Thursday 24 August 2017

Ex-footballer quizzed over broken window

Shane Hickey

FORMER Irish footballer Gary Kelly has been questioned by gardai in relation to an incident where damage was caused to a house in Drogheda.

The ex-Leeds United player was arrested last week after one of the windows on the house at Halpin's Terrace was broken.

Following the end of his playing career in 2007, Mr Kelly (35) has become an on-screen soccer commentator for TV3.


After his arrest last week, Mr Kelly was held under Section four of the Criminal Justice Act.

He was released after questioning and a file is expected to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in connection with the matter.

The former international retired from football three years ago after 16 years at Leeds.

Along with his successful playing career, which stretched to 51 appearances for Ireland, he has also become well-known for his work with charity. He set up the Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre after donating all of the funds from his testimonial match to charity. His sister Mandy had previously died of breast cancer.

Most recently he has been part of TV3's team for the coverage of the Europa League football. The Louth native was also part of the 2002 World Cup team which went to Japan and Korea.

Irish Independent

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