Video: Willie Maley Memorial Group Hold First Event To Raise Funds For Statue In Newry

As The Celtic Star reported some time ago, a group of Celtic fans based in Willie Maley’s birthplace of Newry (Co. Down) have formed a committee with the aim of erecting a statue in tribute to the Celtic legend.

Yesterday, the group held their first fundraising event, which was a huge success.


A number of our members along with other local supporters clubs got involved with a sponsored walk on Sunday 20th September on Newry Greenway.This was the first event organised by the Newry Willie Maley Memorial Group to raise funds for a statue to be built of Willie Maley here in Newry. We as a club are delighted to be involved with this group and look forward to many more of their upcoming events. Have a watch below to find out a little bit more!

Geplaatst door Willie Maley CSC Newry op Maandag 21 september 2020

If you would like to support the group in providing a permanent tribute to a Celtic great in Newry, then please contact the Newry Willie Maley Memorial Group on Twitter using the handle @MaleyNewry

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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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