The Garngad Irish: Open to One and All

Along with opening itself up to the vulnerable migrant classes of the 19th Century and providing a home to one of Glasgow’s most beloved Catholic parishes, St Rochs, the Garngad has also given us Jimmy McGrory. McGrory, who truly was the Celtic family’s once in a lifetime talent of superhero proportions, a quick read at … Continue reading The Garngad Irish: Open to One and All

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The Green and White of Govan Part 7: One Night in I***x

Another Monday and, gloriously, another day of celebration for the Green and White of Govan. The final instalment, sadly, will be next Monday’s edition which will take what was only supposed to be a 4 part hobby write up to its conclusive 8th edition. Eight in a Row sounds about right, for now anyway. Additionally, … Continue reading The Green and White of Govan Part 7: One Night in I***x

The Green and White of Govan Part 6: The Matt McGlone Edition

This week's edition of the now 6 part Green and White of Govan series is changing tack slightly in that the focus will now shine upon one fan as opposed to a group or of a supporters club, as has been the case in the last few weeks. Although this means a greater focus on … Continue reading The Green and White of Govan Part 6: The Matt McGlone Edition

Green and White of Govan Part 5: A Govan Brake Club, Politics and Irish Identity in 1913

‘Emerald Celtic’ Brake Club: Who Says Football and Politics Don't Mix? Only a matter of days ago I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a piece of original and largely unspoiled item of Tim history which is also Govan to the core. As seen in the picture, I was shown an original Celtic … Continue reading Green and White of Govan Part 5: A Govan Brake Club, Politics and Irish Identity in 1913

The Green and White of Govan Part 1: The History Edition

Govan, a name synonymous with many things - shipbuilding, heavy industry, the auld ‘SouGen’ and even Rab C. Nesbitt, Glasgow's very own philosopher of unemployable proportions. But something that it ought to be more remembered for and associated with is, of course, its connection to Celtic FC and, historically speaking, its Irish cultural roots. Over … Continue reading The Green and White of Govan Part 1: The History Edition