Peter Kelly

Peter Kelly
Peter Kelly
League 135
FAI Cup 11
Shield 101
Others 10
Totals 257
Total Appearances: 25
Total Goals: 7
Position: OR
Nationality: IRE
Debut: 27-Sep-31, League, (H) v. Cork


Four right-wingers had been tried in the first dozen games of the 1931-32 year (including Joey Donnelly’s brother Charlie) before the arrival of Peter Kelly. Steve Wright signed him after his display with Dublin Leinster League club Distillery in a Leinster Senior Cup game against Dundalk in October.

His part in a 5-0 win over Jacobs and his immediate understanding with new centre forward John Smith secured the no. 7 shirt for the rest of the season.

Promising positions in both the League and Shield were squandered and at the end of the season financial circumstances resulted in a big clear out—Peter was one of those released and he later played with Dolphins.

In his last club game he featured in the shock Athletic Grounds defeat of Scottish Cup winners Glasgow Celtic.