Kerry GAA to honour Moss Keane

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Updated: June 22, 2011

Kerry County Board has announced that the prize for the Intermediate Club Shield final will be The Moss Keane Memorial Cup.

The Cup will be presented to the winning captain each year in memory of Moss Keane who passed away prematurely in October 2010. Moss was a member of The Currow GAA Club and played football with his club and represented Kerry at U-21 and Junior level – he also won Sigerson Cup honours with UCC.

The talented Currow man later played Rugby for Munster and Ireland at the highest level and was capped 51 times for Ireland, making his debut in Paris in 1974.

He was part of the side that won the Triple Crown in 1982 and was a member of the British and Irish Lions touring team in 1977.

It was the late, great BBC Rugby commentator, Bill McLaren , who said of the Kerry man : ” “Maurice Ignatius Keane. 18 and half stone of prime Irish beef on the hoof, I don’t know about the opposition but he frightens the living daylights out of me.”

Kerry Sports Travel has also come on board as sponsors of the competition. Last November Kerry GAA announced that it has appointed Kerry Sports Travel (KST) as its Official Travel Agent. KST is fronted by former Kerry GAA player , fellow Currow man and Munster and Ireland Rugby Captain Mick Galwey.

KST will operate in the foreign and Kerry incoming holiday markets. It will offer good value holidays and every time a holiday is booked it will help The Kerry GAA teams.

The partnership will it is hoped contribute substantially to the development of the GAA in Kerry.

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