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Looking forward to getting back to see Celtic

13 July 2023

It’s nice to be back writing about Celtic after the summer break. We look forward to another season following Celtic home and away. Thanks to everyone who bought the latest More than 90 Minutes. The print edition is heading for another sell out with less than 5 copies left as I write. Work will begin soon on issue 128 out early August.

Celtic continue their pre-season build up with some warm weather training before heading off to Japan for two games. Celtic take on Yokahama FM on Wednesday 19 & Gamba Osaka on Saturday 22. The two games have a 7 p.m. kick off local time (11 a.m. Glasgow time) and will be shown on Celtic TV. https://www.celticfc.tv

It should be an amazing experience for the Celtic fans who are travelling from around the globe and Japanese Celtic fan, Nobutaka Yamanaka has been doing a great job keeping everyone who is traveling updated on his Facebook page Celtic Japan Tour 2023. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1210880306467254/

I know a lot of Australian based Celtic fans who are making the trip and I must admit I’m a little jealous after having such a great time with them in Thailand back in March. They still plan on travelling to South Korea to continue their jolly bhoys.

Its’s a pity the Celtic game has been cancelled for those making the long trip but they will have a great time never the less. South Korea’s loss is Ireland’s gain with the Wolves game now switched to Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.

Tickets went on pre-sale yesterday and from this morning on general sale via Ticketmaster. Tickets start at €35, €20 for children (Cat. B only) with premium coming in at €85 (excluding booking fees). https://www.ticketmaster.ie/event/18005EEAD8FA68D0

We (St. Margaret’s CSC) will be running a bus from Drogheda & Duleek to the game which kicks off at 2pm. Buses will no doubt be coming over on the ferry from Scotland and supporters clubs from throughout Ireland will make their way to Dublin in the Green.

Celtic fans visiting Dublin should enjoy a great day. In Celtic bars like Peadar Browns and Celtic restaurants like O’Sheas in Temple Bar. Pre-season friendlies are not for everyone but I for one am looking forward to getting back watching Celtic in the flesh.

Andrew Milne is Editor of More than 90 Minutes Celtic Fanzine & host of the Celtic Podcast