The death has occurred on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, of Joe Keane, aged 55, of Lackaghbeg, Monasterevin, Kildare, and formerly of The Green, Fethard. Funeral Mass took place on Friday, May 17, followed by burial in St. Evan’s Cemetery, Monasterevin. Our sincere sympathy to his wife, Margaret, brother John, sisters Kathleen and Josie, their families, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
He came from Fethard, down in The Green,
With the sweetest left foot, that was ever seen.
Cool and calm, never in a rush,
Was christened Joe, we called him ‘Dush’.
Wearing the royal blue jersey, on the field of play,
Joe’s great scoring, won Fethard many a day.
From play or penalty, or even a free,
His shooting was brilliant and legendary.
When scores were close, as often they might,
Joe with the ball, was an inspirational sight.
Out of the fire, the game he’d drag,
When he’d split the posts, from the corner flag.
When he was training, he was a sight to see,
The touch he had, made it look so easy.
When he hit the net, as only he knew how,
Liam would say, “G’boy Dush, we’re in Europe now!”
Even when playing, the game of soccer,
Many’s a trick, Joe had in his locker.
When on a field, that was heavy and wet,
With his brain and vision, he had three in the net.
Get Jimmy to tell you, about ’78,
County final in Cashel, October 1st the date.
About a penalty, if there was one given,
With Joe so cool, into the corner ‘twas driven.
Through the Friary town, the Clashawley will flow,
We’ll never again, see the likes of Joe.
For the great memories, we thank you so very much,
We will always remember, the man called ‘Dush’.