Surprisingly little remains on record about goalkeeper Kevin McAlinden whilst stories abound. Kevin was by all accounts an impressive athlete:
From the Belfast Celtic Football and Athletic Company Ltd Published 1949.
"Kevin McAlinden (Goalkeeper). A worthy successor in a line of famous Celtic goalkeepers. Kevin originally was a Gaelic player and betrays this in the sure, safe way he catches the ball. His soccer career began in the Celtic second eleven, where he earned a reputation for ability, courage and daring.