Ace striker Benny Gaugh­ran wore the black and white of Notts County too

Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS -

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.

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