Ace striker Benny Gaughran wore the black and white of Notts County too
NOTTS County couldn’t be ignored either. Part of the set up at the club at one stage in the 1930s was Benny Gaughran. Born in Oldcastle, he had plenty of local links as his uncles, Joseph and Frank Gibney lived on Duleek Street and both were big in the building industry.
Benny was born in 1915 and featured with Glasgow Celtic, Southampton, Sunderland and Notts County before returning to Ireland to play with Dundalk.
His father, Bernard, was a train driver and operated on the Drogheda - Navan line.
While at Notts County, Benny was on standby for the injury prone Dixie Dean at that time. He played in Division 3 South with them and played twice, scoring once in 1938-39, the last pre-war season.
His son, also Benny, played GAA for Louth and set up his own law practice in 1979.