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Hidden Histories: George Best's Cork Days

Today, May 22nd, marks the birthday of George Best - one of the greatest footballers of his or any other age. Voted European Footballer of the Year in 1968, it seems almost unimaginable that the following decade would bring him Leeside, and to Cork Celtic Football Club. What followed was something of a farce, that said much about the direction of domestic football in the 1970s. Gavan was joined by Donal Fallon for another episode of Hidden Histories to discuss.

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11.00 22 May 2022


Hidden Histories: George Best's Cork Days


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Today, May 22nd, marks the birthday of George Best - one of the greatest footballers of his or any other age.

Voted European Footballer of the Year in 1968, it seems almost unimaginable that the following decade would bring him Leeside, and to Cork Celtic Football Club.

What followed was something of a farce, that said much about the direction of domestic football in the 1970s.

Gavan was joined by Donal Fallon for another episode of Hidden Histories to discuss.


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