Hundreds gather to celebrate the life and times of Celtic legend Jimmy Delaney

MANY HUNDREDS of Celtic Supporters gathered today at Cambusnethan Graveyard in Wishaw to celebrate the life of one of Celtic’s finest ever players Jimmy Delaney.

Today’s event was the latest organised by Celtic Graves Society and their patron Lisbon Lion Jim Craig, who wrote The Celtic Star’s Diary piece in our first year, was the guest speaker and the Jimmy Delaney CSC Cleland were well represented as you would expect.

The Celtic Star yesterday took our readers on a journey through some of Jimmy’s career highlights at Celtic during the late 1930s including league and Scottish Cup wins as well as that wonderful triumph in the Empire Exhibition Cup Final against Everton.

These articles, written by Celtic historian David Potter are well worth reading if you missed them. Links to them are below.

Here are some images from today’s Jimmy Delaney commemoration.

Watch Jimmy Delaney score two goals for Scotland to defeat Nazi Germany at Ibrox

Celtic 1935-36 – McGrory, McGrory Hallelujah, Jimmy Delaney’s hat-trick against Rangers

In 1937, ‘Celtic had some great players, Jimmy Delaney on the right wing was as good as one would get,’ David Potter

Celtic 1937-38 Champions – Our ‘devastating forward line’ of Jimmy Delaney, MacDonald, Crum, Divers and Murphy

Empire Exhibition Cup and The Great Jimmy Delaney, ‘the best player of pure football that Celtic had ever had’

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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