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Irish Footballers that Played for Glasgow Celtic

Brother Walfrid - Founder of Celtic
Brother Walfrid

The Irish relationship with the Glasgow Celtic Football Club stretches right back to the very formation of the club. Sligo man Andrew Kerins, better know as Marist Brother Walfrid, established Celtic FC on 6 November 1888 in the east end of Glasgow city. It was part of Brother Walfrid's attempts to raise funds for his charity The Poor Children's Dinner Table. The club largely targeted Irish immigrants in the Glasgow area.

The nickname 'The Bhoys' is meant to reflect the Irish pronunciation of the word 'Boys'. Also the Irish flag has been widely associated with Celtic and is routinely displayed by fans of the club.

The first Irish player to play for Glasgow Celtic was defender Charlie McEleny form Raymoghy in Donegal.

List of Northern Irish Footballers that Played for Glasgow Celtic

Northern Ireland-Glasgow Celtic  Logo

The following is a full list of Northern Irish players that have played for Glasgow Celtic.

There is an interesting anomaly in that English-born Jack Reynolds, who was reared in Antrim earned five caps for Ireland before switching his allegiances to the country of his birth. Reynolds went on to play for England on eight occasions including one match against Ireland.


Player
From
Period With Glasgow Celtic
Tommy Morrison
Belfast
1895 - 1897
Jack Reynolds
Blackburn, England
1897
Belfast
1917 - 1918
Billy Cook
Coleraine, Co. Derry
1930 - 1932
Charlie Tully
Belfast
1947 - 1958
John Peacock
Coleraine
1949 - 1961
Allen McKnight
Antrim
1986 - 1988
Anton Rogan
Belfast
1986 - 1991
Neil Lennon
Lurgan
2000 -2007
Michael McGovern
Enniskillen
2001 - 2008
Daniel Lafferty
Derry
2006 -
Paddy McCourt
Derry
2008 -
Niall McGinn
Donaghmore
2009 -

List of Republic of Ireland Footballers that Played for Glasgow Celtic

Ireland-Glasgow Celtic Logo The following is a full list of Republic of Ireland players that have played for Glasgow Celtic. In view of the fact that Celtic was founded by a Southern Irish catholic cleric it is no surprise that the club has such widespread support in the Republic of Ireland. Equally it is unsurprising that so many Irish footballers have opted to play for Celtic down through the years. Some of the more notable recent players to done the hooped jersey of the Bhoys include Roy Keane and Robbie Keane.

Player
From
Period With Glasgow Celtic
Charlie McEleny
Donegal
1893 - 1895 / 1896 - 1898
Patsy Gallagher
Donegal
1911 - 1926
Frank Collins
Dublin
1921 - 1922
Peter Kavanagh
Dublin
1929 - 1932
Benny Gaughran
?
1936 - 1937
Sean Fallon
Sligo
1950 - 1958
Charlie Gallagher
Glasgow, Scotland
1958 - 1970
Paddy Turner
Dublin
1963 - ?
Joe Haverty
Dublin
1964
Jackie Clarke
Dublin
1968 - 1968 apps?
Packie Bonner
Burtonport, Co. Donegal
1978 - 1988
Pierce O'Leary
Dublin
1984 - 1988
Chris Morris
Newquay, England
1987 - 1992
Mick McCarthy
Barnsley, England
1987 - 1989
Tommy Coyne
Govan, Scotland
1989 - 1993
Tony Cascarino
Kent, England
1991 - 1992
Paul Byrne
Dublin
1993 - 1995
Colin Healy
Ballincollig, Co. Cork
1998 - 2003
Jim Goodwin
Waterford
2000 - 2002
Liam Miller
Cork
2000 - 2004
Aiden McGeady
Paisley, Scotland
2004 - 2010
Roy Keane
Mayfield, Cork
2005 - 2006
Graham Carey
Blanchardstown, Dublin
2005 -
Cillian Sheriden
Bailieboro, Co. Cavan
2006 - 2010
Darren O'Dea
Dublin
2006 - 2012
Willo Flood
Dublin
2009 - 2010
Robbie Keane
Tallaght, Dublin
2010
Daryl Murphy
Waterford
2010 -
Anthony Stokes
Dublin
2010 -
Richie Towell
Dublin
2010 -

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