Happy birthday Golly G!
Today may well be the longest day of the year. But thatâ€™s not all today is! Today is the 50th birthday of one of Muffâ€™s best loved characters. Golly G, aka Shaun Gallagher. The G man has indeed hit the half century mark.
Golly, as he is better known, is a well loved postman in the local area. Heâ€™s a huge part of the local sporting community and in particular Quigleyâ€™s Point Swifts FC. Heâ€™s one of the best musicians the locality has ever produced – no one will match this guy on the banjo or the mandolin. Heâ€™s very much an all rounder in the community.
Young and the not so young love this man. He is always there when something is needing doing. Heâ€™s always there when thereâ€™s craic to be had. And heâ€™s always there when youâ€™re a friend in need. We all need friends by our side and thereâ€™s no better friend to have than this man. Heâ€™s one of a kind in every way.
The local pub, The Squealing Pig immediately takes on a new lease of life when Golly walks in the door. If he has the banjo in hand, then youâ€™re guaranteed a nightâ€™s entertainment you wonâ€™t forget.
Kids in the area begin playing football from ages 4 upwards. Each and every one of them look up to this man. Itâ€™s a fitting tribute when you see these young folk grow up and retain their fondness for him.
From my own experience I just know him as a friend one can always rely on. Now there have been a few coffees had between us which ended up being a tad strong coffee!!!!
Golly G is a larger than life character. The devil is regularly pouring out of those eyes. But behind all the madness is a man with the biggest heart. A man with a love of music and sport. A man with a love of true community spirit.
Now like everyone, he does have his faults: his being a Liverpool supporter. However, for the day thatâ€™s in it, weâ€™ll let that go!
Golly G, G man, Shaun Gallagher, hereâ€™s wishing you a fantastic birthday and a great year ahead, from everyone in Muff. And hereâ€™s to the next 50. Happy birthday ya young thing 🙂