Rangers Football Club are a football club in Glasgow, which plays in the Scottish Premiership, the first tier of the Scottish Professional Football League. Their home ground, Ibrox Stadium, is in the south-west of the city, Rangers were the first British club to reach a UEFA tournament final and won the European Cup Winners Cup in 1972 after being runner-up twice in 1961 and 1967. A third runners-up finish in Europe came in the UEFA Cup in 2008, Rangers have a long-standing rivalry with Celtic, the two Glasgow clubs being collectively known as the Old Firm. The four founders of Rangers – brothers Moses and Peter McNeil, Peter Campbell, Rangers first match, in May that year, was a goalless friendly draw with Callander on Glasgow Green. David Hill was a founder member, in 1873, the club held its first annual meeting and staff were elected. By 1876 Rangers had its first international player, with Moses McNeil representing Scotland in a match against Wales. In 1877 Rangers reached a Scottish Cup final, after drawing the first game, Rangers refused to turn up for the replay, Rangers won the Glasgow Merchants Charity Cup the following year against Vale of Leven 2–1, their first major cup.
The first-ever Old Firm match took place in 1888, the year of Celtics establishment, Rangers lost 5–2 in a friendly to a team composed largely of guest players from Hibernian. The 1890–91 season saw the inception of the Scottish Football League, the clubs first-ever league match, on 16 August 1890, resulted in a 5–2 victory over Heart of Midlothian. After finishing joint-top with Dumbarton, a play-off held at Cathkin Park finished 2–2, Rangers first-ever Scottish Cup win came in 1894 after a 3–1 final victory over rivals Celtic. By the start of the 20th century, Rangers had won two titles and three Scottish Cups. During William Wiltons time as secretary and team manager. Taking over as manager from William Wilton in 1920, Bill Struth was Rangers most successful manager, on 2 January 1939 a British league attendance record was broken as 118,567 fans turned out to watch Rangers beat Celtic in the traditional New Years Day Old Firm match. During the wartime regional league setup, Rangers achieved their highest score against old firm rivals Celtic with an 8–1 win in the Southern Football League, Rangers lost by their biggest Old Firm margin of 7–1.
Rangers reached the semi-finals of the European Cup in 1960, losing to German club Eintracht Frankfurt by a record aggregate 12–4 for a Scottish team. In 1961 Rangers became the first British team to reach a European final when they contested the Cup Winners Cup final against Italian side Fiorentina, Rangers lost again in the final of the same competition in 1967, by a single goal after extra time to Bayern Munich. The Ibrox disaster occurred on 2 January 1971 when large-scale crushing on an exit at the culmination of the New Years Day Old Firm game claimed 66 lives. An enquiry concluded that the crush was likely to have happened ten minutes after the final whistle and to have been triggered by someone falling on the stairs
The devotion to the Sacred Heart is one of the most widely practiced and well-known Roman Catholic devotions, taking Jesus Christs physical heart as the representation of His divine love for humanity. This devotion is predominantly used in the Roman Catholic Church and among some high-church Anglicans and Lutherans, the devotion is especially concerned with what the Church deems to be the love and compassion of the heart of Christ towards humanity, and its long suffering. Predecessors to the modern devotion arose unmistakably in the Middle Ages in various facets of Catholic mysticism. The Sacred Heart is often depicted in Christian art as a flaming heart shining with light, pierced by the lance-wound, encircled by the crown of thorns, surmounted by a cross. Sometimes the image is shown shining within the bosom of Christ with his wounded hands pointing at the heart, the wounds and crown of thorns allude to the manner of Jesus death, while the fire represents the transformative power of divine love.
Historically the devotion to the Sacred Heart is an outgrowth of devotion to what is believed to be Christs sacred humanity, there is nothing to indicate that, during the first ten centuries of Christianity, any worship was rendered to the wounded Heart of Jesus. Devotion to the Sacred Heart developed out of the devotion to the Holy Wounds, the first indications of devotion to the Sacred Heart are found in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Saint Bernard said that the piercing of Christs side revealed his goodness, the earliest known hymn to the Sacred Heart, Summi Regis Cor Aveto is believed to have been written by the Norbertine, Blessed Herman Joseph of Cologne, Germany. This hymn begins, I hail Thee kingly Heart most high, from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries, the devotion was propagated but it did not seem to have developed in itself. It was everywhere practised by individuals and by different religious congregations, such as the Franciscans, among the Franciscans the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus has its champions in Saint Bonaventure in his Vitis Mystica, B.
John de la Verna and the Franciscan Tertiary Saint Jean Eudes, Bonaventure wrote, Who is there who would not love this wounded heart. Who would not love in return Him, who loves so much. ”It was, nevertheless, in the sixteenth century, the devotion passed from the domain of mysticism into that of Christian asceticism. The historical record from that shows an early bringing to light of the devotion. Ascetic writers spoke of it, especially those of the Society of Jesus, the first to establish the theological basis for the devotion was Polish Jesuit Kasper Drużbicki in his book Meta cordium - Cor Jesu. Not much Jean Eudes wrote an Office, and promoted a feast for it, père Eudes was the apostle of the Heart of Mary, but in his devotion to the Immaculate Heart there was a share for the Heart of Jesus. Little by little, the devotion to the two Hearts became distinct, and on August 31,1670, the first feast of the Sacred Heart was celebrated in the Grand Seminary of Rennes. Coutances followed suit on October 20, a day with which the Eudist feast was from on to be connected, the feast soon spread to other dioceses, and the devotion was likewise adopted in various religious communities.
It gradually came into contact with the devotion begun by Margaret Mary Alacoque at Paray-le-Monial, according to Thomas Merton, Saint Lutgarde, a Cistercian mystic of Aywieres, Belgium was one of the great precursors of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Ballymote is a market town in southern County Sligo in the province of Connacht, in the north-west of Ireland. It is a town, with Ballymote Castle, the last. This castle, dating from 1300, was built by Richard de Burgh and it has a Market House, a three-bay, two-story building currently used by the South County Sligo Community Mental health service of the Health Service Executive. Ballymote lies on regional roads R293, R295 and R296, Ballymote railway station opened on 3 December 1862. In 1900 Ballymote had a population of 1145, compared to 1539 in 2011, a number of sports are played in the town, including Gaelic football at Corran park, soccer at Brother Walfrid Memorial park and athletics at the track around Corran Park. Numerous other sports are played, particularly at under-age level, golf is played at a nine-hole course on the outskirts of the town. The Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg unveiled Irelands national monument to the 69th Infantry Regiment, at the foot of the monument is a piece of steel from the World Trade Center in New York, which was attacked on September 11,2001.
The steel was donated by the family of a man who died in the attack. From the Annals of the Four Masters, M1300.3. The castle of Ath-Cliath-an-Chorainn was commenced by the Earl, m1317.5. The castle of Ath-cliath an Chorainn was demolished. Ballymote Pictures and Travel Review Ballymote Town Website Ballymote Parish
County Sligo is an Irish county and part of the province of Connacht. It is located in the Border Region, Sligo is the administrative capital and largest town in the county. Sligo County Council is the authority for the county. The population of the county is 65,393 according to the 2011 census making it the 3rd most populated county in the province and it is noted for Benbulben Mountain, one of Ireland’s most distinctive natural landmarks. The county was formed in 1585, but did not come into effect until the chaos of the Nine Years War ended. Its boundaries reflect the Ó Conchobhair Sligigh overlordship of Lower Connacht as it was at the time of the Elizabethan conquest and this overlordship consisted of the tuatha, or territories, of Cairbre Drumcliabh, Tír Fhíacrach Múaidhe, Tír Ollíol, Luíghne, Corann and Cúl ó bhFionn. Each of these was made into an English style barony, Tireragh, Tirerril, Corran. The capital of the newly shired county was placed at Sligo, archaeological studies suggest that Sligo may have been one of the earliest places of human settlement in Ireland.
The megalithic cemetery of Carrowmore is located in County Sligo, famous medieval manuscripts written in County Sligo include the Book of Ballymote, the Great Book of Lecan, and the Yellow Book of Lecan. The patron of the Annals of the Four Masters was Ferghal O Gadhra of Coolavin in south County Sligo and this crest was adopted by Sligo County Council in 1980. The design on the shield, which shows an open book on which there is a Celtic Cross. These refer to early works as the Books of Ballymote and Lecan. The escallop shells sprinkled on the refer to the origin of the word Sligeach -- a place abounding in shells. The boars head refers to the boar of Benbulben in the Diarmuid. The colour scheme of the crest incorporates the Sligo GAA colours of black, Sligo County Council is the governing body for the county. It is divided into five Local Electoral Areas Ballymote, Sligo-Drumcliff, Sligo-Strandhill, there are 25 members elected to Sligo County Council. Sligo is part of the Sligo–North Leitrim constituency and has three representatives in Dáil Éireann, Tony McLoughlin, John Perry and Michael Colreavy, Yeats said, the place that has really influenced my life most is Sligo.
He is buried in North County Sligo, Under Ben Bulben, County Sligo has a long history of traditional music
Bethnal Green is a district mostly in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and partly in the London Borough of Hackney. Located 3.3 miles northeast of Charing Cross, it was historically a hamlet in the ancient parish of Stepney, the parish became the Metropolitan Borough of Bethnal Green in 1900 and the population peaked in 1901, entering a period of steady decline which lasted until 1981. Some 173 people were killed at an incident at Bethnal Green tube station in 1943. Bethnal Green has formed part of Greater London since 1965, the place-name Blithehale or Blythenhale, the earliest form of Bethnal Green, is derived from the Anglo-Saxon healh and blithe, or from a personal name Blitha. Nearby Cambridge Heath, is unconnected with Cambridge and may derive from an Anglo-Saxon personal name. The area was marshland and forest which, as Bishopswood. Over time, the name became Bethan Hall Green, which, a Tudor ballad, the Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green, tells the story of an ostensibly poor man who gave a surprisingly generous dowry for his daughters wedding.
The tale furnishes the parish of Bethnal Greens coat of arms, the Blind Beggar public house in Whitechapel is reputed to be the site of his begging. Boxing has an association with Bethnal Green. Daniel Mendoza, who was champion of England from 1792 to 1795 though born in Aldgate, since numerous boxers have been associated with the area, and the local leisure centre, York Hall, remains notable for presentation of boxing bouts. He was a capable pastoral visitor and established a parochial school, after examining the text of the sermon, the Bishop of London condemned it as containing erroneous and dangerous notions. As a result, the bishop sent Woodard to be a curate in Clapton, the Green and Poors Land is the area of open land now occupied by Bethnal Green Library, the V&A Museum of Childhood and St Johns Church, designed by John Soane. In Stows Survey of London the hamlet was called Blethenal Green and it was one of the hamlets included in the Manor of Stepney and Hackney. From that date, the trust has administered the land and its books are kept in the London Metropolitan Archives.
Bethnal House, or Kirbys Castle, was the house on the Green. One of its owners was Sir Hugh Platt, author of books on gardening, under its next owner it was visited by Samuel Pepys. In 1727 it was leased to Matthew Wright and for almost two centuries it was an asylum and its two most distinguished inmates were Alexander Cruden, compiler of the Concordance to the Bible, and the poet Christopher Smart. Cruden recorded his experience in The London Citizen Grievously Injured and Smarts stay there is recorded by his daughter, records of the asylum are kept in the annual reports of the Commissioner in Lunacy
Sean Fallon (footballer)
Sean Fallon was an Irish professional footballer. At his death he was the oldest surviving person to have played for the Republic of Ireland national football team, Sean Fallon played for Celtic and became a legend at the club during his playing days from 1950 to 1958, playing as a full-back and centre forward. He made 254 appearances, scoring 14 goals and he earned eight international caps with the Republic of Ireland. Sean Fallon started his career with St. Marys Juniors. In April 1948 Fallon scored two goals for Sligo against Kerry GAA in a National Football League quarter final played at the Showgrounds and he played for McArthurs, Sligo Distillery and Longford Town. While at Longford he was capped at centre half for the junior Republic of Ireland national football team and he realised his ambition when he made his league debut for Celtic, away to Clyde, in the last game of the 1949–50 season. Within a year he had helped the team win the Scottish Cup, Fallon said later, As I walked off Hampden Park I felt I had got everything out of life I had ever wanted.
I had become a member of the famous Celtic Football Club, two years Sean would have a cup final goal to celebrate as he scored in the 1953 Scottish Cup Final, against Aberdeen. Sean Fallons performances for Celtic earned him the nickname of The Iron Man and he once assessed his own talents as a player by saying – I was just an ordinary player with a big heart and a fighting spirit to recommend me. The 1950s were a period for Celtic, with two major triumphs providing rare moments of joy for the long-suffering support. The first was the Double of 1953–54, Fallon suffered a broken collarbone against Hearts in October, which kept him out for most of the season. In the days before substitutes were allowed he left the pitch for twenty minutes only to return with his arm in a sling, the captaincy of the side, which had passed to him in 1952, was taken over by Jock Stein. Fallon was back to fitness for another momentous occasion, when Celtic won 7–1 against Old Firm rivals Rangers in the 1957 Scottish League Cup Final.
The match has become known as Hampden in the sun. Fallon was forced to retire in 1958 through injury but his influence and importance at the club continued and he became assistant to Jock Stein when Stein took up the post of manager in 1965. It was initially proposed by the Celtic chairman Bob Kelly that Fallon should be manager, however Stein vetoed this suggestion and threatened to take an offered job in England, leading to Kelly offering him the full managers job. He was a part of Celtics success under Jock Stein. When Jock Stein suffered a car crash in 1975, Fallon took over as caretaker manager
Archbishop of Glasgow
The Archbishop of Glasgow is an archiepiscopal title that takes its name after the city of Glasgow in Scotland. The title was abolished by the Church of Scotland in 1689, in the Roman Catholic Church, the title was restored by Pope Leo XIII in 1878. Mario Conti, Metropolitan Archbishop of Glasgow, retired on 24 July 2012, the Diocese of Glasgow originates in the period of the reign of David I, Prince of the Cumbrians, but the earliest attested bishops come from the 11th century, appointees of the Archbishop of York. The episcopal seat was located at Glasgow Cathedral, in 1492, the diocese was elevated to an archdiocese by Pope Innocent VIII. In the following centuries Roman Catholicism slowly began a process of re-introduction, the archdiocese covers an area of 1,165 km². The Metropolitan See is in the City of Glasgow where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew, Catholicism in Scotland Presbytery of Glasgow Bishops in the Church of Scotland Bishops Castle, Glasgow
Archdiocese of Glasgow
The Archdiocese of Glasgow was one of the thirteen dioceses of the Scottish church. Glasgow became an archbishopric in 1492, eventually securing the dioceses of Galloway, the Scottish church broke its allegiance to Rome in 1560, but bishops continued intermittently until 1689. The diocese of Glasgow became important in the 12th century and it was organized by King David I of Scotland and John, Bishop of Glasgow. There had been a religious site the exact age of which is unknown. According to doubtful hagiographical tradition, this site had been established by Saint Kentigern. The bishopric became one of the largest and wealthiest in the Kingdom of Scotland, bringing wealth, sometime between 1189 and 1195 this status was supplemented by an annual fair, which survives to this day as the Glasgow Fair. Robert Wishart was conspicuous for his patriotism during the Scottish War of Independence from England, William Turnbull obtained in 1450 from Pope Nicholas V the charter of foundation for the University of Glasgow.
On 9 January 1492, Pope Innocent VIII raised the see to metropolitan rank, attaching to it the dioceses of Argyle, Dunkeld. James Beaton, nephew of the celebrated Cardinal David Beaton, was the fourth, a more splendid memorial of those times still remains in the old cathedral of St. Mungo, which was begun by Bishop Jocelyn and received its last additions from Archbishop Blackader. He was succeeded by John Murdoch, Bishop of Castabala and John Gray, on the resignation of Bishop Gray in 1869 Charles Petre Eyre was consecrated Archbishop of Anazarba and appointed administrator Apostolic. On the Restoration of the Scottish hierarchy by Pope Leo XIII,4 March 1878, the Archbishopric of Glasgow was re-established, Glasgow Cathedral Precinct - Provides an extensive history of the pre-Reformation diocese
Celtic Park is a football stadium in the Parkhead area of Glasgow, and is the home ground of Celtic Football Club. Celtic Park, a stadium with a capacity of 60,411, is the largest football stadium in Scotland. It is known by Celtic fans as either Parkhead or Paradise. Celtic was formed in November 1887 and the first Celtic Park was opened in the Parkhead area in 1888, the club moved to a different site in 1892, when the rental charge was greatly increased. The new site was developed into an oval shaped stadium, with vast terracing sections, the record attendance of 83,500 was set by an Old Firm derby on 1 January 1938. The terraces were covered and floodlights were installed between 1957 and 1971, the Taylor Report mandated that all major clubs should have an all-seated stadium by August 1994. Celtic was in a bad position in the early 1990s. He carried out a plan to demolish the old terraces and develop a new stadium in a phased rebuild, Celtic Park has often been used as a venue for Scotland internationals and Cup Finals, particularly when Hampden Park has been unavailable.
Before the First World War, Celtic Park hosted various sporting events, including composite rules shinty-hurling and field. Open-air Mass celebrations and First World War recruitment drives were held there. More recently, Celtic Park hosted the ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games and has been used for concerts, including performances by The Who. Celtic F. C. was formed in November 1887, the original Celtic Park was built at the north east junction of Springfield Road and London Road in Parkhead by a volunteer workforce within six months of formation. Its opening game was a match between Hibernian and Cowlairs, Celtic played its first match on 28 May 1888 at Celtic Park, against Rangers, which Celtic won 5–2. It hosted a British Home Championship match between Scotland and Ireland on 28 March 1891, Celtic was forced to leave this site in 1892, when the landlord increased the annual rent from £50 to £450. The new stadium was built in a brickyard at Janefield Street,200 yards from the old site.
The first turf, which had transported from County Donegal, was laid by Irish patriot Michael Davitt. He recited a verse that said the turf would take root and flourish, a journalist said the move was like leaving the graveyard to enter paradise, which led to the ground being nicknamed Paradise. The new Celtic Park was opened on 20 August 1892 with a match against Renton
Granite is a common type of felsic intrusive igneous rock that is granular and phaneritic in texture. Granites can be white, pink, or gray in color. The word granite comes from the Latin granum, a grain, in reference to the structure of such a holocrystalline rock. By definition, granite is a rock with at least 20% quartz. The term granitic means granite-like and is applied to granite and a group of igneous rocks with similar textures and slight variations in composition. Occasionally some individual crystals are larger than the groundmass, in case the texture is known as porphyritic. A granitic rock with a texture is known as a granite porphyry. Granitoid is a general, descriptive field term for lighter-colored, coarse-grained igneous rocks, petrographic examination is required for identification of specific types of granitoids. The extrusive igneous rock equivalent of granite is rhyolite, Granite is nearly always massive and tough, and therefore it has gained widespread use throughout human history, and more recently as a construction stone.
The average density of granite is between 2.65 and 2.75 g/cm3, its compressive strength usually lies above 200 MPa, and its viscosity near STP is 3–6 •1019 Pa·s. The melting temperature of dry granite at ambient pressure is 1215–1260 °C, it is reduced in the presence of water. Granite has poor primary permeability, but strong secondary permeability, true granite according to modern petrologic convention contains both plagioclase and alkali feldspars. When a granitoid is devoid or nearly devoid of plagioclase, the rock is referred to as alkali feldspar granite, when a granitoid contains less than 10% orthoclase, it is called tonalite and amphibole are common in tonalite. A granite containing both muscovite and biotite micas is called a binary or two-mica granite, two-mica granites are typically high in potassium and low in plagioclase, and are usually S-type granites or A-type granites. A worldwide average of the composition of granite, by weight percent, based on 2485 analyses. Much of it was intruded during the Precambrian age, it is the most abundant basement rock that underlies the relatively thin veneer of the continents.
Outcrops of granite tend to form tors and rounded massifs, granites sometimes occur in circular depressions surrounded by a range of hills, formed by the metamorphic aureole or hornfels. Granite often occurs as small, less than 100 km² stock masses