Aidan Kiely

"Seeker Aidan Kiely seized his opportunity in the fourth hour of play ..."
-- match report in the Daily Prophet (DP2)

Aidan Kiely

Aidan Kiely played Seeker for the Kenmare Kestrels (c. 1993).

As reported in the Daily Prophet article Maddock Blamed for Kestrels’ Win, Kiely won a game against the Montrose Magpies following a mis-directed kick of the Snitch by the controversial Magpies Chaser Alasdair Maddock (DP2).



Aidan is an Anglicised form of the Irish Celtic name Aodhán (Áedán, from Áed, meaning "fire") (Behind the Name).

Kiely derives from Old Gaelic O'Cadhla meaning "male descendant of" plus "graceful or beautiful" (Internet Surname Database). This player's name could also be a reference to Aine Kiely, a friend of J.K. Rowling.


Although the date printed on the second Daily Prophet Newsletter (DP2) is 8 February 1999, the timeframe for this event is 1992-1993.

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Writing by J K Rowling on Pottermore: The Daily Prophet

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