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Win Broony/ VvD match boots! Fundraising raffle, £5 per ticket

Win Broony/ VvD match boots!  Fundraising raffle, £5 per ticket

Celtic Graves Society has 2 excellent prizes up for grabs in this fundraising raffle. All funds raised split between CGS and Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice which cared for Wee Oscar.

Tickets are only £5 each. Closing date for purchase is this Sunday 22nd June at midnight.

Fill yer boots bhoys & ghirls!

Peter Dowds – Early Celtic Star Commemorated

This Saturday sees the Celtic Graves Society mark the resting place of one of Celtic’s early promising stars who died at the tragically young age of only 24. 

Regarded by his former team-mate Willie Maley as one of the most versatile Celts in the club’s history, Johnstone-born Peter Dowds was a member of the first Celtic team to win the Scottish Cup in 1892.  After two years playing in England for Aston Villa and Stoke, he was persuaded back to Celtic Park – but was struck down by the deadly condition tuberculosis. 

He lies in an unmarked grave in the Abbey Cemetery, Elderslie.  This will be remedied on Thursday – all supporters welcome. 

More information below and at www.celticgraves.com