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  • Celtic Graves Society event for Jimmy Quinn

    Celtic Graves Society event for Jimmy Quinn

    By: Newsroom Staff on 15 Aug, 2014 14:41

  • THE latest Celtic Graves Society event takes place this Saturday, August 16 and pays tribute to the legendary goalscorer, Jimmy Quinn.

    The event, at Kilsyth Cemetery, Howe Road, Kilsyth, takes place at 9am, and Fergus McCann will be one of the guest speakers at the event.

    Other speakers will be Lisbon Lion Jim Craig, Celtic historian, Terry Dick, and writer, David Potter, while a blessing at the graveside with by conducted by Father Tracey of St Patrick’s Church, Kilsyth.

    As a centre-forward, Jimmy Quinn was a peerless player, with no apparent weakness to his game. Brave, quick, great aerial prowess, excellent awareness, nimble feet, and with a power-packed precision shot.

    His unrivalled ability as a centre-forward was perfectly illustrated in the Scottish Cup final of 1904 when he bagged a hat-trick at Hampden as Celtic came from 2-0 down to defeat Rangers 3-2.

    The fearsome firepower of this humble man from Croy was the foundation upon which a glorious era in Celtic’s history was built. With the magnificent and rampaging Quinn terrorising opponents, Celtic were to win six league championships in succession, as well as adding four Scottish Cups to their haul of silverware. The player was also capped 11 times for Scotland.

    Knee trouble eventually brought an end to this most memorable of careers, but not before this former collier boy made an eternal impression on football history and in the hearts of all Celtic fans for generations to come.

    Jimmy Quinn played 331 times for Celtic and scored 216 goals. He passed away in 1945, and Willie Maley penned a fitting valedictory on the Celtic legend – ‘He was the keystone in the greatest team Celtic ever had.’

    For further information see:
    www.celticgraves.com or on Twitter @CelticGraves

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