Éamonn Kelly

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Éamonn Kelly
Personal information
Irish name Éamonn Kelly
Sport Hurling
Born 1968
Puckane, County Tipperary, Ireland
Occupation Agency Development Manager
Club(s)
Years Club
Kildangan
Club titles
  Football Hurling
Tipperary titles 0 0

Éamonn Kelly (born 1968) is an Irish hurler who played as a full-forwrad for the Tipperary junior hurling team.[1]

Born in Puckane, County Tipperary, Kelly first excelled at hurling in his youth. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he first linked up with the Tipperary minor teams as a dual player, before later joining the under-21 hurling team. He joined the junior team for the 1987 championship. Kelly went on to play a key role for Tipperary over the next few years, and won one two All-Ireland medals in the junior grade.

At club level Kelly played both hurling and Gaelic football with Kildangan.

In retirement from playing, Kelly became involved in team management and coaching. He was an All-Ireland-winning manager with the Kildangan intermediate hurling team in 2005, as well as serving as a manager and as a selector with the Tipperary under-21 and intermediate hurling teams.

Kelly was appointed manager of the Kerry senior hurling team in January 2014.[2] He led the county to a National Hurling League Div 2A title with a win over Carlow. His side then lost a controversial play-off to Offaly, missing out on a pace in Div 1B. His side regrouped to make it to the final of the Christy Ring Cup for the fourth time in five seasons. They faced Kildare but for the second year in a row lost out by a 2 points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hurler profile: Éamonn Kelly". Tipp GAA archives website. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tipp duo to take Kerry hurling reins". Hogan Stand website. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Liam Sheedy
Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Manager
2003-2004
Succeeded by
Len Gaynor
Preceded by
Tom Howard
Kerry Senior Hurling Manager
2014
Succeeded by
Incumbent