How CELTIC FC AMERICA got started here in Houston.
Houston has a couple Celtic teams, Celtic bhoys who are still going be it at a much lower level and Houston Celtic both in HFA a fantastic league in Houston. This team was originally started by three men, Jimmy Hunter, Bill Denike and Pete Sullivan. The reason I believe it’s important to tell the story is Jimmy and Bill have both passed away. Two great guys. I want to keep the team going in their memories.
Pete Sullivan is the other person, Pete lives in Virginia beach today and we still talk often, in fact he just visited me a few months ago. We actually met up with Bill who sadly passed a way a few weeks after our meeting. These three friends asked me to play with the the new Houston Celtic team in HFA Premier League, they already had a celtic team in lower level. They wanted a top level team because the top league had a Rangers team and so you know the history.
At the time I was playing Pro with the Houston Hurricanes FC in USL, so it was agreed I would be loaned out in off season. The bhoys wanted me to sign as I was a huge Celtic supporter, Irish and also one of the top players in Houston. The first season we played Rangers in Semi-Final of cup, we won 3-2 and I scored two goals that night, I will never forget Bill, Pete and jimmy and his dad Jimmy Sr Jumping all over me when I scored the winner. Great moment and memories I’ll carry with me forever. R.I.P bhoys we are still going strong.
We got pumped in the final by Houston Nationals 5-1 but it didn’t matter we beat Rangers that night.
So here you have it a little bit of the history from how it all started. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart and thank God every day for allowing me to do what I love, Football.
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