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. Gary67


    17:54 on


    14 March, 2015


    McCall with the club blazer and tie combo looks like an old drunk from the local bowling club.


    It’s that ethos thing.

  2. Evening, I am now officially 100% noo…



    Kind of forgotten the last hour of last night or even two.


    The blonde one picked me up and the guy at the reception wouldn’t let her upstairs to use the toilet… Bit of a sour faced sod, I went down and got her and led her up he never said a word, jobs worth…!



    Didn’t spoil the night though



    Ayrshire is Green and White

  3. Good start to the weekend, the huns drop another two points. The teams round about them all win, Falkirk are one up on Alloa at this moment. Then who scores two goals for the minis from Egginburrow, none other than Billy King

  4. squire danaher on

    Clogher Celt



    Cheltenham due in mid March will not be at the same time as the Easter Rising Centenary



    It’s also a week early for Punchestown

  5. frantic07



    14:27 on 14 March, 2015


    Still suffering from last night! First alcoholic drink in many moons (and it showed). To all at table 15, thank you for a great night. Got a few photos from the table last night, forgot to get addresses to send them on!


    Hope the two lurkers get typing soon, I would love to hear the stories from Lisbon & Milan.


    To all the organisers of CQN 11 I salute you.





    Frantic – sorry I never made it down to meet up with Table 15 stalwarts. I am sure I will hear all the gossip this week when I meet up with LFT for a bite of lunch.



    H x 2




  6. garygillespieshamstring on

    Put clyde on to find out sevco score to hear a playback of McPherson describe the equaliser as “and the big coloured fella put it over the line”



    Alf Garnett rsc

  7. greeninbingley



    No worries, start a clique? Thought this place was all cliqued up….see if anyone bites on that. Hope you are doing well, I am older and wiser..that’s halfway to the truth incidentally, wonder if any other E Tim bhoys are here under revised monickers? We could form a clique, oh feck that would be where we came in

  8. Squire Danaher,



    Thanks for that. I was only thinking that hotel places in Dublin would be hard to get at the Easter weekend.



    This is going to be a huge event here…And I think it would be something to see.

  9. Wonder if the lying king thinks encouraging ra peepil


    to stay away from ibrox was a good idea now



    He thought he ould come in and crowds would


    be 50,000

  10. Minceyheidman @ 18:30



    Any updates on the state of the Hampden playing surface Bhoys?



    New pitch laid last weekend – just hope it’s bedded down ok

  11. The disappointment evident in Scottish commentators when we score always brings a wee smile to my face.


    I hope for the same tomorrow.



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