6th July – If you know your history
20 years ago… on this day (Thursday) Martin O’Neill endures speculation about his future at Celtic, scooting about Dublin in helicopters to JP McManus’ house and meetings with Desmond, as his Bhoys play a sequence of pre-season Friendly ties.
Two games in two days at Tolka Park:
A 1-4 victory Against Shelbourne, then a 1-1 draw against Shamrock Rovers.
2002-07-06: Shelbourne 1-4 Celtic, Friendly
Celtic were without Swedish stars Henrik Larson & Johan Mjallby who had both been given time off to recover from their World Cup exploits – and injured duo Neil Lennon and Joos Valgaeren were also missing.
David Fernandez made his Celtic debut.
Williams (Bennion), Crawley (D. Byrne), McCarthy, Doherty (R. Baker), Heary, Cahill (Ross), Fenlon, Holihan, S. Byrne (Gannon), Geoghegan (Roberts), Molloy
Goal:- Geoghegan 17.
Celtic:- Douglas ( Gould), McNamara, Balde ( Lambert), Crainey, Agathe ( Sylla), Miller ( Doyle), Petrov ( Fernandez), Thompson ( Healy), Guppy ( Petta), Hartson
Goals:- Hartson 6, 26, Agathe 30, Sutton 54.
In other news..
Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Serena Williams beats older sister Venus 7-6, 6-3 for her first Wimbledon singles title
1560 England and Scotland sign Treaty of Edinburgh
1776 American Declaration of Independence announced on front page of “PA Evening Gazette”
1886 Horlick’s of Wisconsin offers 1st malted milk to public
1923 The Central Executive Committee accepts the Treaty of Union, signed in Moscow in December 1922, and the Russian Empire becomes the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
1924 1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, US-England
1925 Bill Haley, known as the father of Rock ‘n’ Roll (Rock Around the Clock), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 1981)
1928 1st all-talking motion picture shown in NY (Lights of NY)
1994 “Forrest Gump”, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1995)
2016 Chilcot Report, UK’s Iraqi War Inquiry released; concludes ex Prime Minister Tony Blair (Labour …) overstated case for war.
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Respect Bhoys !
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