Pat Reilly
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: Patrick Reilly
  • Born: February 11th, 1873 (Dundee)
  • Died: April 6th, 1937 (Dundee)
  • First Appointed: June 1st, 1909


Managerial History


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. Collie Martin - 59
7. William Welsh - 59
8. James Govan - 57
9. Sam Whyte - 55
10. James Izatt - 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
Sep 4th, 1909 1 - 2 vs. Brechin City, Qualifying Cup (1st Round)

Last Match In Charge
Feb 13th, 1915 4 - 1 vs. Vale of Leven, League

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
148 49 34 65 217 258
(33.1%) (23.0%) (43.9%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
74 40 17 17 151 93
(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
May 10th, 1919 0 - 2 vs. Arbroath, League

Last Match In Charge
Apr 29th, 1922 4 - 1 vs. Armadale, League

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
45 11 10 24 53 78
(24.4%) (22.2%) (53.3%)

At Home

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

Biography

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.


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Jamie Docherty Jun 2nd, 1909
2. Jack Hannan Jun 2nd, 1909
3. Tom McDermott Jun 5th, 1909
4. James Strachan Jun 15th, 1909
5. Christopher Gallacher Jun 16th, 1909
6. Tom Timmons Jun 28th, 1909
7. Tim Dailly Jun 30th, 1909
8. Henny Brown Jul 2nd, 1909
9. Tom Flood Jul 5th, 1909
10. Jimmy Ramsay Jul 7th, 1909
11. John Brady Jul 8th, 1909
12. James Burns Aug 25th, 1909
13. James Loney Sep 1st, 1909
14. Peter Yule Oct 6th, 1909
15. Archibald Downie Oct 7th, 1909
16. James Mudie Oct 12th, 1909
17. Bill Tullis Jun 21st, 1910
18. William Swan Jun 25th, 1910
19. William Welsh Jun 30th, 1910
20. Tom Collins Jul 1st, 1910
21. John Robertson Jul 12th, 1910
22. James O'Gara Jul 12th, 1910
23. George Fyfe Aug 2nd, 1910
24. John Collins Aug 9th, 1910
25. McKermick Aug 16th, 1910
26. Tommy Miller Aug 18th, 1910
27. Charles Young Aug 20th, 1910
28. William Graham Aug 30th, 1910
29. Bill Montieth Sep 3rd, 1910
30. Alex Marshall Sep 21st, 1910
31. James Izatt Oct 10th, 1910
32. Tom Waterston Oct 22nd, 1910
33. John Dwyer Nov 18th, 1910
34. John James Smith Nov 25th, 1910
35. James Govan Dec 23rd, 1910
36. Percy Bryson Jan 3rd, 1911
37. Charlie Dunnian Feb 23rd, 1911
38. Dan Gibson Apr 7th, 1911
39. Idwal Evans May 1st, 1911
40. Jock Low May 10th, 1911
41. Henry Taylor Jun 23rd, 1911
42. John Sharp Aug 5th, 1911
43. Alex Mitchell Aug 5th, 1911
44. Bob Craig Aug 16th, 1911
45. John Young Aug 17th, 1911
46. Johnny Brown Aug 28th, 1911
47. James Robertson Aug 28th, 1911
48. Jim Crumley Sep 11th, 1911
49. William Finlay Oct 5th, 1911
50. John Burns Nov 1st, 1911
51. Willie Linn Nov 9th, 1911
52. William Galloway Nov 9th, 1911
53. William Donaldson Jan 5th, 1912
54. Andrew Richardson Jan 18th, 1912
55. Sam Whyte May 13th, 1912
56. John Ross May 23rd, 1912
57. James Elrick Jun 14th, 1912
58. George Forbes Jun 22nd, 1912
59. Alex McDonald Jul 30th, 1912
60. Harry Black Jul 31st, 1912
61. John McGinness Aug 14th, 1912
62. Chappie Gowans Aug 22nd, 1912
63. Donald Cameron Nov 1st, 1912
64. Michael Lamb Nov 8th, 1912
65. Tom Gallacher Dec 3rd, 1912
66. Ned MacDonald Dec 26th, 1912
67. George Parker Jan 1st, 1913
68. Bill Henderson Jun 14th, 1913
69. Pat Currie Jun 17th, 1913
70. Fred Stoessel Jun 30th, 1913
71. Collie Martin Jul 22nd, 1913
72. Charlie McPhillips Jul 24th, 1913
73. William Brown Jul 27th, 1913
74. Andrew Crawford Nov 12th, 1913
75. William Duncan Feb 12th, 1914
76. Joe Hughes Mar 18th, 1914
77. William Spence Mar 18th, 1914
78. Willie Cavanagh Mar 26th, 1914
79. Alex Grieve Apr 3rd, 1914
80. Alex Chaplin May 25th, 1914
81. James Cheyne Aug 26th, 1914
82. John Knowles Sep 9th, 1914
83. Henry Steel Jan 14th, 1915

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed