Denis Kelly – Marksman Supreme

Denis KellyDenis Kelly wrote himself into the Ballingarry AFC record books when with his goal against Glin Rovers in the 4-0 win last Friday May 9th 2014, he notched up his 128th strike for the club and so became the clubs record goal scorer eclipsing the record of 127 held by Padraig Forde.

Since joining the club from Granagh United at the start of season 2002/03 and scoring on his debut against Glantine Rovers in the division 1 league cup, he has gone on to score in every season he has played for Ballingarry and has scorer in every competition he has represented the club in except the Munster Senior Cup.

He has been the clubs top scorer in no fewer than seven of the ten seasons he has played for Ballingarry while his knack of scoring historic goals for the club is legendary. He scored the unforgettable winner for the club when they beat Rathkeale in the Premier title playoff in 2004 and the winner in the Desmond cup final replay against NCW Rovers in 2007.

His goal scoring feats has seen him notch up two hat-tricks for the club while he is just one of five players to hit four goals during one game. A breakdown of his goals is: League – 79, Desmond Cup – 17, FAI Junior Cup – 7, Munster Junior Cup – 13, League Cup – 12. All of his goals have been A team strikes.