According to forum writers and bloggers Alan Kelly has a bright future as a referee. He started internationally in 2002, has been officiating qualifiers for UEFA Cup, Champions League, 2006 World Cup and Euro 2008. But not only qualifiers, slowly he is making his way up with UEFA Cup first round matches. See palmares for Alan Kelly
Kelly was an Elite Development Category referee, but was demoted to the First Category at the start of season 2012-2013.
September 2010 Kelly got his first proper Champions League match.