John H McLaughlin

The Celtic Graves Society is proud to announce that there will be a ceremony to mark the resting place of


First Celtic Chairman

At St Peter’s The Good Shepherd Cemetery, Dalbeth, near Celtic Park on Saturday 11th February 2012 at 12noon

Attendees at the event will include:

Members of the McLaughlin Family
Representatives of Celtic Football Club
Jim Craig – Celtic Graves Society Patron
Monsignor Peter Smith – newly appointed attaché to Vatican’s United Nations Embassy
Stephen McCormack (organiser of the campaign to mark Mr McLaughlin’s resting place)

A blessing will be given by Monsignor Smith from St Mary of the Assumption Church, Calton

All Celtic Supporters are welcome to attend. Flowers/tributes may be left at the graveside.

“Footballers… have sympathies, we have regards for the feelings and the sorrows of others, and in this sad blow to the family and our club, we have such feelings.” – Jimmy Quinn – Celtic FC on the death of John H McLaughlin.

As a Founding Father of Celti, John H McLaughlin was the future first Chairman of the club. He was said to be the best legislator in the land, and a man who was to play not only a pivotal role in the founding of Celtic, but also in bringing professionalism to Scottish Football & the formation of the Scottish League.

The birth of Celtic, professionalism and the introduction of the Scottish League were the three most progressive and far reaching developments in the early history of Scottish Football and John H McLaughlin was central to it all.

We hope you can join us at the ceremony and after at the Celtic Club on Londond Road, prior to kick off at Celtic Park against Inverness at 3pm.

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