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The making of Tony Kelly – why Clare's talisman is on a mission at Croke Park

With one championship appearance at Croke Park in eight years, Tony Kelly is on a mission to make his mark again on the biggest stage

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A young Tony Kelly is pictured in training for his club Ballyea

A young Tony Kelly is pictured in training for his club Ballyea

A young Tony Kelly is pictured in training for his club Ballyea

After Christy Ring fired a late winning point against Tipperary in a National League game a zillion moons ago, Mick ‘Rattler’ Byrne is reputed to have barked, “By God Christy, we’ll have to shoot you!”

Ring’s reply is cut into the stone of folklore now. “Oh sure ye might as well Mickey,” he responded. “Ye’ve tried everything else!”


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