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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Former Northern Ireland goal keeper Harry Gregg has died.

The former goal keeper for Northern Ireland and premierships side Manchester United, Harry Gregg OBE, has sadly passed away.

Harry who was 87, was one of the survivor of the Munich Air Disaster in 1958 which saw a number of his Man United teammates die in the tragic crash.

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Locally Harry played for both Coleraine and Linfield, and had also managed several football teams as well as coaching, during his career.

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The ‘Harry Gregg Foundation’ set up in his name issued a statement this morning saying:

“It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the death of Manchester United and Northern Ireland legend Harry Gregg, OBE.

“Harry passed away peacefully in hospital surrounded by his loving family.

“The Gregg family would like to thank the medical staff at Causeway Hospital for their wonderful dedication to Harry over his last few weeks.

“To everyone who has called, visited or sent well wishes we thank you for the love and respect shown to Harry and the family.

“Details of his funeral arrangement will be issued in the next few days. We would ask that the privacy of the family is respected at this difficult time.

“Never to be forgotten.”

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