Pete Kelly


Pete Kelly Info

Role: Reporter

Start Date: Sept. 6, 2008, 12:13 p.m.


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Pete is based in Galway with an eclectic interest in all sports, but writes predominantly for Extratime on all things Salthill Devon, where he is a founder member, and Galway United. He is the Media guy for the Galway Cup and produces the video blogs during the tournament. He has coached since the 1970's winning an All Ireland Schools title with St Enda's Galway and managing and coaching countless Salthill Devon teams in addition to Galway League and Connacht teams. Currently coaching the Salthill Devon U14 Girls. Away from the field Pete is a communications professional with his own business 15 Eleven Communications, developing websites, devising Digital Marketing strategies writing and teaching.

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Performance Analysis at Grassroots level - Revisited

Ireland falling at the final hurdle of World Cup qualifying was understandably a traumatic experience for fans, management and players alike, but the dust is beginning to settle and with that we look forward and an inevitable consequence is where ...

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Colm Horgan: I love playing in the League, the standard is very much underestimated

Relegation is the worst nightmare for any footballer playing at an elite level. For a passionate player like Colm Horgan it hurts even more, but Colm, who is a highly intelligent and ambitious young player, can also look at the ...

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League Report: Galway United 3 - 4 Dundalk

A 4-3 defeat to Dundalk at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night means Galway United have been relegated but they go down with their heads held high following a spirited performance.

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League Report: Galway United 1 - 1 St Patrick's Athletic

Galway United and St Patrick’s Athletic were both hoping a win would give them some respite in the relegation struggle, but as it turned out they are both still right in the mix after sharing the spoils at Deacy Park ...

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Performance Analysis - Now more important than ever

There is an old saying, the more things change the more they stay the same! Some years ago I had the privilege to pen a series of articles for on Performance Analysis at all level of the game.

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League Report: Galway United 3 - 1 Sligo Rovers

Galway United took a significant towards securing their Premier league status with a thrilling 3-1 win over Sligo Rovers in the Connacht derby at Eamon Deacy Park.

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League Report: Galway United 2 - 1 Derry City

Hometown hero Stephen Folan showed his ability at both ends of the field and almost single-handedly gave Galway United the lifeline they craved at Deacy Park on Friday Night.

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2017 Galway Cup fast approaching

The Galway Cup is almost upon us and the 2017 tournament was launched a few days ago at NUI Galway by Ireland legend Kevin Kilbane, writes Pete Kelly.

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League Report: Galway United 0 - 5 Cork City

Cork City led Galway United by three goals after just 19 minutes and they added a goal early and late in the second half to secure a valuable three points and improved goal difference on a night where their title ...

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Galway United extend sponsorship deal with Comer Group

The development giants, controlled by brothers Brian and Luke Comer, have been the main sponsors for the past three years and their continued support will bring a vital element of stability to the club.

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Galway United - 30 years since Groningen

FC Groningen had a preview of the Wild Atlantic Way fully thirty years before it was conceived by Fáilte Ireland when they came to Páirc an Chatánaigh in An Cheathrú Rua to play Galway United in the second leg of ...

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Brahim Diaz: Magic at the Galway Cup, Maturing at Man City

At this point we are aware that of some of the higher profile payers who have gone on to bigger and better things. We all know that transitioning from being a gifted teenager to being a professional player.

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Macron Galway Cup MVP to get Bulova watch

The Macron Galway Cup is fast approaching where the cream of Ireland's under-age talent at the pivotal years of U13 and U15 will pit their wits and abilities against each other over four days at Drom – and this year ...

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Macron Galway Cup Launched

Ireland under 15 Manager Paul Osam will lead the Irish side into this year's Macron Galway Cup from the 3rd to 6th August at Drom, home of Salthill Devon FC, in Galway. Stephen Rice will lead a development squad in ...

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Ireland's Secret Weapon - Video Performance Analysis

The Euros has been a roller coaster both emotionally and football wise for Ireland. The high of the Sweden experience and the low of the Belgium debacle in the opening two games must have made team preparation a nightmare.

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Galway United release Eric Foley

Galway United have confirmed that Eric Foley has left the club by mutual consent.

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So just who are FH Hafnarfjodur?

Dundalk have drawn FH Hafnarfjodur in the opening qualifying round of the Champions League.

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Analysis is pivotal for Ireland at the Euros

Getting to the knockout stages of the 2016 Euros may balance on a knife edge for Ireland. It was Benjamin Franklin who said "by failing to prepare, you preparing to fail' so each national squad is leaving no stone unturned ...

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League Report: Galway United 2 - 2 Longford Town

Anyone who watched the early exchanges here and went away would have been astonished with the final result as Longford came from two goals down to garner a point against Galway United in the most unlikely circumstances at Eamonn Deacy ...

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EA Sports Cup Report: Galway United 0 - 0 Finn Harps (Galway won 4-2 on penalties)

The Galway United faithful assembled in Deacy Park on Monday night, or at least a portion of them, buoyed by the rip roaring game with Cork the previous Friday. However, anyone expecting a similar contest would have been deluding themselves ...

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Galway's 'Mr Reliable' Colm Horgan targets further consistency

Colm Horgan has become Galway United's Mr. Reliable over the past two seasons

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Gary did Ireland proud in Buenos Aires

We brought the sport of Footgolf to the attention of the faithful a few weeks ago when we told you the story of Gary Mullin's quest for glory in the 2nd Footgolf World Cup in Argentina.

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Stephen Folan - Going places

Stephen Folan has been signed by hometown club Galway United for the coming season. This move completes a circle that has taken eight years to complete and Folan is now in a good pace mentally and physically to make the ...

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Ireland set to compete in the Footgolf World Cup

Gary Mullin is Ireland's leading 'FootGolfer' and will head to Buenos Aires on the 2nd of January for the Footgolf World Cup. Footgolf, I hear you say! Is that even a thing? Well it’s very much a thing and growing ...

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League Report: Galway United 0 - 1 St Patrick's Athletic

As it transpired both sides got what they needed from this game - Pat's into Europe and Galway achieved Premier Division survival - but it was a pretty un remarkable game apart form that.

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