Noel Kelly (footballer)
Kelly played for Bohemians during the 40s in the League of Ireland and was a member of the 1945 Bohemian Inter City Cup winning team against Belfast Celtic at Dalymount Park. He moved to Shamrock Rovers for the 1945/46 season and played in the 1946 FAI Cup Final.
He then transferred to Glentoran and then to English side Arsenal in October 1947 . Mainly a reserve, he made just the one first-team appearance for Arsenal, against Everton at Goodison Park on February 25, 1950, in a 1-0 win.
He moved to Crystal Palace in March 1950 and signed for Nottingham Forest in August 1951, where he won his one and only cap for the Republic of Ireland, against Luxembourg in 1954. In July 1955 he moved to Tranmere Rovers to become player-manager, but his tenure was unsuccessful and brief, with Rovers having to apply for re-election to the League in 1957. He left Tranmere in 1957 and did not work in football again, as he ran a sports clothes shop on the Wirral. He died on 28 December 1991.
- Inter City Cup
- Bohemians - 1945