Kelly, Johnny

Kelly, (John Brendan) Johnny

(1889–1960) rower, building contractor; born in Philadelphia. After being denied the prize at Britain's Henley rowing regatta because he worked for a living (the race was for "gentlemen"), he got his revenge by winning gold medals in Olympic singles and doubles sculls in 1920 and in the doubles in 1924. A self-made man, he became a very wealthy contractor and was active in Democratic party politics. His daughter Grace Kelly was the actress and then Princess of Monaco. His son John B. Kelly Jr. competed as a rower in four Olympiads.
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ahji KP It's the likes of Colin Kelly, Johnny Magee, Pat Flanagan and Tom Cribbin who have the tough, thankless tasks.
Thomas Finneran, Padraic Tierney, Jonathan Fitzmaurice, Shane Tierney, Adrian Martin, Niall Naughton, Seamus Kelly, Johnny Mooney and his friend Paddy form the entourage on a hectic week for her supporters.
com, James Montgomery, will be the first show and a future guest list may include Pousette Dart, (jazz artist) Grace Kelly, Johnny A and others," said Mr.
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During that time the evergreen Dubliner has worked under Alan Kelly, Johnny Giles, Eoin Hand, Jack Charlton and Mick McCarthy.
Johnson's receipt of the award links him with other entertainment legends who have been likewise honored -- Bob Hope, Danny Thomas, Jimmy Stewart, Gene Kelly, Johnny Carson, Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis, Jr.
They are still without key players such as David Kelly, Johnny Davey and Mark Breheny, although the latter has been deemed fit enough after a hamstring injury to secure a place on the bench.
Walsh has been without key players such as David Kelly, Johnny Davey and Eugene Mullan at times during the spring series but that has given new faces like Neil Ewing and Francis Quinn a chance.