Colm O’Rourke Perpetual Trophy

January 12, 2023

On Tuesday St. Patrick’s Classical school welcomed former Principal and current Meath Manager Colm O’Rourke to Páirc Tailteann to present him with the ‘Colm O’Rourke Perpetual Trophy’ 


More than anything else Colm loved to see as many young people playing our games as possible and it is for this reason that the school presented Colm with this perpetual trophy which will go to the winners of an annual First Year GAA competition played within our school. 

St. Patrick’s classical School is synonymous with Meath football and the main reason and driving force behind that is the school’s recently retired principal and current Meath manager MR. Colm O’Rourke. 

As a student Colm represented the school with great honour where he honed his skills as a gaelic footballer before going on to represent Meath and win two Senior All Irelands, 5 Leinsters, 3 National leagues as well as picking up 3 all star awards along the way,  before joining the st pats teaching staff and winning 10 senior leinster college titles and 3 hogan cups in All-Ireland Colleges Senior Football (Hogan Cup)

Wins – 2000, 2001, 2004 (3) as coach and manager.

On Tuesday we were delighted to have the 3 Hogan cup winning captains to present Colm with the ‘Colm O’Rourke Perpetual Trophy’.

Shane McKeigue from Navan O’Mahony’scaptained the winning team in 2000 where St. Pat’s defeated St. Pat’s, Armagh 0-11 1-06

Kevin Slattery from Dunderry captained the winning team in 2001 that saw St. Pat’s, Navan beat St. Jarlath’s, Tuam on a scoreline of 2-10 2-08.

Ciaran Kenny from Simonstown who captained the 2004 winning side that defeated St. Pat’s, Dungannon 1-11 to 1-10. Stephen Bray (Navan O’Mahony’s & All star in 2007), Ronan Kenny (Walterstown) & Ray Reynolds (Simonstown) also attended as a past St. Pat’s players.

On the day we also had brilliant & energetic student commentators Eoin Muldoon & Luke Slattery with camera man Jake Casserly. These lads created a super atmosphere to all the online supporters, well done lads.