Player Focus #16

November 8, 2018


Derek Kelly

Date Of Birth?


Notable Sporting Achievements?

All-Ireland, Leinster and North Leinster ‘B’ schools, Leinster ‘A’ schools, u/16 ‘B’ Leinster and North Leinster and Minor in ’07.

Toughest Opponent?

Paul Cribbin

Favourite Grounds?

Edenderry and O’Connor Park



Favourite Position?

Centre back

Favourite Players?

Finbarr Cullen, Kevin Guing, Brian Cullen.

Boyhood Heroes?

Kevin and Finbarr

Influences On Your Career?

My father Willie, my Granddad Noel, Kevin Guing, Decky Farrell, Emmett McDonald and Tom Rehill.

The Point Of Your Career To Date?

Winning the All-Ireland ‘B’ and Leinster ‘A’ with the school and playing in Croke Park with the Offaly minors.

Biggest Disappointment?

Losing the All-Ireland schools by that last minute goal

Sporting Ambition?

To go as far as possible

Players With A Promising Future?

Alex Kenny and Gazza Farrell

Ways Of Improving The Game?

Better ref’s

Dislikes About The GAA?

Poor refs and people saying stuff about players that aren’t true.

Do You Have Any Relatives Involved In Gaelic Games?

My father Willie, Kevin Guing and Stephen Guing.

Best Game Seen?

Kerry vs. Armagh All-Ireland.

Best Game Played In?

Leinster ‘A’ schools final

Funniest Team Mate?

Dan Moloney

Hardest / Toughest Team Mate?

Shane Connell

If You Could Buy One Player To Play For Edenderry Who Would It Be?

Paul Cribbin

Person You Would Most Like To Meet?

Roy Keane

Favourite Personal Saying Or Term Of Abuse?

Haven’t any at all

Favourite Music?


Favourite Film?

The Hangover

Ideal Date?


Nominate The World’s Laziest Person?


Most Embarrassing Moment?

Going off the field for a s@#te against Clara u/16

What Would You Do If You Won The Lotto?

Move abroad and buy a big house and spend all day in the sun

How Would You Like To Be Remembered?

As a clean footballer

This is the final ‘Player Focus’ of 2009