Sean Keegan
There was widespread sorrow in the Creggs area and throughout out the county and the region at news of the death of one of the county’s great characters Sean Keegan. Mr Keegan who was in his late 80’s passed away at his home at Rushfield Creggs following a short illness.
A former employee of Roscommon Post Office, Sean was affectionally known as “Bags” and was one of the best known personalities in the area over many decades. His name will always be associated with Creggs GAA club and he played for the club in five different decades, a fact that he often quoted!!
Sean usually played in goal and was never short of words of ‘encouragement’ for his own defence, the opposition attackers and for the referee too! He was a Creggs GAA official for many years and his contributions to meetings were always good humoured and memorable. You always knew when Sean was at a game as well as he was never slow to voice his opinion!
His work as a postman brought him into contact with many members of the public every day and he was a brilliant conversationalist with many great stories to tell. The last time I met Sean was in Main Street in Roscommon a few months ago and he recited three monologues to me and, as was always the case, you walked away from Sean with a smile on your face. Another great character from the area has gone to his eternal reward but he left many great memories behind him. Some of the stories associated with Sean will be retold for many years to come and with great affection too.
It was fantastic that he lived to see his beloved Creggs lift the Roscommon Junior title in 2016 after 33 years and there was no prouder man when the cup came back to Creggs after that memorable win on that Sunday night than Sean Keegan.
Sean is survived by his wife Mary, daughters Pauline, Patricia, Eileen, Marie, Anne, Sheila and Jenny and by sons James and Gerry, brother Pat and by 19 grandchildren and many in laws cousins and other family members and a huge circle of friends.
The huge crowds that attended the removal and requiem mass and burial were a measure of the esteem in which Sean was held . May he rest in peace. It was a pleasure to have known him.

(From The Roscommon People)