Celtic Re-Views

Celtic is a club blessed with with an unrivalled library of books about the players, teams, history, supporters, triumphs and tragedies.  Some of the books written by Celtic fans themselves are among the best published about football.  At The Shamrock we aim to promote as many Celtic books as possible through reviews and free competitions – and also review the odd film, DVD and non-Celtic book along the way.    

We hope you enjoy the reviews below.  Disagree?  Let us know.  Got a review of your own?  We’ll happily publish it.  Let us know if you’ve any suggestions for books we might have missed.   If you’re an author or publisher then you’re welcome to get in touch also.  Contact us by email at:  theshamrock@outlook.com

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‘Kenny of the Celtic’ – The Andy Lynch Story’ by Stephen Murray

Shamrock Rating: 7 /10

Review here: ‘Kenny of the Celtic’

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‘Hoops, Stars & Stripes – The Andy Lynch Story’ by Andy Lynch & Paul John Dykes

Shamrock Rating: 7 /10

REVIEW: Hoops, Stars & Stripes: The Andy Lynch Story

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‘The Last Line: My Autobiography’ by Packie Bonner

Shamrock Rating: 8 /10

REVIEW: The Last Line

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‘Celtic – The Early Years (1887 – 1892)’ by Brendan Sweeney

Shamrock Rating: 9 /10

REVIEW: Celtic – The Early Years

 

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‘Uniquely Celtic’ by Frank Rafters

Shamrock Rating: 8 /10

Uniquely Celtic – review

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‘Keeping in Paradise’ by John Fallon (with David Potter)

Shamrock Rating: 7 /10

REVIEWED: ‘Keeping in Paradise’

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‘The Winds of Change:  Managing Celtic FC  1991 – 2005’ by Alex Gordon

Shamrock Rating: 7 /10

Book Review: The Winds of Change

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Celtic ‘4 In A Roar’ Season Review DVD

Shamrock Rating: 7 /10

https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/celtic-dvd-review-4-in-a-roar/

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‘The Spirit of Walfrid’ – Charity CD (The Celtic Network)

Shamrock Rating:  8/10

https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/2015/06/13/music-review-the-spirit-of-walfrid-charity-cd/

 

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‘Ten Men Won the League’ – Stephen Murray

Shamrock Rating:  8/10

https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/2014/12/07/celtic-book-review-ten-men-won-the-league-by-stephen-murray/

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‘The Asterisk Years’   ***FILM REVIEW***

Shamrock Rating:  7/10

https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/film-review-the-asterisk-years-the-edinburgh-establishment-v-celtic/

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‘The Spirit of ’86’ – Andrew Reilly  

Shamrock Rating:  8/10

https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/celtic-book-review-the-spirit-of-86-by-andrew-reilly/

 

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Paradise Road – Stephen O’Donnell

Shamrock Rating:  6/10

https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/celtic-book-review-paradise-road-by-stephen-odonnell/

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Yogi Bare – John Hughes

  Shamrock Rating:  4/10

https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/celtic-book-review-yogi-bare-by-john-hughes/

 

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The Road to Lisbon – A Novel – Martin Greig and Charles McGarry  

Shamrock Rating:  8/10

https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/celtic-book-review-the-road-to-lisbon-a-novel/

 

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Standing On The Shoulders of Giants – Frank Rafters 

Shamrock Rating:  7/10

https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/celtic-book-review-standing-on-the-shoulders-of-giants-by-frank-rafters/

 

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Sean Fallon: Celtic’s Iron Man – Stephen Sullivan  

Shamrock Rating:  9/10

https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/celtic-book-review-sean-fallon-celtics-iron-man-by-stephen-sullivan/

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Celtic: Changing Faces – Paul Lunney   Shamrock Rating:  7/10

https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/celtic-changing-faces-by-paul-lunney-a-review/

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Passed To You – Charlie Tully (1958)      Shamrock Rating:  7/10

https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/celtic-book-review-charlie-tully-passed-to-you/

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Life With The Lions – Ian Young   Shamrock rating:  7/10

https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/celtic-book-review-life-with-the-lions-by-ian-young/

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Forgotten Star – Alex O’Henley   Shamrock rating: 8/10

A biography of the Empire Exhibition Cup winner Malky MacDonald.  In English and Gaelic.

https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/book-review-forgotten-star-alex-ohenley/

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Issues 1 -3 of The Shamrock – Celtic Retro fanzine on sale on line here:  https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/subscriptions/

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