Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly’s GAA experience is wide-ranging, encompassing college, club and county; hurling and football; and county and national administration. The interview begins with Kelly recalling his early memories of Gaelic games in primary school and he charts the progression of his interest through secondary school at St. Patrick’s Armagh in the 1970s, where there was a major emphasis on the pursuit of success in Rannafast and MacRory Cup competitions. Kelly reflects on his somewhat fraught involvement with the Armagh Minors and talks also about his subsequent involvement with the county under 21s. Kelly comments on the coaches/mentors who influenced him and stresses the importance of the sensitive treatment of underage players. His adult career, which includes the winning of senior county titles with Clan na Gael, is also covered.

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