Tony Keady was a man close to everyone's thoughts during the All-Ireland hurling final between Galway and Waterford. A Galway hurling legend, Keady passed away just last month at the age of 53.
At half-time in today's game, a tribute to Keady was played to the crowd at Croke Park. When Galway last won an All-Ireland hurling title prior to today, in 1988, Keady was the Hurler of the Year.
At full-time, Michael Duignan, on co-commentary duty for RTÉ, had an emotional reaction to the Galway victory as he also remembered Tony Keady.
Marty, Unbelievable. Just Tony Keady, Marty, I had such time for the man. At half-time, we were looking at the piece on him there. It's so heartbreak for him and his family...
Whether it was Waterford or Galway today, what it means to both those counties... I'm looking over here at John Mullane and he's heartbroken.
I'm heartbroken for the people of Waterford but I'm delighted for the people of Galway. That's always the way it was going to be today, what an occasion. What an emotional day.
You can listen to Michael Duignan's full-time reaction below.
— The Sunday Game (@TheSundayGame) September 3, 2017