Lusmagh’s Joachim Kelly is the latest inductee into the Bridge House Hotel, Offaly Hurling Hall of Fame. Joachim will receive his award at the Awards night in the Bridge House Hotel on January 13th next.
Joachim played for Offaly from 1974 until 1993, making his debut in October 1974 when he lined out in the No12 jersey against Antrim in the National Hurling league, he played his final game against Kilkenny in the Leinster Championship of 1993 wearing the No 6 jersey.
In all Joachim made a record 171 League and Championship appearances during a glittering career which saw him win Two All-Ireland Medals, 7 Leinster Senior Medals and two All-Star Awards. While he also won a coveted Offaly Senior Championship medal with Lusmagh in 1989
The Full list of Hurling Recipients is:
Senior: Gary Kelly (St Rynagh’s)
Intermediate: Liam Langton (Clodiagh Gaels)
Junior Hurling: Michael Monaghan (Clodiagh Gaels)
U21 Hurling: Conor Doughan (Shinrone)
Minor Hurling: Sean Duignan (Ballinamere/Durrow)
Camogie: Michaela Morkan (Shinrone)
Referee: Brian Gavin (Clara)