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Moment in Time: Huge turnout for Moss Keane book launch in 2005

Who didn’t love Moss Keane?

The legendary Kerryman was capped over 50 times for the Irish rugby team but after moving from Kerry to Dublin, he settled on the Laois-Offaly border where he raised his family.

The gentle giant was good-humoured and entertaining, never taking himself too seriously and widely respected.

In 2005, he published his autobiography, Rucks, Mauls and Gaelic Football, and a massive crowd showed up to a launch he held in Portlaoise Rugby Club.

Given Moss’s strong GAA background, there was a cross-section from both the rugby and GAA communities for an evening of story-telling and yarns in Moss’s imitable style.

The book was packed with humourous stories and one-liners and his memories and observations made for a very enjoyable read.

Moss passed away only a few short years later but he goes down as an admired character who achieved his lot.

And Alf Harvey’s photos from his book launch in 2005 makes for a nice trip down memory lane.

SEE ALSO – Check out more photos and stories from 2005 here

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