Amanda McLaren has shared this photo of Blantyre Celtic. Taken in January 1959 it shows the Blantyre Celtic team after they had drawn with Burnbank Athletic in the 3rd round of the Challenge Cup. Amanda’s father is Andy McLaren who is on the back right hand side. Andy played alongside some of the Lisbon Lions […]
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Stewart Willis kindly recently shared this photo of Blantyre Celtic. Stewart mentioned that Jimmy Lennon is in this photo, but it would be great for us all to identify the others and what year it was? On social media: John Mc Nulty That looks Like Jimmy Lennon 2nd player in from top left ….worked with […]
I received this message from Steve Murphy back in early January 2016. “Hi Paul – I have always known that my Grandfather was involved with Blantyre Celtic and after coming across a few old photographs I decided to have a wee search and came across your website on the Blantyre Project. In the section for Blantyre […]
The players representing Blantyre Celtic in a game against Yoker Athletic on Saturday 20th August 1955 wore black armbands and the flag at Craighead Park was flown at half mast out of respect to “Jimmy” Meechan whose sudden death at his home at 112 Logan Street on Thursday 18th August 1955 was a shock […]
Blantyre Celtic, a favourite side for senior “pickings” proved their worth against East Craigie on Saturday 18th February 1933 at the Craigie Park friendly. In their ranks the Lanarkshire side had some star players. One of the best was goalkeeper Johnstone, who is seen here gathering a ball while being covered by Henshelwood. ‘n the […]
The following article about Blantyre Celtic Football Club has been written using information researched by myself and also calling upon researched information by the late Jimmy Cornfield and Neil Gordon with additional subject material graciously provided recently by Jimmy Whelan. The words also call upon the old Blantyre Gazette historical reports recorded by Hugh McQuade. Thank […]
This is an example of the headed notepaper of Blantyre Celtic Football Club. Dated 1932, detailing the office-bearers (match-secretary, president and treasurer) and the ground, Craighead Park. The letterheads of football clubs often described the team colours – In this example the strip is described as ‘green and white hoops, white knickers’.