Death of a Donegal and Ulster football legend, Jim Gallagher

The late Jim

The late Jim "the Natch" Gallagher along with two other Donegal and Ballyshannon greats, Pauric McShea and Michael McLoone. 2504TG205Aodh Ruadh Lights Switch On_edited-1(2).JPG

A Donegal and Ulster football legend, Jim ‘the Natch’ Gallagher passed away peacefully at Sligo Hospital on Saturday morning last.

Aged 84, Jim “the Natch” Gallagher was a legend in footballing circles not only in his own home town but throughout the country.

Just 16 years of age when he made his Donegal senior debut in the 1940’s, he went on to play throughout the 1950’s and captained Donegal on one of our rare visits to Croke Park during that time.

He achieved at the highest level as a player and a manager and in later life served at officer level in his local GAA club, Aodh Ruadh, until his death, serving as club president.

His funeral mass takes place this morning in St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon at 11am followed by burial in the Abbey Cemetery. Survived by his daughter Fiona, sons Eunan, Brian and Turlough, his grandchildren and a large extended family, may he rest in peace.

Read more in today’s Donegal Democrat/Donegal People’s Press.




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