Tony Keady's third anniversary today

August 09, 2020

The late Tony Keady.

Today marks the third anniversary of the death of Galway hurling legend Tony Keady.

The former Hurler of the Year died suddenly on August 9, 2017, aged 53. He had attended Galway's All-Ireland SHC semi-final victory over Tipperary at Croke Park just days before his death.

The Tribesmen honoured his memory in the most fitting way possible by claiming the Liam MacCarthy Cup a month later. Galway hadn't won an All-Ireland SHC title since 1988, Tony Keady was on that winning side as they claimed back-to-back successes.

Tony Keady, sixth from left back row, on the Galway team that defeated Tipperary to win the 1988 All-Ireland SHC final.

He claimed the Hurler of the Year accolade in the former year along with a second All Star award. At centre back, the Killimordaly clubman formed part of one of the greatest half back lines in hurling history, flanked by Peter Finnerty and Gerry McInerney.

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