Brian Kelly in action during the 2014 All Ireland SFC Final at Croke Park.
Brian Kelly in action during the 2014 All Ireland SFC Final at Croke Park.

Brian Kelly retires from inter-county football


By Cian O'Connell

Kerry's Brian Kelly has announced his retirement from inter-county football.

Kelly, who made his Allianz Football League debut for Kerry in 2012, won an All Ireland title with the Kingdom two years later.

The Legion clubman also claimed two Allianz Football League and seven Munster Championships.

"The time is right for me to step away from inter-county football," Kelly says. 

"I would like to acknowledge all the management and backroom teams, the County Board and Kerry Group for their support over the last nine years.

"As a teenager growing up in Killarney I sold match programmes on Munster final days and dreamed of one day climbing the steps of the Hogan Stand to lift Sam Maguire. "Thankfully I have lived out my dream and I am proud to have played my small part in the Kerry GAA history books."