Thanks

Céad míle buíochas – a hundred thousand thanks

Many individuals must be thanked for helping bring Charlietully.com to life.

Firstly, thanks to web designer Scott McCorry for his patience and interest in making sure the site came to fruition on a budget of nil (and we were lucky to get nil)! Colin Meade will also go down in history as the man to register the site domain thanks Colly!

Tom Campbell, Charlie's biographer, provided a key article for the site, as did historian and Belfast Celtic treasure keeper JJ Tohill, whose Tully scrap book also proved a fascinating resource.

Terry Dick, son of the legendary Glasgow vocalist Glen Daly, was a great source of information and encouragement and thanks also go to John McLaughlin and Chris McGuigan from Lostbhoys.com for their help in connecting Terry with this project.

Chris Cameron from the Celtic Visitors Centre provided a brilliant account of the Tully exhibits at Celtic Park, while his colleague Maura McColgan also sent excellent images of the items on display.
Maura's father Dan, like Charlie Tully, leaves an everlasting link between Belfast and Glasgow as one of the chosen few Celts to wear the Hoops in both cities.

All images hosted on this site will be forwarded to the Celtic Visitors Centre to be held for posterity.

For the last 86 years, Jimmy Overend has been a Celtic fan, both Belfast and Glasgow and the treasure trove of material in his home isn't half as valuable as the treasured memories he has kept including his recollections of Tully's first ever game at Grosvenor Park in the early 40's, which he attended.

Former Irish News journalist Denis O'Hara provided a wonderful personal account and also allowed content from his tremendous Derry City memoir, the Candy Men of '54, to be reproduced, including an eyewitness account of the game at Brockville where Tully scored from two corners. This account came from Pat Delaney, son of Celtic legend Jimmy.

Paddy McIlroy helped secure memories from Charlie's assistant at Bangor, Jim Emery as well as Frank McIlroy who was lucky to witness Tully perform in the flesh.

The Belfast Celtic Society have funded Charlietully.com in its entirety and thanks go to all involved in that august body for making the dream a reality to Padraig, Vincent, Eddie and Paddy a huge thanks.

Lastly, thanks go to the person whose dream was to capture the essence of Charles Patrick Tully online, to allow generations ahead to know of a man who last crossed the chalk of a football field over 50 years ago but whose memory is indelibly etched on the history of the great football clubs he served.
Charlie Tully Junior's meticulous hoarding of items which belonged to his father has allowed Charlietully.com to be published I just hope it's everything you wished for Charlie, and more.

Martin - Belfast Celtic Society