“Charlie Gallagher Testimonial Tournament”
20th May 2022
“An evening with Charlie”
The Four Masters GAA Club hosted An Evening with Charlie Gallagher last Friday night in Harvey’s Point Hotel. It was a night of celebration, looking back on Charlie’s thirty years of playing adult GAA for Dungloe, Four Masters, the Gardai and the County Master’s team. Representing Charlie’s first club, An Clochan Liath, both Enda Bonner and All Ireland winning full forward Tony Boyle spoke fondly of Charlie’s contribution to their club winning League titles and the All Ireland Gaeltacht. Four Master’s chairman Pauric Harvey led the tributes to Charlie and spoke of his commitment to the club since his transfer to Donegal Town in 2005. Charlie’s son Evan along with the rest of the minor squad from 2020 then received their regional and County championship medals from sponsor and club legend Derek McGinty. Captain Shay Travers gave a lovely speech on behalf of the players and management which included John & Kevin Sinclair, John Gildea and Garvan Ward. In between speeches video messages from former GAA legends such as Joe Brolly and Karl Lacey and Michael Murphy were played and many referred to Charlie’s competitive nature! Charlie was then presented with some gifts from Dungloe GAA Club and a book detailing his playing career from Four Masters GAA Club. Daniel O’Sullivan finished off the evening with a great rendition of Wagon Wheel with everyone joining in. Thanks to everyone who made the evening happen, especially Niall and staff at Harvey’s Point, Daniel on guitar and Noel Ward and Barry Monaghan for the videos. Thanks also to Charlie O’ Donnell for his fantastic work in putting the book for Charlie Gallagher together. To the Dungloe contingent and Charlie’s family who attended, you made the night a very special one. Thanks to Anna for all her help over the past few weeks. Thanks also to Martina and Paddy for all their help from the Dungloe side. McCafferty’s Bar generously sponsored the food whilst Conor Gillespie did his usual mountain of work behind the scenes. It was a fitting tribute to a fantastic club member. Good man Charlie Gallagher. Thanks to Matt Britton for the photos.