Jimmy Kelly (Carrickshock hurler)

Jimmy Kelly
Personal information
Irish name Séamus Ó Ceallaigh
Sport Hurling
Position Midfield
Born Carrickshock, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Years Club
Club titles
Kilkenny titles 6
Years County
1938-1949 Kilkenny
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 6
All-Irelands 2

James "Jimmy" Kelly is a former Irish hurler who played as a midfielder for the Kilkenny senior team.

Born in Carrickshock, County Kilkenny, Kelly first excelled at hurling in his youth. He arrived on the inter-county scene when he first linked up with the Kilkenny senior team. He made his debut in the 1938 championship and immediately became a regular member of the team. During his career he won two All-Ireland medals and six Leinster medals.[1][2] He was an All-Ireland runner-up on three occasions.

Kelly also represented the Leinster inter-provincial team on a number of occasions, winning one Railway Cup medal. At club level he won six championship medals with Carrickshock.

His retirement came following Kilkenny's defeat by Laois in the 1949 championship.





  1. "Kilkenny GAA profile". Hogan Stand website. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  2. "Leinster Senior Hurling Finalists" (PDF). Leinster GAA website. Retrieved 26 June 2014.

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