Larry Kiely

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Larry Kiely
Personal information
Sport Hurling
Position Forward
Born Gortnahoe, County Tipperary
Years Club
Years County
1960s Tipperary
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 2
All-Irelands 2

Larry Kiely (born 1941 in Gortnahoe, County Tipperary) is a retired Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with his local club Gortnahoe-Glengoole[1] and with the Tipperary[2] senior inter-county team in the 1960s.

Larry Kiely was also a member of the Irish army showjumping team representing his country on many occasions.At one stage he held the world puissance record with Raimondo D'Inzeo of Italy (7 feet 2 inches). He represented Ireland in Individual Showjumping at the 1968 Mexico Olympics.

Kiely also served as a peacekeeper with the United Nations in Syria and the Lebanon. His two brothers Eamon and Anthony were also Irish Army officers.

He lives on the family holding at Glengoole, Co. Tipperary.


  1. ^ Smith, Raymond (1966). Decades of glory: a comprehensive history of the national game. Little & McClean. pp. 352–. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Experiencing the 'Tipperary Diaspora' in London". Hogan Stand. 29 October 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 
Preceded by
Paddy Cobbe
All-Ireland Minor Hurling Final
winning captain

Succeeded by
Willie Grace