This afternoon we’re running through the CQN 11 guests as we get set for another fabulous night at the Kerrydale Suite this Friday, 13th March to raise funds to build another CQN school kitchen in Malawi, this time to honour Brother Walfrid. After Tom Boyd, next up is Tommy Coyne…
TOMMY COYNE’S popularity with the Celtic support was well and truly cemented in the space of eight glorious days in season 1990/91.
The lively striker, bought for £500,000 from Dundee the previous year, enjoyed two of his best games for the club as he led the Hoops to back-to-back League and Cup victories over Graeme Souness’s expensively-assembled Ibrox outfit.
In a Scottish Cup confrontation on 17th March, celebrating St Patrick’s Day with a certain amount of elan and panache, Polish left-back Dariusz Wdowczyk blitzed in a Gemmellesque long-range free-kick that took a nick off Terry Hurlock before flying high into the net past a bamboozled Chris Woods. There was no way back for Souness and Co when Gerry Creaney netted a second in a well-earned 2-0 triumph.
A week later, on league business at Parkhead again, Coyne was on target as Billy McNeill’s battlers dismantled their opponents 3-0 in a one-sided league encounter at Parkhead. Anton Rogan, with a rare goal, also got on the scoresheet as did the ever-dangerous Joe Miller.
Two games against the old enemy, two victories, five goals scored, none conceded and Tommy Coyne had more than played his part.
Tommy will join our other guests on stage after dinner at CQN 11 for a Q&A session.
Before Friday’s CQN 11 St Patrick’s Dinner you can win a Celtic jersey signed by the 2008 squad, who won one of the most remarkable titles in our history. All proceeds go towards building a fourth CQN school kitchen in Malawi, for Mary’s Meals.