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Legends, history, £6k and tens of thousands of Celtic fans

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Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 9-in-a-row CQN Charity Golf Day at Aberdour in Fife, yesterday.  The event, auctions and raffles leading up to it raised £6000, the bulk of which will go to the 1254125 appeal, while some will go to Clic Sargent, who help families with children with that dreadful disease.

Lisbon Lion, Willie Wallace, and his wife Olive, were fantastic guests, who enjoyed spending a day with 70 or so friends.  It doesn’t matter how far away Lisbon Lions live, you always find them the same way.

My sincere thanks to everyone who came along, bid of the auctions or bought a raffle ticket, all in aid of people you will never know. Thank you from all of us to John, Kevin and John, for their stressful work in pulling the event together, for the ninth year!

125 years ago a handful of people, living in a community devastated by hunger, destitution and TB, but who could make a difference, decided they would make a difference.  As a result, Celtic was born.  Celtic is not just something to brighten up your weekends, it’s not purely there to build friendships or to create common-interests across the generations, it is a movement you are required participate in.

The clarion call to all Celtic fans this year is to do more than just put your hand in your pocket, the spirit which gave birth to the concept of Celtic will only survive if those who can get involved, inspire a fresh generation by doing so.

Go register for 1254125, and commit to doing something to raise £125.  It can be anything.  You can walk a 1888 meters, go to the barbers and get a baldy to celebrate the signing of Amido Balde, it doesn’t need to be as ambitious as the 150 brave souls who right this very moment are atop Ben Nevis about to undertake the world’s highest huddle.

If you believe in this club, don’t leave it to someone else to take care of what’s important.  The same goes for your season ticket.  It has been over a century since we have been as close to the founding spirit of our club, but the sporting dramas which inspire us all are not achieved by new strikers, they are the fruits of tens of thousands fans buying season tickets.

Go stake your claim on Celtic.

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  1. 125 years ago a handful of people, living in a community devastated by hunger, destitution and TB, but who could make a difference, decided they would make a difference. As a result, Celtic was born. Celtic is not just something to brighten up your weekends, it’s not purely there to build friendships or to create common-interests across the generations, it is a movement you are required participate in.

     

     

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    take a bow

  2. A Stor Mo Chroi on

    Canamalar,

     

     

    Do you remember Sister Mary and Sister Magdalena?

     

     

    Norman and Gordon Smith never went to St. Peter’s. They lived in Peel St. Just up from the cricket ground. I have no doubt the are propping up the bar in the Rosevale.

  3. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    LEFTCLICKTIC

     

     

    Marvellous idea.

     

     

    I’ll nip round to their HQ building in Swindon and do similar.

  4. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Kano 1000 on

    A Star Mo Chroi/Canamalar

     

     

    Yip I was at St Peter’s in the sixties and was 5 when they won the big cup too so must have been there at the same time.

  5. It Ain't Half Hot Bhoy on

    a ceiler gonof rust

     

     

    11:04 on 15 June, 2013

     

    After losing out to ACGR on the longest drive at yesterdays golf event, Johnnybhoy is going to rebadge himself as pansybhoy:-)

     

     

    Hail Hail to all the wondeful tims I met yesterday (and this morning at breakfast).

     

     

    The Wallace

     

     

    ACGR it was my pleasure to catch up with you at breakfast this morning. Hope you managed to get yourself squared away and up to meet your good lady at Dundee.

  6. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Kano 1000 on

    A Stor

     

     

    Sister Magdelene– I wrote about her being the original internet bampot in Paul Larkin’s last book but one!

  7. Gene's a Bhoy's name on

    a stor

     

    Used to go to chancellor st and whyte st in the 50s and 60s to see me grandparents -my dad took me to the cricket on the odd sunny saturday-happy days

  8. A Stor..,

     

    I Remember Sister Magdalin never knew any other way to pronounce it :o)

     

    Then on to the big bhoys school Miss Broadley the calligraphist had us writing cursive by 7.

  9. It Ain't Half Hot Bhoy on

    Made it safely back to to NW Englandshire.

     

     

    Hungover, sunburnt and generally ‘puffed oot’

     

     

    Thanks to all involved for a fabulous day yesterday – you make me proud to be a Tim.

     

     

    Looking forward to Gordon’s pictures….

  10. Screamadelica t shirt- check

     

    White converse-check

     

    Shades-check

     

    Off tae the green!

  11. Winning Captains

     

     

    Email to WH Smith duly sent.

     

    Will pass on my disappointment in person at WH Smith Falkirk when at work on Monday

  12. A Stor Mo Chroi on

    Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Kano 1000 :

     

     

    When my dad was alive and younger he used to be the treasurer for the Bath St. KOSC. He organised flights to every European away game back in the sixties and early seventies. There was a travel agent, at the cross, diagonally across from the Dolphin, he used to use.

     

     

    I have a sneaky that our families knew each other.

  13. A Stor Mo Chroi on

    Oh! and by the way, Sister Magdalena… fearsome, but she never could catch me, no matter how hard she tried.

     

     

    I moved from that school to the boys school and my teacher for the duration was Mr. MacKinnon. I had a lot of time for him, I don’t think I ever met another teacher in my life who just wanted kids to be kids like he did.

  14. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Kano 1000 on

    A Stor

     

     

    Yes the folks office was on Dumbarton Road diagonally across from the Dolphin, and I remember ” Big Mick” well though I was never in his class.

     

     

    He could shout from the top of the building to the bottom down the stair well easy!

     

     

    Like a cannon booming!

     

     

    Camalar– never believe anything Dermot tells you without checking first!

     

     

    Do you know he once took a corner for Everton at Goodison— that was the end of his football career— the ball is still rising!!!

  15. A Stor Mo Chroi on

    Gene’s a Bhoy’s name;

     

     

    I think you must’ve been a couple of years in front of me. I look back on those days and all that comes to mind is so much fun. Such good people and so much fun. They even taught me to read and write and all they ever wanted back was my attention.

     

     

    How do you ever pay them back for what they gave to us….

  16. A Stor Mo Chroi on

    Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Kano 1000:

     

     

    Was that your family that ran that travel agents?

  17. Green Lantern (((((0))))) on

    BRTH. I have read and enjoyed a number of your Strandsky articles including those on great boxers.

     

     

    If you haven’t already seen it, do yourself a favour and watch Unforgivable Blackness, a film about the great Jack Johnson,a precursor of Ali in so many ways, including his persecution by the establishment in America for being an unbelievably talented black sportsman who took no shit from anyone, and whose only offence was that he was a far better fighter than any white man.

     

     

     

    Indeed his treatment by the authorities and media in the US also has echoes with some of what has happened to Neil Lennon in this country for similar reasons, a feisty talented proud and unapologetic Irishman who also refuses to ” sit at the back of the bus”.

  18. T in the Park

     

     

    Sorry to hijack the blog, 2 weekend with parking tickets for sale. Face value to a good tim if anyone is interested.

     

     

    Ill bit be back on, so if anyone interested please tweet me @sallymuststay

  19. charles kickham on

    Rory Gallagher – sky arts one just now – if you’re into that sort of thing

  20. BHRT,

     

    Aye I count my fingers :o)

     

    He’s definitely kissed the blarney stone.

     

    His story’s about his budding football career get better every time.

     

    hail hail

  21. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Kano 1000 on

    Green Lantern

     

     

    Johnson was vilified in so many ways– his womanising, his slave roots, his image as the

     

    “Big Bad Black Man” and of course the guy some folks could make money out of.

     

     

    The reltionship between Jesse Owens and Joe louis is another great tale and highlights tyhe discrimination and bigotry many years later.

     

     

    It tool “Slavery Avery” Bundage— head of the American Olympic Association all of a fortnight to effectively end Jesse Owens career after the Berlin Olympics by banning him from all future competitions!

     

     

    Owens never raced seriously or competitively again after Berlin– except in exhibitions against horses, cars, greyhounds and so on!

     

     

    I had a long chat with PF Ayr about boxing and boxers yesterday which I enjoyed thoroughly.

     

     

    A Stor

     

     

    Yes that was them.

  22. Gene's a Bhoy's name on

    a stor

     

    I have 12 years of a start -lived in primrose st , whiteinch till 1957 then moved to toryglen -but visted partick every saturday till i found celtic park in 63.

  23. Green Lantern (((((0))))) on

    BRTH. Re Jesse Owens. It was revealed on Q.I. that contrary to popular belief, Hitler did not in fact snub him at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

     

     

    Indeed it appears that Owens was snubbed by his own President ( FDR ) on his return to the states.

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