Carnaross Gaelic Football Club County Meath Ireland

Seamus Reilly - RIP

Seamus Reilly - RIP

The untimely passing of Seamus Reilly on 7th October 2011 was a source of great sadness in the Carnaross area. Seamus played all his football with Carnaross and was part of many successful underage teams while growing up. He went on to be a key member of the Carnaross junior championship winning team in 1991 and the intermediate winning team in 1993. He was a dedicated player who gave everything on the pitch and supported all the activities and functions of Carnaross GFC even after he moved to live in Dunshaughlin. In recent years he became involved with the U-10 structure at Dunshaughlin GFC, as his twins began playing.

All-Ireland winning Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton was among those who took part in the offertory procession at his funeral. Seamus is credited with introducing the Dublin hero to Gaelic Football and goalkeeping at St David’s CBS in Artane, where Seamus was teaching. Cluxton was more involved in soccer and badminton, but with one keeper away and another suspended, Seamus drafted Cluxton in, to much protest from the young student. However, under Mr Reilly’s tutelage, he developed his net-minding skills and never looked back. Dublin selector and fellow St. David’s teacher, Brian Talty, acknowledged Mr Reilly’s role in Cluxton’s development in an interview following Dublin’s All-Ireland victory in September.

The large turnout at his funeral was a testament to his character and popularity. Both Carnaross GFC and Dunshaughlin GFC provided guards of honour along with past and present students from Artane.

We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Geraldine and children Thomas & Petra, his parents Tom & Mary, his sisters Angela, Helen, Olivia & Aine, his in-laws, extended family and friends on their sad loss.

Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam

Carnaross GFC


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