Belfast Celtic 1891 - 1949

Formation of Celtic


The Irish News 10th July 1901


Formation of Company

 The Belfast Celtic Football & Athletic Company Ltd. 

We have pleasure in directing our readers' attention to the advertisement appearing in another column connected with the new Belfast Celtic Football and Athletic Company, Limited. The statements contained in this announcement relating to the history of the club and the future of the company certainly do not give a too flattering account. 

However, the brilliant achievements of the "Celtic" as a Junior Football Club are probably within the recollection of most of our readers; but all may not know that as a Junior club it alone of all the clubs defeated every Senior club in Belfast. Its career as a Senior club is equally honourable, and, undoubtedly, for a considerable time past the Belfast " Celtic " has maintained a deservediy high place in athletic circles. 

The club has now been transferred into a Company, and we think the gentlemen responsible for this change were well advised. The Directors, we understand, are Messrs. Jomes Miffer, Glenshesk, Limestone Road; John McKenna (McKenna & McGinley, Ltd.); D. McCloskey, Antrimville; John Rooney, Rosemary, Street; Hugh Fitzpatrick, Leeson Street; Charles Waters, Falls Road; Henry Scullin, York Street, and Patrick McCresh, Stanhope Street, all gentlemen of ability and commercial experience, who combine a knowledge of the requirements of a Football and Athletic Club, so essential for the success of such a concern. 

We also understand that the ground taken by the Company, which adjoins the Falls Road, whilst giving all the advantages of situation, approach, etc., is exceptionally well adapted in every respect for football and other games. We heartily commend the club's spirited action and their judgment and foresight, and we wish the new Company all the success it deserves. Mr. P. S. Brady, 25 Chichester Street, is the Solicitor for the Company, and the National Bank, Belfast, as the, bankers, to whom applications may be made.