The Jimmy

Ratoath Ladies Soccer

Throughout the years there has been very strong support from the ladies involved with the club. At various stages there has been very successful ladies soccer teams in Ratoath through the efforts of Jimmy Reilly (early years), Alan (Pa) Donnelly, John Looney and Mervyn Ennis. This gives Ratoath Harps an extra dimension as a social club as well as a soccer club.


One of the great all-rounders, involved in Ratoath Harps through the years, has been Jimmy Reilly. After an active career in GAA circles, he turned his attention to soccer and was involved with under age, adult and ladies soccer throughout the years. This talented man has also trained winners of donkey derbies, greyhound classics as well as winning soccer teams.

Below is a copy af a letter written by Eamonn O Sullivan (in photo below) who played for Ratoath Harps for a couple of years while living in Ratoath. The Jimmy he refers to is of course the above mentioned Jimmy Reilly.

Back L to R: Mellor Flood, Ciaran Tobin, Gary Donnelly, Declan Reilly, Mark Flood, Rob Keane, Niall McGoldrick, Jimmy Colfer, Jimmy Reilly.

Front: Steven Rafferty, Brian White, Eamonn O Sullivan, Alan Donnelly, Martin Gillett, Keith O Neill, Shane O Neill.