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DURHAM CELTICS WIN THE MEN’S ONTARIO CUP
Our own Durham Celtic football team have had a signature year culminating in beating the Woodbridge Strikers 2-0 in the final of the Ontario Cup on Sunday 10th September.  This is a great achievement as the game was played in Woodbridge where the Strikers have their home ground.  A bus from the club took fans to the final to cheer them on.  Goals by Colin Keay and Mark van Beek secured the win in a professional dislay by the Bhoys.  Next stop is the Canadian Finals in British Columbia in October.   We shall be hosting fund raisers to help them with the trip.
DURHAM CELTIC CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
On a glorious day, Saturday 9th September 16 people turned up for the Golf League Cub Championship game.  Taking time off from club renovations’ work, Kevin McDonnell won the title with a spectacular net 61 score – 9 under par.  Ron Reedyk beat Mike Sheahan by 5 points to win the Dan Sheahan Memorial Cup.  Bottles of Single Malt for closest to the pin went to Morris O’Reilly on the front nine and Peter McCann on the back nine.  Thanks to all those who participated especially those non-members of the golf league that turned up for the game and the craic.
RACING DAY AT THE DURHAM CELTIC CLUB
On Sunday 20th August a charity racing event was held at he club.  In a lively afternoon, six races were shown on the big screen.  The crowd was made up of some members of the Durham club with a large contingent from the Toronto Celtic Club.  Hugo Straney was the MC and there was a musical interlude with Owen Duffy and Brian O’Connor.  The whole afternoon was for Cancer research and was a great success.   Thanks to John Lennon for organising the event.
JOCK STEIN CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT 2017
Despite the non-support from two of the clubs, the day was a success mainly due to the generosity of the members of the Durham Celtic Club who signed up 27 of the 45 players.  Thanks also to the Toronto Celtic club who fielded a full team.  A short 10 minute deluge threatened to put a damper on the event but the sun came out and a good time was had by all.  The $5,000 hole-in-one prize was unclaimed.  Mike Ward won the first flight prize and Jimmy Miller of the Toronto Club won the second flight prize.  Closest to the pin prizes were bottles of Single Malt.  Over $500 was collected for Charity.
IRELAND v SCOTLAND GOLF INTERNATIONAL. 2017
Glorious day with another big win for the Irish – 3 and 1 – despite a valiant effort from the Scots.  No pictures this year as the reporter was overtired and emotional after the big win.
LAS VEGAS 2017
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SPORTS DIRECTOR
It is with pleasure that we announce the appointment of Jay Atwell to the position of Sports Director.  Jay brings considerable energy enthusiasm, geniality and orthography to the position. In what is a unique year – 50th Anniversary of the Lisbon Lions – Jay will be involved in the organisation of the Jock Stein Charity Golf Tournament, which we are hosting this year, as well as the celebration of a Banner Celtic Football Campaign. Please join us in welcoming Jay and extending him every courtesy and assistance to make his tenure a success.