Eddie Keher burst on the inter-county hurling stage as a minor hurler with Kilkenny and, despite winning four Leinster Minor titles Kilkenny and Eddie did not reach the All Ireland podium on those glorious occasions. After such disappointments were banished, the tide began to run very favourably and Kilkenny senior selectors threw caution to the wind in the famous 1959 All Ireland senior hurling final replay, when introducing Eddie as a sub to stem Waterfords onslaught. This was just a month after Eddie had played in the minor final V Tipperary.
From 1959 to 1962 Kilkenny lost out in Leinster but in 1963 a hard fought encounter with Dublin enabled Kilkenny become Leinster champions again with Eddie scorching a new trail of goal and points scoring records. Waterford were again more than worthy opponents but with Eddie striking 14 points (10 from frees) and despite the legendary Ollie Walsh conceding 6 goals, victory went to the Noresiders by 4-17 to 6-8 in 1963.
A further five All Ireland senior medals came his way and a galaxy of team and individual honours also flowed. He will be remembered as one of the All Time Hurling Legends in the company of Ring, Mackey and Jimmy Doyle and his selection on the 1984 and 2000 teams of the Century and Millenium respectively, salute a hurler who always portrayed exceptionally high sporting standards in the great heat of so many intense battles.