Tipperary All-Ireland winner John Kelly passes away

September 12, 2023

The late John Kelly

There was great sadness at the passing of All-Ireland winning Tipperary full-back John Kelly.

John, who died last Friday, wore the number 3 jersey when the Premier County defeated Kilkenny in the 1971 All-Ireland SHC final. He had previously won an Under 21 medal in 1967. 

John also won both a Fitzgibbon Cup medal and a Cork senior championship medal with UCC. 

A member of the Cappawhite club, he wrote his club's history some years ago. 

John was a secondary teacher, and was very highly regarded all over Tipperary and beyond for his contribution both as a hurler, teacher and community worker.  

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