Jimmy to ap­pear on this week­end’s Win­ning Streak

Bray People - - NEWS - By MARY FOG­A­RTY

A Bray na­tive who moved to Kerry over 40 years ago will garner plenty of sup­port from his home town when he ap­pears on Win­ning Streak at the week­end.

Jimmy Kelly, orig­i­nally from Ve­vay Road, moved to Tralee in 1976. He had been em­ployed by In­dus­trial Yarns and when it closed, he fol­lowed the work to Burling­ton in Tralee.

He re­mained in tex­tiles un­til be­com­ing a sales­man for Crys­tal Clear Pro­duc­tions and then a sign com­pany.

Now re­tired, he lives in Oak Park with his wife Kath­leen, who will be lead­ing the charge of sup­port on Satur­day in Dublin.

They have five chil­dren, and 11 grand­chil­dren, as well as plenty of nieces and neph­ews in Bray.

Jimmy was watch­ing Win­ning Streak on RTÉ last Satur­day night, when his name was called out. He and his wife de­cided not to get too ex­cited as there could have been oth­ers of that name in Tralee.

It was him though, and they’re all off to Dublin on Satur­day for a day of film­ing at Mon­trose.

Jimmy’s 22 guests will be com­ing from all over the coun­try, and there is even an in­ter­na­tional flavour, with a Pol­ish daugh­ter-in-law, and a French son-in-law.

His sis­ters will also come from Howth and Ar­tane.

The ban­ners are be­ing dili­gently pro­duced and the whole gang can’t wait for the week­end.

Jimmy is guar­an­teed at least €12,000 in prizes and cash. ‘Any­thing more than that is a bonus,’ he said. He said that they will prob­a­bly have a hol­i­day and clear off a few bills.

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