Sadness at passing of popular former Limerick hurler and musician Dermot Kelly:

By Limerck Leader Reporter

THE death has occurred of accomplished former Limerick hurler and well-known musician Dermot Kelly, of Castletroy and Lahinch, Co Clare.

A renowned inter-county hurler with Limerick, the late Dermot Kelly was a driving force behind ‘Mackey’s Greyhounds’, the famed Limerick hurling team of the 1950’s.

His greatest feat was scoring 1 goal and 12 points in a 60-minute Munster hurling final against Clare who were firm favourites after beating both Tipperary and Cork earlier in the provincial championship. This scoring tally is a record for a Munster Final.

During his decorated hurling career, Dermot also played for Limerick Minor hurling team in 1949-1950.

He won three County Championship medals with Claughaun GAA club as well as two County Championship Football medals. The late Dermot Kelly also played in the Railway Cup for Munster 1955-1959 and was Captain of the Munster Railway Cup side in 1956.

Popular sportsman Dermot was also a keen golfer – he captained both Ennis and Lahinch Golf Clubs.