“YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ LIKE THE MIGHTY QUINN!”

A HUNDRED AND FORTY YEARS ago today, a baby boy came into the world in the Dunbartonshire mining village of Croy.  Jimmy Quinn would go on to become one of the most revered and legendary names in Celtic history. Bracketed with the likes of Gallacher, McGrory, Thomson, Delaney, The Lisbon Lions, Dalglish and Larsson … to…

THE MIGHTY ATOM – A CELTIC HOMAGE

“PATSY” Gallacher, a mighty Celtic legend if ever there was one, died 65 years ago today.  May he rest in peace and never be forgotten by the Celtic-minded: “The Mighty Atom” Of all the names that linger in the mind, of all the epic feats that still reverb around the Celtic pantheon of greats and…

A PRIDE OF ‘LIONS’

JIM CRAIG reminded us this morning on The Celtic Star that today is a momentous date in Celtic history on three separate counts. Firstly, the 1st of May saw both the debut and the final appearance of one of our most venerated players – the inimitable Bertie Auld.  Bertie first ran out in the Hoops on ‘May Day’…

YOU MUST BE JOKING, BHOYS!

CALL ME faint-hearted if you like … but I have been aghast since the release of the SPFL post-split fixture list, at the alleged calls by some of a Celtic persuasion for the Hoops to drop points against Hibs at Easter Road, in order to set up a 7-I-A-R-clinching opportunity against TFOD. Quite apart from…

CELTIC & IRELAND IN SONG AND STORY

HERE’S a link to a book and accompanying CDs that you may find of interest.  The package interweaves the rich heritage of Irish song and history with that of Celtic: http://www.celticsongbook.com/ Compiled by Raymond Daly and Derek Warfield (Wolfe Tones), Raymond’s Introduction speaks for itself: “This book and the contents within present a definitive yet…

HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY, BERTIE!

Original Sketch Copyright Alex S. Bain “Ten-Thirty” The shuffling gait, the cheeky grin; the hitched-up shorts, the jutting chin; the ‘faithful’ drooled o’er every flick – he really made the Celtic tick. The iron will, the nerves of steel; the bottle to face down the De’il; with cunning ploy and subtle trick, he really made…