Trevor Giles

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Trevor Giles
Personal information
Irish name Trevor Mac Goill
Sport Gaelic football
Position Half Forward
Born Skryne, County Meath
Club(s)
Years Club
Skryne
Club titles
Meath titles 4
Inter-county(ies)
Years County Apps (scores)
1994-2005 Meath 47, (6-140)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 3
All-Irelands 2
NFL 1
All Stars 3

Trevor Giles is a successful Meath Gaelic footballer. Regarded as one of the best players of his generation, he plays club football for Skryne.

He came to prominence first when he won an All Ireland minor medal with Meath in 1992. In 1993 he moved on to the Under 21 team and won an All Ireland title coming on as a sub in the final. He would go on to win 2 All Ireland Senior medals, 3 Leinster Senior Football Championship medals & 1 National League Medals. He usually played in the half forward line for Meath. Trevor has won 3 All Star awards and was chosen as the All Stars Footballer of the Year in 1996 and 1999 and Texaco Footballer of the Year in 1996. Trevor had to deal with some injury setbacks in his football career, playing against Kildare in the 1998 Leinster final loss he ruptured his cruciate knee ligament, a serious injury which kept him out of the game for many months, but he returned in 1999 to have probably his best season of his playing career. In 2001 Meath made the All Ireland final but were well beaten by Galway. Since the 2005 season Trevor has not made himself available for selection for the Meath panel. He was said to have taken inspiration from the Kildare footballer Johnny Doyle.

Trevor has represented Ireland in many of the annual International rules series against Australia. Trevor is a cousin of another legendary Meath footballer Mick Lyons.

For his club Skyrne he usually played at Center Half Back, with whom he has won 4Meath Senior Football Championship Titles.

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Preceded by
Peter Canavan
(Tyrone)
All Stars Footballer of the Year
1996
Succeeded by
Maurice Fitzgerald
(Kerry)
Preceded by
Michael Donnellan
(Galway)
Texaco Footballer of the Year
1999
Succeeded by
Séamus Moynihan
(Kerry)
Preceded by
Michael Donnellan
(Galway)
All Stars Footballer of the Year
1999
Succeeded by
Johnny Crowley
(Kerry)