Former Hoops star Boyd delighted to see Dundalk back on track

From left : Celtic FC legend and Scottish International Tom Boyd who captained Celtic FC from 1997-2002 and became only the second player to captain Celtic after Billy McNeill to a treble, Tommy McConville, Dundalk FC legend and former Republic of Ireland International at the press conference in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk to announce details of the Dundalk FC 2002 FAI Cup-winning team v Celtic Legends match at Oriel Park to be held on Saturday next with a kick-off time of 3.00. Trophies in picture are from left : The FAI and European Cups
Former Celtic captain Tommy Boyd is delighted to be leading a Legends side of his old team-mates back to Ireland for a glamour game against Dundalk’s 2002 FAI Cup winning heroes, WRITES 
PADRAIG WHELAN

Former Celtic captain Tommy Boyd is delighted to be leading a Legends side of his old team-mates back to Ireland for a glamour game against Dundalk’s 2002 FAI Cup winning heroes, WRITES 
PADRAIG WHELAN

The game is a fundraiser for the Lilywhites and takes place at Oriel Park on June 22, 11 years on from the club’s shock FAI Cup victory over Bohemians.

After the worrying financial difficulties that the Lilywhites faced last season, Boyd, who has 72 Scotland caps to his name, is only too happy to be over assisting the club as they continue rebuilding and is also pleased at their performances this year.

“We are over here to try and help Dundalk because it’s a big fundraiser for them but I’m also happy that the club are back on their feet and in much better shape. Stephen Kenny has them playing great football the way it should be played,” he said.

“It is also great for the fans though who have the memories of that 2002 cup winning team to get a chance to see them again and remember what they done for the club so it is going to be a fantastic occasion and you will also get some Celtic fans coming to see the players that they idolised as well.

“But it is just a continuation of the hard work that has been put in at this club and I’m just glad that they are now doing so well this season and hope they continue going from strength to strength.”

“It should be fun and we hope it will be a fun occasion but we do want to win the game”, he added.