Pat Reilly - Manager Profile

Full Name: Patrick Reilly
Spell 1 - Jun 1st, 1909 to Apr 20th, 1915

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Willie Linn - 103
2. Tom Boland - 102
3. George Forbes - 84
4. Jock Low - 81
5. Ned MacDonald - 70
6. William Welsh - 59
7. Collie Martin - 59
8. James Govan - 57
9. Sam Whyte - 55
10. James Loney - 49
1. Collie Martin - 53
2. Willie Linn - 31
3. Dan Gibson - 13
4. David Scrimgeour - 13
5. Jock Low - 9
6. Fred Stoessel - 9
7. William Swan - 7
8. James Cheyne - 6
9. Ned MacDonald - 6
10. James O'Gara - 5

First Match In Charge: Saturday, September 4th, 1909 vs. Brechin City (1-2)

Last Match In Charge: Saturday, February 13th, 1915 vs. Vale of Leven (4-1)

Total Players Used: 90

Biggest Win(s)
Jan 25th, 1913 7 - 1 vs. Johnstone, League (Division Two)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Mar 14th, 1914 0 - 7 vs. Cowdenbeath, League (Division Two)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
148 49 34 65 217 258 -41
(33.1%) (23.0%) (43.9%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
74 40 17 17 151 93 +58
(54.1%) (23.0%) (23.0%)

Spell 2 - Dec 1st, 1917 to Dec 30th, 1922

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Tom Bannister - 37
2. Lowingham Braidford - 36
3. Andy Henderson - 33
4. James Headrick - 31
5. John Mulholland - 28
6. George Stuart - 26
7. Willie Linn - 26
8. Horace Williams - 25
9. James M Ritchie - 22
10. Peter Kelly - 16
1. Horace Williams - 13
2. Lowingham Braidford - 6
3. George Stuart - 6
4. Tom Bannister - 4
5. Dan Gibson - 3
6. James Headrick - 2
7. Willie Hogg - 2
8. Willie Linn - 2
9. Low - 2
10. Willie Oswald - 2

First Match In Charge: Saturday, May 10th, 1919 vs. Arbroath (0-2)

Last Match In Charge: Saturday, April 29th, 1922 vs. Armadale (4-1)

Total Players Used: 58

Biggest Win(s)
Oct 1st, 1921 7 - 1 vs. Clackmannan, League (Division Two)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Jan 7th, 1922 2 - 6 vs. Cowdenbeath, League (Division Two)
Dec 10th, 1921 0 - 4 vs. Alloa Athletic, League (Division Two)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
45 11 10 24 53 78 -25
(24.4%) (22.2%) (53.3%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
22 10 3 9 36 29 +7
(45.5%) (13.6%) (40.9%)

The driving force behind the formation of Dundee Hibernian Football Club, Reilly became the Club's first ever Manager in June 1909.

Having previously worked in the jute mills, Reilly started up his own bicycle manufacturing business at the age of 21, and was part of a group of Dundee businessmen who pulled together to form the Club.

With no experience as a footballer, he became the Club's secretary/manager, and his determination gained the Club a place in the Scottish League set up. Reilly then went on to build a team who consolidated themselves in Division Two up until the outbreak of the First World War.

He guided the Club to their first silverware, winning several local Cup competitions, and lead them to their first national final, the Qualifying Cup in 1913.

Handing over management duties to Herbert Dainty in 1915, Reilly remained as Club secretary, but returned to the joint role again in 1917 when Dainty resigned.

After Herbert Dainty's resignation in 1917, Pat Reilly returned to his joint role as secretary/manager as the Club played in the Eastern League during the First World War.

When the War came to an end in 1918, the Scottish League refused to reinstate Division Two and Dundee Hibs continued to compete in the Eastern League, becoming champions in 1920.

In 1921, Dundee Hibs returned to Scottish League football, but by finishing second bottom of Division Two they failed to be re-elected for the following season.

In 1922, Dundee Hibs were facing severe financial difficulties, and the board - including Reilly - stepped aside so that the Club could take a new direction.

Reilly remained a shareholder and an ever present in the stand at Tannadice until his death from pneumonia aged 63 in 1937.