Born in Arronmore in Southern Ireland, Mike Gallagher played Gaelic football with Rosses GAA club before he began his football career in Scotland with Alloa Athletic.
Debut: Hibernian (3) vs Heart of Midlothian (1) - Division One (Old) - 21/08/1948
Michael 'Mike' Gallagher was born in Arranmore, County Donegal and played Gaelic football with Rosses GAA club before he began his football career in Scotland with Alloa Athletic.
He joined Hibernian in 1946 and it took him some time to settle at Easter Road as his debut didn't come until 1948 in a 3-1 victory over Hearts. Mike helped Hibernian win two Scottish League titles in 1950/51 and 1951/52 and made 72 appearances across all competitions before transferring to Ayr United as part of the double deal with Jock Govan in 1954.
He stayed at Ayr for three seasons before ending his career at Weymouth. On retirement, Mike emigrated to America and became a taxi driver in New York.
He died in New York in 1984.
Full Name: Michael 'Mike' Gallagher
Place of Birth: Arranmore, County Donegal
Date of Death: c.1984
National team: Republic of Ireland
International Debut: Republic of Ireland (1) vs Luxembourg (0) - March 1954 - World Cup Qualifier
Mike was selected to represent the Republic of Ireland in the 1954 World Cup Qualifier against Luxembourg. In his only international appearance, the Republic of Ireland defeated Luxembourg 1-0.