Harry Gregg’s funeral arrangements will include Coleraine Showgrounds this Friday

Harry Gregg.

HARRY Gregg’s funeral arrangements will include Coleraine Showgrounds this Friday.

The former Manchester United and Northern Ireland goalkeeper, who died on Sunday aged 87, was once on the books of Coleraine.

Stars from football including from Man Utd are expected to attend his funeral in Coleraine.

Remembering Harry Gregg OBE

Exclusive footage by our friends at Bradas Video Productions : Let’s take time to remember Harry Gregg OBE. A local man, a world-class goalkeeper, and a hero off the football pitch as well as on it. His heroic actions saw him rescue a number of people from the fireball that was the Munich air crash. In more recent years, he became a devoted grandfather, and it was his effort and inspiration which formed the Harry Gregg Foundation in 2015. Harry was proud of his local footprint.Did you know that Manchester United made Gregg the world's most expensive goalkeeper in 1957, bringing him in from Doncaster for £23,500, and he was voted the best glovesman at the following summer's World Cup?

Posted by Causeway Coast Community on Monday, 17 February 2020

 

A funeral notice reads: ‘GREGG – 16th February 2020 at Causeway Hospital, Harry OBE, dearly loved husband of Carolyn, much loved father of Linda, Julie, Jane, Suzanne, John-Henry and the late Karen and a dear father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather.

‘Funeral Service in St Patricks Parish Church Coleraine on Friday at 12.00 noon followed by interment in Coleraine Cemetery (cortege via The Showgrounds)

‘House Private. Family flowers only please. Donations if wished by making cheques payable to Harry Gregg Foundation c/o Ms Charlene Wade, 3 Upper Abbey Street, Coleraine, BT52 1BF. Lovingly remembered by all the family’.

Harry Gregg was particularly well known for his heroics at Munich when he survived the Man Utd plane crash disaster and saved people from the wreckage in 1958.

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