1980-2005 Age 24.
Gary had just started playing for Woodstreet until his life was tragically cut short after collapsing during a 5 a side game on Monday 17th January 2005 at St Wilfrid's in Bootle. He died very suddenly and unexpectedly from a condition called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
In May 2005, Woodstreet participated in the Robbie Murphy Memorial Cup played in memory of Gary Burke. Gary's elder brother, Stephen, participated in the match and conducted the trophy presentation on behalf of the Burke family. Gary's younger brother, Anthony, also played for Woodstreet in 2006.
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