Celtic will face Armenian champions Alashkert in the Champions League, first qualifying round, with the away tie first. Alashkert faced Andorran opposition in the corresponding round last season, winning 2-1 on aggregate, before losing to BATE Borisov in round two.
The travel is far from ideal but that aside, this should be a straightforward round for Celtic to negotiate. There is no summer football in Armenia, so Alashkert will be no further forward in their fitness regime than Celtic.
The first leg takes place on 10th or 11 July with the return in Glasgow on the 17th or 18th. The draw for the Champions League second round takes place this afternoon.
CQN Golf Annual Charity Open
This year’s CQN Open is set for Friday 29 June at the first class Aberdour Golf Club once again. It is a day of sport, entertainment, Celtic chat and is always good fun.
After the golf, we head up the road to the CQN friendly Woodside Hotel for our evening meal. We’ve the usual round up of all things Celtic by Paul67, and our very funny after dinner speaker is Willie Allan. Then musical entertainment from Scoogz, who you may have seen if you’ve been to Celtic Park entertainment nights. Plus all the usual prizes and charity fundraising, for the Petrov Foundation this year. Cost is £40 night only and £80 all day including golf. Please contact email@example.com if you’d like to attend this fun event.