Belfast Celtic's Tour of the USA 1949

In 1949 Belfast Celtic undertook a trip to the USA. Based in New York, 
Celtic played numerous local “select” teams, as well as the visiting 
Scotland national side, and Swedish club side IFK Göteborg. Having 
resigned from the Irish League before the tour, this was Celtic's last 
match action, and the match against IFK Göteborg was Belfast Celtic's 
last ever match. 

08-May-1949  New York All Stars          2-2 Belfast Celtic     (Triboro Stadium)
               [Villanon, Chacurian; Bonnar Denver]
14-May-1949  Ulster United               0-5 Belfast Celtic     (Toronto)
               [Hazlett 2, Dorman, O’Flanagan, Campbell]
15-May-1949  New Jersey All Stars        0-3 Belfast Celtic     (Kearney High School)
               [Campbell, Dorman, Moore]
18-May-1949  New England All Stars       2-1 Belfast Celtic     (Fall River Stadium)
               [Millington, Almeida; Walker]
25-May-1949  Philadelphia All Stars      4-6 Belfast Celtic     (Yellowjacket Stadium)
               [McFaul, Kropfelder, Valtin, Reid; Walker 2, McMillan, 
                   Douglas, Campbell, Murdough]
29-May-1949  Belfast Celtic              2-0 Scotland           (Randall’s Island)
               [Campbell, Moore]
                Celtic: McAlinden; McMillan, Aherne; Walker, Currie, Lawlor; 
                        Moore, Dorman, Campbell, O’Flanagan, Bonnar
                Scotland: Brown; Govan, Young; Evans, Telfer, Cox; Waddell;
                          Redpath, Thornton, Steel, McKenzie
30-May-1949  Philadelphia Nationals      3-3 Belfast Celtic     (Randall’s Island)
               [Kropfelder 2, Oliver; Walker 2, Campbell]
01-Jun-1949  Montréal All Stars          1-4 Belfast Celtic     (Montréal)
               [McMahon; Walker Bonnar, Campbell, O’Flanagan]
05-Jun-1949  Dave Kennedy Detroit Select 2-4 Belfast Celtic     (University of Detroit Stadium)
               [Vagnetti, Morales; Campbell 2, Bonnar, Hazlett]
12-Jun-1949  IFK Göteborg                3-0 Belfast Celtic
  	       [Nyberg, Sjöblom, Ekner]

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Thanks to Neil Morrison for correcting the identity of Celtic's final opponents

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