He got an All Ireland medal or two out of the thing, I don’t think it was bizarre really. He wasn’t a hugely skilful footballer, but I thought he was very effective, he was superbly strong on the ball. Personally I thought he should have got a bit more game time in the championship.
I agree that he was a superb hurler, very tough and brave with a good skill set. It’s mentioned above about Canning turning him, but I think that goes to prove how difficult being a full back is. I know people that could list off all the times that things went wrong for Kelly, but could hardly name one thing he did right - and he was an All Star.