Celtic legend Fallon (90) dies

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Soccer:Former Republic of Ireland international and Celtic player Sean Fallon has died at the age of 90. Fallon made more than 250 appearances for Celtic during the 1950s and was assistant manager to Jock Stein throughout the most successful spell in the club’s history.

The Sligo-born footballer represented Ireland on eight occasions after starting his career at Longford Town and going on to play for Sligo Rovers, Sligo Distillery and Glenavon.

He joined Celtic in 1950 and made 254 appearances for the Parkhead club, playing as both a fullback and occasional centre forward. He scored 14 goals for the Hoops before hanging up his boots in 1958 and joining the backroom team four years later.

The club announced this morning: “Celtic legend Sean Fallon has died peacefully at the age of 90. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

The Irishman unfurled the Scottish Premier League flag before the champions began the defence of their title at Celtic Park in August last year.

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