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.