THE Requiem Mass for the late Dr Crokes stalwart Brendan Keogh, initially scheduled to take place in St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney at 10.30am on Monday, will instead take place on Tuesday due to the threat posed by the imminent storm.
The Mass will now be celebrated in the cathedral at 10.30am on Tuesday with burial afterwards in Aghadoe Lawn Cemetery, Killarney.
The family took the decision based on the public safety warnings issued by Met Éireann, Kerry County Council and all other authorities.
Dr Crokes will be organising a guard of honour on that day as a mark of respect to Brendan who was a proud and passionate black and amber man.
He was a vice president of the club and he played a pivotal role in the development of the state-of-the-art playing fields on Lewis Road. His was the voice heard by hundreds of thousands of football fans in Fitzgerald Stadium down through the years as he manned the public address system on big match days.
There was a huge turnout of mourners at O’Shea’s Funeral Home this Sunday evening and removal took place afterwards to St Mary’s Cathedral.
Predeceased by his wife Maureen, grandson Rory, brother Eamonn and his sisters Patricia, Eithne, Nuala and Maedbh, Brendan is survived by his daughters Mary and Nessa, sons Eamonn, Niall, Brendan and Fergal, daughters-in-law Marie, Helen, Sara and Paddie, grandchildren, brother Cyril, other relatives and wide circle of friends.
The family has asked for donations, in lieu of flowers, if desired, to be made to St Vincent de Paul which was a charity to which he devoted so much time and energy throughout his long life.