Wednesday 18 January 2017

Tony Ward: 'Great indestructible' Mossie wins place on dream team in the sky

Published 06/10/2010 | 05:00

When I got the call early yesterday morning that Mossie's time was up, I had to pause for breath. We've all known for some time the prognosis was bad, but Maurice Ignatius Keane was, for me and my generation, the truly ''great indestructible''.

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And just as he had overcome every conceivable obstacle on the rugby field, so would he fight this latest challenge for all he was worth.

I last spoke to him 12 days ago and though all the signs pointed to him entering the final straight, his take was typically positive: "Yarra Wardy, sure they've changed the medication and treatment at last, the only way is up."

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