Sharon O’Keeffe R.I.P





16th December 2021


On behalf of the Cork Ladies Football board, I wish to offer our sincerest condolences to Michael John, Sarah, Daniel, Gavin, grandson Jack, parents, extended family and friends on the sad and untimely passing of Sharon O’Keeffe.


I got to know Sharon back in 2001, when we both served on the North Cork Board. Sharon held the positions of Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and PRO of the board, before going on to serving on the Cork County Board. There she served as Secretary from 2001-2008 and returned to that position again when I became Chairperson in 2012. I am very indebted to her for her help at that time. Sharon also held the position of Development Officer in 2004 and she was PRO from 2007-2011. Sharon was also very involved in the organising and running of the Cailíní na nÓg teams.


At all times Sharon gave 100% to every aspect of the Cork LGFA and in no small way contributed to the great success that Cork enjoyed during those years. While doing all this work at County level Sharon was still very involved with her own club Dromtarriffe and while also raising a young family. Sharon was no doubt a great support to her husband Michael John in his refereeing, taking time to umpire for him at many a game.


Sharon’s untimely passing will leave a big void in her local community and I know how well respected and treasured she was there. Indeed Ladies football will be at a loss for her passing. If GAA & Ladies football is up and running in the next life I have no doubt Sharon O’Keeffe will be involved.


Nelius Carroll, Chairperon, Cork LGFA