A nation mourns, but memories of Jack Charlton will never fade

Big Jack pictured with young Brian Cahill at the opening of the Eyre Square Centre in 1991.

Big Jack pictured with young Brian Cahill at the opening of the Eyre Square Centre in 1991.

Ireland and Galway are this week mourning the loss of the legendary Jack Charlton (1935-2020 ) - the man who changed the footballing fortunes of this country.

The former Leeds United player, who won a World Cup medal with England, guided Ireland on a remarkable and memorable 10 year journey as its manager, including two World Cups and a European Championship. No one will ever forget Italia 90 “as the nation held its breath”. Glory days of football, so many highlights.

Everyone has special memories of the man, Ireland’s first non-Irish manager - his broad smile, his no-nonsense manner, his humility, and his love for the game.

Everyone wanted to meet Jack, every soccer player dreamed of donning the green jersey. One Galwegian did, and it was a rare and special occasion when Galway United player Johnny Glynn had the opportunity to train and play with Ireland.

Read the full story: Have you boots? Galway’s Johnny Glynn answer’s Jake’s call.

 

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