Noel O’Reilly was born in Dublin but sadly passed away on the 26th of September 2008 at the age of 60.
O'Reilly had a distinguished coaching career at club and international level. At the club level, he was best known for his involvement with Dublin schoolboy club Belvedere and League of Ireland sides Shamrock Rovers and St Patrick's Athletic.
On the international stage, he was the manager of the Ireland's World Universities Men's team, which attracts players from both sides of the border.
He previously managed the Republic of Ireland U18 squad and was also a coach to various other international under-age teams over the years as well as being a member of Brian Kerr's senior management team from 2003 to 2005.
He coached the Ireland squads which won the 1998 European U16 and U18 Championships and also the team which finished third at the World U20 Cup in 1997.
He joined the FAI full-time in 1999 as a Development Officer and played a major role in coach education during his time with the association. He was promoted to the post of Senior Coach Educator in April 2008.