Tucker Kelly was the founder Chairman of Fenit Samphires FC. Sadly Tucker was lost at sea on October 1st 2000, the saddest day in the clubs short history. Tucker was very much the heartbeat of the club and it was through his vision and determination that the club continued to grow and prosper. His pride and joy apart from the teams was ‘Samphire Park’ which he was immensely proud of. Tucker worked tirelessly in preparing the field and it is a tribute to his work that Samphire Park is currently one of the best in Kerry. The club as a tribute in conjunction with his family decided to honour his memory by dedicating a cup to the Kerry Schoolboys League. It is called the “Tucker Kelly Memorial Cup” and is played for at U16 level in the county. As faith would have it Fenit Samphires not only contested the first final but won it defeating Kingdom Boys by 3 goals to nil, scorers on the day were Mairtin Ferris, Kevin Walsh and an own goal. Pa McCarthy was the first recipient of the cup. Tucker was and still is the driving force of Samphires with his memory never very far away. We are sure that he is looking down on the club with the same pride he always had for Fenit Samphires, and it is fitting that the club with the help of the community erected a memorial stone at Samphire Park dedicated to Tucker, standing on the West side of the field just off the main pitch. A fitting tribute to Mr.’Samphires’…..