter.com/lnScvIBCbx
— Limerick GAA (@LimerickCLG) March 12, 2023
As a player, Kearns won an All-Ireland minor medal with Kerry in 1980.
Offaly GAA is devastated to learn of the sudden passing this evening (Sun., 12th March) of our senior football manager, Liam Kearns, R.I.P.
We extend deepest sympathies to Liam's wife Angela, daughters Rachel and Laura & all other members of his family.https://t.co/juvzRMxG4q pic.twitter.com/RiDZyP6ku6
— Official Offaly GAA (@Offaly_GAA) March 12, 2023
Tributes have been flowing in overnight after the sad news emerged, Kearns was a players manager who always thrived on seeing players achieve their maximum, his passion and enthusiasm for football was second to none and he will be sadly missed by the entire GAA family, but no more so that his loving family and we'd like to offer our deepest condolences to his wife, Angela, daughters Rachel and Laura and all the family.
The officers of Tipperary GAA & Tipperary Football Committee would like to extend our sincere sympathies to the family of Liam Kearns on the sad news of his untimely passing today, Liam’s contribution to football in our county was immense.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. pic.twitter.com/3OdeAITRKN
— Tipperary GAA (@TipperaryGAA) March 12, 2023