Committee Set Up To Erect Willie Maley Statue In Celtic Great’s Birthplace

Oh Willie Maley was his name, he brought some great names to the game, when he was the boss at Celtic Park…

It’s a song every Celtic fan knows, which often beams around Paradise on the sound system. Willie Maley is certainly deserving of the tribute, after all he gave over 50 years of service to the club as player and manager. Maley also undertook other roles such as serving as the accountant and sitting on the early Celtic committees.

Now a group of Celtic fans in Newry, Co Down, have joined together with the ambition of erecting a statue of Maley in the town, a permanent memorial of the Celtic great in his place of birth.

A Twitter page was recently set up and committee established as the Irish fans aim to make the idea a reality.

Here’s how the Newry Willie Maley Memorial Group announced their intentions online last night:

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic as a young child during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. At the age of 19, I published my first Celtic book (Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support). Then, last year, I published my second book (Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events), which is sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores.

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