Monday 17th June 2013

EVERYONE at Dumbarton Football Club was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Sons striker Hughie Gallacher, aged 82.

Hughie is pictured alongside Paddy Flannery and Andy Brown when he was a guest of the club several seasons ago.

A ‘Vale man’, Hughie arrived at Boghead via Duntocher Hibs and Arbroath for the 1954/55 season.

Although only 5ft 7inches, Hughie was a proven goalscorer who quickly became a favourite of the Boghead support.

In less than eight seasons, Hughie netted 205 goals in all competitions, a record comparable with the very best given that he played 231 games for the Sons. Incredible.

The 1954/55 campaign saw Hughie scoring 28 goals in 24 games including scoring in the first eight matches.

At the end of the 1959/60 season, Hughie was sold to Clyde but within a year would return to play out his career with Dumbarton, having played for QOS in between.

Our thoughts are with Hughie’s family and friends at this sad time.

Funeral arrangements are as follows: Reception and vigil at St. Michael’s Church Dumbarton at 6-30 p.m. on Thursday night. Funeral Mass on Friday at 10-00 a.m. Thereafter to Dumbarton Cemetery arriving at 11-15a.m.

Alan Findlay

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