Football legends at Carrick sportsmens’ dinner

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This year’s Sportsmens’ Dinner organised by Maybole Juniors was a sellout with guest speakers ex-Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram, Partick Thistle legend Chic Charnley and Peter Leonard, juniors manager as compere.

Words used to describe the evening ranged from “brilliant”, to “exceptional” and everyone seemed to have a great night.

Andy Goram started his career with Oldham Athletic and Hibernian, but is best remembered for playing for Rangers during the 1990s, when he became known as “The Goalie”.

In 2001 he was voted Rangers’ greatest ever goalkeeper by the Rangers fans. After his time with Rangers he played for many clubs, most notably at Motherwell and a brief loan spell at Manchester United. Goram also represented Scotland at cricket, but was banned from playing that sport after moving to Rangers.

He recounted a number of hilarious stories from his playing career as one of Scotland’s most colourful sporting characters.

Chic Charnley is best remembered as a player with Partick Thistle where he was a real favourite.

Chic was raised in the North of Glasgow, a gifted but controversial footballer.

He was brought up a supporter of Celtic and did have a trial for them, playing one game for them in a friendly against Manchester Utd at Old Trafford.

Chic’s career has seen him play with Hibs, Dundee, Dumbarton, St. Mirren and Ayr United as well as Partick Thistle.

The committee are grateful to all those who attended and would especially like to thank bar staff Kate Sprott, Christine, Urie and Sarah-Jane Campbell.