Brian & Mark Gillan with A Celtic State of Mind

If you grew up in Govanhill then you will know the Gillan brothers – Brian and Mark.

Brian from his football coaching of local teams, and Mark from his decades of involvement with Charlie Kerr’s Boxing Gym. Glasgow has a reputation as being a ‘No Mean City’ but underneath that stereotype, there are people like Brian and Mark who do a lot of good work for forgotten and disadvantaged communities.

They speak about their memories of the old Celtic Park and how Celtic helped local east end boxers in the early days. And, would you climb Mount Everest to play a game of football? Well, they did and tell the story here.

This is another feelgood story about decent human beings with A Celtic State of Mind.

In this episode of the award-winning A Celtic State of Mind podcast, Paul John Dykes caught up with Brian & Mark Gillan, where they discussed:

Growing up in Govanhill;
Street football & Charlie Kerr’s Boxing Gym;
Early memories of watching Celtic;
Trials at Shawfield and playing alongside Pat Nevin;
Moving into coaching and working with the Jimmy Johnstone Academy;
Remembering Liam Hendry;
The Kelvin Amateur Boxing Club;
Climbing Mount Everest for a game of football.

Listen to BRIAN & MARK GILLAN with A Celtic State of Mind here:

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