Summer 2013 saw the imposing figure of Jack Kelly arrive in goal for our Under 16s and he hasn’t looked back since. He has become a very popular member of our Minor and Junior teams, and a senior panellist as well. Jack is a trainee electrician and he hails from Abingdon in Oxfordshire. He is not a man of many words, but we managed to get a few from him for the Harps’ website.
NAME: JACK KELLY
WHAT WAS YOUR CLUB BEFORE THE HARPS CALLED?:
Wantage Town FC (Soccer, obviously!)
Always a Goalkeeper
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST IMPRESSIONS PLAYING FOR THE HARPS LAST YEAR?
Everyone was so friendly towards me.
FAVOURITE HARPS’ PLAYERS AT PRESENT? (YOU ARE ALLOWED THREE AND A WEE COMMENT!!)
Ryan Jones because of how powerful he is with the ball.
Dermott ‘Peggy’ Feely because of his encouragement and great shot stopping.
Decy Cassidy because of the way he can just dictate the game.
FAVOURITE HARPS GAME AND WHY?
The 2014 League Playoff Replay versus Belleek was unforgettable. Great to put one over on them!
NAME TWO OPPONENTS WHO HAVE IMPRESSED YOU AGAINST THE HARPS?
Shane Mimna (Erne Gaels)
The Quigley brothers.
FAVOURITE INTER-COUNTY FOOTBALLERS? (TWO ALLOWED)
Stephen Cluxton, Dublin (For his kickouts!)
Aidan O’Shea, Mayo.
WHAT ANNOYS YOU ABOUT GAELIC FOOTBALL SO FAR?
That I could keep a clean sheet, but we could still lose the game.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE SOCCER PLAYER?
Robin van Persie!
Anything with them pumpin beats…
Tuna Pasta Bake.
FAVOURITE TV PROGRAMME?
Only Fools and Horses.
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION?
YOU WIN THE HARPS LOTTO, WHAT WILL YOU BUY YOURSELF?
A plane ticket to visit my Grandad in America.