ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: May 11, 2009
Celtic FC: The Ireland Connection
By (author) Brian McGuirk
Celtic Football Club has a huge support in Ireland, many of whom regularly travel to watch their team in Glasgow or follow them on TV. Now, “Celtic FC – The Ireland Connection” explores the deep-rooted links between Celtic Football Club, Ireland and the 90 million supporters of Irish descent throughout the world – links which include the club’s founder Brother Walfrid from Sligo; the first sod of turf on Celtic Park in 1892 from Donegal; why the Irish flag flies over the stadium; Celtic’s first manager, Willie Maley from Newry; emigration from Ireland to Scotland; and, the many Irish players and staff who have played or managed at Celtic. This is a fascinating, must-read book for supporters of Celtic Football Club in Ireland, Scotland and around the world.
Brian McGuirk comes from Dundalk in the County of Louth in the Republic of Ireland. He is a life long Celtic supporter with a deep passion for Irish history and Celtic Football Club. He is a previous chairman of Dun Dealgan Celtic Supporters Club in Dundalk and previous Leinster Representative of The Association of Irish Celtic Supporters’ Clubs. He has had previously written articles published for various Celtic magazines.