Charlie Gallagher (Gaelic footballer)

Charlie Gallagher
Personal information
Irish name Cathal Ó Gallchóir
Sport Gaelic football
Position Full Forward
Born Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland
Occupation Dental surgeon
Years Club
Cootehill Celtic GAA Club
Years County Apps (scores)
1955-1969 Cavan 10-142(172pts)
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 4
All-Irelands 0
All Stars 1

Charlie Gallagher (25 December 1937 July 1989) was a Gaelic footballer for Cavan and Cootehill Celtic GAA Club.

Playing career

Gallagher regularly topped the nation’s scoring charts in the 1960s. He debut for Cavan in 1955 at the age of 17 years, against Sligo in the National Football League. He won Ulster Senior Football Championship medals in 1962, ’64, ’67 and ’69. He also won a Ulster Junior Football Championship medal in 1962. He was captain of Cavan in ’62 and ’69. He won Railway Cup medals with Ulster in 1964, ‘ 65, ’66 and ’68.[1] He won a Cú Chulainn Award in 1964.[2] His older brother Brian won an All-Ireland medal in 1952.

Other honours


He died from drowning near his home in Cootehill, County Cavan in July 1989.[3]


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