On Thursday 6th June we received the devastating news that our friend and lifelong Linfield supporter, Gary Galbraith, had passed away suddenly. Gary was in his 60s.

Gary started supporting The Blues at an early age and could recall games going as far back at the famous Manchester City victory at Windsor Park. He had a great knowledge of the history of the club and could recount information in great detail. He recalled being in Dundalk on that infamous night in 1979 and also being one of the few to get into the game when a David Jeffrey goal at Shamrock Rovers put us into the next round in Europe. Gary rarely missed a game home or away and on occasions he would travel with supporters clubs, notably East End LSC, and for most of the last 30+ years with his friend Jonathan Lamont.
At the height of the fanzine boom in the 1990s Gary started, and was the editor of, the Linfield fanzine One Team in Ulster, which many fans still talk about to this day.
When Radio Linfield was formed Gary was there from the start. Jonathan and Peter did the announcing and running about while Gary was the music man, spending the week putting together a play list, sometimes with the occasional dubious song thrown in depending on the opposition! Gary was a valued club volunteer for over 20 years and still occasionally helped out if required on a matchday.
Over the last few years Gary had a spell of ill health, from which he recovered.  He was particularly delighted to get to Mourneview Park to see The Blues defeat Larne to win the Irish Cup in 2021 – his only game of that season.
We will greatly miss Gary at Linfield and appreciate all the messages sent to his family and friends. To his mother Ethel, wife Heather, sister Alyson, nephews Daniel and Cameron, the family circle, and his many friends, we send our deepest condolences.
Jonathan Lamont & Peter Mullan

Radio Linfield