Fethard clubs saddened at death of Joe Keane

Fethard GAA Club

Fethard GAA Club

It was with great sadness and sorrow we learned during the week of the death of Joe Keane from The Green and domicile in Monasterevin where he was married. Joe was a great service to the Fethard GAA club and on many occasions got us off the ropes with his wonderful kicking from his left foot. Joe has left the legacy that will often be spoken about in the years to come when GAA folk gather to discuss matters pertaining to football in the parish and county.

The turn out of Fethard parishioners at Joe’s removal and burial in Monasterevin was a tribute to the esteem that Joe was held in the parish. On both occasions the cortege had a huge guard of honour of workmates, friends and Fethard players. The Fethard GAA Club’s last tribute to Joe came in an impromptu rendering of one of his favourite ballads, Slievenamon, at his graveside. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his wife Margaret, family and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dilis.

Killusty Soccer Club

It was with a sense of deep sorrow that we heard of the death of our former teammate and colleague Joe Keane. Joe was a major player with our club during our formative years and led the front line when we won our first major trophy which was a First Division League title. Joe had that rare gift in being able to find that extra time and space on the ball which gave that famous left foot the chance to rattle many a net. Down through the years many players have worn the number nine jersey for Killusty but none had that same skill and composure on the ball that Joe possessed.

I know I speak for many when I say it was an honour to have been his teammate. To his family we extend our deepest sympathies. Joe, may you rest in peace. (K.R.)