irishtimes.com THE IRISH TIMES Sports Monday Jack Charlton 1935-2020 MONDAY, JULY 13th, 2020 Malachy Logan 01-6758366 firstname.lastname@example.org Editor Phone email PHOTOGRAPH PETER THURSFIELD Jack Charlton at Dublin Airport with his squad on their return from the European Championships in Germany in June 1988 OUR JACK Malachy Clerkin T his was a big one. You hear of well-known people dying all the time and you don’t usually be long moving on. Ah no, that’s sad now. Was she sick? She’d have been a right age, I’d say. What’ll we have for dinner? But Jack Charlton on a Saturday morning, that’s a different thing. It’s been a different thing all weekend. Poor Jack. Ah, he was some character. Never bought a drink, you know. Sure he’d pay for them all by cheque and the barman would frame it and never cash it. And wasn’t he just right, the same boy? After everything he did for us. Those were the days. Continued on page 3
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