James Kelly

Read all the news about Celtic hero James Kelly. James Kelly was born in Renton, West Dunbartonshire on 15 October 1865. Today is James Kelly's birthday!. Died 20 February 1932, aged 66

James Kelly was a Scottish footballer who mainly played for Celtic after being signed from Renton where he had won the Scottish Cup twice. He was a Centre-half and was the first team captain of the Club and played in the Club’s first ever match a 5-2 win against Rangers. He was capped 8 times by Scotland and scored 1 goal. He also appeared seven times for the Scottish League XI. After retiring as a player, Kelly became a director of Celtic, serving as chairman between 1909 and 1914. His descendants Michael Kelly and Kevin Kelly also became Celtic directors.

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Hail Hail Media · Apr 11, 2017

CGS James Kelly

The Celtic Graves Society are proud to announce a ceremony to commemorate the final resting place of the first Celtic Captain JAMES KELLY At St Patricks Cemetery, 29 King’s Drive, New Stevenston On Sunday 9th April 2017 at 2pm Speakers and attendees at the event shall include: Members of the Kelly family Jim Craig, Lisbon Lion and Celtic Graves Society Patron Representatives of Celtic Football Club Terry Dick, Celtic Graves Society Member and Celtic Supporter Former Captains of Celtic Football Club The...

Hail Hail Media · Apr 11, 2017
Celtic Underground · Apr 23, 2017

The Celtic Underground Podcast Extra – No Kelly No Keltic & Brendan

This Sunday, the Celtic Graves Society will host a special event to commemorate the final resting place of James Kelly, Celtic’s first ever captain...

Celtic Underground · Apr 23, 2017
Photobhoy · Apr 9, 2017

James Kelly Commemoration by Celtic Graves Society

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Photobhoy · Apr 9, 2017

The Celtic Underground Podcast Extra – No Kelly No Keltic & Brendan

This Sunday, the Celtic Graves Society will host a special event to commemorate the final resting place of James Kelly, Celtic’s first ever captain...

Celtic FC · Apr 6, 2017

Celtic Graves Society to honour James Kelly

THIS Sunday, the Celtic Graves Society will host a special event to commemorate the final resting place of James Kelly, Celtic’s first ever captain...

Celtic FC · Apr 6, 2017

Celtic Underground – Repealing the OBFA with James Kelly MSP

The Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 was introduced by the SNP and passed by MSPs by 64 votes to 57 without any opposition support...

Celtic Underground – Repealing the OBFA with James Kelly MSP

The Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 was introduced by the SNP and passed by MSPs by 64 votes to 57 without any opposition support.

Total Celtic · Jan 17

Repeal of Offensive Behaviour Act receives majority backing of Justice Committee

A majority of Holyrood’s Justice Committee support Labour MSP James Kelly’s Bill to repeal the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act, we can reveal...

Total Celtic · Jan 17
Scotzine · Jun 20, 2013

James Kelly MSP: The Bill is a PR disaster for the SNP

In the second of our Offensive Behaviour in football Bill special features, Labour MSP and outspoken critic of the Bill, James Kelly writes for Scotzine stating: “The Bill is a part of Scottish life is solely because of the SNP...

Scotzine · Jun 20, 2013
Celtic Trust · Aug 3, 2016

The beginning of the end for the OB Act

The Celtic Trust, as a founding member of the Fans Against Criminalisation campaign, would like to encourage all supporters of Celtic and of other clubs to take part in the public consultation which was launched on Monday on the proposal by James Kelly MSP to bring forward a bill to repeal the Offensive Behaviour Act...

Celtic Trust · Aug 3, 2016
Jim Craig CSC · Oct 15, 2012

If You Know The History: 15th October: James Kelly born

On this day in 1865, James Kelly was born in Renton. 23 years later, Jimmy Kelly, as he then known, was centre-half for Renton, when as Scottish Cup holders, they became unofficial Champions of the World by beating FA Cup winners West Bromwich Albion...

Jim Craig CSC · Oct 15, 2012
Scotzine · Nov 12, 2011

Offensive Behaviour Bill Special Part Two: The MSPs & Police have their say

In the Second part of The Final Whistle’s Offensive Behaviour Bill special, host Andy Muirhead is joined in the studio by SNP MSP Humza Yousaf, Scottish Labour MSP James Kelly and Superintendent David Brand, head of Strathclyde Police’s new FOCUS unit.We...

Scotzine · Nov 12, 2011
Celtic Underground · Jun 14, 2016

Celtic Underground – Repealing OBFA with James Kelly MSP

The Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 was introduced by the SNP and passed by MSPs by 64 votes to...

Celtic Underground · Jun 14, 2016
Evening Times · Nov 19, 2015

MSP urges Celtic board to pay workers a ‘guaranteed living wage’

Scottish Labour MSP James Kelly has urged Celtic Football Club to give hundreds of workers a guaranteed living wage...

Evening Times · Nov 19, 2015
Celtic Underground · Aug 8, 2017

OBFA Final Submissions

As you will be aware, podcast guest James Kelly MSP has now published his bill to repeal the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications...

Celtic Underground · Aug 8, 2017
The Celtic Blog · Feb 26, 2017

Scotland’s Anti Football Fan Law “Is In Injury Time” According To Repeal MSP

Scotland’s notorious anti-football fan, and anti-free speech law, the Offensive Behaviour Act, “is in injury time” and heading for repeal, according to James Kelly MSP, the Labour parliamentarian who has been holding a public consolation on the issue...

The Celtic Blog · Feb 26, 2017
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