Saturday 29 October 2016

Wicklow GAA in mourning following the death of renowned journalist and Gael Peter Keogh

Published 29/02/2016 | 16:12

The late Peter Keogh
The late Peter Keogh

Wicklow GAA is in mourning today following the death of local GAA reporter Peter Keogh, aged 86.

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Keogh, who wrote extensively for the Wicklow People and was also a President of Wicklow GAA for more than 20 years.

Hailing from the village of Talbotstown near Kiltegan in the southwest of the county, Keogh acted as a former PRO and county chairman of Wicklow GAA.

He began life in journalism in the early 70s and was hugely respected in his native Wicklow and beyond.

Reacting to the news, GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail said: "On behalf of the wider GAA family I'd like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of Peter Keogh," he said. "He served the GAA with distinction in variety of ways for so long and we are all saddened to learn of his passing. We offer our sympathies particularly to his daughters Josie and Breda. Solas síoraí dá anam uasal."

Tributes have been flowing in on social media:

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