Out and About: Pluck of the Irish doubles up at Celtics summer tournament
Ireland have done it again, winning their second successive Copenhagen Celtic Summer Tournament, beating Denmark on penalties in an exciting final against Denmark, a team they had previously lost to in the group stage.
Sean Coogan, one of the few surviving players of the last triumph, celebrated with his manager/father, the club’s founder Coogan, who invited all and sundry to drink from his ‘chalice’ “as if he was a f***ing priest” – it was observed by an onlooker.
Thanks to the efforts of organisers Chris Pilbeam and John Treacher (club treasurer and MC, Ton Baks, is sitting – injured again probably), Celtics really put on a show at Kløvermarken on August 6, errecting an unprecedented 11 tents (that mostly stayed up in strong winds) to host a tournament that involved 690 minutes of football.
Among the more colourful teams were Russia, which included CPH POST news editor Christian Wenande (third right),
and a side representing The Globe Pub organised by landlord Brian McKenna.
Afterwards everyone tucked into a barbecued meal prepared by grill meisters Simon Sheard and Neil Jones.