The forgotten man in the history of Glasgow Celtic, Joseph F. McGroary, was honoured on Saturday when a ceremony took place in Frosses to mark his involvement as a founding member of the famous club.
That the Mountcharles man’s place in the annals of Glasgow Celtic remained a secret is unbelievable, but the name of Joseph McGroary will now take his rightful place in the club’s history.
The man with the Mountcharles connection who became a central figure in the formation of the great club was honoured on Saturday with the Mayor of Donegal laying a wreath on his grave on the Cranny Road in Frosses.
The event, organised by the Donegal branch of the Glasgow Celtic Supporters’ Club, had an exhibition in the hall in Frosses with a terrific array of Celtic memorabilia.
Old and new Glasgow Celtic supporters came to pay their respects to the local founding member, despite the very inclement weather.
Mass was celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Frosses, and among those present were members of the extended McGroary family from Mountcharles.
Also there was Paul McGuire, the person who unearthed the Mountcharles-Frosses connection with McGroary, which was first published in the Donegal Democrat in February of this year.
The Celtic Supporters’ Club hope to unveil a stone in memory of McGroary at a later date