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CQN 11 Knocking it out the park

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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. Anybody know where I have put my Green Sambas ?

     

     

    Wee mans got a game up in Larkhall tomorrow

     

    before we head to hampdump.

     

     

    Thought I would get in the mood.

     

    by upsetting the locals.

  2. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    glendalystonsils. I agree lets just focus on this game the rest will take care of itself.H.H.

  3. BIG-CUP-WINNERS on

    Joe Filippis Haircut

     

     

    The United fans will be having a minutes applause in the third minute to remember Frank Kopel and to both highlight and bring about a change in the way dementia sufferers are cared for in Scotland. Younger Dementia sufferers are excluded from much of the help available to older folk.

     

     

    The action has been organised by the fan community group United for All, who will unfurl a banner on Sunday at Hampden urging action from the Scottish Government who’ve so far failed to deliver changes to the law.

     

     

    It’ll have my support tomorrow.

  4. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    BIG-CUP-WINNERS. Not often we are both correct and I agree it should get 100% backing from both groups of supporters. H.H.

  5. I would like to thank the Bhoys and their lovely wives on table 15 for making me feel welcome last night, I do apologise for turning up late and leaving early but was on dad taxi duties. Was great to blether to Lambo’s Front Teeth and Gerry, it’s amazing how much you have in common with people you have never met.

     

    Thanks again to Paul, WC and everyone else who made the night so special.

     

     

    Onwards to tomorrow, got a good feeling about it!

     

     

    Hail hail!

  6. I saw a few of the ‘gallant pioneers’ getting of their bus tonight. By the nic of them the only pioneering they done was to the nearest offy.

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    I’d asked earlier, didn’t see any responses:

     

     

    Has TET posted recently ?

  8. Gordon64

     

     

     

    20:24 on 14 March, 2015

     

    If you had tae pay £22 to watch what they are getting served up week after week ,you wid be in that nic anaw :))))))

     

     

    Hope you are well sir

     

    Good night all

     

    Ps broonie 7/1 to score anytime in 90mins with corals they dont know Virgil is playing so no price yet,

     

    As Cowiebhoy said no Nir play young Liam.

  9. Roy Croppy ,

     

     

    Crackin pics and music , seeing the pic of harry hood v sevco ,

     

    anybody got links to footage of hatrick against defunct club .

     

    Tried to get it on utube , nae luck or not techical enuff on ma part .

     

    Love to see it

  10. What’s all this about a worse result today for Sevco than last week?

     

     

    And…..15000 short of the guaranteed full house?

     

     

    So King and McCall are not the great messiahs Radio Clyde have been promising us these last 3 months?

     

     

    Deary me.

  11. BIG-CUP-WINNERS

     

    20:26 on

     

    14 March, 2015

     

    I’d asked earlier, didn’t see any responses:

     

     

    Has TET posted recently ?

     

     

    *********

     

     

    he said hello pretty recently. i think he’s ok

     

     

    HH jamesgang

  12. Roy: I spotted your subtle hint for CQN event in Dublin. Should we draw up a lhist of those interested:)

  13. Roy C Back in oor studenty days in the 80s myself and Emus were crowd control at 3 Simple Minds gigs at the SECC.

  14. BIG-CUP-WINNERS

     

    20:18 on

     

     

    The United fans will be having a minutes applause in the third minute to remember Frank Kopel and to both highlight and bring about a change in the way dementia sufferers are cared for in Scotland. Younger Dementia sufferers are excluded from much of the help available to older folk.

     

     

    The action has been organised by the fan community group United for All, who will unfurl a banner on Sunday at Hampden urging action from the Scottish Government who’ve so far failed to deliver changes to the law.

     

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    I hope someone will “bump” this every page or so.

  15. Gerryfaethebrig on

    goldstar10

     

     

    20:23 on 14 March, 2015

     

     

    I will apologise for the Coatbrig Bhoys being in first and last to leave, OldTim if you read this you were a star last night, a shining light of CQN a couple of the Young team thought you were just rambling but I soon put them right, as I might have mentioned before I have loads of family & friends that know nothing about CQN but hopefully one or two might try and learn something here…..I wish I could post the video of St Mary’s primary chanting the Soldiers song in Gaelic to open the Brig’s St Paddys festivities

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