In the same year, John was part of the St Finbarr’s side that won the Cork Minor hurling championship.
At club level Kerins was also making his mark as he helped St Finbarr’s win the All-Ireland when defeating a highly rated Clann Na Gael from Roscommon and also received the first of his two All-Stars in 1987.
The second All-Star came in 1990 and he also represented Munster in the Railway Cup final of 1991.
Stories of the character and qualities of John Kerins will be told for many years to come and Cork fans will always remember him with special affection.
John Kerins was played a pivotal part with stunning second half save when Cork won the 1990 All-Ireland Senior football final when defeating Meath.
Kerins played his entire career with St Finbarr’s.
John played in the 1980 Munster Minor hurling final against a Tipperary team that included Ken Hogan and Nicky English.
Kerins won football All-Stars in 1987 and 1990.
He won an All-Ireland club medal with St Finbarr’s in 1987 when they defeated Clann na Gael of Roscommon.
John Kerins died at the age of 39 in August 2001.