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Stepping Away And Retirements (Early)

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Hardly an early retirement but Keaney is a huge loss to Dublin and will be missed by many other supporters around the country. Always gave 100% and unlucky not to win an All Star in the few years Dublin hurling was going good under Daly. Very talented physically huge and always a warrior. Thanks for the memories, especially in the 2011 League campaign.

BlueBeret (Dublin) - Posts: 20 - 19/04/2021 23:53:42    2337963


In Ladies football Noelle Healy (Dublin) announced her retirement. Another great footballer.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 1664 - 20/04/2021 09:04:37    2337971


Replying To CiarraiMick:  "Another great dual player bows out today. Conal Kearney retires after great service to Dublin in both codes. A player I always enjoyed watching him play. I felt sorry he left the football before winning an all ireland but at least he won a club all ireland with Ballyboden. Wishing him all the best in retirement. A great example to kids."
His fielding was outstanding. I admire him more for opting to stick with the hurlers.

Suas Sios (None) - Posts: 1463 - 20/04/2021 09:56:56    2337979


Replying To Suas Sios:  "His fielding was outstanding. I admire him more for opting to stick with the hurlers."
I agree with you that he is to be commended for staying the course with the hurlers when he could have stayed kicking football. Others had just as much hurling talent but opted for the football while he opted for hurling and stayed the course.
Hugely physical and this was clearly shown in that great photo in the club game where he and John Small shouldered each other in Parnell and where he again hit totally by accident an Eire Og defender in the Leinster Club final in O Moore Park.
A great competitor and intelligent distributor of the ball especially as he got older.
Dublin had an absolutely outstanding warrior
in Conal Keaney. He will be.missed for his leadership also. Happy retirement to Conal.

carlowman (Carlow) - Posts: 1599 - 20/04/2021 16:43:21    2338063


Keaney was a great servant and wish him all the best in his retirement.
His point v Kilkenny in 2011 will stick long in the memory of those Dubs lucky enough to see that game.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 2263 - 20/04/2021 20:30:15    2338109


Peter Crowley (Kerry) retires today also. Best of luck to him in his retirement. A solid player at his best.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 1664 - 20/04/2021 22:39:44    2338139


Keaney was always great to watch, blessed with huge frame and had great vision, in both codes. He will be missed by Dublin hurlers, great servant to Dublin hurling, I remember his motorbike accident but came back from that.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4603 - 23/04/2021 00:23:27    2338471