Cavan’s Charlie Gallagher was the George Best of Gaelic football in the swinging sixties — good looking, talented and worshipped by GAA fans all over Ireland for his prodigious scoring ability.
A scholar with style, he was a graduate of UCD and dressed in sharp suits and drove a red Sunbeam Rapier sports car. Like the Manchester United idol, away from the arena, Charlie faced many varied challenges which followed him to his untimely death in 1989 — 30 years ago this year.
Anglo-Celt journalist Paul Fitzpatrick talks to family, teammates and friends of the former Breffni star to compile one of the most captivating biographies of a sport star in recent times.
Paul spoke to the JF Show on Wednesday morning.