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  • Condolences to family of Hugh Doherty

    Condolences to family of Hugh Doherty

    By: Newsroom Staff on 29 Sep, 2014 17:33

  • CELTIC would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of former Celtic player Hugh Doherty, who passed away peacefully this morning (Monday) after a short illness. He was 93.

    The Buncrana Bhoy made four competitive appearances for the Hoops in the 1946/47 season, before joining Blackpool, where he vied with Sir Stanley Matthews for a place on the wing.

    Hugh made his debut at home to Queen of the South and immediately underlined his commitment to the cause by playing on with a serious head wound, which would later require stitches. His stay in Glasgow may have been fleeting but he was always proud and privileged to have worn the Hoops.

    A serious injury that he sustained at Blackpool cut short his career and the Irishman returned to his native Donegal, where he remained firmly involved in the game he loved, turning out for a number of local teams.

    After his retirement, he made a major contribution to grassroots football, and his years of dedicated service to the game saw him recognised by a number of sporting organisations, including the Ulster Football Association, the FAI and the Donegal Sports Star Hall of Fame.

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