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An archive of Celtic Fan Media covering Celtic Graves Society events (previously released on Celtic Underground and Hail Hail Media) and Paradise Report (formerly part of the LostBhoys podcast and Hail Hail Media)

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CGS - Tommy Burns
The Celtic Graves Society welcome all fans to the commemoration of the great TOMMY BURNS AtLinn CemeteryOnSaturday 12th May 2018 at 2pm We ask all attendees to please respect the following wishes of the Celtic Graves Society and the Burns family: Please park all cars outwith the cemetery boundary. The cemetery has limited parking spaces but these need to be kept free for visiting families of others at rest there. We request that all cars are parked on Lainshaw Drive, which is the main road outside the cemetery. Walk only on the cemetery roads and pathways. Inside the cemetery, please walk on the road and do not step on any grass at any time. This is very important. Follow the instruction of the Celtic Graves Society stewards. We will have our own stewards (in green hi-viz vests) who will be there to assist you. The Celtic Graves Society thanks everyone for their support. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at the following points: www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of Celtic Graves Society can be made. For further information see: www.facebook.com/CelticGravesSociety@CelticGraves on TwitterSearch for Tommy Burns on www.thecelticwiki.comOur online shop: www.musicglue.com/celtic-graves-society
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May 12, 2018
CGS - Peter Somers
The Celtic Graves Society are proud to announce a ceremony to commemorate the final resting place of the legendary PETER SOMERS AtWest Cemetery, Wellhall Road, Hamilton ML3 9BYOnSaturday 7th April 2018 at 1pm Strathaven-born Peter Somers was a much loved and respected Celtic player. Born in June 1878, Peter would go on to make a total of 219 appearances for Celtic scoring a total of 65 goals. Starting his footballing career at Mossend Celtic before moving to Cadzow Oak, where he was introduced to first class junior football, it would be local team Hamilton Academical who would give Peter his shot at the professional leagues in 1897. Then on the 29th of November 1897 Celtic would come calling. He would make his debut on the 4th of December 1897 vs Third Lanark in a 4-0 Scottish League victory, scoring a goal on his debut. He would stay at Celtic Park for 3 seasons before moving south on loan to Blackburn Rovers where he would cement his place in the Blackburn starting eleven. Peter returned to Celtic in August 1902 to form the famous forward line of Bennett, McMenemy, Quinn, Somers and Hamilton. This Celtic team would go on to create one of the most successful eras in the history of Celtic Football Club. He was a major part of the Celtic teams who would go on to record the original six-in-a-row and in total he would win: 6 Scottish League Championships, 3 Scottish Cups, 4 Glasgow Cups and 4 Glasgow Charity Cups. Peter Somers was undoubtedly one of the all-time Celtic greats. For more information on Celtic Graves Society please visit www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of Celtic Graves Society can be made. For further information see: www.facebook.com/CelticGravesSociety@CelticGraves on TwitterSearch for Peter Somers on www.thecelticwiki.comOur online shop: www.musicglue.com/celtic-graves-society
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April 07, 2018
CGS - Alec Collins
The Celtic Graves Society are proud to announce a ceremony to commemorate the final resting place of one of the earliest Celts ALEC COLLINS AtSt Kentigerns Cemetery, Tresta Road, Lambhill, Glasgow G23 5EEAt12 NoonOnSaturday 2nd December 2017(prior to the Motherwell fixture at Celtic Park) For more information on Celtic Graves Society please visit www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of Celtic Graves Society can be made. For further information see: www.facebook.com/CelticGravesSociety or @CelticGraves on Twitter or search for Alec Collins on www.thecelticwiki.com
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December 02, 2017
CGS - James Hay
The Celtic Graves Society are proud to announce a ceremony to commemorate the final resting place of the Celtic captain JAMES HAY AtAyr Cemetery, Holmston Road, Ayr KA7 3BEOnSaturday 17th June 2017 at 2pm "Touch combined with strength ... neat stride ground passes ... lion-hearted defence vigorous tackler ... shoulder-work ... full of punch" These are words used to describe Jimmy 'Dun' Hay by the Scotland goalkeeper of the time, Jimmy Brownlie. The Ayrshire born left-half combined immense strength with subtle skill as a stalwart of Willie Maley's legendary side which won six Scottish League Championships in a row between 1905 and 1910. A man who could combine immense strength, skill and leadership qualities would be the Captain of five of these Championship-winning sides between the years 1906-1911. He would also become Scotland Captain for three of his 11 international caps and lead out a Scotland team in 1910 versus England at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Hay signed for Celtic for a fee of £50 from English side Glossop in March 1903 and made his senior competitive debut in a 2-1 home league victory over Partick Thistle on August 15th of that year. He would go on to make 255 appearances for Celtic, scoring a total of 17 goals. He would leave Celtic Park for Newcastle United on the 27th of July 1911, after a benefit game when the Celtic board refused to meet his demands for an improved contract. It was a rather sad end to his Celtic career but in his eight years in Paradise, Jimmy 'Dun' Hay showed time and time again that he was a great player, a great leader and a great Celtic Captain. He was suspended for life for refusing an apology, after accusing a director of Ayr United and the Treasurer of the Scottish Football Association of trying to bribe a referee in 1926. He was later reinstated but subsequently played no major role in the game with which he had been involved for 30 years. Scottish League Champion 6 times: 1904-05, 1905-06, 1906-07, 1907-08, 1908-09, 1909-10Scottish Cup Winner 4 times: 1904, 1907, 1908, 1911 For more information on Celtic Graves Society please visit www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of Celtic Graves Society can be made. For further information see: www.facebook.com/CelticGravesSociety or @CelticGraves on Twitter or search for James Hay on www.thecelticwiki.com
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June 17, 2017
CGS - Joe Dodds
The Celtic Graves Society are proud to announce a ceremony to commemorate the final resting place of the Celtic great JOE DODDS AtSt Convals Cemetery, Glasgow Road, Barrhead, Glasgow G78 1THOnSaturday 20th May 2017 at 2pm Born in 1887 in Carluke to Joe and Margaret Dodds, the athletic and versatile Joe Dodds would become one of the key foundation stones of the first ever Celtic sides who would go on to achieve '6 in a row'. Signed from Carluke Milton Rovers in 1908, the lightening quick left back would quickly develop a fine defensive partnership with the great Alec 'The Icicle' McNair and the great Charlie Shaw to form the trilogy of 'Shaw, McNair and Dodds'. Together these men created the defensive partnerships that was said to be the best in the UK at this period, and made Celtic the dominant force within Scottish football. According to legendary Celtic manager Willie Maley: "Shaw, McNair and Dodds understood one another so well that they developed the pass-back into a scientific move of which there have been many imitators but none to equal the originators. It was indeed a spectacle to see either McNair or Dodds passing, with unerring accuracy and cheeky coolness, the ball to Shaw two yards away, with the opposing forwards almost on top of them. That was their method of getting out of a corner, which in all probability would otherwise have been fatal". (Weekly News, 25th July 1936) Following the retirement of Sunny Jim Young in 1916, Joe Dodds became the Celtic Captain. Celtic historians say they can find no account of when Joe Dodds ever had a bad game. He would also serve in World War One, which lost him valuable years of service for club. He served his colleagues on the front line in France in the Royal Field Artillery. A Scottish League Champion on a total of 8 occasions, and 3 Scottish Cup wins is among the best record that Scottish football has ever saw. He is a true great of Scottish Football and of Celtic Football Club. Joe Dodds passed away in 1965 at the age of 78. He is an all-time Celtic great. League Champion 8 times: 1908-09, 1909-10, 1913-14, 1914-15, 1915-16, 1916-17, 1918-19, 1921-22Scottish Cup Appearances: 33Scottish Cup Goals: 2Scottish FA Cup Winner 3 times: 1911, 1912, 1914Glasgow Cups: 2Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cups: 8War Fund Cup: 1 For more information on Celtic Graves Society please visit www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of Celtic Graves Society can be made. For further information see: www.facebook.com/CelticGravesSociety or @CelticGraves on Twitter or search for Joseph Dodds on www.thecelticwiki.com
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May 20, 2017
CGS - James Kelly
The Celtic Graves Society are proud to announce a ceremony to commemorate the final resting place of the first Celtic Captain JAMES KELLY AtSt Patricks Cemetery, 29 King's Drive, New StevenstonOnSunday 9th April 2017 at 2pm Speakers and attendees at the event shall include:Members of the Kelly familyJim Craig, Lisbon Lion and Celtic Graves Society PatronRepresentatives of Celtic Football ClubTerry Dick, Celtic Graves Society Member and Celtic SupporterFormer Captains of Celtic Football ClubThe Son and Grandson of Duncan McKay A blessing of the grave will be conducted by Father White of St Mary of the Assumption Church, Calton James Kelly was born in 1865 into an Irish family in the Dunbartonshire town of Renton. Dunbartonshire is often regarded as being the cradle of Scottish football with fine teams like Vale of Leven, Renton and Dumbarton springing up in the 1860s and 1870s. It was with Renton in the early 1880s that James made his name, winning Scottish Cup medals in 1885 and 1888. In 1888 the Renton team, also including Neil McCallum our first goal scorer, beat West Bromwich Albion the English Cup Winners and it was cliamed that they were the World Champions. In the same year, James Kelly was to become a Celtic player. The fledgling club's capture of this renowned and accomplished centre half-back from Renton was a massive coup for the Bhoys as James Kelly was one of the best known and highly regarded players of his era. The importance of his capture cannot be understated. It was probably the most significant move that the first Celtic Committee made. He was a star signing that the club could not miss out on. There was a lot of work done to entice him to leave Renton and choose Celtic above Hibernian, and it was the persuasive tongue of Celtic founding father John Glass that made the difference. The presence of James Kelly in the Celtic ranks was a catalyst in attracting other top players who would only be too happy to sign up to play in Glasgow's east end alongside him. James Kelly was to become our first club captain and scored in our first ever game as Celtic defeated Rangers by 5-2. He was very much a no frills player who was content to ensure that the basics were done well. His efficient approach to the game made him a most effective, dependable and consistent talent. His pace and ability allowed him to be able to switch between attacking and defending as and when need be, and his commanding presence meant he was a true icon for the Celtic support to look up to in those early days. He retired from playing, having made 139 League and Scottish Cup appearances for Celtic and scoring 11 goals. He won 8 international caps for Scotland and also captained his country. For Celtic, James Kelly's greatest moment was winning the Scottish Cup as captain in 1892, the first time Celtic won the country's premier tournament. He is the last of that Scottish Cup winning team to be commemorated by the Celtic Graves Society. He also won the Scottish League Championship in 1893, 1894 and 1896 with his inspiring leadership and gifted play. In addition he won four Glasgow Cups and four Glasgow Charity Cups, bringing the sort of success that the downtrodden and embattled Glasgow Irish population craved. He retired from playing the game in 1897 at the age of 32, but immediately became a Director of the Club and later Chairman from 1909 until 1914, then Director again from 1914 until his death in 1932. James Kelly was Celtic's first captain and leader on the pitch and much loved by Celtic supporters everywhere. For more information on Celtic Graves Society please visit www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of Celtic Graves Society can be made. For further information see:
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April 09, 2017
CGS - Joseph Cullen
The Celtic Graves Society are proud to announce a ceremony to commemorate the final resting place of JOSEPH CULLEN AtSt Kentigerns RC Cemetery, 951 Balmore Road, GlasgowOnSaturday 25th February 2017 at 12 noon(Prior to the Hamilton Academical game) Speakers at the event shall include:Jim Craig, Lisbon Lion and Celtic Graves Society PatronJohn Fallon, Lisbon Lion and former Celtic GoalkeeperTony Hamilton, Chief Executive of Celtic FC FoundationCeltic HistorianA blessing of the grave will be conducted by Father White of St Mary of the Assumption Church, Calton Born in 1868 to Irish parentage in the Hutchesontown Burgh of Glasgow, Joe Cullen would go on to become the goalkeeper in the first ever Celtic team to lift the Scottish FA Cup in 1892. Joe Cullen was signed from Benburb on 1st January 1892 immediately after the bhoys had been at the wrong end of an 8-0 thrashing by Dumbarton at the original Celtic Park. The erratic performance of keeper Tom Duff was seen as one of the main causes of that friendly defeat and in response the bhoys went out and quickly secured the services of Cullen and he made his debut the very next day at Cathkin Park in a 3-1 win over Third Lanark. The former Scottish Junior international was in goals for Celtic's first Scottish Cup triumph in April 1892 and in August that year he played in the first match to be staged at the present Celtic Park. The great Dan McArthur would eventually oust Joe from his starting spot and after 73 games for Celtic he moved to London to Tottenham Hotspur in May 1897 then subsequently to Lincoln City. Joseph Cullen was Celtic's goalkeeper in a period when to be a goalkeeper was a hazardous occupation. This was due to the barging of goalkeepers, known as bungling, which was a major part of the game. Joseph represented Celtic between 1892 and 1897 and won one Scottish Cup in 1892, two league titles (1892/93 and 1893/94) and two Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cups (1891/92 and 1892/93). Sadly he died prematurely from pneumonia in 1905. All supporters are welcome to attend and leave flowers at the graveside. For more information on Celtic Graves Society please visit www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of Celtic Graves Society can be made. For further information see: www.facebook.com/CelticGravesSociety or @CelticGraves on Twitter or search for Joseph Cullen on www.thecelticwiki.com
22:09
February 25, 2017
CGS - Patrick Gallacher
The Celtic Graves Society are proud to announce a ceremony to mark the final resting place of PATRICK GALLACHER AtSt Kentigerns RC Cemetery, 951 Balmore Road, GlasgowOnSaturday 5th November 2016At12 noon Speakers at the event shall include:Jim Craig, Lisbon Lion and Celtic Graves Society PatronTom Boyd, former Celtic CaptainA blessing of the grave will be conducted by Father White of St Mary of the Assumption Church, Calton Patrick Gallacher was the original "Bould, Bould Celt", the club's very first jersey player. One of the first Celtic heroes, Patrick Gallacher was adored by the Celtic support for his passionate play and tough tackling. Like many of his team mates he was tempted to the East End of Glasgow in 1888 from Hibernian to play for the newly formed and ambitious Celtic Football Club. His first game for Celtic was against Abercorn in the Glasgow Exhibition Cup on August 1st 1888 and his competitive debut came in a 5-1 win vs Shettleston on September 1st 1888 in the Scottish Cup at the original Celtic Park. His full-blooded commitment to the Celtic cause made him an obvious target for abuse from the opposition supporters but he was a huge favourite of the Celtic fans and he was given the honour of becoming vice-captain to the legendary James Kelly. He was part of the first Celtic team to lift a major trophy when Celtic beat Glasgow rivals Queen's Park 5-1 to lift the Scottish Cup in 1892. He retired from playing duties in 1893 and acted as a club linesman back in the day when an official from each side would run the line. By that time, he had made 45 appearances and scored one goal. In the same year, he was elected onto the Celtic committee and remained there until 1897. He took ill from "inflammation" in December 1897 but the reports of his passing in early 1898 were greatly exaggerated. However, illness was to cut his life tragically short and he died in 1899 aged just 33. H was probably the most committed of the original Celts and served as a player, committeeman and linesman. Patrick Gallacher was Celtic's original ball winner. Adored by the Celtic support and reviled by the opposition. For more information on Celtic Graves Society please visit www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of Celtic Graves Society can be made. For more information see: www.facebook.com/CelticGravesSociety or @CelticGraves on Twitter or search for Patrick Gallacher on www.thecelticwiki.com
32:27
November 05, 2016
CGS - The Original Celtic Park
The Celtic Graves Society are proud to announce a ceremony to unveil a plaque on the site of THE ORIGINAL CELTIC PARK AtNorth East corner of Celtic Park, Janefield Street EastOnSunday 8th May 2016At10.30am Attendees will include:Lisbon Lion Jim CraigCeltic Historian Terry DickA representative of Celtic FC "A club composed exclusive of Irishmen, and Scotchmen or Irish parentage, has been started in the East End somewhat similar to the Hibernians of Edinburgh. The name oft the new club is to be 'The Glasgow Celtic Athletics'. A ground has already been secured in Dalmarnock Road, and is to be called Dalmarnock Park. They have taken it on lease for five years at a rent of £30 a year. It is a splendid field, with plenty of scope, and includes a couple of pitches, one being for practice. There are to be two stands - now in course of erection. The club intend to draft the best players from the surrounding clubs. Of course the players must be Irish or of Irish extraction. They mean to have an eleven second to none. An effort will be made to open the ground at the end of the present month, and if a fixture can possibly be arranged between a Glasgow club and Hibernians, these clubs will be the first to compete on the ground. As the club has influential supporters and no lack of means, the necessary guarantee will be forthcoming. Failing a fixture with either of the above clubs, some other notable teams will be invited for the preliminary match. A cinder track, 12 feet broad, runs round the field. The committee have held several meetings to discuss affairs in a hall in Easy Nile Street".- From the Scottish Athletic Journal, February 1888. This plaque markes the site of the original Celtic Park from 1888 to 1892, which stood adjacent to the graveyard wall on its Eastern boundary. The ground was open on 8th May 1888 when Hibernian drew 0-0 with Cowlairs and on the 28th May, it hosted Celtic's first game, a 5-2 win over Rangers, with Neil McCallum scoring the first ever Celtic goal. At this ground in season 1891/92, Celtic clinched our first ever treble. It also hosted Celtic Park's first ever International match, between Scotland and Ireland on 28th March 1891. In total, 18 friendlies were played against the cream of English football with Celtic on the losing side only once. The final match was played on 16th July 1892 between Celtic and Clyde in a fundraiser for the Evicted Tenants fund in Ireland, ironically after Celtic were forced to relocate when the landlord of Celtic Park raised the rent per annum from £50 to £450. In four seasons at the original ground, Celtic only lost one competitive match, before moving to the current Celtic Park in August 1892, in the same week that Brother Walfrid was transferred to London. The phrase "From the graveyard to paradise" was coined and the new ground had a nickname which it has lived up to ever since. The rest, as they say, is history. For more information on Celtic Graves Society please visit www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of Celtic Graves Society can be made. Also, please visit: www.facebook.com/CelticGravesSociety or @CelticGraves on Twitter or search for Celtic Park on www.thecelticwiki.com
38:24
May 08, 2016
CGS - Alec Brady
The Celtic Graves Society, in conjunction with the Everton FC Heritage Society, are proud to announce a ceremony to commemorate the final resting place of the footballing great ALEC BRADY At Milburn Cemetery, Main Street, Renton on Sunday 10th April 2016 at 2pm Speakers at the event shall include: Jim Craig, Lisbon Lion and Celtic Graves Society PatronJohn Paul Taylor representing Celtic Football ClubPaul Wharton of the Everton FC Heritage SocietyA member of the Brady familyReverend Ian Miller The Cathcart born forward Alec Brady was one of the early Celts that the ambitious Celtic committee were able to tempt to the East End of Glasgow in the earliest days of our Club. The former Everton and Sunderland man moved back to Scotland in 1891 to play for Celtic. The signing of Alec Brady was another major coup for the early Celtic FC as he was regarded as one of the finest forwards in the country when he signed. However his stay was brief. After just one season he returned to England and joined Wednesday FC, who later became Sheffield Wednesday. Alec will be known as a member of the Scottish Cup winning side of 1892. In the Scottish Cup run he scored two goals per game in three successive rounds to help take Celtic to our first major trophy. He didn't score in the final but was a key player in this monumental achievement. Before his departure he won three trophies with Celtic: the Scottish Cup, Glasgow Cup and Glasgow Merchants Charity Cup and in total he scored 10 goals in 24 League matches. Alec Brady not only had the honour of being part of the first Celtic team to win the Scottish Cup, he was also part of the first Everton team to win the English League Championship in season 1890/91 and part of the first Wednesday FC (Sheffield Wednesday FC) team to win the English FA Cup in 1896. He passed away in Oct 1913, aged 43. For more information on Celtic Graves Society please visit www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of Celtic Graves Society can be made. For further information see: www.facebook.com/CelticGravesSociety or @CelticGraves on Twitteror search Alec Brady on www.thecelticwiki.com
30:44
April 10, 2016
CGS - Jock Stein
Celtic Football Club is delighted to announce that it will be working together with the Celtic Graves Society on a joint event to mark the 30th anniversary of the passing of the late, great JOCK STEIN The ceremony will take place at the Jock Stein statue at Celtic Park at 12noon on Sunday, September 20 before the home match against Dundee (KO: 3pm). There will be a number of speakers including Lisbon Lion, Jim Craig in attendance at an event which will celebrate the phenomenal contribution which Mr Stein made to Celtic and to football in general. It was 30 years ago, on September 10, 1985, that Jock Stein died, and the world of football mourned the loss of one of its greatest figures. Celtic fans had long had a special affinity with Stein, first as a player in the 1950s who had helped to deliver the Coronation Cup and the Double of 1953/54, and then as the manager who ushered in a golden era for Celtic, both domestically and in Europe where, in 1967, they became the continent’s best team. His achievements are staggering. At Celtic, he delivered 10 League Championships, eight Scottish Cups, six Scottish League Cups and of course, the greatest prize of all, the European Cup in 1967. Celtic’s legendary captain, Billy McNeill, said of his manager: “Lisbon wouldn’t have been possible without him. Had Jock Stein not come to Celtic at that time, the club would just have lumbered on. We might have won the Scottish Cup in 1965 - that may have been our year for winning the cup under Jimmy McGrory - but Jock brought the different approach to everything that consolidated it for us. "I can honestly say that we might have won the Scottish Cup back then but what certainly would not have happened was the sheer volume of trophies and success that came after that – and that is down to the Big Man. For me, the modern-day Celtic owes one hell of a debt to Big Jock for what he did." For more information on the Celtic Graves Society please visit: www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of the Celtic Graves Society can also be made. For further information see Celtic Graves on Facebook, @CelticGraves on twitter and Search for Jock Stein on www.TheCelticWiki.com
26:04
September 20, 2015
CGS - Johnny Campbell
The Celtic Graves Society is proud to announce that there will be a ceremony to commemorate the resting place of the footballing great JOHNNY CAMPBELL At St Peter's Cemetery, Dalbeth, London Road (near Celtic Park) On Saturday 15th August 2015 (Prior to the Inverness Caledonian Thistle game) At 12 noon Attendees at the event will include: A representative from Celtic F.C.Jim Craig, Lisbon Lion and Celtic Graves Society PatronDavid Potter, Celtic HistorianGreg Karwowski of the Polska No.1 CSCMembers of the Campbell family A blessing of the grave will be conducted by Rev. Thomas White, St Mary of the Assumption Church, Calton. The wonderfully talented forward Johnny Campbell was signed by Celtic from the junior club Benburb FC at Easter 1890. Johnny made his competitive debut against Battlefield in a Glasgow Cup tie on the 20th September 1890 and went on to create a wonderful partnership with another great Celt Sandy McMahon. He was part of the Celtic team who won the club's first ever Scottish Cup in 1892 where he scored 2 goals in a 5-1 win vs Queens Park after a replay. He then went on to become a very important part of the Celtic teams who won the Scottish League Championships of 1893 & 1894 and in the process he became a fans' favourite. After a very successful spell at Aston Villa where he was part of the team who won the 1896/97 League and FA Cup double, he returned to Glasgow to re-sign for Celtic in the summer of 1897 for the huge signing on fee of £70. This was to prove money well spent as Johnny would help Celtic to win the League Championship in 1898 and the Scottish Cup in 1899 and 1900. During two spells at Celtic he was a winner of 3 Scottish League Championships and 3 Scottish Cups, playing a total of 215 times and scoring 117 goals. For more information on the Celtic Graves Society please visit: www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of the Celtic Graves Society can also be made. For further information see Celtic Graves on Facebook, @CelticGraves on twitter and Search for Johnny Campbell on www.TheCelticWiki.com
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August 15, 2015
CGS - Andy McAtee
The Celtic Graves Society are proud to announce a ceremony to commemorate the final resting place of the legendary ANDY McATEE At Kilsyth Cemetery, Howe Road, Kilsyth, G65 0TAat 12:00 noon on Saturday 28th February 2015 Speakers at the event shall include: Jim Craig, Lisbon Lion & Celtic Graves Society PatronTom Boyd, former Celtic CaptainDavid W Potter, Author and Celtic Historian A blessing of the grave will be conducted by Father Sullivan of The Holy Cross Church, Croy. Fans favourite Andy McAtee represented Celtic for 14 years. A frighteningly quick player, Andy was known as a player with a cannonball shot who could score goals from impossible angles and as a match winner. The Cumbernauld born outside right is another Celtic player who comes from a mining background. His Celtic career was interrupted by World War 1, where his occupation as a miner allowed him to carry on playing for Celtic. During the period he played in the league title winning teams of 1914-17. He later served with typical bravery and heroism as a gunner for the 29th Division where he fought in the Italian Alps and the Somme. We lost him mostly for the first half of 1918. As a footballer, McAtee was simply a match winner who was adored by the Celtic faithful, and is undoubtedly one of the greatest wingers the club has ever had. Having played 438 times for Celtic, scoring 75 goals winning 5 Scottish League Championships and 4 Scottish Cup winners medals, Andy McAtee is a true Celtic great. The Celtic Graves Society would like to invite all attendees to a "Question & Answer" event which will take place at The Curling Stone, High Craigends, Kilsyth at 1pm. Attending this even will be: Lisbon Lion Jim Craig, former Celtic Captain Tom Boyd and local Celt Pat McCluskey For more information on the Celtic Graves Society please visit: www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of the Celtic Graves Society can also be made. For further information see Celtic Graves on Facebook, @CelticGraves on twitter & Search for Andy McAtee on www.TheCelticWiki.com
38:06
February 28, 2015
CGS - Jimmy McMenemy
The Celtic Graves Society are proud to announce that there will be a ceremony to commemorate the resting place of JIMMY McMENEMY At St Peter's The Good Shepherd Cemetery, Dalbeth, London Road on Saturday 22nd November 2014 at 12noon Attendees at the event will include: A representative from Celtic FCJim Craig, Celtic Graves Society PatronDavid Potter, Celtic HistorianMembers of the McMenemy Family A blessing will be conducted at the graveside. "I don't think I ever played a better game. Anyone could play with McMenemy. He's one of the few to whome the term genius has been applied without hysterics." - Adam Scott Duncan - Scottish Internationalist and later Manchester United manager. James "Jimmy" McMenemy is remembered as one of the greatest Celtic players of all time. His faithful service to the club over eighteen years was rewarded with an incredible eleven League Championship badges and six Scottish Cup medals. As the General of the Celtic attack for almost two decades and a master tactician who could dictate games through his passing, he was rightly known as 'Napoleon' throughout his career. Originally from Rutherglen, he famously signed for Celtic 'up a close in Union Street' before going on to become a famous son of Celtic. In the crucial inside-forward role his speed, passing and shooting ability were key figures in the 6-in-a-row side (1905-1910), the 4-in-a-row side (1914-17) and, seventeen years after his debut, the League Title winning side of 1919. Jimmy scored 168 goals in 515 appearances for Celtic. He played alongside some of the biggest Celtic names including Jimmy Quinn, Patsy Gallacher, Tommy McInally, Alec McNair and Andy McAtee. Nearing his 40th birthday Celtic gave him a free transfer - he joined Partick Thistle and he led them to Scottish Cup glory against Rangers the following season. 'Nap' returned to Celtic Park as trainer under his old mentor Willie Maley from 1935-1940 and he is credited with helping shape Celtic's great team of 1936-1938 - including the famous front line of Delaney, Crum, Murphy, Buchan and MacDonald - which went on to win the Empire Exhibition Trophy against the best teams that England had to offer. Four of Jimmy's sons became professional footballers including John who won a Scottish Cup winners medal with Celtic in 1927 against East Fife. All Celtic Supporters are welcome to attend and flowers/tributes can be laid at the graveside. For more information please visit: www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of the Celtic Graves Society can also be made. Also please visit Celtic Graves on Facebook, @CelticGraves on twitter & Search for Jimmy McMenemy on www.TheCelticWiki.com
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November 22, 2014
CGS - Jimmy Quinn
The Celtic Graves Society are proud to announce a ceremony to commemorate the final resting place of the legendary JIMMY QUINN In Kilsyth Cemetery, Howe Road, Kilsyth at 9.00am on Saturday 16th August 2014 Attendees at the event shall include: Fergus McCann (Representing Celtic Supporters)Jim Craig, Lisbon Lion & Celtic Graves Society PatronTerry Dick, Celtic HistorianDavid W Potter, Author of "The Mighty Quinn - Jimmy Quinn, Celtic First Goalscoring Hero" A Blessing will be conducted by Father Tracey of St Patrick's Church, Kilsyth. As a centre-forward Jimmy Quinn was a peerless player with no apparent weakness to his game. Brave, quick, great aerial prowess, excellent awareness, nimble feet and with a power-packed precision boot. His unrivalled ability as a centre-forward was perfectly illustrated in the Scottish Cup final of 1904 when he bagged a hat-trick at Hampden as Celtic came from 2-0 down to defeat Rangers 3-2. The fearsome firepower of this humble man from Croy were the foundation on which a glorious era in Celtic's history was built. With the magnificent and rampaging Quinn terrorising opponents Celtic were to win six League championships in succession as well as adding four Scottish Cups to their haul of silverware. The player was also capped 11 times for Scotland. Knee trouble eventually brought an end to this most memorable of careers but not before this former collier boy made an eternal impression on football history and in the hearts of all Celtic fans for generations to come. Jimmy Quinn played 331 times for Celtic and scored 216 goals. The Quinn family connection with Celtic continued when his grandson, also Jimmy, was a Celtic player between 1963 and 1979 and was a part of the famed "Quality Street Gang". He passed away in 1945, and Willie Maley penned a fitting valedictory on the Celtic legend: "He was the keystone in the greatest team Celtic ever had." "The Mighty Quinn" is a Celtic icon who will never be forgotten, his incredible record will see to that. For more information please visit: www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of the Celtic Graves Society can also be made. For further information see: Celtic Graves on Facebook, @CelticGraves on twitter & Search for Jimmy Quinn on www.TheCelticWiki.com Thanks to @BarryMcGonigle for the photo colourisation
35:44
August 16, 2014
Paradise Report: Celtic 3-1 Dundee United (May 2014)
Scottish Premiership, Celtic Park, Sunday 12.15pm kick off. Celtic: Stokes 64 Samaras (pen) 76 Commons 82 Dundee United: Twardzik (og) 79 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
01:44:58
May 11, 2014
The Celtic Way Opening
Billy McNeill opens the newly renovated front of Celtic Park, named "The Celtic Way"
10:40
May 03, 2014
CGS - Peter Dowds
The Johnstone No.1 CSC and the Celtic Graves Society are proud to announce that there will be a ceremony to mark the resting place of PETER DOWDS Celtic Player 1889-1892; 1894-95 At Abbey Cemetery, Abbey Road, Elderslie, Renfrewshire on Saturday 1st March 2014 at 11.30am Attendees at the event will include: A representative from Celtic FCA speaker from Johnstone No.1 CSCJim Craig, Celtic Graves Society Patron "Peter Dowds was a wonderful footballer, his versatility was unique. Talk about class all-rounders. There never has been and ever will be finer. It did not matter in which position Peter played, he distinguished himself. I admired him most as a halfback. He was the perfect middle man, playing the ball all the time and every time. Peter did not have to throw himself about to get contact. Contact came to him by his own intuition. He did not find the ball. Nothing so common. It found him." - Willie Maley - 1936 One of the most sought-after young players in Scottish football at the time, Peter Dowds joined Celtic from Broxburn Shamrock in February 1889 aged only 17 and soon forced his way into the first team. This son of Johnstone, whose first club was Johnstone Harp, made his debut against Clydesdale Harriers in March 1889 and partnered future manager Willie Maley in his next game against Abercorn. This young Celt established a remarkable series of 'firsts' in his career at the club. He was one of the goalscorers when Celtic won their first ever trophy, the North-Eastern Cup, against Cowlairs on 11th May 1889. He played in Celtic's first ever League match against Hearts on August 23rd 1890, scoring one of the goals in a 5-0 drubbing, and ended the season as the club's leading goalscorer (17) with most appearances also in League and Cup competitions (24). He was renowned for his skill and versatility - he was at centre-forward when Celtic won their first major trophy, the Glasgow Cup, against Third Lanark in 1891 and played at right half when the trophy was retained the following season against Clyde. Peter was also a member of the first Celtic team to lift the Scottish Cup when they defeated Queen's Park by 5-1 on April 9th 1892 before 26,000 spectators. When Celtic won the League Title the following season he was not part of the success as he'd been tempted away to Aston Villa. After one season in Birmingham and another with Stoke City, Celtic succeeded in prising Dowds back to Glasgow. He played in the first ever game at Love Street, Paisley on 8th September 1894 but then missed a number of games due to 'chest trouble'. He played in a friendly away to Manchester City on 1st December 1894 but it was his last appearance in a Celtic jersey as the deadly condition 'consumption' took hold. Peter Dowds died tragically from tuberculosis on 3rd September 1895 aged only 24 at Graham Street, Johnstone - the street where he was born and his family lived throughout his life. He was the first Celt to die while still a player. He lies in an unmarked grave in Abbey Cemetery, Elderslie. All Celtic Supporters from Renfrewshire and beyond and welcome to attend and flowers/tributes can be laid at the graveside. For more information please visit: www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of the Celtic Graves Society can also be made.
25:46
March 01, 2014
CGS - Peter Scarff
The Peter Scarff Linwood CSC and the Celtic Graves Society are proud to announce that there will be a ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of the death of PETER SCARFF Celtic Player 1928-1933 At Kilbarchan Cemetery, Bridge of Weir Road, Brookfield, nr Kilbarchan on Saturday 14th December 2013 at 11.30am Attendees at the event will include: Members of Peter Scarff's familyPeter Lawwell, Celtic FC Chief ExecutiveAnne McElhinney, Peter Scarff Linwood CSCJim Craig, Celtic Graves Society PatronDavid Potter, Celtic historian Linwood-born Peter Scarff made his debut in a 5-1 win against Arthurlie in a home Scottish cup tie in January 1929. A newspaper of the time declared: "Scarff is a worthy successor to Jimmy McMenemy - he has McMenemy's dragging touch and the same ease with the long opening pass to the other wing". As inside-left Scarff won his first medal with Celtic a year later as part of the team that beat Rangers 2-1 in the Glasgow Cup Final. Later that season he won the Scottish Cup as part of a team that included Jimmy McGrory, John Thomson, Jimmy McStay, Willie McGonagle and Bertie Thomson. At the time he said to his fiancee, Marjory Boyle, "I'm wearing a Celtic jersey and I'm playing for you. Those two things are the most important things in my life." Willie Maley was putting together a group of impressive young players - however within only six years three of this group had died in tragic individual circumstances. Eighteen days after John Thomson's death Peter Scarff was replaced at half-time in a friendly match in Ayr. This was the first indication that he was unwell. Almost three monthd later he played his last game for Celtic against Leith Athletic at Celtic Park in December 1931 when he coughed up blood. He was diagnosed as suffering from the deadly condition, tuberculosis. This favourite of the Celtic crowd was only 23 years old. In his two years as a Celtic player his impressive record read 54 goals in 112 appearances. A few weeks later he was taken to the Bridge of Weird sanitorium in an attempt to beat the condition. Despite occasional periods of remission when hopes would rise it was annoucned in July 1933 he would never play football again. He died on 9th December 1933, two years after his first diagnosis. "I wonder if the crowds will ever miss me?" he once said while in hospital. His funeral proved that this popular young Celt was indeed missed. The Paisley and Renfrewshire Gazette reported, "The mourners stood around with bared heads during the committal service and many of them were visibly affected by the occasion, and the tears were in no way hidden when just before the interment Manager Maley of Celtic laid the green and White Celtic Jersey on the coffin." The following decade the Peter Scarff Celtic Supporters Club was established in Linwood and today remains the focal point of the Celtic support in the area. All Celtic Supporters are welcome to attend and flowers/tributes can be laid at the graveside. There will be a get-together after the event at St. Conval's Social Club, Candren Rd, Linwood, Paisley PA3 3AP (please note: this is the Social Club and not the Church). A free bus will be available to transport supporters from the social club to the cemetery beforehand - leaving at 11am. As the cemetery is remote and parking limited, please take advantage of this. For more information please visit: www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of the Celtic Graves Society can also be made.
22:34
December 14, 2013
CGS - Founding Fathers
The Celtic Graves Society are delighted to announce a ceremony to unveil a Celtic Cross in memory of the Founding Fathers of Celtic Football Club at St Peter's Cemetery, Dalbeth on Saturday November 2nd at 11.30am Guest speakers will include: Ian Bankier, Celtic ChairmanTony Hamilton, Chief Executive of Celtic FoundationTom Boyd, ex Celtic captainTerry Dick, CGS historian The blessing will be conducted by the Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia. All Celtic Supporters are welcome to attend and flowers can be laid at the new monument. "The main object of the club is to supply the East End conferences of the St Vincent De Paul Society with funds for the maintenance of the 'Dinner Tables' of our needy children in the Missions of St Mary's, Sacred Heart and St Michael's" For more information please visit: www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of the Celtic Graves Society can also be made.
45:29
November 02, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 2-0 Motherwell (Oct 2013)
Scottish Premiership, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic: Stokes 21 Commons 49 Motherwell: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
44:37
October 05, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 0-1 Barcelona (Oct 2013)
Champions League Group Stage Match Day 2, Celtic Park, Tuesday 7.45pm kick off. Celtic: Brown sent off 58 Barcelona: Fabregas 75 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
58:53
October 01, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 0-1 Greenock Morton (Sep 2013)
Scottish League Cup Third Round, Celtic Park, Wednesday 7.45pm kick off. Celtic: Greenock Morton: Imrie (pen) 97 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
01:04:04
September 24, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 2-1 St Johnstone (Sep 2013)
Scottish Premiership, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic: Pukki 11 Mulgrew 26 St Johnstone: Caddis 81 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
45:55
September 21, 2013
CGS - Willie Maley
The Celtic Graves Society is proud to announce that there will be a ceremony to mark the resting place of WILLIE MALEY Celtic Player 1888-1897Celtic Manager 1897-1940 At Cathcart Cemetery, Glasgow (Brenfield Road entrance) on Saturday 21st September 2013 at 11.30am Attendees at the event will include: Davie Hay, former Celtic Player and ManagerJohn Paul Taylor, Celtic FC Supporter Liaison OfficerChris McKay, Celtic supporter who discovered Willie Maley's resting placeMembers of the Maley FamilyJim Craig, Celtic Graves Society PatronDavid Potter, Celtic historian A Blessing will be given by Rev. Father John Sweeney, St Maria Goretti Church, Cranhill. All Celtic Supporters are welcome to attend and flowers/tributes can be laid at the graveside. "You can beat them if you start from the whistle to play the ball and keep playing it all the time. Now then, boys, go on determined to do your very best and remember the old Celtic spirit." - Willie Maley, pep-talk to Celtic tram, Ibrox 1921 - Rangers 0, Celtic 2 It was Brother Walfrid who, at a meeting at the Maley household in 1887 where the club's founding fathers sought to persuade Tom Maley to join the new Irish Combination, turned to younger brother Willie and said "Why don't you come with him?" That invitation led to one of the longest and most-rewarding relationships in the history of Celtic FC. 19 year old Maley signed up and featured in Celtic's first ever match, a 5-2 victory over Rangers, and then established himself as a half-back throughout the club's first decade. His performance in the 1892 Scottish Cup Final helped secure the club's first major trophy with "his blocking and feeding simply perfect... checking, returning, general engineering... immense." He remained faithful to the Glasgow club when many of his team-mates were tempted away by the lure of bigger money in England. The following year was monumental for Maley as he earned two international caps and was a member of the Celtic team that won its first League Championship in 1893. Maley and his team-mates repeated the feat the following year and he rounded off his playing career with another League winners medal in 1896. He made 95 first-team appearances for Celtic and scored four goals. Willie Maley became "Secretary-Manager" of Celtic in 1897 and his team won the Championship in his first season. He went on to forge some of the greatest teams in the club's history. The record-breaking 6-in-a-row side of 1905-1910 contained legendary figures such as Quinn, Gallacher and McMenemy. The secret of his success was claimed to be that "He catches the players young and breathes into them the old traditional Celtic fire of which he himself appears to be the very living fountain and source" (Glasgow Observer, 14 March 1914). His next great team won four titles in succession between 1914-1917. In total Maley's teams won sixteen league titles and fourteen Scottish Cups and were responsible for creating an attacking style of football that remains synonymous with the club 125 years on. His managerial career finished with a flourish as he reached 70 years of age: the Scottish Cup won in 1937 and the League Title and Empire Exhibition Cup in 1938, Celtic's golden jubilee year. It was during the jubilee celebration that the man himself said: "The club has been my life and without it my existence would be empty indeed." As part of the 125th anniversary of Celtic's foundation the Celtic Graves Society is holding this commemoration to honour one of the greatest ever Celts whose name is still celebrated in the stands of Celtic Park today. For more information please visit: www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of the Celtic Graves Society can also be made.
38:04
September 21, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic XI 3-5 Stiliyan Petrov XI (Sep 2013)
Charity Match, Celtic Park, Sunday 2pm kick off. Celtic XI: Larsson (pen) 10 Van Hooijdonk 73 Brown 81 Stiliyan Petrov XI: Berbatov 1 M. Petrov 16 Berbatov 39 Berbatov 58 Byrne 89 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
01:26:34
September 08, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 3-0 Shakhter Karagandy (Aug 2013)
Champions League Playoff Round Second Leg, Celtic Park, Wednesday 7.45pm kick off. Celtic: Commons 45 Samaras 48 Forrest 90 Shakhter Karagandy: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
01:12:33
August 28, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 2-2 Inverness Caledonian Thistle (Aug 2013)
Scottish Premiership, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic: Mulgrew 42 Matthews 82 Inverness Caledonian Thistle: Doran 14 Foran 35 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
51:23
August 24, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 2-1 Ross County (Aug 2013)
Scottish Premiership, Celtic Park, Saturday 5.15pm kick off. Celtic: Stokes 27 Stokes 87 Ross County: Maatsen 3 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
50:21
August 03, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 1-0 Elfsborg (Jul 2013)
Champions League Third Qualifying Round First Leg, Celtic Park, Wednesday 7.45pm kick off. Celtic: Commons 76 Elfsborg: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
47:32
July 31, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 1-2 Borussia Mönchengladbach (July 2013)
Friendly, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic: Stokes 74 Borussia Monchengladbach: Xhaka 36 Hrgota 66 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
31:07
July 27, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 2-0 Cliftonville (Jul 2013)
Champions League Second Qualifying Round Second Leg, Celtic Park, Tuesday 7.45pm kick off. Celtic: Ambrose 16 Samaras 70 Cliftonville: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
34:34
July 23, 2013
Paradise Report: Hibernian 0-3 Celtic (May 2013)
Scottish Cup Final, Hampden Park, Sunday 3pm kick off. Hibernian: Celtic: Hooper 8 Hooper 31 Ledley 80 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
01:07:44
May 26, 2013
Paradise Report: Dundee United 0-4 Celtic (May 2013)
Scottish Premier League, Tannadice Park, Sunday 12.45pm kick off. Dundee United: Celtic: Commons 11 Samaras 17 Samaras 27 Stokes 85 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
50:38
May 19, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 4-0 St Johnstone (May 2013)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 12.15pm kick off. Celtic: Ledley 2 Mulgrew 36 Forrest 51 Wright (og) 90 St Johnstone: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
01:04:01
May 11, 2013
Paradise Report: Ross County 1-1 Celtic (May 2013)
Scottish Premier League, Victoria Park, Sunday 12pm kick off. Ross County: Vigurs 41 Celtic: Stokes 4 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
30:44
May 05, 2013
Paradise Report: Motherwell 3-1 Celtic (Apr 2013)
Scottish Premier League, Fir Park, Sunday 12.45pm kick off. Motherwell: Ojamaa 45 Higdon (pen) 50 Forster (og) 55 Celtic: Hooper 40 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
46:15
April 28, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 4-1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle (Apr 2013)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Sunday 12.45pm kick off. Celtic: Hooper 61 Ledley 66 Hooper 73 Samaras 88 Inverness Caledonian Thistle: Doran 90 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
01:02:39
April 21, 2013
Paradise Report: Dundee United 3-4 Celtic (Apr 2013)
Scottish Cup Semi Final, Hampden Park, Sunday 12.45pm kick off. Dundee United: Mackay-Steven 24 Daly 30 Daly 71 Celtic: Commons 2 Wanyama 31 Commons 60 Stokes 104 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
51:11
April 14, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 3-0 Hibernian (Apr 2013)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic: Commons 16 Commons 52 Lustig 61 Hibernian: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
38:17
April 06, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 4-3 Aberdeen (Mar 2013)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic: Commons 1 Mulgrew 68 Hooper 87 Samaras 90 Aberdeen: Vernon 45 Magennis 53 Magennis 60 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
55:58
March 16, 2013
Paradise Report: St Mirren 1-2 Celtic (Mar 2013)
Scottish Cup Quarter Final, St Mirren Park, Saturday 12.45pm kick off. St Mirren: Goncalves 13 Celtic: Ledley 5 Stokes 21 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
29:35
March 02, 2013
Paradise Report: Motherwell 2-1 Celtic (Feb 2013)
Scottish Premier League, Fir Park, Wednesday 7.45pm kick off. Motherwell: Humphrey 31 Higdon 73 Celtic: Samaras 63 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
23:34
February 27, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 5-0 Dundee (Feb 2013)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Sunday 12.45pm kick off. Celtic: Ledley 13 Forrest (pen) 50 McGeouch 57 Ledley 73 Hooper 83 Dundee: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
34:51
February 24, 2013
Paradise Report: St Johnstone 1-1 Celtic (Feb 2013)
Scottish Premier League, McDiarmid Park, Tuesday 7.45pm kick off. St Johnstone: Hasselbaink 81 Celtic: Ambrose 37 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
29:31
February 19, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 6-2 Dundee United (Feb 2013)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic: Ambrose 11 Commons 22 Ledley 37 Commons (pen) 55 Stokes 70 Stokes 82 Dundee United: Armstrong 10 Russell 90 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
33:41
February 16, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 0-3 Juventus (Feb 2013)
Champions League Round of 16 First Leg, Celtic Park, Tuesday 7.45pm kick off. Celtic: Juventus: Matri 3 Marchisio 77 Vucinic More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
52:26
February 12, 2013
Paradise Report: Raith Rovers 0-3 Celtic (Feb 2013)
Scottish Cup Fifth Round, Starks Park, Sunday 12.45pm kick off. Raith Rovers: Celtic: Commons (pen) 56 Forrest 83 Mulgrew 86 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
30:09
February 03, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 4-1 Kilmarnock (Jan 2013)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Wednesday 7.45pm kick off. Celtic: Ledley 41 Matthews 50 Stokes 78 Matthews 83 Kilmarnock: Sheridan 48 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
34:28
January 30, 2013
Paradise Report: St Mirren 3-2 Celtic (Jan 2013)
Scottish League Cup Semi Final, Hampden Park, Sunday 2.30pm kick off. St Mirren: Goncalves 8 McGowan (pen) 64 Thompson 69 Celtic: Hooper 45 Mulgrew 90 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
25:52
January 27, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 4-0 Dundee United (Jan 2013)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Tuesday 7.45pm kick off. Celtic: Hooper 19 Wanyama 33 Hooper 80 Brown 84 Dundee United: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
32:55
January 22, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 4-1 Heart of Midlothian (Jan 2013)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic: Hooper 2 Samaras 12 Hooper 85 Nouioui 90 Heart of Midlothian: Holt 69 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
33:46
January 19, 2013
Paradise Report: Celtic 1-0 Motherwell (Jan 2013)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Wednesday 3pm kick off. Celtic: Hooper 79 Motherwell: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
33:02
January 02, 2013
Paradise Report: Hibernian 1-0 Celtic (Dec 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Easter Road, Saturday 3pm kick off. Hibernian: Griffiths 9 Celtic: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
25:12
December 29, 2012
Paradise Report: Dundee 0-2 Celtic (Dec 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Dens Park, Wednesday 7pm kick off. Dundee: Celtic: Samaras 16 Hooper 71 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
01:00:57
December 26, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 4-0 Ross County (Dec 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic: Brown 46 Hooper 53 Hooper 64 Forrest 70 Ross County: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
30:48
December 22, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 2-0 St Mirren (Dec 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic: Wanyama 15 Hooper 83 St Mirren: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
39:15
December 15, 2012
Paradise Report: Arbroath 0-1 Celtic (Dec 2012)
Scottish Cup Fourth Round Replay, Gayfield, Wednesday 7.45pm kick off. Arbroath: Celtic: Matthews 18 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
31:56
December 12, 2012
Paradise Report: Kilmarnock 1-3 Celtic (Dec 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Rugby Park, Saturday 12.30pm kick off. Kilmarnock: Sheridan 90 Celtic: Brown 27 Ledley 65 Samaras 74 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
33:47
December 08, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 2-1 Spartak Moscow (Dec 2012)
Champions League Group Stage Matchday 6, Celtic Park, Wednesday 7.45pm kick off. Celtic: Hooper 21 Commons (pen) 82 Spartak Moscow: Ari 39 Kallstrom sent off 88 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
48:02
December 05, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 1-1 Arbroath (Dec 2012)
Scottish Cup Fourth Round, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic: Keddie (og) 36 Arbroath: Doris 87 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
26:28
December 01, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 0-1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle (Nov 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic: Inverness Caledonian Thistle: McKay 64 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
30:30
November 24, 2012
Paradise Report: Benfica 2-1 Celtic (Nov 2012)
Champions League Group Stage Matchday 5, Estadio de Luz, Lisbon, Tuesday 7.45pm kick off. Benfica: Ola John 7 Garay 71 Celtic: Samaras 32 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
48:37
November 20, 2012
Paradise Report: Aberdeen 0-2 Celtic (Nov 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Pittodrie, Saturday 12pm kick off. Aberdeen: Celtic: Nouioui 73 Mulgrew 77 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
26:38
November 17, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 1-1 St Johnstone (Nov 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Sunday 3pm kick off. Celtic: Watt 51 St Johnstone: Hasselbaink 77 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
34:34
November 11, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 2-1 Barcelona (Nov 2012)
Champions League Group Stage Matchday 4, Celtic Park, Wednesday 7.45pm kick off. Celtic:Wanyama 21Watt 83 Barcelona:Messi 90 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
55:15
November 07, 2012
CGS - 125th Anniversary Mass
The Celtic Graves Society with the support of Celtic Football Club are delighted to announce that there will be a service to mark our Foundation at St Mary's, Calton on 6th November 2012. This service is exactly 125 years after the first meeting at St Mary's Hall in 1887. The Service will commence at 5.30pm. "A football club will be formed for the maintenance of dinner tables for the children and the unemployed." After the service attendees will be invited back to Celtic Park for a simple meal, to reflect the work of the poor children's dinner table. Attendance will be ticketed, and all of those attending the St Mary's celebration are invited along to the function suite at Celtic Park. We are asking for a donation suggested at £10, with the proceeds being given to charity, reflecting the core principles of the founding fathers on that day, and those of the present day club through the work of the Celtic Charity Fund. We hope to release more information on how to obtain tickets in the very near future. For more information please visit: www.celticgraves.com
02:59:10
November 06, 2012
Paradise Report: Dundee United 2-2 Celtic (Nov 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Tannadice, Sunday 12.45pm kick off. Dundee United:Mackay-Steven 89Ambrose (og) 90 Celtic:Miku 69Watt 80 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
23:05
November 04, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 5-0 St Johnstone (Oct 2012)
Scottish League Cup Quarter Final, Celtic Park, Wednesday 7.45pm kick off. Celtic:Commons 28Commons 32Hooper 38Commons (pen) 57Mulgrew 61 St Johnstone: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
24:44
October 30, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 0-2 Kilmarnock (Oct 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic: Kilmarnock:Sheridan 43Kelly (pen) 62 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
22:44
October 27, 2012
CGS - Jimmy McGrory
The Celtic Graves Society is proud to announce that there will be a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of JAMES EDWARD McGRORY Player 1922-1937Manager 1945-1965 At St Peter's Cemetery, Dalbeth, London Road, Glasgow on Saturday 27th October 2012 at 12pm Attendees at the event will include: Representative of Celtic Football ClubFather John Sweeney - Holy Cross ChurchJohn Cairney - Speaking on behalf of the CGSRepresentatives from St Roch's Football Club "Jimmy McGrory leaves memories of the finest and of deeds in our colours that will never fade" - Willie Maley Honours with Celtic: Scottish League 1925-26, 1935-36Scottish Cup 1925, 1927, 1931, 1933, 1937Glasgow Cup 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931Glasgow Charity Cup 1926, 1936, 1937 Top League goalscorer in Europe in seasons 1926-27 (49 goals) and 1935-6 (50 goals)A career total of 550 goals in 547 gamesManager of the Celtic team which won the 1957 League Cup Final by a British record margin in a domestic cup final of 7-1 against Rangers For more information please visit: www.celticgraves.com
43:55
October 27, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 1-0 Heart of Midlothian (Oct 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Sunday 12.45pm kick off. Celtic:Samaras 34 Hearts: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
32:37
October 07, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 2-2 Hibernian (Sep 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic:Lustig 10McPake (og) 69 Hibernian:Clancy 53Cairney 73 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
27:10
September 01, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 2-0 Helsingborgs IF (Aug 2012)
Champions League Third Qualifying Round, Second Leg, Celtic Park, Wednesday 7.45pm kick off. Celtic:Hooper 30Wanyama 88 Helsingborgs IF: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
50:00
August 29, 2012
CGS - Brother Walfrid
The Celtic Graves Society is proud to announce that there will be a ceremony to commemorate the resting place of BROTHER WALFRID The religious name of Andrew Kerins, a Marist Brother and founding father of Celtic FC At Mount St. Michael Cemetery, Dumfries on Sunday 26th August 2012 at 1pm Attendees at the event will include: Representatives of Celtic Football ClubFather John Sweeney - Holy Cross ChurchTerry Dick, son of Glen Daly "A football club will be formed for the maintenance of dinner tables for the children and the unemployed" - Brother Walfrid The event will also include a tour of: The Marist CemeteryThe Mount St. Michael Chapel We are organising transport from Celtic Park departing at 10.30am. Please contact walfridbus@celticgraves.com to confirm reservations. For more information please visit: www.celticgraves.com
56:15
August 26, 2012
Paradise Report: Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2-4 Celtic (Aug 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Caledonian Stadium, Saturday 12.45pm kick off. Inverness Caledonian Thistle:Draper 82Draper 87 Celtic:Wanyama 4Watt 25Mulgrew 48Watt 64 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
28:36
August 25, 2012
Paradise Report: Ross County 1-1 Celtic (Aug 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Victoria Park, Saturday 12.15pm kick off. Ross County:Brittain 49 Celtic:Commons 90 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
30:48
August 18, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen (Aug 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 12.45pm kick off. Celtic:Commons 79 Aberdeen: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
40:50
August 04, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 2-1 HJK Helsinki (Aug 2012)
Champions League Third Qualifying Round, First Leg, Celtic Park, Tuesday 7.45pm kick off. Celtic:Hooper 53Mulgrew 60 HJK Helsinki:Schuller 47 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
33:46
August 01, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 1-1 Inter Milan (Jul 2012)
Friendly, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic:Commons 41 HJK Helsinki:Palacio 88 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
41:59
July 28, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 0-1 Norwich City (Jul 2012)
Friendly, Celtic Park, Tuesday 7.45pm kick off. Celtic: Norwich City:Holt 89 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
27:45
July 24, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic XI 4-0 Airdrie United (Jul 2012)
Friendly, Firhill, Sunday 2.45pm kick off. Celtic XI:P Twardzik 7McGregor 71Eadie 75Watt 85 Airdrie United: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
21:10
July 22, 2012
Paradise Report: Partick Thistle 2-0 Celtic XI (Jul 2012)
Friendly, Firhill, Saturday 12pm kick off. Partick Thistle:Welsh 33Lawless 48 Celtic XI: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
17:39
July 21, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 5-0 Hearts (May 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Sunday 12.30pm kick off. Celtic:Hooper 5Hooper 8Hooper 39Hooper 66Hooper 87 Hearts: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
01:18:04
May 13, 2012
CGS - Jerry Reynolds
The Celtic Graves Society is proud to announce that there will be a ceremony to mark the resting place of JERRY REYNOLDS member of Celtic's 1892 first Scottish Cup Winning team At St Peter's Cemetery, Dalbeth, London Road, Glasgow on Sunday 13th May 2012 at 10.30am Attendees at the event will include: Members of the Reynolds FamilyRepresentatives of Celtic Football ClubJim Craig - Celtic Graves Society PatronCeltic legend Danny McGrainFather John Sweeney - Holy Cross Church A Blessing will be given by Father Sweeney. All Celtic supporters are welcome to attend. Flowers/tributes may be left at the graveside. "It is curious that a player of such sterling ability should never have received recognition from the powers that be." - Observer May 11th 1895 Reaction to the victory over Queens Park in the Scottish Cup Final "When the intimation came that "our team" had won in such a handsome manner almost everybody who could muster a cheer and a grin at once put them in evidence. Even the women lent a hand, and helped in no small measure to make the rejoicing hearty. But it was when 'the boys came marching home again' from the aristocratic Ibrox that the fun began in earnest . . . As the evening wore on, the whole East End put on an air of alleged gaiety and a colour of deep carnation that would have given an unenlightened stranger the severe knock of astonishment. Bands! you ought to have seen them. They perambulated the whole district until well on in the evening, and with the aid of a liberal use of party music helped to make things hum along merrily." For more information please visit: www.celticgraves.com
23:45
May 13, 2012
Paradise Report: Dundee United 1-0 Celtic (May 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Tannadice, Sunday 12.45pm kick off. Dundee United:Robertson 21 Celtic: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
27:01
May 06, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 1-0 St Johnstone (May 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Wednesday 7.45pm kick off. Celtic:Stokes 28 St Johnstone: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
50:31
May 03, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 3-0 Rangers (Apr 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Sunday 12.45pm kick off. Celtic:Mulgrew 17Commons 31Hooper 54 Rangers: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
46:46
April 29, 2012
Paradise Report: Motherwell 0-3 Celtic (Apr 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Fir Park, Sunday 2pm kick off. Motherwell: Celtic:Watt 63Watt 66Cha Du-Ri 83 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
20:11
April 22, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 1-2 Heart of Midlothian (Apr 2012)
Scottish Cup Semi Final, Hampden Park, Sunday 12.45pm kick off. Celtic:Hooper 87 Hearts:Skacel 47Beattie (pen) 90 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
31:52
April 15, 2012
Paradise Report: Kilmarnock 0-6 Celtic (Apr 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Rugby Park, Saturday 12pm kick off. Kilmarnock: Celtic:Mulgrew 8Loovens 17Mulgrew 35Hooper 45Ledley 88Hooper 90 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
01:01:59
April 07, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 2-0 St Johnstone (Apr 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Sunday 12.45pm kick off. Celtic:Samaras 66Millar (og) 70 St Johnstone: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
24:28
April 01, 2012
Paradise Report: Rangers 3-2 Celtic (Mar 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Ibrox, Sunday 1pm kick off. Rangers:Aluko 11Little 72Wallace 77Bocanegra sent off 88 Celtic:Brown (pen) 89Rogne 90Cha Du-Ri sent off 28Wanyama sent off 57 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
32:40
March 25, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 0-1 Kilmarnock (Mar 2012)
Scottish League Cup Final, Hampden Park, Sunday 3pm kick off. Celtic: Kilmarnock:Van Tornhout 84 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
30:39
March 18, 2012
CGS - Michael Dolan
The Celtic Graves Society and the St Patrick's Day Festival, Coatbridge are proud to announce that there will be a ceremony to mark the resting place of MICHAEL DOLAN Celtic's first ever goalkeeper At Old Monkland Cemetery, Woodside Street, Coatbridge, ML5 5HA on Sunday 18th March 2012 at 10.45am Attendees at the event will include: Members of the Dolan FamilyRepresentatives of Celtic Football ClubJim Craig - Celtic Graves Society PatronCeltic legends Sean Fallon & John FallonMichael Reilly - St Patrick's Day Festival, CoatbridgeFather Sweeney - St Patrick's Coatbridge A Blessing will be given by Father Sweeney. All Celtic supporters are welcome to attend. Flowers/tributes may be left at the graveside. "He was in those far away days an enthusiastic Celt, and though the years came between, I am pretty certain that enthusiasm never waned." - Tom Maley on the death of Michael Dolan - 1910 28th May 1888 - Celtic 5 Rangers 2 Since the Celtic Graves Society was established in the summer of 2010 there has been a determination to ensure that the final resting places of the First Ever Celts would be marked. Sunday's ceremony in remembrance of Michael Dolan out first ever goalkeeepr and the first ever name on a Celtic teamsheet, shall ensure that this task is now complete. "Dolan defended his charge in such a spirited manner as evoked a hearty cheer from the supporters of the Shamrock." For more information please visit: www.celticgraves.com
46:40
March 18, 2012
Paradise Report: Dundee United 0-4 Celtic (Mar 2012)
Scottish Cup Quarter Final, Tannadice, Sunday 1.15pm kick off. Dundee United:Neilson sent off 28 Celtic:Ledley 53Samaras 71Stokes 86Brown (pen) 90 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
28:34
March 11, 2012
Paradise Report: Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic (Mar 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Pittodrie, Saturday 12pm kick off. Aberdeen:Blackman (og) 44 Celtic:Stokes 28 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
21:32
March 03, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 1-0 Motherwell (Feb 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic:Hooper 59 Motherwell: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
17:02
February 25, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 2-0 Dunfermline Athletic (Feb 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Wednesday 7.45pm kick off. Celtic:Mulgrew 32Forrest 75 Dunfermline Athletic: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
17:04
February 22, 2012
Paradise Report: Hibernian 0-5 Celtic (Feb 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Easter Road, Sunday 3pm kick off. Hibernian: Celtic:Stokes 14Hooper 20Mulgrew 47Hooper 52Ki Sung-Yeung 77 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
45:11
February 19, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 1-0 Inverness Caledonian Thistle (Feb 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic:Ledley 16Majstorovic sent off 60 Inverness Caledonian Thistle:Williams sent off 78 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
34:17
February 11, 2012
CGS - John H McLaughlin
The Celtic Graves Society is proud to announce that there will be a ceremony to mark the resting place of JOHN H. McLAUGHLIN First Celtic Chairman At St Peter's The Good Shepherd Cemetery, Dalbeth, near Celtic Park on Saturday 11th February 2012 at 12noon Attendees at the event will include: Members of the McLaughlin FamilyRepresentatives of Celtic Football ClubJim Craig - Celtic Graves Society PatronMonsignor Peter Smith - newly appointed attaché to Vatican's United Nations EmbassyStephen McCormack (organiser of the campaign to mark Mr McLaughlin's resting place) A blessing will be given by Monsignor Smith from St Mary of the Assumption Church, Calton All Celtic Supporters are welcome to attend. Flowers/tributes may be left at the graveside. "Footballers... have sympathies, we have regards for the feelings and the sorrows of others, and in this sad blow to the family and our club, we have such feelings." - Jimmy Quinn - Celtic FC on the death of John H McLaughlin. As a Founding Father of Celti, John H McLaughlin was the future first Chairman of the club. He was said to be the best legislator in the land, and a man who was to play not only a pivotal role in the founding of Celtic, but also in bringing professionalism to Scottish Football & the formation of the Scottish League. The birth of Celtic, professionalism and the introduction of the Scottish League were the three most progressive and far reaching developments in the early history of Scottish Football and John H McLaughlin was central to it all. We hope you can join us at the ceremony and after at the Celtic Club on Londond Road, prior to kick off at Celtic Park against Inverness at 3pm. For more information please visit: www.celticgraves.com
28:33
February 11, 2012
Paradise Report: Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0-2 Celtic (Feb 2012)
Scottish Cup Fifth Round, Caledonian Stadium, Saturday 12.45pm kick off. Inverness Caledonian Thistle: Celtic:Samaras 33Brown (pen) 68 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
25:59
February 04, 2012
Paradise Report: Falkirk 1-3 Celtic (Jan 2012)
Scottish League Cup Semi Final, Hampden Park, Sunday 3pm kick off. Falkirk:Fulton 40 Celtic:Brown (pen) 27Stokes 56Stokes 86 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
26:26
January 29, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 2-1 Dundee United (Jan 2012)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic:Hooper 12Wanyama 17 Dundee United:Rankin 50 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
18:29
January 14, 2012
CGS - Neil McCallum
The Celtic Graves Society is proud to announce that there will be a ceremony to mark the resting place of NEIL McCALLUM Celtic's first ever goalscorer 1888-1890; 1891-1892 At Bonhill Churchyard, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire on Saturday 14th January 2012 at 11.00am Attendees at the event will include: Members of the McCallum FamilyA representative from Celtic FCLisbon Lion Stevie ChalmersJim Craig - Celtic Graves Society Patron A Blessing will be given by Father Kane, St Patrick's Church, Dumbarton. All Celtic Supporters are welcome to attend and flowers/tributes can be laid at the graveside. Neilly 'The Shadow' McCallum was said by Willie Maley to have been "our greatest right-winger of all time". He was signed from Renton, then unofficial World Champions, along with the new captain James Kelly. He took the field along with the Maley Brothers in the first ever Celtic game - at the original Celtic Park on 28th May 1888. Their opponents were the established Glasgow team Rangers and the game was only a few minutes old when, as the Glasgow Observer reported, "a mistake by Meikle gave the Celts a corner kick. Dunbar placed the ball in front of goal and McCallum was enabled to head the first point of the game." The new Glasgow Irish team ran our comfortable 5-2 winners in this first friendly tie and the rest was history - with Neil McCallum's name writ large. In his two stints at Celtic Park, Neilly scored an impressive 17 goals in 33 games from the right wing. He earned the nickname 'The Shadow' because, in the words of Celtic historian Eugene MacBride, he was "fast, clever, could shoot with hardly any backlift and no matter how oppressive the defence, always got his crosses over." In Celtic's first visit to Ibrox in November 1888 for the first competitive tie between the teams Neilly scored the last in a 6-1 thrashing. He went on to score Celtic's first ever goal in a Scottish Cup Final, against Third Lanark in 1889. He was a member of the first Celtic team to win the Scottish Cup in 1892 and had already won a winners medal with Renton in 1888 aged only 19. His playing career took him to England and prominent roles with Blackburn Rovers, Notts County and Notts Forest. Neilly in buried in his home town of Bonhill where he was born in July 1868. We hope you can join us at the ceremony and after at the Celtic Club on London Road prior to kick-off at Celtic Park against Dundee United at 3pm. For more information please visit: www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of the Celtic Graves Society can also be made. Please join the CGS to help us achieve our aims for the year ahead.
41:42
January 14, 2012
Paradise Report: Dunfermline Athletic 0-3 Celtic (Jan 2012)
Scottish Premier League, East End Park, Sunday 3pm kick off. Dunfermline Athletic: Celtic:Stokes 18Wanyama 40Mulgrew 69 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
20:11
January 02, 2012
Paradise Report: Celtic 1-0 Rangers (Dec 2011)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Wednesday 7.45pm kick off. Celtic:Ledley 52 Rangers: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
25:51
December 28, 2011
Paradise Report: Celtic 2-1 Kilmarnock (Dec 2011)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 1.30pm kick off. Celtic:Samaras 45+2Samaras 53 Kilmarnock:Racchi 87 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
30:06
December 24, 2011
Paradise Report: St Johnstone 0-2 Celtic (Dec 2011)
Scottish Premier League, McDiarmid Park, Sunday 3pm kick off. St Johnstone: Celtic:Hooper 60Ki Sung-Yeung 64 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
18:24
December 18, 2011
Paradise Report: Celtic 1-0 Heart of Midlothian (Dec 2011)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic:Wanyama 72 Hearts: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
20:55
December 10, 2011
Paradise Report: Dundee United 0-1 Celtic (Dec 2011)
Scottish Premier League, Tannadice, Sunday 12.45pm kick off. Dundee United: Celtic:Hooper 12 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
16:44
December 04, 2011
Paradise Report: Celtic 0-1 Atletico Madrid (Nov 2011)
Europa League Group I, Celtic Park, Thursday 6pm kick off. Celtic: Atletico Madrid:Turan 30 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
22:31
November 30, 2011
Paradise Report: Celtic 5-0 St Mirren (Nov 2011)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic:Samaras 4Hooper 8Hooper 53Hooper 57McGeouch 72 St Mirren: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
25:60
November 26, 2011
CGS - Tom Maley
The Celtic Graves Society is proud to announce that there will be a ceremony to mark the resting place of TOM MALEY Celtic player 1888-1891Celtic Committee Member 1890-1894 At St Kentigern's Cemetery, Lambhill, Glasgow (Fara Street/Tresta Road entrance) on Saturday 26th November 2011 at 11.30am Attendees at the event will include: A representative from Celtic FCMembers of the Maley FamilyJim Craig - Celtic Graves Society Patron A Blessing will be given by Rev. Father John Sweeney, Holy Cross Church, Crosshill.All Celtic supporters are welcome to attend the event and flowers/tributes can be laid at the graveside. "Speed, stamina, dash - all three were mine" - Tom Maley Known as "Handsome Tom" Thomas Edward Maley was one of the first players signed for the embryonic Celtic Football Club by John Glass and Brother Walfrid in December 1887. A trained teacher, he was a renowned Victorian forward who had played in England as well as Scotland and was targetted by the founders of the newly formed club as one of the key signings required to ensure an auspicious start. The son of a soldier, Portsmouth-born Tom had already played for Partick Thistle, Third Lanark and Hibernian when Brother Walfrid, John Glass and Pat Welsh visited the Maley family home in Cathcart in December 1887. Famously, Tom wasn't home that evening (he was out courting his future wife) but his brother Willie, a sprinter and reserve player with Third Lanark, was asked by Brother Walfrid "Why don't you come along with him." Writing in 1939, Willie recalled: "He persuaded me to come in with Tom, and when Tom decided to join up my name went down too, and so I was at once initiated into the wonderful scheme of things that this committee of men, with no football knowledge at all, had built up, and which their tremendous enthusiasm eventually brought to fruition." As a sprinter, though not as accomplished as his brother, he won many prizes - in 1887 he won six first, three second & one first prize, the following year he won one first, two second and one third but also took third place in the NCU 100 yards championship. His attention though was more and more towards football. A quick-footed outside-left Tom's other main attraction to Celtic's founding fathers was his contacts in the game and, it was with his help, that he joined his brother and many of Scotland's leading players for the club's inaugural game against Rangers on May 28th 1888 at the original Celtic Park. Tom is believed to have scored a hat-trick in that famous 5-2 victory (match reports of the game are inconclusive) and was a leading player until his retirement in 1891. He played a crucial role in Celtic's march to the Scottish Cup Final in the club's first full season, scoring 6 goals on the road to Hampden. Along with his brother Tom became involved behind the scenes at the new club, initially as a Committee member and in 1897 was a member of the first Celtic board. He was directly involved in many of the club's early controversies in which he argued passionately for continued support of the Poor Children's Dinner Tables. As headmaster of Slatefield Industrial School in the East End he was one of the leading educationalists in the city's Catholic community and later became a journalist with the city's Catholic newspaper, the Glasgow Observer. He followed his brother into football management, leading Manchester City from the English 2nd Division to their first ever FA Cup victory in 1904 (Celtic winning the Scottish Cup under Willie at the same time). He later became the Manager of Bradford Park Avenue. He remained a favourite Celt all his days. In 1910 he wrote of his club: "It's long array of Cup victories, its League triumphs, its list of internationalists, its monstre athletic carnivals are each and all fitting records. The greatest record of all, however, is the charitable wor
39:42
November 26, 2011
Paradise Report: Celtic 2-1 Dunfermline Athletic (Nov 2011)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Wednesday 7.45pm kick off. Celtic:Hooper 6Forrest 13 Dunfermline Athletic:Barrowman 86 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
20:13
November 23, 2011
Paradise Report: Motherwell 1-2 Celtic (Nov 2011)
Scottish Premier League, Fir Park, Sunday 12pm kick off. Motherwell:Higdon 11Clancy sent off 83 Celtic:Stokes 14Hooper 80 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
17:24
November 06, 2011
Paradise Report: Celtic 3-1 Rennes (Nov 2011)
Europa League Group I, Celtic Park, Thursday 8pm kick off. Celtic:Stokes 30Stokes 43Hooper 82 Rennes:Mangane 2M'Vila sent off 86 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
30:22
November 03, 2011
Paradise Report: Celtic 0-0 Hibernian (Oct 2011)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic: Hibernian: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
14:59
October 29, 2011
Paradise Report: Hibernian 1-4 Celtic (Oct 2011)
Scottish League Cup Quarter Final, Easter Road, Wednesday 7.15pm kick off. Hibernian:Majstorovic (og) 4Sproule sent off 72 Celtic:Forrest 46Forrest 58Stokes 64Hooper 69 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
22:45
October 26, 2011
Paradise Report: Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen (Oct 2011)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic:Ki Sung-Yeung 17Mulgrew 72 Aberdeen:Jack 59Jack sent off 80 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
13:01
October 23, 2011
Paradise Report: Kilmarnock 3-3 Celtic (Oct 2011)
Scottish Premier League, Rugby Park, Saturday 12.30pm kick off. Kilmarnock:Shiels 26Heffernan 40Fowler 45 Celtic:Stokes 73Stokes 76Mulgrew 80 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
27:11
October 15, 2011
CGS - Johnny Doyle
The Celtic Graves Society are restoring the headstone and we are pleased to announce that there will be a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of JOHNNY DOYLE Celtic player 1976-1981 At Kilmarnock Cemetery, Grassyards Road, Kilmarnock on Saturday 15th October 2011 at 10.45am (Before Celtic game at Rugby Park at 12.30) Attendees at the event will include: Members of the Doyle FamilyA representative from Celtic FCSome former team-mates of JohnnyJim Craig - Celtic Graves Society Patron All Celtic supporters are welcome to attend the event and flowers/tributes can be laid at the graveside. The tragic death of Johnny Doyle in a household accident aged only 30 years old remains one of the saddest days for the current generation of Celtic supporters. Johnny was a whole-hearted winger whose dedication to the Celtic cause was widely known even before he joined the club. The last Ayr United player to achieve international honours, Johnny came to Celtic at a time of great upheaval during the latter years of Jock Stein's reign. In his first full season with Celtic the team went on to win the League and Cup double and during this time laid the foundations for an everlasting friendship with the legendary Tommy Burns. Stories of Johnny's time at Celtic are legendary. He was the first Celtic player to wear a scarf on his way to game - that he was playing in. His wind-ups on and off the park, his relations with the refereeing fraternity and his part in the sensational 4-2 league decider against Rangers sometimes overshadowed his achievements as a Celt who won three league titles and two Scottish Cups. For many, his greatest moment came with a glorious header to earn the Bhoys a 2-0 win over the mighty Real Madrid in the European Cup in 1980. When the league championship was won at the end of season '80-'81 at Celtic Park, the supporters chanted his name in memory of one of the club's greatest characters. He was renowned as the Celtic support's man on the field. Following his death his manager Billy McNeill said: "Johnny Doyle was the epitome of the phrase 'a true Celt'". We hope you can join us in Kilmarnock to honour one of the most popular Celts of the modern era. For more information please visit: www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of the Celtic Graves Society can also be made. Please join the CGS to help us achieve our aims for the year ahead.
29:47
October 15, 2011
Paradise Report: Celtic 1-1 Udinese Calcio (Sep 2011)
Europa League Group I, Celtic Park, Thursday 6pm kick off. Celtic:Ki Sung-Yeung (pen) 3 Udinese:Abdi (pen) 88 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
27:45
September 29, 2011
Paradise Report: Celtic 2-0 Inverness Caledonian Thistle (Sep 2011)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic:Ledley 28Forrest 33 Inverness Caledonian Thistle: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
26:59
September 24, 2011
Paradise Report: Celtic 4-0 Motherwell
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic:Forrest 9Ledley 33Ki Sung-Yeung 67Forrest 74 Motherwell: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
21:14
September 10, 2011
Paradise Report: Celtic 0-1 St Johnstone (Aug 2011)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Sunday 3pm kick off. Celtic: St Johnstone:Mackay 60 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
14:37
August 21, 2011
CGS - John Glass
The Celtic Graves Society is proud to announce that there will be a ceremony to mark the restored resting place of JOHN GLASS First Celtic President At St Peter's The Good Shepherd Cemetery, Dalbeth, near Celtic Park on Sunday 21st August 2011 at 12 noon Attendees at the event will include: Peter Lawwell, Chief Executive, Celtic FCMembers of the Glass FamilyJim Craig - Celtic Graves Society Patron A Blessing will be given by Monsignor Smith from St Mary of the Assumption Church, Calton. All Celtic supporters are welcome to attend and flowers/tributes can be laid at the graveside. "The man to whom Celtic owes its very existence." - Willie Maley John Glass, a son of Donegal, was a parishioner of St Mary's in Abercromby Street, the Calton who was active in a number of local religious, political and charitable bodies until his involvement in the formation of Celtic. Regularly referred to as Brother Walfrid's right hand man, John Glass was influenced all the key moments of the club's early years and went on to direct the club to its first successes. At the time of his untimely death in 1906 Celtic were the pre-eminent football force in the land - and a shining beacon of hope for the community from which it sprang. The headstone of John Glass has now been restored thanks to the efforts of the Celtic support. We hope you can join us at the ceremony and after at the Celtic Club on London Road prior to kick-off against St. Johnstone at 3pm. For more information please visit: www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of the Celtic Graves Society can also be made. Please join the CGS to help us achieve our aims for the year ahead.
28:45
August 21, 2011
Paradise Report: Celtic 0-0 FC Sion (Aug 2011)
Europa League Playoff Round, Celtic Park, Thursday 8.05pm kick off. Celtic: FC Sion: Note: Celtic later awarded a 3-0 victory after FC Sion fielded ineligible players. More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
15:24
August 18, 2011
Paradise Report: Celtic 5-1 Dundee United (Aug 2011)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic:Stokes 4Hooper 33Ki Sung-Yeung 58Ledley 71Forrest 90+1 Dundee United:Russell 31 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
21:30
August 13, 2011
Paradise Report: Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Scottish Premier League, Pittodrie, Sunday 12.15pm kick off. Aberdeen: Celtic:Stokes 74 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
15:48
August 07, 2011
Paradise Report: Hibernian 0-2 Celtic (Jul 2011)
Scottish Premier League, Easter Road, Sunday 12.30pm kick off. Hibernian: Celtic:Stokes 14Ki Sung-Yeung 63 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
22:53
July 24, 2011
Paradise Report: Motherwell 0-3 Celtic (May 2011)
Scottish Cup Final, Hampden Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Motherwell: Celtic:Ki Sung-Yeung 32Craigan (og) 76Mulgrew 88 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
42:34
May 21, 2011
Paradise Report: Celtic 4-0 Motherwell (May 2011)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Sunday 12.30pm kick off. Celtic:Hooper 29Samaras 40Maloney 53McCourt 71 Motherwell: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
39:19
May 15, 2011
Paradise Report: Rangers 0-0 Celtic (Apr 2011)
Scottish Premier League, Ibrox, Sunday 12.30pm kick off. Rangers: Celtic: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
25:05
April 24, 2011
Paradise Report: Aberdeen 0-4 Celtic (Apr 2011)
Scottish Cup Semi Final, Hampden Park, Sunday 12.45pm kick off. Aberdeen:Considine sent off 18 Celtic:Mulgrew 49Ledley 57Commons (pen) 63Maloney 84 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
22:48
April 17, 2011
CGS - Sandy McMahon
The Celtic Graves Society is proud to announce that there will be a ceremony to mark the resting place of ALEXANDER 'SANDY' McMAHON Celtic Player, 1890-1903.The first legendary Celtic striker - with an incredible strike rate of 181 goals in 219 appearancesMember of the first Celtic team to win the Scottish Cup and the Scottish League At St Peter's The Good Shepherd Cemetery, Dalbeth, near Celtic Park on Saturday 9th April 2011 at 12 noon Attendees at the event will include: A representative from Celtic FCSteve Chalmers, Celtic striking legendJim Craig, Celtic Graves Society PatronDavid Potter, Celtic HistorianMembers of the McMahon Family A Blessing will be given by Monsignor Canon Bradley of St Matthew's Church, Bishopbriggs. All Celtic supporters are welcome to attend and flowers/tributes can be laid at the graveside. "One of the Club's earliest stars and certainly one of its brightest" - Willie Maley Sandy 'The Duke' McMahon was the club's first star forward and the first Celt to epitomise an era - like Jimmy Quinn who came after him. His swashbuckling style of play as an old-fashioned inside left-led to him being nicknamed 'The Prince of Dribblers' by the support. He established a phenomenal partnership with Johnny Campbell (109 goals in 215 appearances - also buried in Dalbeth) on the Celtic left wing which lasted over a decade and propelled the new club to its first great successes. Sandy's first moment of glory came when his two goals in the 1892 Scottish Cup Final replay v Queens Park set up a 5-1 victory and for the first time the famous trophy went to Celtic Park. Sandy went on to score again in the 1899 and 1900 cup finals winning two further medals. Sandy was the leading goalscorer in season 1892-93 when his 12 goals saw Celtic secure the League Championship for the first time. He was the first Celt to score over 100 goals and remains in the Top 10 Celtic goalscorers of all time (currently ranked 8th). In 1893-4 Celtic made it two league flags in-a-row with Sandy scoring a phenomenal 31 goals in 30 games in all competitions - a Celtic record unbroken until 'Sniper' Jim McColl over two decades later. Sandy McMahon was capped six times for Scotland and it was often remarked that, rare for a footballer, he was as intelligent off the pitch as on it. When the Celtic side he led routed Rangers 4-0 in a Scottish Cup replay in 1900 Sandy declared to the press after: "We have taken Kruger's advice! We have staggered humanity!" When leading English clubs sought to tempt him south the Celtic committee moved heaven and earth to entice him back because, in Willie Maley's words, "he was soo o' anither sort." Sandy died at the young age of 45, less than thirteen years after leaving Celtic Park. We hope you can join us at the ceremony and after at the Celtic Club on London Road prior to kick-off against St. Mirren at 3pm. For more information please visit: www.celticgraves.com A commemorative booklet in Sandy McMahon's honour has been published.A booklet about the Celtic Connection with Dalbeth Cemetery is also now on sale.All proceeds from our publications go towards the purchase of memorial stones and refurbishments.Please visit our site, join the Society and consider making a donation.
36:58
April 09, 2011
Paradise Report: Celtic 1-2 Rangers (aet) (Mar 2011)
League Cup Final, Hampden Park, Sunday 3pm kick off. Celtic:Ledley 31Izaguirre sent off 120+1 Rangers:Davis 24Jelavic 98 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
28:12
March 20, 2011
Jock Stein Statue Unveiling
JOHN "JOCK" STEIN CBE 5th October 1922-10th September 1985 CELTIC PLAYER1951 - 1957 1 Scottish League Championship1953/54 1 Scottish Cup1953/54 Coronation Cup1953 CELTIC MANAGER1965 - 1978 European Cup 1967 10 Scottish League Championships1965/66. 1966/67. 1967/68. 1968/69, 1969/701970/71, 1971/72, 1972/73, 1973/74, 1976/77 8 Scottish Cups1964/65. 1966/67, 1968/69, 1970/711971/72, 1973/74, 1974/75, 1976/77 6 Scottish League Cups1965/66, 1966/67, 1967/681968/69, 1969/70, 1974/75 "Football without the fans is nothing"
19:28
March 05, 2011
Paradise Report: Celtic 1-0 Rangers (Mar 2011)
Scottish Cup Fifth Round Replay, Celtic Park, Wednesday 7.45pm kick off. Celtic:Wilson 48 Rangers:Whittaker sent off 36Bougherra sent off 90+4Diouf sent off 90+5 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
27:40
March 02, 2011
Paradise Report: Celtic 3-0 Rangers (Feb 2011)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Sunday 12.30pm kick off. Celtic:Hooper 17Hooper 28Commons 70 Rangers: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
32:42
February 20, 2011
Paradise Report: Rangers 2-2 Celtic (Feb 2011)
Scottish Cup Fifth Round, Ibrox, Sunday 12.15pm kick off. Rangers:Ness 3Whittaker (pen) 41Naismith sent off 76 Celtic:Commons 16Forster sent off 38Brown 65 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
23:48
February 06, 2011
Paradise Report: Aberdeen 1-4 Celtic (Jan 2011)
Scottish League Cup Semi Final, Hampden Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Aberdeen:Vernon 61 Celtic:Commons 6Mulgrew 10Rogne 21Stokes (pen) 34 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
15:19
January 29, 2011
Paradise Report: Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen (Jan 2011)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic:Stokes 27 Aberdeen: More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
15:08
January 22, 2011
CGS - David Hamilton
The Celtic Graves Society is proud to announce that there will be a ceremony to mark the resting place of DAVID HAMILTON Celtic Player, 1902-1912.Member of the legendary 6-in-a-row team 1904-10.Formed one of Celtic's most famous front-lines with Bennett, McMenemy, Quinn and Somers. At St Peter's The Good Shepherd Cemetery, Dalbeth, near Celtic Park on Saturday 22nd January 2011 at 12 noon Attendees at the event will include: A representative from Celtic FCBobby Lennox, Lisbon LionJim Craig, Celtic Graves Society PatronMembers of the Hamilton Family A Blessing will be given by Monsignor Smith from St Mary of the Assumption Church, Calton. All Celtic supporters are welcome to attend and flowers/tributes can be laid at the graveside. "I cannot forget little Hamilton, a forward of arts and parts, whose nimble trickeries along the touch have been so profitable to the team."From The Celtic Story, 1960. David Hamilton was the outside-left in the first truly great Celtic team. As part of the famous forward line which secured the Scottish championship six years in a row from 1904-1910 as well as numerous victories in the Scottish, Charity and Glasgow Cups, Hammie was known as 'The Dancer' for his dazzling dribbling and incredible pace. He was also a notable goalscorer in the team which helped establish 'The Celtic Way' of playing attractive football, scoring 68 goals in over 300 appearances in the Hoops - including an incredible 8 goals in 16 derby matches against Rangers. It was said at the time that for the average Celtic fan blessed to have seen Willie Maley's incredible team in action "rolled off the tongue trippingly and lovingly a litany that made music for him in five sweet symphonies - Bennett, McMenemy, Quinn, Somers and Hamilton." We hope you can join us at the ceremony and after at the Celtic Club on London Road prior to kick-off against Aberdeen at 3pm. For more information please visit: www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of the Celtic Graves Society can also be made. Please join the CGS to help us achieve our aims for the year ahead.
21:41
January 22, 2011
Paradise Report: Rangers 0-2 Celtic (Jan 2011)
Scottish Premier League, Ibrox, Sunday 12.45pm kick off. Rangers: Celtic:Samaras 62Samaras (pen) 70 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
30:10
January 02, 2011
Paradise Report: Celtic 2-2 Inverness Caledonian Thistle (Nov 2010)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic:Ki 38McCourt 65 Inverness Caledonian Thistle:Foran 70Munro 83 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
10:45
November 27, 2010
Paradise Report: Celtic 9-0 Aberdeen (Nov 2010)
Scottish Premier League, Celtic Park, Saturday 3pm kick off. Celtic:Stokes (pen) 26Hooper 28Hooper 33Rogne sent off 41Stokes (pen) 45+1Magennis (og) 61Hooper 63Ledley 71Stokes 74McCourt (pen) 85 Aberdeen:Hartley sent off 26 More details can be found on The Celtic Wiki
20:51
November 06, 2010
CGS - Dan Doyle
The Celtic Graves Society is proud to announce that its first event will mark the unmarked resting place of a legendary Celt. DAN DOYLE Played for Celtic from 1891 to 1899, winning 4 League medals and 1 Scottish Cup medal At St Peter's The Good Shepherd Cemetery, Dalbeth, near Celtic Park on Saturday 6th November 2010 at 12 noon On the 123rd anniversary of the club's founding in St. Mary's Hall, we are pleased to confirm that a Blessing will be given by Monsignor Smith from St Mary of the Assumption Church, the Calton. Attendees at the event will include: A representative from Celtic FCJim Craig - Patron of the Celtic Graves SocietyMarie Rowan - author of 'Dan Doyle - The Life and Death of a Wild Rover' All Celtic supporters are welcome to attend and flowers can be laid on the grave. "In Dan Doyle the Celtic Faithful had a man who was the embodiment of our own hopes of the time in rising above the mundane whilst remaining independent of soul." We are pleased that the first Celt we are commemorating was the subject of Marie's excellent biography which brought Dan's name and exploits as a major figure in the first Celtic team to win the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Championship back into the public realm. We hope to build on Marie's extensive research in which she identified that Dan lay in an unmarked grave by the placing of a memorial stone - a fitting tribute to one of the first Celtic greats who was held in great admiration by the Celtic support of the day. We hope you can join us at the ceremony and after at the Celtic Club on London Road prior to kick-off at Celtic Park against Aberdeen at 3pm. For more information please visit: www.celticgraves.com where donations to the work of the Celtic Graves Society can also be made. Please join the CGS to help us achieve our aims for the year ahead.
19:40
November 06, 2010