Full name Maurice Ignatius Keane
Born July 27, 1948, Currow, Co Kerry
Died October 5, 2010 (aged 62 years 70 days)
Major teams British and Irish Lions, British and Irish Lions XV, Ireland, Ireland XV
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|Test debut||France v Ireland at Parc des Princes, Jan 19, 1974 match details|
|Last Test||Ireland v Scotland at Lansdowne Road, Mar 3, 1984 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Keane won 51 caps for Ireland between 1974 and 1984, including their 1982 Triple Crown victory, and also gained a Test cap for the British & Irish Lions on tour to New Zealand in 1977. A second-row for Lansdowne and Munster, he also played in the Munster side that famously beat New Zealand 12-0 at Thomond Park in 1978. During his youth Keane had been a devotee of Gaelic football, starring for University College Cork and winning medals in the prestigious Sigerson Cup - the highest level of University competition. He died in October 2010 following a long battle against cancer.
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