first_imgTHERE is great sadness in Co Donegal today after the family of GAA legend Jim ‘The Natch’ Gallagher announced that he has died.Mr Gallagher, who was 84, passed away earlier today at Sligo General Hospital.He lost his wife Eithne, in a tragic road accident at Cliffoney, Co. Sligo, in June 2012. Mr Gallagher, from Coolcholly, Ballyshannon, played for both Ulster and Donegal.He played on the Donegal senior team in the 1940s and 50s,starting at the age of 16 and captaining the county when they playedat Croke Park in the early 50s.He also captained Donegal when they won their first major trophy,the Dr Lagan Cup in 1952, and he represented Ulster in the Railway Cup.Nicknamed “The Natch”, he was a member of the Aodh Ruadh Club and played most of his games at centre-half-back. He is survived by a daughter, three sons and grandchildren.Funeral arrangements will be announced later. SADNESS AT DEATH OF DONEGAL GAA LEGEND JIM ‘THE NATCH’ GALLAGHER was last modified: November 30th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deathJim GallagherThe Natchlast_img

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