Video: “They’ve changed the Scottish Women’s Game Forever,” Fran Alonso

The Celtic Star spoke to Fran Alonso in a very quiet media room yesterday afternoon at Celtic Park after his side missed out on winning a first ever SWPL1 title for Celtic. A late goal at Ibrox for Glasgow City, deep into stoppage time with the home side pushing their central defenders forward looking for a late goal themselves that would have at least given them Champions League football next season.

But it was Glasgow City who got the goal that gave them the big prize and broke the Celtic Ghirls hearts at Celtic Park where a record crowd, almost double the size of the crowd at Ibrox, certainly appreciated the performance and the shared the emotion right to the end.

Fran was full of praise for the support, his players and the club and we wanted to thank him on behalf of the Celtic support for the outstanding job that he has done for the club.

We’ll look at the lessons from what’s happened with the Women’s team this season later and start the build-up to the Women’s Scottish Cup Final this Sunday against theRangers. Fran Alonso and his team deserve our support on Sunday and hopefully the Green Wall will be there at Hampden too, how magnificent were they yet again?

Here’s Fran Alonso’s emotional Media Conference after coming so close to delivering a title win yesterday afternoon.

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds 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


  1. Johnny Roberts on

    Well done girls you’ve done an amazing job and you still have the cup final to play for, I hope you lift the cup because you really deserve to pick a trophy aloft and I’m sure you will you are a very strong minded team and believe me if you keeping playing with your heart the fruits will surely come and you will be be champions next season. All the best for next season and God bless fran alonso and the entire team yous are amazing.🇮🇪🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💚🙏

    • Paddy & Pauline Donagher Donegal, Ireland on

      My wife and I were over from Ireland for both games, we were blown away by an incredibly wonderful Celtic womens team who gave everything to secure a good win over Hearts, well done Ghirls and good luck in the Final next Sunday

  2. RPM Celticfan on

    Thank you Fran and our Wonderful Ghirls in Green , you done the badge proud . Thank you to the Celtic Star for all the coverage this past season , i hope in future the club recognises the true fan site reporters and gives the Celic star the respect it deserves , Hail hail