Eoin Kelly is one of the greatest hurlers to play the game and he put on yet another demonstration of his mighty skill yesterday in Thurles, wearing the #13 shirt of his club Mullinahone. Kelly scored 2-5 for the Tipp club as Mullinahone beat Lorrha-Dorrha 4-18 to 2-19 to win the Seamus Ó Riain Cup. Mullinahone will now be promoted to the top tier of Tipp hurling after winning the county's second-tier hurling title.
Seamus O’Riain Cup Final
— CJK Mullinahone Gaa Club (@mullinahonegaa) September 19, 2020
At the tender age of 38, Kelly is still blazing bullets like this past unwitting goalkeepers.
The big score of today’s Seamus O’Riann final was Eoin Kelly’s first goal after a Mikey O’Shea pass.
If you wanted anyone to pile drive a shot home... pic.twitter.com/HQPbyURmZ2
— Hurler on the ditch (@HurlerD) September 19, 2020
Mullinahone's win came 18 years after Kelly inspired the club to the Dan Breen Cup with a scoring haul of 2-7. Former teammate Shane McGrath succinctly captured Kelly's greatness in a tweet.
How do we know class is permanent?
In 2002 Eoin Kelly scored 2-7 to help win the Dan Breen cup for his club @mullinahonegaa.
Today, 18 years later,he scored 2-5 to help them win the Seamus O’Riain County Final.
Class act. Before. Now. Forever. ☝️
— Shane McGrath (@Shaneytweet) September 19, 2020
The term Goat is fired around too loosely but this man is without a doubt the greatest I’ve ever seen,2-5 today for Mullinahone in the county final at 38,form is temporary class is permanent #GOAT🐐 pic.twitter.com/XZJgeNPuRc
— Niall McGrath (@Goalienumber1) September 19, 2020