Name: Patrick J. Kelly
Born: 7 September 1896, Kilcoo
Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1920); League of Ireland: 1 Cap (1925).
Club Honours: (with Belfast Celtic) Irish League Champion 1919/20.
Clubs.......... --Seasons-- Signed League FACup
Belfast Celtic. (Irish League)
Manchester City 20/21-21/22 Oct-20 .25/ 1 .4/ 2
West Ham United 23/24 ..... Jul-23...0/ 0
Fordsons....... (League of Ireland)
Pat Kelly joined Belfast Celtic during the First World War, and helped them to claim the first post-War Irish League title. With Celtic’s withdrawal from the Irish League in 1920 Kelly was free to sign for another club, and in October 1920 elected to join Manchester City.
Within a month of his arrival at Maine Road, Kelly was selected for Ireland. He won what was his only cap in a 2-0 defeat by England in Sunderland. After three seasons in which he made a limited impact at City, Kelly was allowed to move on. He signed with West Ham in July 1923, but never made a League appearance while at Upton Park.
Kelly then returned to Ireland to sign for Cork-based Fordsons.
Ireland Cap Details:
23-10-1920 England. A L 0-2 BC
Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.