Tom Kelly (Gaelic footballer)

For other people named Tom Kelly, see Tom Kelly (disambiguation).
Tom Kelly
Personal information
Irish name Tomás Ó Ceallaigh
Sport Gaelic football
Position Centre Back
Born Kellyville, County Laois
Years Club
St Josephs
Club titles
Laois titles 2
Years County
1999-2010 Laois
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 1
All Stars 1

Tom Kelly is a former Gaelic footballer from County Laois.

His club is St Josephs GAA. He usually played at centre back for Laois and in 2003 won an All Stars Award[1] and was part of the Laois team that won the Leinster Senior Football Championship title for the first time since 1946.[2]

Kelly twice travelled to Australia for the International Rules Series,[3] where he was Ireland's player of the series in 2005.[4]

With St Josephs GAA, Kelly picked up two Laois Senior Football Championship medals.

In January 2011 Kelly was forced to retire due to a neck injury he sustained the year before.[5]


  1. "GAA Stories". Donegal News. 27 October 2005. Archived from the original on February 23, 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
  2. "Laois is happy to follow Armagh". Belfast Telegraph. 2 August 2003. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
  3. "Kelly hoping for courageous effort". Hogan Stand. 27 October 2005. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
  4. "Aussies triumph but at a price?". Hogan Stand. 28 October 2005. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
  5. "Laois' Kelly career cut short". RTÉ Sport. 2011-01-26. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
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