UK time is: 23:12:34
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Celtic mourn legendary figure

<div style='background-color: #0B610B;'><a href='http://www.rsspump.com/?web_widget/rss_ticker/news_widget' title='News Widget'>News Widget</a></div>

Legendary Celtic defender and assistant manager Sean Fallon has died at the age of 90.

"Sean was a great Celtic man, and it's been a privilege to meet him over the years" - Neil Lennon
The iconic Fallon appeared more than 250 times for the Glasgow club during the fifties and later assisted manager Jock Stein over the next couple of decades.

He was capped eight times at international level for Republic of Ireland while also having a brief spell in charge of Dumbarton.

But it was at Celtic where he was responsible for bringing in some of the club's finest players such as Tommy Gemmell, Danny McGrain, Kenny Dalglish, Davie Hay, Lou Macari and Pat Bonner.

"Sean Fallon was a Celtic legend who devoted much of his life to the club he loved," chief executive Peter Lawwell told Celtic's official website. "He was, of course, a supporter, first and foremost, and he was proud to have worn the green and white Hoops that he loved. Sean will be sadly missed but he will never be forgotten for what he did for our club."

Manager Neil Lennon added his own tribute: "We are all shocked and saddened to hear of Sean's death, and the thoughts of all the players and management are with his family.

"Sean was a great Celtic man, and it's been a privilege to meet him over the years," he reflected. "He was always a very humble man when you met him, even though his achievements in the game were extraordinary."

LATEST ON THE VITAL CELTIC FORUMS ...

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: stev Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 18 2013

Time: 3:53PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Treasure hunt for Celtic (Thursday April 10 2014)

Lennon monitors midfielder (Thursday April 10 2014)

Midfielder plans talks (Thursday April 10 2014)

Charge increased against striker (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Bids inevitable says Lennon (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Skipper has no fears (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Brown so happy at Celtic (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Lennon plays down speculation (Monday April 7 2014)

Claims against striker (Sunday April 6 2014)

Lennon hails performance (Saturday April 5 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Celtic Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. welch47 6
2. wee_od_88 4
3. weetim67 1
4. ben2 1
5. Colin Garvey 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Celtic 1 - 0 St. Mirren
Celtic 4 - 0 Kilmarnock
St. Mirren 0 - 4 Celtic
Celtic 1 - 0 Partick
Inverness 0 - 1 Celtic
St. Johnstone 0 - 1 Celtic

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Celtic 32 27 4 1 +61 85
2. Aberdeen 33 19 6 8 +17 63
3. Motherwell 32 19 3 10 +10 60
4. Dundee United 33 15 9 9 +16 54
5. Inverness 33 15 7 11 +5 52
6. St. Johnstone 33 14 6 13 +7 48
7. Kilmarnock 33 9 6 18 -16 33

Breaking League News

Youngsters hailed after victory
Dundee United : 15/04/2014 16:42:00
Tangerines set up derby final
Dundee United : 15/04/2014 15:43:00
Tangerines contest final place
Dundee United : 11/04/2014 16:50:00
Ban contested by McNamara
Dundee United : 11/04/2014 14:56:00
We must match Rangers - McNamara
Dundee United : 10/04/2014 16:53:00
Three-match ban for McNamara
Dundee United : 10/04/2014 16:19:00
Treasure hunt for Celtic
Celtic : 10/04/2014 15:06:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Celtic capable of qualifying from the group?
Suggested By:  Vital Celtic
Yes 72%
No 28%