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CLUB'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

PADRAIG BYRNE

Published 06/06/2012 | 09:13

A FANTASTIC weekend of celebrations was had by those involved with Forth Celtic FC over the bank holiday weekend. The club celebrated its 40th anniversary as well as officially opening its new pitches and clubhouse in Murrintown.

The weekend got off to a fantastic start on Friday with a golf classic at St Helen's. This was followed by the family fun day on Saturday along with the official opening of the new facilities by Minister Brendan Howlin.

There was fun for all the family on the day with bouncy castles, face-painting and a barbecue. Two matches also took place on the day with some of the founding members dusting off their boots for the first game in a match that was dubbed ' the old codgers v the cripples' and the current Forth Celtic side taking on the 2001 Cup winning side in the second game of the day.

The second game provided a thriller. With the game tied at 1-1, it went to penalties and the 2001 Cup Winners emerged victorious proving that class is permanent!

On the Sunday evening a dinner dance took place in the Talbot Hotel which was well attended by both past and present members of the club. Music was provided by Fiesta who had both young and old on their feet and on the dancefloor. One of the organisers, Anthony Bail said of the weekend 'It was a fantastic weekend. There's was a lot of hard work involved, but it was all worth it and I think everyone enjoyed themselves. I particularly enjoyed the dinner dance on the Sunday night and it was great to see so many of the founding and past members of the club present on the night.'

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