Jimmy, one of our founder members, recalls the early days of Lourdes Celtic Football Club.
We all had a great knowledge of football, but Sunboy – he could see potential talent and this helped us along.
What are some of your favourite memories during your time with Lourdes Celtic?
To get a place and play a game on our teams back then you only needed to love football and want to play – and play with heart.
A great bunch of lads. We never thought it would survive longer than us.
...To see ex-players come back and become managers is fantastic. It shows how happy they were as youngsters.
What would you wish for the future of the club?
I wish nothing but the best for Lourdes Celtic and if it gives those involved even half as much happiness and great memories that it brought me, they will be lucky. It’s just amazing to see what has sprouted from the club, as the old saying goes, from small acorns grow big trees. I enjoyed all of it. I get very emotional when I think about it. The era when I was there is totally different than today, I just hope it is still fun for the boys and girls. I am delighted to share some of my memories from the '50s, '60s and '70s. I know I haven’t been part of the club for many many years but they were the best of times the happiest of times for me.