Galway Bay fm newsroom – Tributes are pouring in this morning for former Galway hurler Tony Keady, who has died at the age of 53.
The Killimordaly native passed away at UHG last night following a short illness.
Tony Keady, who was living in Frenchfort Oranmore and working as a caretaker at Calasanctius College, is survived by his wife Margaret and their four children.
The double All-Ireland winner played hurling with his local club Killimordaly, and was a member of the Galway senior inter-county team in the 1980s and 1990s.
He got his first taste of major success in 1985 when Galway defeated reigning champions Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final.
Tony Keady was in attendance at Croke Park on Sunday as the Galway senior hurling team won a place in this year’s All Ireland final.
Speaking to Keith Finnegan, Chief executive of the Galway county board John Hynes paid tribute to the ‘larger than life’ character.