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Celtic Graves – ANNOUNCEMENT: A wee update to our very busy schedule that we have over the next 2 weeks.
We are delighted to announce that we are in the Donegal village of Frosses next Saturday to support the Association of Donegal Celtic Supporters Club with their second commemoration of one of our founding Fathers Joseph Mc Groary.
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‘An apology would have been better. If anything I hope it raises awareness of the Irish in Glasgow – Anthony Blair.
A GLASGOW taxi driver had his licence suspended for throwing two men out of his cab for speaking Irish.
Alan McKinnon has been banned for a month and must complete a customer courtesy course after the hearing in Glasgow. Mr McKinnon, from the Bridgeton area of the city, appeared before Glasgow City Council’s licensing commitee earlier this week. The hearing related to an incident on December 16 when Donegal brothers, Anthony (20) and Joseph (22) Blair from Gweedore, were visiting their grandmother in the city. The pair, who were with their cousin Kathleen McAleer, who is from Glasgow, got into a cab in the early hours. The Hampden Cars driver claimed at the hearing that the exchange came about when one of the group began to chant “There’s Only One Glasgow Celtic’. He claimed that when he asked for the chanting to stop, one of the passenger’s said: “You must be a Hun then?” The driver said he replied: “Thats right, I’m a Hun” at which point the two brother’s began to speak in Irish prompting him to ask them to stop.
According to the passengers, Mr McKinnon told them “well, when you’re in Britain it’s English that’s spoken”.The driver then ordered the four passengers out leaving them at the side of the road at 1am. A complaint was lodged with the council’s taxi enforcement unit and referred to the licensing committee. During the hearing, Euan Robertson, a lawyer acting for Mr McKinnon, said his client beleived the pair were “plotting” and only removed them from the cab as they would not stop speaking Irish. The committee suspended his driver’s licence for a month and ordered him to complete a customer courtesy course. Speaking after the committee hearing student teacher Anthony Blair described the outcome as “good” and said he was pleased to see the driver had been asked to undergo the course. “I was not looking for anybody to lose their job or anything like that,” the Gweedore man said. “An apology would have been better. If anything I hope it raises awareness of the Irish in Glasgow.”
With many thanks to: Maire Louise McCrory, The Irish News.
UNIONIST politicians have voiced their “disgust” after a ‘rebel song’ commemorating 10 brave Irish republicans who died in the 1981 Hunger Strike reached number 24 in the UK singles’ charts.
The Roll of Honour lyrics
Read the roll of honour of Ireland’s bravest men.We must be united in memory of the ten. England you’re a monster, don’t think you have won.We will never be defeated while Ireland has such sons. In those dreary H-Block cages, ten brave young Irishmen lay. Hungering for justice as their young lives ebbed away. For their rights as Irish soldiers and to free their native land. They stood beside their leader – the gallant Bobby Sands. Now they mourn Hughes in Bellaghy. Ray McCreesh in Armagh hills. In those narrow streets of Derry, they miss O’Hara still. They so proudly give their young lives to break Britannia’s hold. Their names will be remembered as history unfolds. Through the war-torn streets of Ulster the black flags did sadly sway. To salute ten Irish martyrs the bravest of the brave. Joe McDonnell, Martin Hudson, Kevin Lynch, Korean Doherty. They gave their lives for freedom with Thomas McElwee. Michael Define from Derry you were the last to die. With your nine brave companions with the martyred dead you lie. Your souls cry out: “Remember, our deaths were not in vain. Fight on and make our homeland a nation once again!”.
The Roll of Honour rocketed up the ‘hit list’ this week after Celtic supporters in Scotland launched a campaign to see it reach number one by Sunday by downloading via the internet. The move came after the Scottish authorities outlawed the singing of Irish ‘rebel songs’ at Scottish football grounds under the Offensive Behaviour At Football Act. The campaign is being organised by a Celtic supporters’ umbrella group, Fans Against Criminalisation (FAC), which has been given permission to release the song by folk band, The Irish Brigade. Originally penned in the 1980s, the song pays tribute to 10 IRA and INLA members who died during the 1981 Hunger Strike. The song’s lyrics include the line: “England you’re a monster, don’t think that you won, we will never be defeated while Ireland has such sons.” And in the final line calls on people to “fight on” for a free Ireland. A number of people have been convicted for singing the song at Scottish football grounds while several are currently awaiting trial.
Despite this, last April a Celtic fan was cleared of inciting public disorder by a Scottish court after he was detected singing the song at a football game in Dundee. Ulster Unionist Party justice spokesman Tom Elliot said the FAC campaign was an “absolute disgrace and I condemn their actions without reservation.” He also urged Celtic Football Club to take action. “This is not an issue that can be swept under the carpet. Stern action is required so that the club’s good name is not tarnished by assocation with people who would seek to glorify terrorism,” he said. Loyalist victims’ groups have also condemned the campaign. Rebel songs have been sung by a section of the Celtic support for many decades. Other songs with an Irish theme regularly heard at Celtic games include The Fields of Athenry and the ballad of Aidan McAnespie – a young GAA player shot dead by the British army near Aughnacloy in Co Tyrone in 1988. A spokesman for FAC defended the download campaign. “The campaign is not about encouraging people to sing the song, it’s about saying this song should not be a criminal offence to sing,” she said. “It’s not a criminal offence unless you are a football fan. “The Offensive Behaviour At Football Act is a bad law which attempts to restrict freedom of expression and that is wrong.” A sectarian song associated with Rangers supporters led to months of unrest and the creation of a new parades flashpoint in Belfast after it was played by a loyalist band outside St Patrick’s Catholic Church in North Belfast. The anti-Catholic lyrics of The Famine Song instruct the Irish community in Scotland to “go home”. Loyalist Billy Hutchinson called the campaign “insensitive and childish.” The Progressive Unionist Party leader said: “Many people will find this initiative callous and insentive, particularly those who have been victims of republican violence and terror. “There seems to be an increase in sectarianism associated with fans of Celtic FC and I think it is time the club acted to address this. “This really amounts to nothing more than a pathetic and childish act, and those responsible need to grow up.”
With many thanks to: Connla Young, The Irish News.
A FOOTBALL podcaster has been jailed for six months for the secterian abuse of a journalist who edited a book detailing the collapse of Rangers Football Club. David Limond (41), from Ayr in Scotland used his unofficial Rangers podcast to abuse journalist Angela Haggerty while eencouraging his 20,000 followers to do the same.
Limond was found guilty at Ayr Sheriff’s court in December of religiously aggravated breach of the peace. On Thursday Limond received a six-month term jail sentence as well as a three-year non-harrasment order. The court heard that Limond featured Haggerty on his podcast in a section titled ‘Taig of the Day’ on September 20 2012. Limond also supplied his listeners with social media contact details for Haggerty so they could join in the abuse. Following his sentence Ms Haggerty said: “I am very happy and relieved that this case has been concluded. I do nit think that Mr Limond has any idea of the fear and panic I went through when I heard his podcast. Giving evidence in court was also very stressful. “Mr Limond referred to me as ‘Taig of the Day’ in his podcast last year. I am glad that the court saw this was simultaneously a racist and sectarian comment. “I am proud of my Irish heritage and that seems to irk people like Mr Limond in Scotland. “I hope my case encourages other people who are threatened by online bigots and bullies to come forward and seek justice.
“I hope Mr Limond, while in prison, will consider his actions and the racial hatred that propelled him to abuse and terrify me. “I now consider the matter to be closed.” Limond decided to target Ms Haggerty because she was editing a book on the collapse of Rangers football club by journalist Phil Mac Giolla Bhain. The sentence handed is in contrast with those handed down to people convicted of sectarian attacks in the north. In February, a 23-year-old who took part in a sectarian attack on a Catholic home in south Belfast walked free from court. In April 2012 two Protestant men escaped with a fine after they posted sectarian comments, including ‘kill all taigs’ on a social networking site. It emerged during the case that one of the men had a Catholic partner and their child is being raised in the same faith. In 2011 a 31-year-old chef from Derry became the first person in the North of Ireland to be fined for posting sectarian abuse on a social network. The man wrote that DUP MP Gregory Campbell “should get a bullet in the head”.
With many thanks to: The Irish News.
CELTIC have made moves to disband the Green Brigade section at Parkhead after labelling events during Friday night’s match at Fir Park “indefensible”. A reported £10,000 worth of damage was caused to seats in the lower section of the South Stand housing away fans – just above where a Green Brigade banner was displayed – during the 5-0 romp for Neil Lennon‘s men against Motherwell.
A flare was let off in the same area before the game, while two green smoke bombs were thrown into the goalmouth, one of them landing yards from Hoops goalkeeper Fraser Forster. Now the club have handed “precautionary suspensions” to 128 supporters preventing them from attending home and away matches, while 250 season-ticket holders housed in section 111 – the Green Brigade’s corner of Celtic Park – will be moved to other parts of the ground. Scottish Professional Football League chief executive Neil Doncaster also branded the events at Fir Park as “shameful” as he vowed to help the police track down those responsible for damaged seats. A Celtic spokesman said: “Following events on Friday evening at Fir Park Stadium, Celtic Football Club today announced that it has issued precautionary suspensions against 128 individuals preventing them attending matches involving Celtic, pending further investigation. These suspensions will cover matches at Celtic Park and away matches. “In addition, the club will be relocating around 250 season book holders in Section 111 to other areas within the stadium, or offering refunds covering the remainder of the season to those who do not wish to be relocated. “Events such as those on Friday night do not represent the Celtic support or the club. These events were an embarrassment to our great football club and are absolutely indefensible.”It is clear that there is an element which has no hestation in bringing Celtic’s name into disrepute.
This is someting the club will not tolerate and we therefore have no other option but to take this action. We will not allow the great name of Celtic to be damaged in this way any more – our supporters deserve more than this. “While recent events are very regrettable, we would like to thank our many thousands of fans for the wonderful, positive backing which they continue to give to Celtic. We are sure these supporters will understand the position which the club is in and we are also sure they will unite with the club as we move forward. “Celtic Football Club is in excellent shape on and off the field. The club is in a very safe and strong position and we have a young, exciting team working hard to deliver quality football and success for our supporters, as they did on Friday evening with a magnificent performance. That is what we want to be talking about and this is what we want to celebrate.
“Celtic has a proud 125-year history and fundamental to that history have been our fans. Our supporters enjoy a wonderful reputation earned across many years, many families and many generations. This is something we must protect vigorously.” The Green Brigade released a statement on Sunday insisting their members were not responsible for the damage but also admitted it should have self-policed the section at Fir Park better. Celtic have already given the ultras group one reprieve this year after reversing a decision to shut down Section 111 following complaints about saftey breaches back in August. UEFA, meanwhile, has opened disciplinary proceedings against the club after the Green Brigade unfurled a banner depicting IRA hunger strriker Bobby Sands and Scottish warrior William Wallace during last month’s Champions League clash with AC Milan. Police Scotland is now looking into the “significant damage” caused to the seats at Fir Park but confirmed no arrests were made inside the ground. Now SPFL chief Doncaster has confirmed the league body will take action against Celtic, with disciplinary proceedings expected to open by the end of the week. Under SPFL rule H40, if found guilty, Celtic will be ordered to pay for the damage.
With many thanks to: Andy Newport, The Irish News.
- Celtic take action against the Green Brigade (telegraph.co.uk)
- Celtic take action and suspend the Green Brigade fan group from Celtic Park (dailyrecord.co.uk)
- Celtic move to disband Green Brigade after £10,000 damage at Motherwell (theguardian.com)
- Celtic ban 128 fans and announce closure of Green Brigade section (sport.stv.tv)
- Sports Hotline: Flare yobs have lit a fire under decent majority of Hoops followers (dailyrecord.co.uk)
- Celtic ban 128 fans from Parkhead and move 250 more in bid to break up Green Brigade (dailyrecord.co.uk)
- Celtic suspend fans after damage to Motherwell’s Fir Park (roadfoggy.com)
17th July at The Beehive, 193 Falls Road Belfast, Belfast’s largest Celtic Festival!
BBQ starts at 5:00 and drink specials all day.
Free entry for all Celtic and Cliftonville fans!
- Rod Stewart pays surprise visit to Cliftonville players (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
- Celtic and Cliftonville switch Champions League dates (tribalfootball.com)
- Celtic fan Rod Stewart visits home of Parkhead side’s Champion’s League rivals ahead of Belfast gig (dailyrecord.co.uk)
- Celtic Boss Neil Lennon Relishing Champions League Date with Cliftonville (insidefutbol.com)
- Die Meister, die Besten, The Champions (soul0fsolitude.wordpress.com)
- Celtic draw Cliftonville in Champions League: A look at how the clubs compare (metro.co.uk)
- Exploring for Erin Go Bragh Flag 3×5 3 x 5 NEW IRELAND IRISH Banner Best Buy (jzrggqfh.wordpress.com)
- Where to Purchase Erin Go Bragh Flag 3×5 3 x 5 NEW IRELAND IRISH Banner Compare Price (jzrggqfh.wordpress.com)
- Victor Wanyama set to leave Celtic – Neil Lennon unsure of squad against Cliftonville (irishcentral.com)
A SCOTTISH judge has ruled it is within the law to sing pro-IRA songs at soccer matches. Dozens of fans were seen chanting The Roll of Honour,a pro-IRA song commemorating the 1981 hunger sstrikers, during a Celtic match.
Club supporter Calum Graham (21) was brought before the court for singing the song but was cleared of behaving in an offence manner likely to incite public disorder. The Inverness Sheriff Court Judge said it was not enough for a chant to be offensive, it also had to be “likely to incite public disorder”. Sheriff MargaretNelson said : “Parliament clearly has it in mind that you must pass this hurdle for it to be an offence.” Mr Graham was identified on video by police singing The Roll of Honour during the match, which was attended by up to 6,000 fans, against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the city on August 25 last year. The football fan, from Glasgow, admitted he was one of a group singing it but denied behaving in an offensive manner likely to cause public disorder.
- Sheriff: It’s OK to sing pro-IRA song (thescottishsun.co.uk)
- Celtic fan cleared after singing pro-IRA song (scotsman.com)
- Celtic fan who waved IRA flag beats footie ban (thescottishsun.co.uk)
- Pro-IRA songs are legal, rules court (scotsman.com)