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HISTORY: Club historian attends commemorative ceremony

12 May 2016

Club historian attends commemorative ceremony

Last week Club Historian David Steele attended a ceremony in Glasgow to commemorate Jeremiah (Jerry) Kelly who played for Carlisle United in the 1930/31 season.

David Steele said: "Jerry was signed from Everton, with whom he won a First Division Championship medal in the summer of 1930, for the sum of £500.

"Prior to him joining Everton in 1927 he was with Ayr United. The ceremony to dedicate a new headstone was organised by the Everton Heritage Society and representatives of all three clubs were present at the ceremony including myself as club historian.

"Also present were around 50 relatives of Jerry including two of his children. We then adjourned to nearby Celtic Park for a buffet lunch.

"While at Carlisle, Jerry played 32 league games, all at centre half, as well as three FA Cup ties. He was placed on the transfer list in the summer of 1931 due to the club's financial situation and in due course became player manager of Dublin Dolphins before returning to live in his native Glasgow."

Thank you to David from everybody at the club for attending this service on our behalf.

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