Kate Kelly hangs up her inter-county boots

Kate Kelly

The four times All- Ireland winner and nines times All Star, Kate Kelly of Wexford is officially signing off from inter-county Camogie.

After 21 years of remarkable endless service to her senior inter-county, Kelly ends her brilliant career with four All-Ireland senior titles and a magnificent nine All Star awards.

Throughout the years, Kelly has been vocal for her side. The St Ibar’s/Shelmaliers club woman won her first O’Duffy Cup with the Slaneysiders in 2007, as they bridged a 32-year gap.

In 2010 when she brought the first of three-in-a-row score. It was then Kelly named ‘Player of the Match’ at midfield in 2012. On top of the championship honours are three National League titles. “It was a tough decision of course,” the 37-year-old told The Camogie Association website.

“You think you will go on forever. You don’t want it to end. I knew in my heart last year that could be it. All good things must come to an end”.

“I told the girls on the team at the end of April that I wouldn’t be coming back, so they have known for a while.

“I was hoping to slip away quietly, but this week people have been asking if I am going to play. I’ve had huge support from the players, my club, my family and my husband.”

Treasurer of the Women’s Gaelic Players Association (WGPA), announce that Kelly will continue to line out with her club.