January 12 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print

6-MALKY-HOLYROOD

Scotland boss backs school’s AoS football challenge

Football fans at a Glasgow high school were delighted last month as they were joined by a very special guest for their festive ‘Christmas Keepie-Uppie’ competition

Former Celtic and Queen’s Park defender Malky Mackay joined the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) for festive charity celebrations at Holyrood Secondary School, and awarded the prizes to the competition winners.

Mr Mackay, who is the caretaker manager of Scotland and performance director of the Scottish Football Association (SFA), presented first prize winner Holly with a signed Celtic jersey, who managed an enviable 49 keepie-ups.

Hot on Holly’s heels was runner-up Sebastian, who did 48 keepie-ups for a signed Queen’s Park strip, while third place pupil Glory was awarded a Dundee United football from Irish defender Sean Dillon’s testimonial earlier in 2017.

It was a fantastic day for all involved, with a number of Christmas stalls set up and run by senior Holyrood pupils.

Special thanks was given to social sciences teacher Marianne Brady, who did lots of hard work behind the scenes organising the day’s events.

“It’s great to see the children all having a good time for such a worthwhile charity,” Mr Mackay said. “Apostleship of the Sea deserve all the help they can get especially at Christmas time.”

School chaplain Fr John Carroll, who was at the event, said: “It’s wonderful for the pupils to see someone like Malky making such a positive difference.”

AoS will return to Holyrood in February of this year, as part of their ‘Link Charity’ status for Fairtrade Fortnight.

 

Leave a Reply

latest news

Bishop Keenan to pray the Rosary live on Facebook

October 17th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

BISHOP John Keenan of Paisley Diocese is to pray the...


More collaboration between priests and laity needed, says papal advisor

October 12th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

There needs to be more collaboration between priests and lay...


Church welcomes justice minister’s use of the term ‘anti-Catholicism’

October 12th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A spokesman for the Catholic Church said that 'until now...


Bishop lies prostrate at altar for sins of Church abuse

October 12th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two Scottish bishops took up Pope Francis’ call to make...




Social media

Latest edition

P1-OCT-19-2018

exclusively in the paper

  • Vocations week hears inspiring stories of Faith
  • Trinity pupils roar for pro-life cause with annual fun run
  • Example of Romero brings together Scottish Christians
  • Aid agencies ‘undermining African values’ with abortion
  • Recreating the gardens of Scripture in life and art, by Dr Harry Schnitker

Previous editions

Previous editions of the Scottish Catholic Observer newspaper are only available to subscribed Members. To download previous editions of the paper, please subscribe.

note: registered members only.

Read the SCO