Noel Kelly
Noel Kelly

Noel Kelly

Inside forward Noel Kelly was capped by the Republic of Ireland after leaving Arsenal.

He impressed with Shamrock Rovers and Glentoran before moving to Highbury in September 1947. His solitary First Division appearance for Arsenal was in the 1-0 win at Everton in February 1950 and he followed Ronnie Rooke to Crystal Palace the following month.


Name Noel Kelly
Arsenal Career 1947 - 1950
Position: Striker
Appearances 1 (1 starts, 0 as a sub)
Goals 0

He joined Nottingham Forest in August 1951 and gained his only cap against Luxembourg in March 1954.

Moving to Tranmere in July 1955, he became their player-manager and then managed Ellesmere Port and Holyhead. He ran a sports shop in Bromborough and died in August 1991.