National - Tony Keady RIP

Terribly sad news, RIP Tony Keady. As Daithi Regan put it last week, he was the prince of centre backs.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - Posts:1986 - 10/08/2017 13:05:43   2031961

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This was posted as a new thread but as the subject matter is the same it has been incorporated here.

Just heard the sad news. At the young age of 53 he passed away after a short illness. He was one of Galway's all time greats and along with Peat the central figure of their half back line along with Pete Finnerty and Gerry McInerney. They were one of the best half back lines of the modern era. Tony if I'm right in thinking he was good for a point from 65s and long distance frees. Best wishes to his wife and family. RIP
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Administrator (All) - Posts:2077 - 10/08/2017 13:28:59   2031973

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RIP Tony you were a true Galway legend and a gentleman too.

bud14 (Galway) - Posts:190 - 10/08/2017 14:23:33   2031992

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Very sad, pity he won't be around for Galway's big day, RIP Tony.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts:6178 - 10/08/2017 14:26:49   2031994

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RIP Tony,our thoughts and prayers are with your family,you were a great hurler and I am sure you. with your halfback colleauges inspired many young Galway boys to to play our great game

mooncat (Kilkenny) - Posts:383 - 10/08/2017 14:30:24   2031997

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Shocked to hear this.... a legend of the game. RIP.

downtothecore (Down) - Posts:184 - 10/08/2017 15:16:20   2032014

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Very sad news and him so young. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasail.

festinog (Galway) - Posts:2171 - 10/08/2017 15:46:34   2032027

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What a shock. I had the privilege of seeing him play alongside Pete Finnerty and Gerry Mc many times when that great half-back line was in its prime. RIP Tony.

Gaillimh_Abu (Galway) - Posts:676 - 10/08/2017 16:05:50   2032035

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R.I.P.

Moyle (Tipperary) - Posts:11 - 10/08/2017 16:17:18   2032042

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RIP Tony, thanks for the great memories, Galway hurling supporters will forever be indebted to you

Galway4ever (Galway) - Posts:46 - 10/08/2017 17:14:46   2032071

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RIP Tony Keady.

Here's hoping the current team pay the best possible tribute.

streaker (Galway) - Posts:253 - 10/08/2017 17:33:08   2032082

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Shocking News. RIP Tony Keady

ZUL10 (Clare) - Posts:448 - 10/08/2017 19:49:31   2032132

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Very sad news, RIP.

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - Posts:551 - 10/08/2017 19:53:46   2032134

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RIP tony keady a legend of the game

northerncat (Kilkenny) - Posts:22 - 10/08/2017 20:15:03   2032140

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Gone way before his time, a legend of the game and he will never be forgotten particularly in Galway hurling circles. RIP Tony Keady, and deepest sympathies to his young family who have lost a husband and father way before his time.

gilly2308 (Galway) - Posts:1076 - 10/08/2017 21:37:05   2032158

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Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts:8707 - 11/08/2017 00:17:56   2032192

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Replying To Administrator:  "This was posted as a new thread but as the subject matter is the same it has been incorporated here.

Just heard the sad news. At the young age of 53 he passed away after a short illness. He was one of Galway's all time greats and along with Peat the central figure of their half back line along with Pete Finnerty and Gerry McInerney. They were one of the best half back lines of the modern era. Tony if I'm right in thinking he was good for a point from 65s and long distance frees. Best wishes to his wife and family. RIP
Coopers_Helmet (Tipperary) - Posts:90"
Indeed you are right, he was a great man to stand over a ball. He once joked (or maybe not) that as he used to bend down to scoop the sliotar at the same time the umpire would stoop to gather the white flag. RIP Tony, slan abhaile.

mactomac (UK) - Posts:37 - 11/08/2017 12:29:47   2032329

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RIP Tony

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts:8738 - 11/08/2017 13:16:49   2032344

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Shocking news to hear of a man so young and fit and with so much life to live taken so suddenly, certainly a hurler who stood out for me when watching in my younger days, sincere condolences to his family and friends, RIP Tony

Richieq (Meath) - Posts:2913 - 11/08/2017 14:35:40   2032375

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