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Tony Kelly Is Putting Together A Championship Run For The Ages

Tony Kelly Is Putting Together A Championship Run For The Ages

The man is absolutely on fire at the minute.

Things have not all gone Clare's way in the 2020 championship thus far, but it's fair to say there has been one standout aspect of their games so far.

Spoiler: it's Tony Kelly. He has been absolutely lights out in the Championship so far.

The loss to Limerick in the Munster championship was a convincing one, but the scoreline would have been much worse were it not so for the contribution of the Ballyea man. He ended that game with a personal tally of 0-17, with eight of those points coming from frees.

That continued in the Laois game. Clare made tough work of their win in the end, but Kelly dragged them over the line with 0-13.

Heading into today's game against Wexford, much of the focus was on the relationship between managers Davy Fitzgerald and Brian Lohan, but it was Kelly that would steal the headlines once more.

Clare emerged victorious on a scoreline of 1-21 to 0-17. What's remarkable is that 1-15 of that total came from the 26-year old.

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For those of you keeping track, that is a personal tally of 1-45 in three championship games. Phenomenal.

Unsurprisingly, the public could hardly believe what they were seeing from the Clare man.

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Clare probably won't be fancied to make a deep run in this year's championship, but they could be a difficult side to stop if Tony Kelly keeps up this form.

We wouldn't bet against it.

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