DONEGAL SOCCER

Letterkenny ready to give Donegal welcome to Glasgow Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

Shaun McGilloway

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Shaun McGilloway

Letterkenny ready to give Donegal welcome to Glasgow Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

The Donegal Glasgow Celtic Supporters' club in partnership with The Celtic Foundation welcome Celtic manager, Brendan Rodgers to Letterkenny this Sunday evening.
The Antrim native will be the special guest at a fund-raising event in the Silver Tassie which will include a Q&A with the Hoops boss, an auction with all proceeds from the night going to towards The Celtic Foundation.
The fundraising event is being organised by the Donegal Celtic Supporters Club in partnership with The Celtic Foundation. It is shaping up to be a fantastic evening at the Tassie which will entail a three course meal, a Q&A with the Hoops boss, an auction and live music from Liam McGrandles with all proceeds from the night going towards the Celtic Foundation.
Rodgers, in looking forward to the event, paid tribute to the club's following in the county.
“Celtic are very fortunate to have an amazing fan base here in Donegal and I’m really looking forward to what is going to be a brilliant evening in Letterkenny.”
Among the main organisers, Denis O'Donnell said it was a privilege for the Donegal Celtic Supporters' Club to be associated with The Celtic Foundation.
“All Celtic supporters are justifiably proud of the Foundation’s efforts and we are also particularly excited by the fact that the proceeds from the evening will be going towards great causes and we’re also looking forward to giving a huge Cead Mile Failte to the Antrim man (Brendan Rodgers) and thank him for taking the time out of his busy schedule to attend this event”.
The Club’s strong Irish connection goes way back to its inception 130 years ago back in November 1887. The club’s founder Brother Walfrid, a Sligo man, established the club as a means for raising funds for the poverty stricken Irish population in Glasgow’s East End, with many of these migrants being from Donegal.
Since then the club has gone on to be one of the most successful teams in Europe winning 48 Scottish titles, 54 Domestic trophies, FIFA fan awards and their revered European Cup trophy from 1967.