Photo Of The Day: Patsy Gallacher With His Sons On A Historic Day At The End Of Season 1947/48

The name of Patsy Gallacher is legendary at Celtic Football Club. It goes without saying that he is one of the finest player’s in Celtic’s long and illustrious history. However, little is known about his sons, who were professionals and one of whom played for Celtic.

Today’s photo of the day visits the final match of the 1947/48 season, when Celtic travelled to Dens needing victory over Dundee to ensure that they avoided relegation. Here, Patsy is pictured with his boys – William (Celtic) and Tommy (Dundee) – ahead of the match.

Jock Weir scored the perfect hat-trick to give Celtic a 3-2 win and ensure the club’s survival. Thankfully, Celtic have never been in such a position again.

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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