Mark Kelly Player Profile

Player Details

Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2013-2014 2 (4) 1 0 0 33.3% 50.0% 16.7%
Totals: 2 (4) 1

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 12/04/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (A) 1 - 1
 29/03/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon (H) 1 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 05/04/14 Semi final vs. Queens Uni. (N) 3 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 05/04/14 Semi final vs. Queens Uni. (N)  3 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 19/04/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (A)  0 - 0
 12/04/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (A)  1 - 1
 05/04/14 Semi final vs. Queens Uni. (N)  3 - 0
 29/03/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon (H)  1 - 2
 01/03/14 Quarter final vs. Dungannon (H)  4 - 1
 15/02/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (H)  2 - 2


Local lad Mark Kelly, only appeared on the scene in February 2014 and disappeared just as quickly despite scoring in an Irish Cup semi-final in-between for the Sky Blues.

Formerly a pupil of St. Louis Grammar where he had scored the winning goal in the 2007 School's Cup final. Mark had appeared for Chimney Corner before a soccer scholarship in Denver, Colorado. The burly striker had also had a short spell with Institute in 2011, but the majority of his formative sporting years were spent playing Gaelic football.

Mark's coach in Colorado was none other than former United Irish Cup winner Tony McCall, who alerted his brother Joe (United's Head of Youth Development) and after joining in January 2014, an impressive cameo off the bench away against Coleraine in February 2014 was a positive first impression for Kelly. Despite not forcing his way into Ferguson's starting eleven during the second half of the 2013/2014 season, he wrote his name in the history books with an Irish Cup semi-final goal against Queen's University at the Oval ' the third in a 3-0 win.

Kelly wasn't included in the panel for the 2014 Irish Cup final, and despite the manager's attempts to retain him ' he was released in August 2014 and subsequently moved to England, drifting out of football altogether after only half a dozen appearances for United and one memorable goal.

Last updated: 19 March 2017

Last updated: 9 January 2019

Debut (as sub)

February 15th, 2014
Ballymena United 2 - 2 Coleraine

League (NIFL Premiership)

Full Debut

March 29th, 2014
Ballymena United 1 - 2 Dungannon Swifts

League (NIFL Premiership)