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Cilles Profiles


St Colmcilles has always been instrumental in producing players who distinguished themselves at both club and County level. No more so than the legends of the game that are Robbie O’Malley and Bernard Flynn. Our club continues to be represented to this day by our newest County player in Graham Reilly.

Robbie O’Malley
Robbie O'Malley

Robbie O’Malley is a St Colmcilles and Meath legend of the game. With St Colmcilles he won a Junior Championship in 1983 and an Intermediate Championship in 1988.
He made his Meath intercounty Championship debut in 1984 against Westmeath. For Meath he usually played Corner Back and during his hugely successful playing career won 2 Senior All Ireland medals (1987 & 1988) as well as 5 Leinster medals, 3 National League Medals and a Centenary Cup Medal (A competition played to celebrate the one hundred anniversary of the GAA). Robbie has won 3 All-Star awards and in 1988 was chosen as the Texaco Footballer of the Year.

Bernard Flynn
Bernard Flynn

Bernard Flynn was a star corner forward on the successful Meath team of the late eighty’s & early ninety’s managed by Sean Boylan. With St. Colmcille’s he won a Junior Championship in 1983 and an Intermediate Championship in 1988 before moving in 1991 to St. Joseph’s(Laois) and then later to Mullingar Shamrocks(Westmeath). During his playing career he won 2 Senior All Ireland medals (1987 & 1988) as well as 5 Leinster medals, 3 National League Medals, a Centenary Cup Medal and 2 All Star awards. Playing for Meath he was part of a full forward line of Colm O’Rourke, Brian Stafford & himself, rightly regarded as one of the best full forward lines of all time.

Graham Reilly
Graham Reilly

Graham Reilly made his senior championship debut for Meath in 2010 winning a Leinster title with the royals. He made a huge impact in his first season hitting 1-15 from play from the half-forward position.
Meaths rising star was an All Star nominee, was nominated for Young Player Of The Year and won the Meath Supporters Club Player of the Year in 2010.
A great clubman, Graham also finds the time to coach the clubs Ladies team. We in St Colmcilles are looking forward to seeing much more success for ‘Biggy’ in the Meath colours over the coming years.