Terry Kelly

Enda Rohan


Amsterdam 1954 (left-right) Vincent Maher, Enda Rohan, Jim Walsh, Brian Reilly and Tom Kelly

Played for the Eoghan Ruadh club in Dublin. Worked in a shop in Parliament Steet. He won the championship in 1954 and played on a high board in the Amsterdam Olympiad the same year. A blond young man of quiet disposition he emigrated to Canada soon after and I never heard of him again.

The photograph at the right, taken at the Amsterdam Olympiad, shows (from left to right) Vincent Maher, Edna Rohan, Jim Walsh, Brian Reilly and Terry Kelly.


From the Toronto Star, June 23, 2010:

Terry Kelly in his later years in Canada (year given for photo is approximate)

TERENCE CHRISTOPHER "TERRY" KELLY: With loved ones by his side, Terry Kelly died at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital on June 19, 2010 in his 80th year. Survived and dearly missed by his siblings Rita (Donal), Maureen, John, Damien (Mela) and Dorothy, his nieces and nephews, especially Danilelle and Kevin, with whom he was very close, and his many friends and extended family, including the Schuster, Redmond and Dickenson families. Terry is predeceased by his parents Mary and Thomas Kelly, his siblings Tommy (Lauri), Joe, Patricia, Frank (Helga) and Sheila and his niece Colleen. As a young man in his native Ireland, Terry was the winner of the 1954 Irish Chess Championship. After emigrating to Canada, Terry worked for many years in the clothing industry or as he called it, the "rag" business, first as a buyer for Simpsons and later as the owner of his own clothing stores, Galaxy and Hemisphere. A passionate golfer, Terry treasured the friends he made at Tyandaga Golf Course, where he was a member and starter/ranger for many years. We'll miss you Terry - "Think fit and golf!".


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