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July 22, 2010


Cmon the hoops

this is a great story and i for one am glad to see that you have came to grips of the real reason why this sport is such a success. half the enjoyment came from meeting up before hand, getting a few drinks and singing till your throat hurt and then singing and yelling some more in support of your team.

I am just thankful that you got to do this with Celtic, which is my home team here in Glasgow, Scotland.

oh and if you think there was atmosphere there, you should visit a Celtic v Rangers match which i would say means "something" but in actual fact it means "everything!!" to get one on your local rivals. :)

glad you enjoyed your nite and thanks for a good read from across the pond

oh and Celtic are a Scottish team, not irish :) although it was co-founded by an irish priest in 1888 which is where all the irish roots came from


Celtic are an Irish team that play's in Scotland. Get your facts right Cmon the hoops :-)

Derek Hixon

Now you guys have me completely confused ;-)

(also thanks for the kind words)

Celtic Warrior

Don't listen to c'moan the hoops , Celtic ARE a Scottish team with Irish roots , hence the name CELTIC . But don't let a pretend Irishman or plastic paddies as we call them let you think otherwise.

Glad you enjoyed the night and welcome to the Celtic family.


join the best independent celtic forum on the net. You are already abit of a legend on there

Derek Hixon

@Mikey - I've tried but it's saying I don't have proper privileges? (user = derek_paul)

All good though - I'd most likely ruin any positive cred I've developed and have my Celtic family card revoked, the best legends are the ones left in the shadow right?

You guys just make sure you give any NY Yankee fans hell when you see 'em, lol.


"Celtic are an Irish team which plays in Scotland" who said this? Billy McNeil, the most successful captain in Celtic's history, i agree, and i'm Scottish!


Sean Fallon once said, "we play IN scotland, but we play FOR Ireland." At the end of the day our mixed scots/irish heritage is what makes us unique as a club. Glad you enjoyed it Derek, welcome to the club.


Great story. Glad you had a good time. Having visited Boston I was never in doubt Celtic would get a fantastic reception over there. I've had many a great night in the Doncaster area. Happy Days. Wish I was there.

Great post by Paul and would agree 100%. I'd even say we are a Scottish AND Irish club, but I'm just greedy.

For celtic info see..

huddleboards a great forum. Theres also...

Hail Hail & c'mon the hoops.



can we add this article to our site below:

Derek Hixon

Thanks for the links and words again all - I'll do my proper research to represent Celtic correct - and will leave you with this:



I was the game too and enjoyed it very much. I was with more Red Soxy fans than football fans, but we were all trying to love the game, and there were some sensational moments and very pretty lightning.

Dick Lynas

Just a pity the game ws not between Celtic and Rangers as originally proposed. Then you would really have seen some atmosphere!

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