Andy Kelly (rugby league)
Andy Kelly (born 8 November 1960), also known by the nicknames of "Boot", and "Big Andy", is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s and 1990s, and coached in the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. He played at representative level for England, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 868) (two spells) (captain), Hull Kingston Rovers (Heritage №) and the Illawarra Steelers (unused interchange/substitute in the 24-8 victory over Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at Endeavour Field, Sydney on Sunday 24 June 1984), as a second-row, and has coached at representative level for Ireland, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity/Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Gateshead Thunder, Featherstone Rovers and the Dewsbury Rams.
Andy Kelly 2008
|Born||8 November 1960|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||17 st 4 lb (110 kg)|
Challenge Cup Final appearancesEdit
Andy Kelly played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Hull Kingston Rovers' 14–15 defeat by Castleford in the 1983–84 Challenge Cup Final during the 1984–85 season at Wembley Stadium, London, on Saturday 3 May 1986, in front of a crowd of 82,134.
County Cup Final appearancesEdit
Andy Kelly played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in Hull Kingston Rovers' 12–29 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1984–85 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1984–85 season at Boothferry Park, Kingston upon Hull, on Saturday 27 October 1984, played as an interchange/substitute, i.e. number 15, (replacing Second-row Phil Hogan) in the 22–18 victory over Castleford in the 1985–86 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1985–86 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds, on Sunday 27 October 1985, and played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, and was captain in Wakefield Trinity's 8–11 defeat by Castleford in the 1990–91 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1990–91 season at Elland Road, Leeds, on Sunday 23 September 1990.
John Player Special Trophy Final appearancesEdit
Andy Kelly played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in Hull Kingston Rovers' 8–11 defeat by Wigan in the 1985–86 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1985–86 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 11 January 1986.
During his time at Wakefield Trinity he scored fifteen 3-point tries and, fifteen 4-point tries.
He is the former head coach of the Ireland national rugby league team having coached them for over 11 years. He is the former coach of Dewsbury Rams, Wakefield Trinity/Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Featherstone Rovers and Gateshead.
He is currently head of youth at Huddersfield Giants and recently helped the Giants Academy team reach the grand final play offs for the first time
Andy Kelly is one of three brothers to have played professional Rugby league; Neil Kelly played for Wakefield Trinity, Dewsbury Rams, Hunslet and Featherstone Rovers and Richard Kelly played for Wakefield Trinity and Dewsbury Rams during the 1980s and 1990s.
- "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 18 April 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- "Coach Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- "1985–1986 John Player Special Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- "Ireland Name World Cup 40 Man Training Squad". Rugby League Ireland. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 2 August 2008.[dead link]
- Kelly Leads Wakefield to Grand Final Glory
- 2010 Kelly Leaves Irish Post[permanent dead link]
- 2010 Kelly eyes Student Cup Shock
- 2010 Andy Kelly Joins Alex Murphy for Challenge Cup Draw (video)
- 2009 Wales 42 v Ireland 12 post match interviews (video)
- 2008 Kelly hopes for NEW OPPORTUNITIES After World Cup Success
- 2008 RLWC Fiji 40 v Ireland 14 post match interview (video)
- 2008 RLWC Samoa v Ireland Post match Interview (audio)
- 2008 Superb Ireland Hammer Samoa
- 2008 RLWC Samoa V Ireland Samoan war dance (video)
- 2008 Ireland Shake Tonga in World Cup Opener
- 2008 Kelly Names World Cup Squad
- 2007 Andy Kelly takes Ireland Team to Carnegie University (video)
- 2007 Kelly Proud to Lead Ireland
- 2004 Kelly handed Dewsbury post
- 2001 Same again for Ireland
- 2000 Kelly Leaves Job as Head Coach of Wakefield
- Andy Kelly interview at wakefieldwildcats.co.uk
- Great Britain Rugby All Stars Squad[permanent dead link]