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July 26, 2008

Gordon Mackay

Posted by Editor on July 26, 2008 02:06 PM | 4 comments | Print | E-mail author

Gordon Mackay in action for Hawks
Friends and former team-mates have paid tribute to Gordon Mackay who died suddenly at the age of 39.

Gordon, who had been coaching Glasgow Accies, launched his career at Glasgow Academy and joined Accies, before a move to Stirling County, Glasgow Hawks and Lyon. When Glasgow became a professional outfit Gordon made 17 appearances for the team.

Former Glasgow skipper Gordon Bulloch said: "Gordon's career spanned the transition between amateur and professional rugby and I don't think his talents were fully rewarded.

"I can't recall hearing anybody saying anything negative about him and I was totally shattered when I heard the terrible news.

"My heart goes out to his wife and their two young children."

Kenny Logan added: "I played alongside 'Scnozz' both for Stirling County and Glasgow and he was a real fun guy.

"There aren't that many larger than life individuals in rugby in the professional era. He was one of them however."

Gordon Mackay - The Herald

Posted by Jonathon Hanlon on July 28, 2008 04:29 PM | Reply to this comment

What a fantastic guy.

Posted by Man with Bottle on July 30, 2008 07:37 PM | Reply to this comment

Gordon Thomas
Suddenly, at home, on 24th July, 2008, Gordon, loving husband of Irenée, much loved dad of Sandy and Archie, dear son of Margaret and Andy and brother of Neil. Funeral service at Clydebank Crematorium, North Dalnottar, on Friday, 1st August at 1.30pm, to which all family and friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only. No black ties.

Posted by Matt McGrandles on August 1, 2008 09:04 PM | Reply to this comment

I remember the days....

we met at the County,
drank spicy for dinner,
sang songs till the morning,
danced the funcky chicken in the streets of Glasgow,

played rugby for County, for Glasgow, for Hawks and represented Scotland for Stirling at Twickenham 7's and played the Babarians. What fun we had...

Gutted your gone mate.

In both Alicia and I's thoughts.

Posted by Adrian Walsh on August 8, 2008 12:06 PM | Reply to this comment

Can't believe you're gone. From those of us who were lucky enough to have known you in Lyon you still come up regularly in conversation and it is always followed by smiles all round. Savage beast on the rugby pitch total gent off it. I particularly remember our Desperados-drenched-Sunday-evening-
"troiseme mi-temps"-crawls from Dog to Johnny's with Irenée and whatever strays we happened upon!
Ni bheidh do leithead aris ann_ We will not see your likes again.
All our love especially to Irenèe,Sandy,Archie,Neil,your parents Andy and Margaret.
Ado, Niamh, Therese, Ali, Louise, Mick, Richy, Emer,Naomi and all the Vieux Lyon gang.

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