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]
Primary source: [CoM 05]
Thanks to Neil Morrison for correcting the identity of Celtic's final opponents
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