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- Athletics at Celtic Park
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- Pedestrianism at Celtic Park
- Pushball at Celtic Park
- Rugby League at Celtic Park
- Shinty & GAA at Celtic Park
- Speedway at Celtic Park
The Annual Celtic Sports MeetingFor almost 40 years from the inaugural event at the original Celtic Park in 1890 Celtic hosted an annual sports meeting. The meeting was traditionally held in early August prior to the start of the football season and was a major event in the club's calendar. The meeting attracted top athletes from across Britain and even from America with the facilities at Celtic Park proving popular with competitors and spectators.
The meetings featured a whole host of event with cycling and athletics the big crowd pullers. It wasn't unusual for the meeting to attract crowds of 25,000 and in 1920 some 40,000 gathered to see Eric Liddell, the Scottish runner immortalised in the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire.
Athletics & Sports Days
PushballOne of the most curious sports ever played at Celtic must have been "Pushball". Before you ask, this is a strange sport that was popular in US Universities that made it's way over to Europe, but was no more than a curiosity.
Shinty & Hurling
Scotland and Ireland clashed at Celtic Park on June 21st 1913 in a match organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). Ireland were represented by All Ireland champions Kilkenny while Scotland were made up of a select side featuring the best players from clubs in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire.
Patriotic Sports'Patriotic Sports' (Glasgow Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), Friday, June 22, 1900;)
Police SportsGlasgow Police Sports (and Five a Side) (Glasgow Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), Friday, June 23, 1899)
Special OlympicsCeltic Park was the venue for the opening of the European Summer Special Olmpics which was held in the Strathclyde region in the summer of 1990. The opening ceremony was held on July 21st and was attended by 32,000 people.
Tug-of-WarTug-of-war (Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Saturday, September 23, 1893)
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