"He Took The Ball And Ran With It"

Liam Kearns' daughters have been paying tribute to their dad.

The Offaly Senior Football Manager is being remembered as "someone who took the ball and ran with it". 

Liam Kearns' daughters have been paying tribute to their beloved dad at his funeral today. 

The GAA community was left in shock on Sunday when the news broke that the 61-year-old had passed away suddenly.

Rachel and Laura told the congregation gathered in St. Senan’s Church, Clonlara in Clare that his legacy will be the impact he has had on the football scene throughout his playing and management career. 

His childhood home overlooked Austin Stack's club ground - where is passion for GAA began. 

They said they are so proud of all he achieved, and described his wit and competitiveness and that he was known as a powerhouse of man who didn't mince his words and people would listened, however for his girls he reserved a softer side and would never part ways without saying he loved them.

They described how he was meticulous in his pre game preparation and lived by his motto was fail to prepare, prepare to fail.

After joining the Gardaí, he met the love of his life Angela, when he was called out to an incident at a jewellery store and they were married for 38 years. 

His girls said their parents always give them an example of true love:

READ MORE: Tributes Paid To Offaly Football Manager Liam Kearns


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