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A Sad Farewell To An Arsenal Legend

News filtered through late on Thursday afternoon that Paddy Galligan, a Highbury stadium employee (for want of a better word) of 28 years had past away.

Patrick 'Paddy` Galligan was well known to players past and present as he worked for the club for many years, sorting out the dressing rooms, collecting the turnstyle counts and many other responsibilites.

Patrick was apparently set to 'retire' from his duties this year after the move to new stadium, but as he lived in a flat at Highbury he got to spend his last days at the place he loved the most.

According to Arsenal.com Paddy also appeared on the opening credits of Match of the day at one point also.

Vital Arsenal would like to wish his family our deepest condolences.

Rest in peace Paddy.




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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 28 2006

Time: 3:00PM

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Shame he wouldnt do it this seasaon at emirates
kenyanrudeboy
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28/07/2006 15:08:00

sad news. every club has people like Paddy. Our condolences go to his family from all at Vital Chelsea.
merlin
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28/07/2006 19:15:00

Thanks Merlin - It really is people like him who put the finishing touches on everything, the little jobs that need doing, things that give that family touch around the place. Everybody involved in the running of the club is important and is respected. Farewell Paddy.
Rocky7
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28/07/2006 19:38:00

rip paddy, he may not have been as well known as Henry or Seaman,but he was as important to the club as anyone else, my condolances go out to his family and friends
Walcott
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28/07/2006 23:21:00

i met paddy galligan after an arsenal game a couple of years ago, he organised a tour for me and a mate, paddy brought us in to the dressing rooms, the board room, the treatment room. i was allowed up the tunnel to the pitch and i met henry, wenger, sol and denis. paddy was a great man, lived for arsenal and anyone that ever met him will be very sad at this news.
foley1989
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29/07/2006 02:37:00

condolences from vital liverpool. RIP
Aamir
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31/07/2006 18:33:00

Rip and condolances to his family
Druss_the_Legend
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10/08/2006 14:30:00

 

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