Player Focus #6

November 8, 2018


Eoghan Kelly.

Date of Birth?






Notable Sporting Achievements?

Junior Hurling 1998, and playing U14/U16 football for Offaly.

Toughest Opponent?

Johnny Pilkington.

Favourite Grounds?

Thurles, Tullamore and Croke Park.


Cinema, reading and running.

Favourite Position?

Centre-back or full-forward.

Favourite Players?

Brian Whelehan, Jim Cashman, DJ Carey, Pat Delaney and Joachim Kelly.

Boyhood Heroes?

Pat Delaney / Joachim Kelly.

Influences On Your Career?

My Father and Grandfather.

The High Point Of Your Career To Date?

Scoring goal against Birr in Championship in 1998.

Biggest Disappointment?

That would be losing the 2003 replay final against Shinrone.

Sporting Ambition?

To win the hurling championship this year and to see Senior hurling back in Edenderry.

Players With A Promising Future?

The Hanlons and young Eoin Kelly.

Ways Of Improving The Game?

Have proper officials at all games no matter what the grade (Ref, linesmen and umpires)

Dislikes About The GAA?

The hold up of club fixtures due to intercounty games.

Do You Have Any Relatives Involved In Gaelic Games?

Brother Shane plays on the hurling team.

Best Game Seen?

The 1994 Leinster Hurling Final between Offaly and Kilkenny.

Best Game Played In?

Playing in the All-Ireland Sevens tournament for Edenderry back in 1998 was great experience.

Best Goal Ever Seen Scored?

Has to be John Fenton strike from midfield in Munster Chamionship / Eoin Mulligan goal against Dublin in Croke Park.

Funniest Team Mate?

Podge Hanlon.

Hardest / Toughest Team Mate?

Shane Connell / Baggy.

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

John Mullane.

Persons You Would Most Like To Meet?

The Gallagher Brothers.

Favourite Personal Saying Or Term Of Abuse?

‘Take your points, the goals will come’

Pet Hates?

Bad timekeeping.

Favourite Music?

The Killers / Kings Of Leon / Oasis.

Favourite Film?


Ideal Date?

The girlfriend.

Nominate Worlds Laziest Person?

Homer Simpson.

Most Embarrassing Moment?

None that I can think of. I’m sure I’ll be told in Pats Bar some night though.

What Would You Do If You Won The Lotto?

Bring the hurlers on a training camp to Carton House.

How Would You Like To Be Remembered?

As a dedicated, passionate player.

Next Friday, August 21st, our Player Focus will continue with Edenderry Footballer Basil Malone.