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Andy McAtee

The Celtic Graves Society are proud to announce a ceremony to commemorate the final resting place of the legendary

ANDY McATEE

At Kilsyth Cemetery, Howe Road, Kilsyth, G65 0TAat 12:00 noon on Saturday 28th February 2015

Speakers at the event shall include:

Jim Craig, Lisbon Lion & Celtic Graves Society Patron
Tom Boyd, former Celtic Captain
David W Potter, Author and Celtic Historian

A blessing of the grave will be conducted by Father Sullivan of The Holy Cross Church, Croy.

Fans favourite Andy McAtee represented Celtic for 14 years. A frighteningly quick player, Andy was known as a player with a cannonball shot who could score goals from impossible angles and as a match winner.

The Cumbernauld born outside right is another Celtic player who comes from a mining background. His Celtic career was interrupted by World War 1, where his occupation as a miner allowed him to carry on playing for Celtic. During the period he played in the league title winning teams of 1914-17. He later served with typical bravery and heroism as a gunner for the 29th Division where he fought in the Italian Alps and the Somme. We lost him mostly for the first half of 1918.

As a footballer, McAtee was simply a match winner who was adored by the Celtic faithful, and is undoubtedly one of the greatest wingers the club has ever had.

Having played 438 times for Celtic, scoring 75 goals winning 5 Scottish League Championships and 4 Scottish Cup winners medals, Andy McAtee is a true Celtic great.

The Celtic Graves Society would like to invite all attendees to a “Question & Answer” event which will take place at

The Curling Stone, High Craigends, Kilsyth at 1pm.

Attending this even will be:

Lisbon Lion Jim Craig, former Celtic Captain Tom Boyd and local Celt Pat McCluskey

For more information on the Celtic Graves Society please visit:

www.celticgraves.com

where donations to the work of the Celtic Graves Society can also be made.

For further information see Celtic Graves on Facebook, @CelticGraves on twitter & Search for Andy McAtee on www.TheCelticWiki.com