Belfast Celtic Society's Blog (5)

Jackie Denver - Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam - Rest in Peace

Sadness descended over Lurgan in Co. Armagh on Sunday, July 21, 2013 as the news filtered out that legendary Belfast Celtic inside forward Jackie Denver had passed away.

A stalwart of Elisha Scott's team in the late 1940's, Denver was an ever present in Scott's sides. He played in many of the most memorable games in the club's final days, including the 'Windsor…


Added by Belfast Celtic Society on August 1, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Celtic Legend Mickey Hamill Recalled at Hannahstown

In a picture-postcard graveyard clinging  to the side of the Black Mountain in Belfast, the memory of Belfast Celtic’s  greatest ever player was recalled on June 30, 2012.

Mickey Hamill
, the former Glasgow and  Belfast Celtic centre-half, who also played…


Added by Belfast Celtic Society on July 10, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Young Belfast Celt on World Cycle Tour for Charity

A young Celtic supporter from Belfast - Brendan Barnes - has just started on his 2 year cycle trip round the world on behalf of the charity Project Zambia. The Project was started by the staff and students of St Mary's Christian Brothers School (CBS) in Belfast in response the cry of the poverty-stricken people…


Added by Belfast Celtic Society on June 10, 2013 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Mickey Hamill: An Irishman at the White House

Mickey  at The White House (standing outside the West Wing, no less) in 1925, where he  was brought to meet US President Calvin Coolidge, with his colleagues in the Boston Soccer Club…


Added by Belfast Celtic Society on June 4, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments

The Legendary Belfast Celtic Football Club

The legendary Belfast Celtic Football Club was the leading light in Irish football from 1891 to 1949. Despite being twice forced to withdraw from competition due to the political uppheavals of the time, the Celtic team won numerous trophies and gained the admiration of the sporting community in Ireland and further afield before sectarianism forced the club to withdraw from League competition for good.

During their time in competition, Celtic had won the Irish League fourteen…


Added by Belfast Celtic Society on May 9, 2013 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

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