Des Kelly RIP

November 8, 2018

The club is very sad to report the death of Executive Committee member, Intermediate Selector and former player, Des Kelly, at the age of 63.

Des gave great service to the club as a player from the late-60s to the early-80s and was renowned as a very accurate forward and free taker. He captained our Minor team in 1967 and again in 68 and his talent was recognised with a call up to the county Minor team.

He will be best remembered for his display in the 1980 Intermediate C’ship Final where his personal tally of 0-6 ensured victory for Clonmore in a very narrow win over Nurney (0-10 to 2-3). Our photo shows Des with the Hall of Fame Award he received from the club in 2006 in deserved recognition of his service as a player.

Having just retired from work, Des got back involved with the club this year joining the Executive Committee and taking on the onerous task of Intermediate Selector where his calm personality and wisdom proved to be invaluable. The club is both shocked and saddened at his death after such a short illness. A true gentleman who was universally popular, Des will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

We offer our sincere condolences to Des’s wife Sheila and a wide circle of friends and family, many of whom have a long association with the club . Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Funeral arrangements:

Peacefully at home in the presence of his loving family, much loved husband of Sheila, beloved father of Darren, Brian, Conor and Ashling, grandfather of Aaron, Josh, Ava, Shauna, Luke, Emily, Ruby and Miia. Brother of the late Michael. Sadly missed by his family, brother Tony, sisters Angela, Lily, Frances and Celia, mother-in-law Lena Dillon, daughters-in-law, Trish and Louise, also Natasha and Ivan, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.    

May Des Rest in Peace.  

Reposing at his home with removal on Tuesday morning 5th. November at 10.30am. to St. Brigid’s Church, Hacketstown for Requiem Mass at 11.00am. Funeral afterwards to Hacketstown Cemetery.   Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired to the Carlow, Kilkenny Home Care Team 

Date of Death: Sunday 3rd November 2013