|Date of birth||14 May 1904|
|Place of birth||Halton, Leeds, England|
|Date of death||13 October 1961(aged 57)|
|Place of death||Northumberland, England|
|1936–1937||Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic||11||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Life and career
Keating was born in Halton, Leeds. He began his playing career in local football in the Newcastle upon Tyne area before joining Newcastle United, his first professional club, in October 1926. He was released in 1927 without playing for the first team, and embarked on a tour of league and non-league clubs: Lincoln City, where he made his debut in the Football League, Gainsborough Trinity, Scarborough, Stockport County, Birmingham, where he scored his first Football League goal, Norwich City, where he was one of five new forwards signed in the 1932 close season to add to the six already on the club's books, North Shields, and Bath City, eventually, at the age of 30, settling at Cardiff City.
In two-and-a-half seasons at Ninian Park, Keating, a pacy right-sided or centre forward, scored 35 league goals at a rate of one every other game, and was their leading goalscorer in each of his full seasons with the club. He went on to play for Doncaster Rovers, Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic and Carlisle United, and retired in 1939.
- Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 145. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6.
- Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 103. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
- "Norwich F.C's 10 new players". Daily Mirror. 30 July 1932. p. 21.
Keeling, inside right from Swindon, and T. Scott, inside left from Preston North End, are the best known of the five latest Canaries who can operate in the attack. ... Pegg (Bradford City), Keating (Birmingham) and Spencer (Port Vale) are the other forward acquisitions, while Burditt, Bell, Brown, Hunt, Blakemore and Murphy are still with the club.
- Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 107. ISBN 1-85983-462-0.
- "The Big Interview: Howard Kendall". Lancashire Evening Post. 3 November 2003. Retrieved 27 April 2009.