Greyhound racing lost a great friend over the weekend following the passing of Jerome Keane at the great age of 96.

Jerome was heavily involved in greyhounds for much of his life. Indeed, as far back as 1965 he was involved in the training of the Coursing Oaks winner, The Limit.

He was also lucky enough to handle some exceptional trackers in his time including Ask Clare. He guided the son of Ardfert Sean to finish second to his litter brother Ardfert Mick in the 1991 Irish Derby decider. Jerome also owned the former National record holder for 550yds, Ardfert Billy, before selling him on to the Cliffords.

We send on our sincerest condolences to Jerome’s surviving family, his daughter Majella, son Larry, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, his extended family and his many friends.

May he Rest In Peace.


Death Notice

Jerome Keane Rathanny Ballymacelligott Tralee Co. Kerry and late of Cragg O'Brenna, peacefully in his 96th year on May 7th 2020 in the wonderful care of the staff of Our Lady of Fatima Nursing Home Tralee. Beloved husband of the late Bids (nee Falvey) and father-in-law of the late Carmel . Sadly missed by his loving daughter Majella (Counihan), son Larry, son-in-law Michael, his adored grandchildren Jamie, Clive, Michelle, Cian, David and Laura, great-grandchildren Ciaran and Denis, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbors and a large circle of friends.

May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace

A private family funeral will take place for Jerome. The Requiem Mass will be streamed live on Larry Keane's Facebook Page from St. Brendan's Church, Clogher at 2.30 pm on Saturday, May 9th. Burial afterwards in Clogher Cemetery.

A Memorial Mass will be held later in the year. If you wish to leave a message of condolence to the family you may do so HERE.