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Celtic FC: The Ireland Connection Paperback – 30 Apr 2009


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Black and White Publishing (30 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845022483
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845022488
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 767,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By John Fegan on 15 Jun. 2009
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Celtic FC is unique in the world of football. Here is a team that has a global support that is greater than the population of its home country, Scotland. This book explains why this phenomenon arose. Simply put, it is largely because of the Irish Connection. Mass emigration due to the great Irish famine saw Glasgows population explode and with that came great poverty and hardship. The club was formed by first and second generation Irishmen led by a Marist Brother, Brother Walfrid, to help the starving population in the east end of the city. " Celtic FC: The Irish Connection" covers this with great sensitivity.
I found it a very concise and easy read. The book takes the reader through the years and leaves you with a clear picture of just how important and crucial the link between Celtic and Ireland is. 121 years after the formation of Celtic, as this book clearly shows, the bond is as strong as ever.
Perhaps the auther would now look at the Highland connection. A lesser know but nevertheless important aspect as many of the descendents of the "Clearences" also took up the Celtic cause. Then of course why has Celtic, a football team from a minor European league found loyalty and support in countries all over the world.
Celtic ARE a phenomenon and certainly worth further exploration.
CELTIC: THE IRISH CONNECTION. Is a great read and surely merits a follow up.
John Fegan
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. W. Potter on 22 May 2009
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This is a good book, well worth its price, dealing in some detail with the connection between Celtic and Ireland.Great Irish figures of the past are mentioned, as are the dreadful circumstances which led to so many Irish families being compelled to leave their home land and come to Scotland, where a successful football team gave them at least something to cheer about! A good read! Well worth the money!
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A bit patchy, but lots of interesting info that I never knew before. worth a read if you have Irish roots.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Diletta Nicastro on 22 Jan. 2010
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I ordered this book a couple of days before Christmas and I received it on January 10th.
I gifted to my husband, a very fan of the Bhoys and he enjoyed it very much. A lot of nice stories all around Celtic. Strictly rccomanded to all <celtic supporters all around the world!!!!
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