The Mayor of Kerry, Cllr Pat Leahy has paid tribute to Kerry, Munster, Ireland and Lions rugby legend Moss Keane, who passed away on Tuesday, October 5th.
The Currow native was a legend on the rugby field, but off the field he was equally well regarded for his friendly and good natured personality, which captured everyone he met.
Capped 51 times for Ireland, Moss Keane was a key figure in Ireland’s Triple Crown winning team in 1982 and was a member of the legendary Munster team which defeated the All Blacks in Thomond Park in 1978.
Moss also enjoyed success in Gaelic football, captaining UCC to Sigerson Cup glory in 1970 and winning three Sigerson Cup medals with UCC. He also represented Kerry at u-21 and Junior level.
“On and off the field, Moss had a larger than life personality which captivated anybody who met him,” the Mayor stated. “The huge popularity of Munster rugby today is directly linked to the exploits of the Munster team of his era and he was equally proud of his Gaelic football exploits.
“Off the field, those who spent time in his company will never forget it, for he was a gifted raconteur whose good humour and ready smile was infectious.
“On behalf of the people of Kerry I would like to express my deepest condolences to his wife Anne and daughters Sarah and Anne Marie, friends and extended family.”
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal