New Kerry Ladies Captain Kelly Has What It Takes To Lead.

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Caroline Kelly is the new Kerry ladies senior captain for 2017. Kelly has gained the captaincy after being nominated by her club – 2016 Senior County championship winners Southern Gaels- and it is a well deserved award for the Ballinskelligs native.

If you were to create a template for what a captain should be then the choice of Caroline Kelly would fit right in to the profile that you were about to create. Ok let’s line it out this way :

  • Experience Now 30 years of age Caroline has played over 12 years as a senior footballer with Kerry. She has played in the All Ireland final in 2012 and a has won Munster senior championships as well as representing the Munster interprovincial team and travelling on All Star trips.
  • Excellent Player Caroline’s natural ability as well as her excellent aptitude for hard training is well known amongst her peers. She has always been a vital cog in the Kerry senior set up and has driven her team forward from the back on numerous occasions when the chips were down. You don’t get nominated for 4 All Star awards unless you have the footballing ability to back it up and she certainly has that.
  • Leader A leader is someone that gets the job done and inspires others to follow suit. Kelly has been doing this for years – the only difference now is that she has the title of captain as well.
  • Game Intelligence There is no point in being an excellent footballer unless you have the smartness and common sense to play the game the right way- to have the knack of knowing when to go and knowing when to stay, and to have the ability to dictate the pace in which a game should be played. Kelly has this and it makes her a hugely important asset to the Kerry Ladies.

Best of luck to Caroline and the girls on Sunday and for the 2017 season ahead.