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Il Belfast Celtic football club e la sua storia

Il Belfast Celtic football club vince l’Irish Cup, campionati irlandesi e tante altre competizioni, ma poi scompare lasciando un vuoto.

La squadra, fondata nel 1841, seguiva l’esempio del Celtic di Glasgow anche nello stile e nei colori, ma non ebbe una vita semplice come i cugini scozzesi…

..fu estromessa dalla lega irlandese per 4 anni in seguito ad un avvenimento di sangue durante una partita di coppa:si giocava la semifinale contro il Glentoran ed un uomo entrò allo stadio, il Celtic Park, con una pistola sparando sula folla.

Il 26 Dicembre del 1948, al termine di una sfida contro i rivali politici, religiosi e culturali del Linfield accadde un altro fatto particolare: i tifosi protestanti entrarono in campo e battezzarono il Boxing day ferendo alcuni giocatori del Celtic. La dirigenza allora decise di sciogliere la società ed i Belfast Celtic sprarirono.

Il Celtic Park divenne un cinodromo…

Football a 45 giri dedica ai Belfast Celtic la canzone I will tell my ma; si tratta di un brano per bambini risalente al 19°secolo; il coro fa riferimento a Belfast, chiamata The Belle of Belfast City. Questa seguente è la versione dei Dubliners:

IL testo di I will tell my ma:

I’ll tell my ma when I get home,
The boys won’t leave the girls alone
They pull my hair and stole my comb
But that’s all right till I go home

She is handsome, she is pretty,
She is the Belle of Belfast city
She is a courtin’ one, two, three,
Please won’t you tell me who is she

Albert Mooney says he loves her,
All the boys are fightin’ for her
Knock at the door and ring at the bell,
Saying oh my true love, are you well

Out she comes as white as snow,
Rings on her fingers, bells on her toes
Ould Johnny Morrissey says she’ll die
If she doesn’t get the fella with the roving eye

I’ll tell my ma when I get home,
The boys won’t leave the girls alone
They pull my hair and stole my comb
But that’s all right till I go home

She is handsome, she is pretty,
She is the Belle of Belfast city
She is a courtin’ one, two, three,
Please won’t you tell me who is she

Let the wind and the rain and the hail blow high
And the snow come travellin’ through the sky
She’s as sweet as apple pie,
She’ll get her own lad by and by

When she gets a lad of her own
She won’t tell her ma when she gets home
Let them all come as they will
For it’s Albert Mooney she loves still

I’ll tell my ma when I get home,
The boys won’t leave the girls alone
They pull my hair and stole my comb
But that’s all right till I go home

She is handsome, she is pretty,
She is the Belle of Belfast city
She is a courtin’ one, two, three,
Please won’t you tell me who is she

Albert Mooney says he loves her,
All the boys are fightin’ for her
Knock at the door and ring at the bell,
Saying oh my true love, are you well

Out she comes as white as snow,
Rings on her fingers, bells on her toes
Ould Johnny Morrissey says she’ll die
If she doesn’t get the fella with the roving eye

I’ll tell my ma when I get home,
The boys won’t leave the girls alone
They pull my hair and stole my comb
But that’s all right till I go home

She is handsome, she is pretty,
She is the Belle of Belfast city
She is a courtin’ one, two, three,
Please won’t you tell me who is she

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