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NOEL KELLY

NOEL KELLY
Year(s) 1955-1956
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Noel Kelly (28 December 1921 — August 1991) was an Irish soccer player during the 1940s.
Kelly played for Bohemians during the 40s in the League of Ireland and was a member of the 1945 Bohemian Inter City Cup winning team against Belfast Celtic at Dalymount Park. He moved to Shamrock Roversfor the 1945/46 season and played in the 1946 FAI Cup Final.Robert He then transferred to Glentoran and then to English side Arsenal in October 1947 . Mainly a reserve, he made just the one first-team appearance for Arsenal, against Everton at Goodison
Park onFebruary 25, 1950, in a 1-0 win. He moved to Crystal Palace in March 1950 and signed for Nottingham Forest in August 1951, where he won his one and only cap for the Republic of

Ireland, against Luxembourg in 1954. In July 1955 he moved to Tranmere Rovers to become player-manager, but his tenure was unsuccessful and brief, with Rovers having to apply for re-election to the League in 1957. He left Tranmere in 1957 and did not work in football again, as he ran a sports clothes shop on the Wirral. He died on 28 December 1991. Noel's son John followed in his footsteps by playing for Tranmere Rovers and several other clubs.

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MOTTO: UBI FIDES IBI LUX ET ROBUR which means "Where there is faith, there is light and strength."

Designed by Ned O'Toole, Paul Harmon and Oisín Ronan.
Special thanks to Tranmere Rovers Football club for the information.