Roy Keane’s father Mossie dies in Cork hospital

Maurice ‘Mossie’ Keane, who suffered a stroke late last year, died on Wednesday

Mossie Keane accepts the Cork Person of the Year Award on behalf of his son Roy  in 2005. Photograp: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Mossie Keane accepts the Cork Person of the Year Award on behalf of his son Roy in 2005. Photograp: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

 

The father of former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland player and former assistant manager Roy Keane has died.

Maurice “Mossie” Keane, who suffered a stroke late last year, died at the Heather Care Home at Cork Orthopaedic Hospital on Wednesday.

Mossie and his wife Marie had five children – Roy, Denis, Johnson, Pat and daughter Hilary. They lived in Ballinderry Park in Mayfield on the northside of the city.

He worked over the years in the Sunbeam factory in Blackpool, Cork and at a brewery. He was known for his love of sport and his close relationship with his children and wife.

The Keanes moved from Mayfield to Rathpeacon, Co Cork in the 1990s.

Marie and Mossie were present at all of Roy’s major sporting moments over the years. They were also in attendance when he received an honorary degree from UCC and the Freedom of Cork city from the local authority.

Mossie also regularly travelled to Old Trafford to see his son play with Manchester United.

Mossie Keane will be reposing at O’Connor Bros Funeral Home, North Gate Bridge, Cork on Friday. Rosary on Friday at 7pm followed by removal to the Church of The Resurrection, Farranree, Cork. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 10am. Funeral afterwards to St Catherine’s Cemetery, Kilcully. Family flowers only with donations in lieu to Heather House in Cork.