John Paul Kelly

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John Paul Kelly
Personal information
Full name John Paul Kelly
Date of birth (1987-06-16) 16 June 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2005 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Bohemians
2009 Drogheda United
National team
Republic of Ireland U19
Republic of Ireland U21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Paul Kelly (born 16 June 1987)[1] is a former Irish professional footballer, best known for his spell with Bohemians.


Kelly began his career at Liverpool, playing in its academy set-up, before returning to Ireland due to homesickness. In 2005, he signed for Bohemians, and during his time there, won the Premier Division and the FAI Cup, both in 2008.

The following year, he signed for Drogheda United, but left the club after twelve games. In 2017, it was reported that he had returned to football, signing for amateur club St James's Gate.[2]


  1. ^ "Republic of Ireland - J. Kelly". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "Former Liverpool and Irish underage captain in the gate at St James". 8 January 2017. Retrieved 30 November 2017.