The Celtic Graves Society are proud to announce a ceremony to commemorate the final resting place of the legendary
In Kilsyth Cemetery, Howe Road, Kilsyth at 9.00am on Saturday 16th August 2014
Attendees at the event shall include:
Fergus McCann (Representing Celtic Supporters)
Jim Craig, Lisbon Lion & Celtic Graves Society Patron
Terry Dick, Celtic Historian
David W Potter, Author of “The Mighty Quinn – Jimmy Quinn, Celtic First Goalscoring Hero”
A Blessing will be conducted by Father Tracey of St Patrick’s Church, Kilsyth.
As a centre-forward Jimmy Quinn was a peerless player with no apparent weakness to his game. Brave, quick, great aerial prowess, excellent awareness, nimble feet and with a power-packed precision boot.
His unrivalled ability as a centre-forward was perfectly illustrated in the Scottish Cup final of 1904 when he bagged a hat-trick at Hampden as Celtic came from 2-0 down to defeat Rangers 3-2.
The fearsome firepower of this humble man from Croy were the foundation on which a glorious era in Celtic’s history was built. With the magnificent and rampaging Quinn terrorising opponents Celtic were to win six League championships in succession as well as adding four Scottish Cups to their haul of silverware. The player was also capped 11 times for Scotland.
Knee trouble eventually brought an end to this most memorable of careers but not before this former collier boy made an eternal impression on football history and in the hearts of all Celtic fans for generations to come.
Jimmy Quinn played 331 times for Celtic and scored 216 goals. The Quinn family connection with Celtic continued when his grandson, also Jimmy, was a Celtic player between 1963 and 1979 and was a part of the famed “Quality Street Gang”.
He passed away in 1945, and Willie Maley penned a fitting valedictory on the Celtic legend: “He was the keystone in the greatest team Celtic ever had.”
“The Mighty Quinn” is a Celtic icon who will never be forgotten, his incredible record will see to that.
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