UCC unveil inaugural Moss Keane Scholarship

This week University College Cork’s new student rugby scholarship to honour rugby hero Moss Keane saw out-half James Taylor named as its inaugural recipient.

The late Moss Keane was a native of Currow and made his name on the Rugby field in the famous Green of Ireland.

Keane made his international debut for Ireland on 19 January 1974 against France in Paris and went on to became the third Irish forward after Willie John McBride and Fergus Slattery to reach 50 international appearances.

Keane was also a part of the famous Munster side that defeated the All Blacks in Thomond Park in 1978.

Having gained a master’s degree in dairy science, Keane worked for the Department of Agriculture during his rugby playing career and retired in July 2010. 

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