Anderson Maguire sponsor ‘The Heroes of ’86 – 30 Years on’

CELTIC FC Foundation are delighted to announce Anderson Maguire Funeral Directors as sponsor of  ‘The Heroes of ’86 – 30 Years on’.

Anderson Maguire, one of Scotland’s most highly respected funeral directors, is an independent, family-owned company whose reputation in the community is built on a long tradition of personal service.

With locations throughout the Glasgow area and a full complement of professional and experienced staff, they provide first-class facilities and a comprehensive range of services.

The Heroes of ’86 event is a celebration of the club’s famous league win at Love Street in 1986 and will take place in the Kerrydale Suite on the evening of Sunday, May 1.

Every single part of the proceeds will support the work of the club’s charitable arm, Celtic FC Foundation. The funds raised will make a genuine difference to the most vulnerable children, young people and adults in our local communities.

Celtic FC Foundation CEO, Tony Hamilton said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Anderson Maguire on board and would like to thank Paul Webb and the team for their wonderful support.

“As the key essence of both Celtic FC Foundation and the Anderson Maguire Foundation is to help those who are vulnerable, it’s fantastic we are able to come together for this event.”

Paul Webb, Managing Director of Anderson Maguire Funeral Directors added: “Through the Anderson Maguire Foundation programme, we are delighted to support this event.

“As a business, we take a very proactive role in the communities we serve and we are delighted that this sponsorship will make a difference to the most vulnerable in society.”

The Heroes of ’86 event will include the opportunity to take a trip down memory lane with footage from both key matches on that historic day in May 1986 – St Mirren v Celtic and Dundee v Hearts – a Q&A with some of the Bhoys who made the dream a reality, an auction, prize draw, quiz, live music and two-course meal.

Those already confirmed to attend include the then manager and Celtic FC Ambassador, Davie Hay. In addition to Davie are Danny McGrain, Murdo MacLeod, Owen Archdeacon and Willie McStay with a few more names still to be announced.

And the event wouldn’t be complete without a very special guest – probably the most-loved player never to have actually worn the green and white Hoops, Mr Albert Kidd.

Celtic won the League in majestic and dramatic fashion at St Mirren’s home on Saturday, May 3, 1986. The Bhoys were crowned champions in one of the closest and most dramatic finishes in league history.

On that final day of the season Hearts were leading Celtic by two points and ahead on goal difference which meant a draw against Dundee would have been enough to see them win their first league title since 1960.

Celtic were in scintillating form at Love Street and went into the half-time break four goals up, adding a fifth in the second half. However, the Hoops were still reliant on a Dundee victory against Hearts.

With Hearts apparently clinging on for the point they needed at Dens Park, Dundee made a substitution which will forever be remembered by the Celtic support. One Celtic fan replaced another as Tosh McKinlay made way for Albert Kidd, who then sensationally scored twice in the last 10 minutes to ensure a Dundee victory.

Supporters who had access to radios spread the news among the delirious away section at Love Street and both Davie Provan and Danny McGrain famously shared the Dens Park scoreline with the players on the park.

Full time came at Dens a minute or so before it did at Love Street and the fans erupted. Celtic were champions.

Tickets for ‘The Heroes of ‘86’ are priced at £400 for a table of 10 or £40pp and availability is now limited, with almost 300 tickets already gone.

The remaining tickets are available from Celtic FC Foundation on tel: 0141 551 4373 or email:[email protected]