CQN 11 Knocking it out the park


Where to start on last night’s CQN11 St Patrick’s Dinner?  We knocked it out the park.  Hundreds came, thousands of pounds were raised, enough to help Mary’s Meals build a kitchen for a thousand more school kids in Malawi, and a £5,000 donation to Lisa Hague’s 30k Challenge for Marie Curie Challenge for Cancer Care.

My sincere thanks to everyone who came along and made the night so special, especially those who stepped forward and helped Mary’s Meals and Lisa’s Challenge.  The night could not have happened without Phil Agnew’s experience, work and charm.  He is a credit to everything good about the Celtic support.

Special thanks to Tom Boyd, John Hughes, Joe Miller and Tommy Coyne, who added range to the night at the Q&A session.  Thanks to Stuart Armstrong, who dropped in to spend an hour with us, and share some of his undisguised joy at being a Celtic player.

Archie Macpherson spoke about the world Jock Stein blew apart when he arrived at Celtic 50 years ago this week.  Archie’s range on Scottish football is peerless.  He became a friend and confidant of Jock, and gave us an insight into the extraordinary man.

No St Patrick’s Night would be complete without great music and for that our thanks to Patricia Ferns and Liam McGrandles, and a special mention those who put their shoulder to the wheel on the night, especially Geo from Biglens and the great hospitality staff at Celtic.

I’ve many people to catch up with but I’m planning to sleep for the next several days.  Cup Final apart.

If all weekends were like this weekend………
If all gatherings were like Celtic gatherings……….

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  1. Jamesgang, Jimkyredstar, Eurochamps, Micktt, ACGR (legend), Embramike, HT&Minx, OldTim, TT and his lovely wife; tttt; Fred, Gerry and the legend that is Lennybhoy…



    Thank you.



    leftclicktic-you were missed.



    I think CQN 12 should cross the Irish sea…




  2. come on now bhoys you know how it works with a managerial


    change… the team all seem to play better so they keep their


    place in the new man’s squad….


    livi would have won if kenny was still in charge… :-)))

  3. I’ve applied for the position of Zombies director for Tuesday-Fri next week. Zero-hours contract.



    Can’t do Monday, will be hungover.



    Should be fun.

  4. I know I shouldn’t but I think it is only right to congratulate plucky Livingstone. Beaten in their previous 5 games, they settle for a draw against the mighty deid team, out of the goodness of their wee hearts. Aw the nice.

  5. Paddy Gallagher on

    setting free the bears for Res. 12 & Oscar Knox





    16:51 on



    14 March, 2015





    Paddy Gallagher



    “I saw a headline today ‘worlds first penis replacement’ really!!!”



    That’s no way to announce the new Rangers manager




    My mind was on the board but same train of thought :-)

  6. How many of the Huns 500 million fanbase turned up at a fiver a pop to see the Mullet’s dynamic new Peepil Squadron?

  7. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar / Neil Lennon.. Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    What a weekend so far…..CQN11……just heard results ….sevco hordes and ssb not amused, but I AM ….. about to watch Barca…..and LC Final tomorrow. Doo doo…..what’s not to like

  8. Like no other on

    Yesterday, 04:59 PM


    I think the players will really up their game and hopefully McCall will instruct them to press the opposition longer than 10 minutes like they would normally do.





    Hopefully we at least see a greater level of effort and commitment from the players.



    I predict McCall to get off to a winning start with a 3-0 win. :21:

  9. Like no other on

    You almost feel sorry for all that Sevcoconian enthusiasm yesterday.


    But then again ….




  10. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar / Neil Lennon.. Ipox belongs to the creditors on




    17:00 on 14 March, 2015



    Please get the spelling right ….beers = bare erses …. Hahahahahahaha

  11. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar / Neil Lennon.. Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    Beers = berrs …. :)

  12. The Huns must be REALLY rotten if a ref called Dallas can’t help them win. He did try with Hunners of injury time, though.

  13. roy croppie –



    I know (as does EC67 I think) which drinking establishment he will be in pre-game tomorrow. Email me at jobobaldie@yahoo.co.uk if you want the password ;-)



    I’m torn between their venue and where I first met you (The Vogue?).



    Still waiting on my bhoy’s decision on whether he’s driving or not.

  14. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on

    Great night at the kds … In the company of too many good bhoys and ghirls to mention



    Gotta say that some of you scrub up well :)



    After party drinks in arta with sipsini Johnny the Tim. Acgr and my mad pal dan the man



    Ended up sitting in the window lounge of the millennium hotel eating sandwiches and drinking lager until 5am with Acgr ;)))))

  15. Like no other on

    And today – a little dose of reality!!!





    “Livingston have lost 5 games in a row before we played them.



    That is how bad we are.”

  16. ExSlaemuirBhoy on

    Erchie McPherson says sevco have sunk to a new low also takes it as a positive for mullet as he now knows what lies ahead, hehehe

  17. Oh well, I was considering not going into work tomorrow, no chance I’ll miss it now. hop skip and jump time with my scarf on…oh’ how good will that go down ;-)))



    Here’s for the treble /..

  18. theglasgowcelticway on

    Just looked at my Facebook page and there’s a picture of a banner at Ipox,it reads ” When the sound of the battle is over shoulder to shoulder we’ll stand.” Are those not the words to Bobby Sands? Investigation into an offensive flag I think.

  19. Greeninbingley on




    Was reading back and saw your posts last night.



    Almore put a post up in Welsh and I replied, in GoogleWelsh, ‘Welcome. Are you a Hun?’



    It was just a joke. Sorry if you were offended but I can’t see how.



    Anyhow, looking forward to the lambing updates :) HH

  20. Archie, putting a few home truths on the table to the huns, “why is Sally not helping with the other volunteers”? …nice one :)

  21. I should never do lists I missed TBJ (who adds Goa sunshine to my life) and the best dressed Celt Jobo and his lovely wife Patricia.



    Jobo, I’m watching the game with my mum tomorrow but thanks for that mhate; will take you up on it in the future if that is ok?




  22. Greeninbingley on




    Aye, apologies for the delayed reply. I was on Etims for years and I remember you from there.



    Maybe we should form a clique. *ducks*

  23. Marrakesh Express on

    McCoist, the man who cannot be critised by the msm, under any circumstances, has crippled the fledgling club by his wreckless spending.


    As culpable as any throughout the great scandal and still bleeding them from the garden shed.


    And to think of the abuse NFL received.

  24. Roy –



    No worries. And thanks for the kind sentiments. Might wear that tie to the ole vigil mass tonight ;-)

  25. The pundits are slaughtering the Zombie players and talking about watching dross.


    They have yet to say that this is Ally’s squad.



    Credit to Archie who says that it is time for Ally to walk away and free up a few quid for players.

  26. praecepta



    16:45 on 14 March, 2015,



    All going well I’ll be going to the kerrydale after the game.



    Heavy weekend…hopefully. HH

  27. squire danaher on

    Lhads and Lhassies



    This is a repost and I must thank all those who have already kindly given of their time.



    Squire junior is doing his dissertation on the effects of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act.



    As part of his work he has prepared a survey to be undertaken by Celtic fans regarding our individual and collective views of this legislation.



    I – and obviously he – would be very grateful if you could take a few minutes of your time to complete his survey which is attached below.



    Thanks very much.




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