WATCH: Croke Park falls silent as hurling fans remember Galway legend Tony Keady with moving video tribute
The GAA has paid tribute to the late great Tony Keady with a poignant three-and-a-half minute video that was played on the big screens at half time at Croke Park.
53-year-old Keady passed away after suffering a heart attack on August 10, just days after watching his beloved Galway beat Tipperary in the All Ireland sem-final.
Fans paid their respects with a sixth-minute round of applause before the GAA played the video clip with tributes from Pat Malone, Pete Finnerty and Éanna Ryan.
You can watch the video here:
Fantastic tribute to the great Tony Keady applauding him on the 6 th minute this is real tradition and Irish culture from all in Croke Park— Tommy Doyle (@TommyDoyleKY) September 3, 2017
Total silence in Croke Park for the Tony Keady tribute on the big screen.— Malachy Clerkin (@MalachyClerkin) September 3, 2017
A Tony Keady tribute fills the arena— Roy Curtis (@RoyCurtis68) September 3, 2017
Beautiful how this game can seize the soul
Place a vice grip on every molecule of your being#GalvWat
Standing ovation on the 6th minute by the Galway supporters in memory of the late Tony Keady RIP, lovely gesture #GalvWat— Michelle Ryan (@Shelly_Ryan81) September 3, 2017
Lovely gesture in the 6th minute from the Galway supporters in memory of Tony Keady #GalvWat— Laura Moore (@lauramoore_kk) September 3, 2017
#HurlingToTheCore 6th min for Tony Keady powerful— Mike Curran (@MiPiX) September 3, 2017
The sixth minute has arrived and everyone in Croker stands in salute of Tony Keady. https://t.co/dceWkwCZsI— Independent Sport (@IndoSport) September 3, 2017