Alan Reilly

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Alan Reilly
Personal information
Full name Alan Reilly
Date of birth (1980-08-22) 22 August 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left midfield
Youth career
Stella Maris
Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Manchester City 0 (0)
1999–2002 Halifax Town 45 (2)
2002–2003 Bohemians ? (0)
2003 Waterford United ? (8)
2004–2005 Drogheda United 35 (6)
2005–2006 St Patrick's Athletic 22 (2)
2006 Waterford United 0 (0)
2007 Shelbourne 7 (0)
National team
Republic of Ireland U18 [1]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alan Reilly (born 22 August 1980 in Dublin, Ireland), is an Irish football player who is currently unattached. Reilly plays as a left-sided midfielder. .


Alan played his schoolboy football for Stella Maris, and he has also played with Belvedere. He was spotted by Manchester City who offered him a 1-year YTS deal while playing for Stella Maris. Reilly also went on to represent Ireland at youth level during this period. At Manchester City, Reilly impressed enough to be offered a 3-year professional contract. He became a regular for City's youth and reserves teams alongside the likes of Shaun Wright-Phillips. He struggled to breakthrough to the first team and moved to Halifax Town on a 3-year contract. He was a regular in the Halifax team during his time at The Shay but when his contract expired, he decided to return to Ireland.

Upon returning to his homeland, Reilly signed for Stephen Kenny's Bohemians and made his debut in a 1-1 draw with Cork City on 1 November 2002. He made numerous appearances during the 2002/2003 season as Bohs won the League of Ireland Premier Division. Since his time at Bohs, he has played for Waterford United (twice), Drogheda United and St. Patrick's Athletic.

In July 2006, Reilly rejoined Waterford United[2] but his second spell at the club was short-lived as he was released from his latest club within 2 weeks of joining and having not played once since his return.[3] During that 2 week period Mike Kerley was sacked as Waterford manager and Gareth Cronin replaced him resulting in Reilly's departure as he was not part of Cronin's plans. Reilly stayed out of the game for the next 12 months until he joined Shelbourne in July 2007.[4] Reilly made his Shelbourne debut as a second-half substitute against Finn Harps on 20 July 2007 at Finn Park.[5] Reilly made 7 appearances for Shelbourne before being released at the end of the 2007 Season.[6]


  1. ^ "International Roll Of Honour". 2 February 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Waterford Confirm two new signings →
  3. ^ Gareth Cronin Releases Three →
  4. ^ Three More New Reds →
  5. ^ Finn Harps 1-0 Shelbourne Archived 9 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine. →
  6. ^ Player Update →

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