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