“There’s no such thing as a good Irish kid, but if you’re going to put on a uniform and wear it out, there’s nothing worse than wearing it out,” said Mr Kelly, who is from the Irish town of Co Clare.
“If you look at the boys of Co Roscommon it’s a different story.”
I was told, if you look, they’ve got the wrong socks.
“So, they’re wearing socks with bad feet.”
He said he had seen a “very positive response” from the community and said he was “proud to be Irish”.
“I think it is a good thing for the community.
I think it’s good for the boys,” he said.”
It’s a very positive sign of how far we have come in the last 50 years.”
A young Irishman from Co Roscon has been given the opportunity to play in the Ireland v Scotland World Cup qualifiers, and is already taking part in an Irish club competition.
But it has raised some eyebrows, and he said the response had been “good”.
“The first time I came here I was told it was a bad idea,” he told The Irish News.
“But I didn’t want to leave the house, so I didn�t say anything and I went to the dressing room and they said, ‘Oh, well, he’s here’.”
It�s nice that he is wearing the same uniform as the boys and I know he�s got the same socks as them.
It�ns not just Irish kids, either.””
I�ve never worn the uniform before and it�s good for me,” he added.
It�ns not just Irish kids, either.
“A few weeks ago I was in a bar in Belfast, and the boys were dressed in the same blue jumper with the same colours as the players in Ireland,” he explained.
He said the Irish players were “very supportive” of the idea, and that the club had been in touch with the local Irish football association.
“They said, `No, we don�t need it, it�ll make the boys look stupid’,” he said, referring to the Irish boys, “but we don’t mind it because we�re Irish.”
He added: “I�m not going to go into too much detail because it�d be too complicated, but I�m very happy to do it.”
Mr Kelly, an experienced rugby player, is also a “super mum”, but he said his role as a parent had helped him grow as a person.
“We all grow up together,” he laughed.
“You�re the only one in the house and you make sure you are doing everything right, so you know what�s happening.”
“I know what it takes to be a parent, I�ve done it for 20 years, and I�d do it for another 20 years.”
In terms of the game, I think there is no more important thing in the world than a good mother and father.