Celtic were formally founded in St. Mary’s Church Hall on East Rose Street (now Forbes Street), Calton, Glasgow, by Brother Walfrid, an Irish Marist brother, on 6 November 1887. Brother Walfrid’s move to establish the club as a means of fund raising for his charity, The Poor Children’s Dinner Table, was largely inspired by the example of Hibernian who were formed out of the immigrant Irish population thirteen years earlier in Edinburgh. Walfrid’s own suggestion of the name Celtic was to reflect the club’s Irish and Scottish origins. In 1967, Celtic became the first British team, and only Scottish team, to win the European Cup and won every competition they entered that season.
The club’s official nickname is The Boys, the spelling of which denotes an Irish pronunciation. The term “Boys” was used for most football teams of Glasgow at the time, probably in reference to the local, sectarian, youth gangs prevalent in Glasgow at the time, the (Catholic, Irish) Timalloys and the (Protestant, Loyalist) Billyboys. Based in the Parkhead area of Glasgow. Celtic have won the Scottish League Championship on 42 occasions, the Scottish Cup 35 times and the League Cup 14 times. Celtic’s home stadium is Celtic Park, the biggest football stadium in Scotland, with a capacity of 60,832. Together with their Glasgow rivals, Rangers, they form the Old Firm, one of the most famous and fierce rivalries in sport. We thought it would be a good idea to let fans in on some apps available.
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iCeltic by Coleraine Design is available to download at the App Store for £0.69/$0.99. This application allows fans to get the latest news, stories, and rumors coming out of Celtic Park. Find out about transfers, players and other valuable information to keep you up to date with the Bhoys news straight to your iPhone.
My Celtic FC by My Interactive Ltd is £0.69 at the App Store. This is an official Celtic FC Management Game that includes real player images, the official 2010-11 team and multiple save games. Manage up six different clubs including any one of over 230 clubs from the Scottish, English, German, Italian, French, Spanish and Dutch leagues. Train players, interact with staff screens, buy and sell players and watch matches unfold with the ball radar and live commentary. This is a great app for fans to take control of their own Celtic team.
Celtic Soccer Diary by SpringApp Technologies Inc is the ideal app for fans to monitor their team’s progress and find out trivia knowledge about the club. Learn about the story of all the clubs managers, how many goals Henrik Larsson scored and when Celtic won the European Cup. Along with fixture lists, scores, attendances and much more this app is available at the App Store for £2.99/$4.99.
Fan Celtic Free by Netco Sports is also available through the iTunes App Store. This free app is the essential tool for fans who want to follow and support Celtic. Find out all the current team news, rankings, match previews and reviews on the home page. Enjoy the matches with live commentary and live statistics. View all squad members of the by their position on the field and the season calendar for access to match sheets for every game.
In April 2003, the club was estimated to have a fan base of nine million people, including one million in North America. With apps compatible on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch fans all around the world can keep up to date with Celtic F.C. Do you think Celtic can win this years Scottish League? Hopefully there will be some more trophies to add to their prestigious history.