|Place of birth
|Dublin, Republic of Ireland
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Tom Kelly is an Irish former footballer who is last known to have taken up a contract with the Boston Beacons in 1968.
A member of the Boston Beacons, an embryonic soccer team in the North American Soccer League, in 1968, Kelly racked up 29 appearances during his only season there.
Beacon Press is an American non-profit book publisher. Founded in 1854 by the American Unitarian Association, it is currently a department of the Unitarian Universalist Association. It is known for publishing authors such as James Baldwin and Viktor Frankl, as well as The Pentagon Papers.
Grahm Junior College was a non-profit junior college located in Boston, Massachusetts. It opened in 1951 under the name Cambridge School, as part of a chain of schools that started in New York City and later included Chicago and Philadelphia branches. It was accredited in 1964 as a business school and later expanded to include radio and TV broadcasting. It was renamed Grahm Junior College in 1968. The college radio station and a closed-circuit television station were known as WCSB.
Events from the year 1968 in Ireland.
Beacon Hill is a historical neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, and the hill upon which the Massachusetts State House resides. The term "Beacon Hill" is locally used as a metonym to refer to the state government or the legislature itself, much like Washington, D.C.'s "Capitol Hill" does at the federal level.
The United Soccer Association was a professional soccer league featuring teams based in the United States and Canada. The league survived only one season before merging with the National Professional Soccer League to form the North American Soccer League. Every team in the league was actually an imported European or South America club, that was then outfitted with a "local" name. Dick Walsh served as the commissioner.
The "C" Branch, also called the Beacon Street Line or Cleveland Circle Line, is one of four branches of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Green Line light rail system in the Boston, Massachusetts metropolitan area. The line begins at Cleveland Circle in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston and runs on the surface through Brookline along the median of Beacon Street. Reentering Boston, the line goes underground through the St. Marys Street Incline and joins the "B" and "D" Branches at Kenmore. Trains run through the Boylston Street Subway to Copley where the "E" Branch joins, then continue through the Tremont Street Subway to downtown Boston. As of 2017, the "C" Branch terminates at North Station; further service to Lechmere is provided by the "E" Branch.
The Boston Beacons were a United States soccer team from Boston. In 1968 they were founding members of the North American Soccer League, but folded after just one season. The Beacons were a relaunch of the United Soccer Association team Boston Rovers. They played their home games at Fenway Park.
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Cheers Beacon Hill is a bar/restaurant located on Beacon Street in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, across from the Boston Public Garden. Founded in 1969 as the Bull & Finch Pub, the bar is best remembered internationally as the exterior of the bar seen in the hit NBC sitcom Cheers, which ran between 1982 and 1993.
Francis E. Kelly was an American politician who served as a member of the Boston City Council from 1930–1933, the 53rd Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 1937 to 1939 and Massachusetts Attorney General from 1949-1953.
Boston Shamrock Rovers were a United States soccer team that competed in the United Soccer Association league in 1967. The team was based in Lynn, Massachusetts and played their home games at the Manning Bowl. The USA league was made up of rosters from club teams from Europe and South America. The Boston Rovers were made up of the roster from League of Ireland side Shamrock Rovers, plus some guests. Together with Cleveland Stokers, Detroit Cougars, New York Skyliners, Toronto City and Washington Whips, Rovers competed in the Eastern Division. These teams were Stoke City, Glentoran, C.A. Cerro, Hibernian and Aberdeen respectively.
Beacon Street is a major thoroughfare in Boston, Massachusetts and its western suburbs Brookline and Newton. It passes through many of Boston’s central and western neighborhoods, including Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway-Kenmore, the Boston University campus, Brighton, and Chestnut Hill.
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Charles "Charlie" McCully was a U.S.-Scottish soccer forward. He spent two seasons in the American Soccer League, one in the German American Soccer League and five in the North American Soccer League. He also earned eleven caps with the U.S. national team between 1973 and 1975.
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Edmond Kelly, also known as "Ed" or "Eddie" and nicknamed the Silver Fox, was and is an Irish-American former soccer player. He played in the American Soccer League and one season in the North American Soccer League and earned two caps with the U.S. national team. He now coaches the Boston College men’s soccer team.
The Boston Breakers was an American professional soccer club based in the Boston neighborhood of Allston. The team competed in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). They replaced the original Breakers, who competed in the defunct Women's United Soccer Association, as the Boston area's professional women's soccer team.
Erik Birger Dyreborg, was a Danish footballer who played as a striker. He scored eight goals in his six matches for the Danish national team, before he became professional with Boston Beacons. He is most noted for his five goals in the international match against Norway.
The Boston College Eagles men's soccer team represents Boston College in men's soccer. The team is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, having previously competed in the Big East Conference. The Eagles were led by coach Ed Kelly from 1988 until his retirement in 2019.
The American Soccer League has been a name used by four different professional soccer sports leagues in the United States. The second American Soccer League was established in summer 1933 following the collapse of the original American Soccer League, which lasted from 1921 until spring 1933. The new league was created on a smaller scale and with smaller budgets. This league existed until over-expansion and financial limitations led to its collapse in 1983. A successor league with the same name operated between 2014 and 2017.
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