Goodbyes and appreciation


I’ve always had an issue singing “We don’t care if we win lose or draw”.  I don’t know what games Glen Daly attended back in the day, but you and I sure care if we win lose or draw.  However, that is parked for tomorrow.  The league title is in the bag and during the game we can look forward to the trophy presentation, with a Scottish Cup Final to come.

St Johnstone need a win to save themselves from the consequences of making Craig Levein manager. Otherwise, Ross County will survive four months this season with Malky McKay in charge.  Not being up to task for County is, apparently, good enough for a top job at Hibs.

Tomorrow, St Mirren will surely be less intense than they usually are when visiting Celtic Park.   Early season form was enough to get them into a European qualification place, but they’ve won only once since 2 March and will surely want the door closed on the season.

Top of Brendan Rodgers’ priority list will be to have his squad in the best possible shape for next week’s cup final.  That could mean resting those carrying knocks and strains (Alistair Johnston), those just too valuable (Cameron Carter-Vickers), while fine-tuning the fitness of others (Reo Hatate, Callum McGregor).

The home crowd will say goodbye to Joe Hart and it’s possible a few others already know they are on their way this summer.  All deserve credit and appreciation for bringing home the gold and glory these past few years.

Remember, it’s a 12:30 kick off!

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  1. Everybody going tomorrow,have a great day.Would have been over myself but for circumstances.


    Always next season.



    Tomorrows jersey,mass next week 10am St.Marys








    There was no Famine you fake Old Firm sucker.


    Is Genocide too difficult or more truthful than you are prepared to be?


    The Irish were Genocided…just like their Native American / Red Indian comrades were Genocided…just like 5.5 billion people since 2020 have been injected with Genocide mRNA toxic metal poisons…all carried out under instruction from the Zio murder gangsters who control every Western Government, Media, Health/NHS, Banking Cartels, All Organised Religions, All Corporations, All of Wall Street, All of the Stock Markets, All of Hollywood, All of Academia ie: The Zio’s decide what goes into the Curriculum’s from which we are all taught, All of the History, Religion, etc.


    In other words…The Zio Gangsters have got you, ALL OF YOU…by the balls!



    You play the Imperialists game, who are merely the Zio’s puppets, and you are watering down the Irish Genocide and giving the Imperialists a pass…by calling a “Genocide” a “Famine”…why?…are you scared to offend the Imperialists and their Zio masters..just like Celtic PLC are…why do they shop for players in that evil place?….Why?



  3. Good morning all, been up had a shhhhhhave, shower and now chilling with an Americano.



    Waiting on Good lady having shower, before at back of 8 head up to Alessio’s in Kirkintilloch for sourdough toast, 2 x poached eggs, salmon and a chopped 🍅.




    See I am a health freak now.



    Then leave house for 9.45am for pub for a few before meeting up with junior in Kerrydale at 10.45am for copius amounts of alcohol 😉🍻🍺🍻🍺🍻🇮🇪🍺



    Hope everyone has a champion day.



    To those guys who are giving up tickets and today will be their last game at Celtic Park, thanks for your service and devotion.👏👏👏



    D. :)

  4. i wonder if CLEMENT and the rest of the Huns will have ” FUN” at their ” DEAD RUBBER” game Today v Hertz ?


    NO…I won’t be wondering….There is REAL FUN to be found in the East End of Glesga Today…


    Its TROPHY Day at Celtic Park and across the Globe, and I will be soaking it up from my Living Room watching the Action and the FUN unfold.



    Sadly, I am still a wee bit unwell and I cant leave the Hoose, but I wish the Celtic Staff and Players and the Celtic Support to ALL have a FAB Day.


    THIS Seasons League Trophy is amongst the best in my life time for several reasons as Celtic battled against everything that was thrown at them, to emerge as WINNERS !


    The Scottish Cup can wait til next week, lets really enjoy this week end first. I will enjoy it despite being unable to go out and sink many Beers.




  5. Good morning from a beautiful sunny North Wales


    Happy champions day – have a great day everyone. My thoughts go back to Motherwell 1966 where I witnessed our first title in 12 years. I can still see it now.

  6. Multi moniker 420.



    “Born under a union flag,will die under a fleg,”



    Delicious irony you calling it genocide.


    And lovely titbit on being fake


    You will note nowhere did i call it famine



    “Born under a union flag,will die under a fleg,”


    You and all your anonymatti keep gagging for grifter George while bending over for your king whose ancestor was shamed into donating a pittance.



    Keep it anonymous and git it reet up you and yir gagging grifter chokers on here.



    Ps reminder- Celtic will never comment on how big business operates in unionist Britain.


    Ask Sir Hunner of Pence.His club died.bit like you in the heid.


    Keep it hidden,keep it anonymous.

  7. Safe journey to all Celtic fans travelling


    Have a great time wherever you watch


    With family,with friends,on your own,kick back and relax and have a good one



    Hail Hail

  8. Hope the team are able to enjoy the day, still keeping the tempo high and the foucs in for next weekend.


    These days are special and we should all appreciate them.


    One plea for the fans – have fun, celebrate, sing, dance, chant. Just don’t lower yourself to hun levels and allow any “ones as bad as the other” crap to be written.


    Brunch awaits…

  9. !!Bada Bing!! on

    To the guys on here who are giving up STs for various reasons, soak it all in today and enjoy.

  10. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    Good luck to the Champions today and next weekend, our players and management have been fantastic recently.



    Season’s thanks to the Paradise CSC out of Balloch around The Doghouse, I understand? The bus comes through the village here for a pickup I’ve been able to join at half a dozen games through the winter. Happy Celebrations!



    Decades thanks to Dunky of Lisbon Lions CSC renown, still my Celtic Pools agent after all these triumphs. Today could be the day my numbers win, who knows?



    A lifetime’s thanks to my big sis, Catherine, back to chauffeuring duties in recent weeks after some of her own tough months. Still enthusiastic for the Celts.



    The plan is for the same again next season. No seat at Celtic Park is a story about only one individual. Bless us all, the long and the short and the tall.

  11. Tom McLaughlin on

    Sitting on supporters bus in Edinburgh. First on. As it’s my last visit to Paradise as a ST holder, I was there bright n early.



    My good lady had a light breakfast — roll n skwerr wi broon sauce — ready for me when I came out of the shower.



    Gonna take lots of photos today. A few of us are heading into city centre after the game to enjoy the big street party. Getting the bus to Blane Valley for street pints. That’s our starting point. No way am I walking that trail.



    Forecast is a hot 25 degrees. The sun shines for the champions.



    Hail Hail 🍀

  12. bournesouprecipe on

    Celtic, Celtic that’s the team for me,
Celtic, Celtic on to victory,
They’re the finest team in Scotland, I’m sure you will agree,
We’ll never give up till we’ve won the cup and the Scottish football league.


    They come from bonnie Scotland, they come from county Cork,


    They come from dear old Donegal and even from New York,
From every street in Glasgow they proudly make their way,
To a place called dear old paradise and this is what they say.



    Celtic, Celtic that’s the team for me,


    Celtic, Celtic on to victory,
They’re the finest team in Scotland, I’m sure you will agree,


We’ll never give up till we’ve won the cup and the Scottish football league.


    There’s Fallon, Young and Gemmell who proudly wear the green,


    There’s Clark, McNeill and Kennedy the best there’s ever been,


Jim Johnstone, Murdoch, Chalmers, John Divers and John Hughes,
And sixty thousand Celtic fans who proudly shout the news.



    Celtic, Celtic that’s the team for me,


    Celtic, Celtic on to victory,
They’re the finest team in Scotland, I’m sure you will agree,
We’ll never give up till we’ve won the cup and the Scottish football league



    Repeat to fade CSC

  13. maestro @ 9.18.



    THAT was deliciously funny. What a saddo and how can any serious football-covering orgamisation have someone like that on their books?



    Anyway, delicious to see.



    Ave Ave on this day-of-days.

  14. leftclicktic on

    BADA BING!! on 18TH MAY 2024 8:51 AM


    To the guys on here who are giving up STs for various reasons, soak it all in today and enjoy.





    what a way to bow out.

  15. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    GLENOWEN on 18TH MAY 2024 8:20 AM



    One plea for the fans – have fun, celebrate, sing, dance, chant. Just don’t lower yourself to hun levels and allow any “ones as bad as the other” crap to be written.






    I hear you GO … but the SMSM will write it regardless.



    Hope our fans parting in the streets in their thousands (an incredible sight BTW) focus on fun today and not defiance and, most importantly of all, stay safe !!!!



    Hail Hail



    Keep The Faith



    We’re Not Half Of Anything.

  16. Hope you all have a braw day at Celtic park…or Parkhead 🤪.


    Wish I could be with you all,dead jealous ….sing your hearts out and celebrate the day. 🏆🏆🏆



    Come on you bhoys in green ☘️☘️…

  17. lets all do the huddle on

    the tabloids will be digging out their old stories about the litter left on the streets of the merchant city after our party later.



    coming to a newspaper near you on monday…

  18. onenightinlisbon on

    We don’t care if we win, lose or draw,


    Darn the hair do …..



    So we do care….



    Have a brilliant day Bhoys.

  19. Championship day at Sunny Celtic Park


    And a sunny Glasgow for the rest of the day


    Who says the Gods were paying attention?


    Win today gives us ninety three points, with only three defeats the whole season.


    And that with a rocky patch mid season. And even better times may lie ahead


    That’s for then, today is to commemorate and celebrate


    Brother Walfrid and Celtic…..Champions…..

  20. Brother Walfrid: The Irish Monk Who Founded Glasgow Celtic



    By Matthew O’Connor



    May 7, 2024



    Have you ever wondered why there are sectarian banners regarding the Republic of Ireland in the crowd or why the tricolour flag is flown at Celtic Park during every Celtic game you watch on TV or attend? Since 1888, there has been a strong connection between the Emerald Isle and the Scottish club, both on and off the field.



    The rationale behind this stems from a monk’s desire to improve the neglected communities in Scotland and feed starving children in the area. This is the story of the Irish Monk who founded Celtic Football Club, whose vision extended beyond the football pitch.



    “A football club will be formed for the maintenance of dinner tables for the children and the unemployed.”


    Brother Walfrid’s Pledge



    In 1840, Andrew Kerins was born in Ballymote, Co. Sligo. During this time, there were an estimated 126,000 Irish-born residents in Scotland. For young males, emigration was the only option during this time, as it was the period of Ireland’s Great Famine and subsequent period of severe poverty. Although it is unknown how the Kerins family fared during the unrest, Sligo was destined to experience the worst of the Famine. That being said, it is reasonable to suppose that the Kerins family, being of farming origin, would not be immune to catastrophe.



    15 years later, Andrew left the Republic of Ireland for Scotland to find work on the railways, Andrew and his friend sold a calf at a fair to earn enough money for the one-way trip. In 1864, he took the Marist Brotherhood pledge and the name Brother Walfrid. Andrew Kerins was named “Walfrid” after an Italian religious figure named Galfrido of Pisa. Galfrido translates in English to “Walfrid”. He was then selected to work at the Sacred Heart School in the city’s East End to meet the academic and spiritual requirements of the students. Four years later, Brother Walfrid was appointed headmaster of the Sacred Heart School.



    This area was very neglected, with many Irish immigrants settling here. Brother Walfrid set up “penny dinner” tables, which gave the children living in poverty at least one meal a day. 4,750 of the 11,675 recorded fatalities in Glasgow in 1888 involved children under the age of five.



    After working and helping around the area, Brother Walfrid had an idea to raise money for the poor living in the East End, majority Catholic and Irish. This idea involved creating a football team to help raise money for the poor.



    Brother Walfrid’s football club wouldn’t be the first Irish-founded club in Scotland. In 1875, Hibernian Football Club was founded by Canon Edward Joseph Hannan from Ballingarry, Limerick, and Michael Whelehan from Roscommon. Hibernian FC was founded to help the men in the neighbourhood be active and to provide them with a break from the social issues that came with living in cramped tenements.



    “A football club will be formed for the maintenance of dinner tables for the children and the unemployed”


    Brother Walfrid



    The Founding of Celtic



    In 1887, in St. Mary’s Church Hall, the Celtic Football Club was founded. The name Celtic was chosen as it was fundamental to the club’s beliefs and objectives in creating an intangible bond between the native Scots and newly arrived immigrants whose offspring would be born Scottish. It’s interesting to note that Walfrid said “Keltic” as opposed to what is more commonly used, “Seltic.” A week later, Celtic had leased an area for their pitch off the Gallowgate in Parkhead. In 1891, the landlord of the land increased the rent from £50 per annum to £450. Due to the rent increase, Celtic chose to relocate.



    It is not his creed nor his nationality which counts, it’s the man himself.


    Willie Maley



    The first sod of turf that was laid at the new Celtic Park in 1892 was imported from Co.Donegal in the Republic of Ireland. It was planted by an Irish Republican leader, Michael Davitt.


    See also Jeremie Frimpong: The Flying Dutchman



    In 1888, Celtic Park hosted 2,000 supporters for a friendly game between Celtic and Rangers that saw Celtic win 5-2. They wore white shirts with a green collar and a green and red cross on the right side of the chest. A year later, the club changed their kit to green and white stripes.



    In the 1892 Scottish Cup final at Ibrox, Celtic defeated Queen’s Park 5-1 to win the trophy for the first time in club history. The following year, Celtic won their first Scottish League Championship, finishing one point clear of their rival Rangers at the top of the league.



    In 1897, Brother Walfrid appointed Willie Maley as the first Celtic manager. Willie was born in County Down, Ireland. He was only 29 years old when he was appointed. Willie spent 43 years as manager of the club while winning multiple trophies during this time including five titles and four Scottish Cups.



    “My love for Celtic has been a craze. Without it my existence would be empty indeed.”


    Willie Maley



    Fourteen years after wearing green and white stripes, Celtic changed their jerseys, yet again. This time they wore green and white hoops which is still worn to this day.





    In 1915, Brother Walfrid passed away in Scotland. He was buried in Dumfries, Scotland. Two monuments have been dedicated to Brother Walfrid, one in Ballymote and one in Glasgow.



    In 2017, a Postgraduate student Michael Connolly was funded £25,000 grant from Glasgow-based arts group Nine Muses, to research an in-depth project to raise awareness of his work to tackle poverty.



    More than a century later, Celtic has grown into an institution of sporting excellence and community spirit, boasting 53 Scottish League Titles, 41 Scottish Cups, and international accolades including a European Cup. The club continues to honour its Irish-Scottish heritage, celebrating its founders and heroes like Brother Walfrid, whose memorials stand in both Ballymote and Glasgow.


    See also Michael Laudrup: The Forgotten Manager Who Shaped a Core Modern Principle



    Outside Celtic Park, there is a 10-foot bronze sculpture of Brother Walfrid that cost £30,000 funded entirely by donations organised by the Brother Walfrid Committee.



    In his hometown, Ballymote Celtic Football Club is located in Corran Park, also known as the Brother Walfrid Memorial Park. The club crest is a four-leaf clover. Also in Ballymote, there is a bust of Brother Walfrid that was unveiled in 2005. This is how his hometown remembers his legacy a century later.



    “Celtic is our legacy, left to us by the courage and vision of Irish men like Brother Walfrid, John Glass and Pat Welsh.


    Brian McGuirk, author of Celtic FC: The Ireland Connection



    During Celtic’s 137-year history, they have appointed six Irish managers, Brendan Rodgers, Martin O’Neill, Neil Lennon, Liam Brady, Sean Fallon and Willie Maley. They have also purchased Irish players like Roy Keane, Robbie Keane, Liam Miller and Mick McCarthy. To this day, across the island of Ireland, there are more than 40 official supporter clubs included in the database of the Association of Irish Celtic Supporters Clubs (AICSC).



    “We didn’t just happen to support Celtic; Celtic is a part of us. Celtic for us is so much more than a football club. Celtic is an institution, an identity and a celebration of being Irish or being of Ireland”


    Brian McGuirk, author of Celtic FC: The Ireland Connection



    Celtic’s history shows sport as a catalyst for community cohesion and social welfare—a legacy that began with a simple but powerful idea from an Irish monk, Brother Walfrid.

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