Video: The Legacy Of Celtic’s Greatest Ever Player, At Cathkin Park

A few weeks ago, The Celtic Star reported on a video that was made about an abandoned stadium in Glasgow called Cathkin Park. The stadium is a historic venue within Scottish Football and for Celtic. It is also the ground upon which Jimmy Johnstone played his first ever match in Celtic colours, during a reserve team outing.

Since producing the video, a few people reached out to the uploader, to explain that Cathkin Park is not technically abandoned.

Yes, whilst the main parts of the stadium are no longer with us, the place still has ties to Celtic Football Club. The Jimmy Johnstone academy trains there and has an amazing, historic clubhouse on site.

In Glasgow, Celtic Park, Hampden Park and Ibrox still stand. However, the ghosts of the past can be felt in what was once a 50,000 capacity stadium: Cathkin Park.

The Jimmy Johnstone Academy is a fantastic organisation who help people in the community through football. You can watch and hear their story in part 2 of the video below:

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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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