One Hundred Ten Percent Legend: Official Tony Keady Biography

by Liam Hayes | 02 April 2018
Category: Great Life Stories

Currently re printing. Expected in week beginning 25th of June 2018. Pre order now to secure your copy

When Tony Keady died suddenly in August of 2017, at just 53 years of age, a whole county mourned, and the rest of the country stopped in its tracks to say goodbye to a legend of the game of hurling.

Except Tony Keady was more than a legend. In 1988, after leading Galway to a second All-Ireland title in succession, he was crowned the greatest hurler in Ireland. He was 25 years of age, and there was nobody like him, nobody to touch him in the maroon No.6 shirt.

But four years later, and still not yet 30, after being wrongly banned for 12 months by the GAA, he was also discarded by his own county, and refused a maroon jersey the very last time he walked out onto Croke Park behind the Galway team. A few months before his death, Tony Keady visited Liam Hayes and told him that he wished to tell his whole story. He felt it was time, but time tragically was not on Tony’s side.

One month after Tony died Galway won the All-Ireland title for the first time since 1988, and 80,000 people rose from their seats in the sixth minute of the game to applaud and remember a man who was more than a legend. Tony’s wife, Margaret and his daughter Shannon, and his three boys, Anthony, Harry and Jake, have now decided to finish telling the story of a father and a hurler who always asked those around him for 110%.

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When Tony Keady died suddenly in August of 2017, at just 53 years of age, a whole county mourned, and the rest of the country stopped in its tracks to say goodbye to a legend of the game of hurling.

Except Tony Keady was more than a legend. In 1988, after leading Galway to a second All-Ireland title in succession, he was crowned the greatest hurler in Ireland. He was 25 years of age, and there was nobody like him, nobody to touch him in the maroon No.6 shirt.

But four years later, and still not yet 30, after being wrongly banned for 12 months by the GAA, he was also discarded by his own county, and refused a maroon jersey the very last time he walked out onto Croke Park behind the Galway team. A few months before his death, Tony Keady visited Liam Hayes and told him that he wished to tell his whole story. He felt it was time, but time tragically was not on Tony’s side.

One month after Tony died Galway won the All-Ireland title for the first time since 1988, and 80,000 people rose from their seats in the sixth minute of the game to applaud and remember a man who was more than a legend. Tony’s wife, Margaret and his daughter Shannon, and his three boys, Anthony, Harry and Jake, have now decided to finish telling the story of a father and a hurler who always asked those around him for 110%.

Currently out of stock
Delivery 2-5 Days
Eligible for free delivery
60 Reward Points

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

€20.00
Currently out of stock
Delivery 2-5 Days
Eligible for free delivery
60 Reward Points

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

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Currently re printing. Expected in week beginning 25th of June 2018. Pre order now to secure your copy

When Tony Keady died suddenly in August of 2017, at just 53 years of age, a whole county mourned, and the rest of the country stopped in its tracks to say goodbye to a legend of the game of hurling.

Except Tony Keady was more than a legend. In 1988, after leading Galway to a second All-Ireland title in succession, he was crowned the greatest hurler in Ireland. He was 25 years of age, and there was nobody like him, nobody to touch him in the maroon No.6 shirt.

But four years later, and still not yet 30, after being wrongly banned for 12 months by the GAA, he was also discarded by his own county, and refused a maroon jersey the very last time he walked out onto Croke Park behind the Galway team. A few months before his death, Tony Keady visited Liam Hayes and told him that he wished to tell his whole story. He felt it was time, but time tragically was not on Tony’s side.

One month after Tony died Galway won the All-Ireland title for the first time since 1988, and 80,000 people rose from their seats in the sixth minute of the game to applaud and remember a man who was more than a legend. Tony’s wife, Margaret and his daughter Shannon, and his three boys, Anthony, Harry and Jake, have now decided to finish telling the story of a father and a hurler who always asked those around him for 110%.


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One Hundred Ten Percent Legend: Official Tony Keady Biography

ISBN9781910827048

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