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Lisbon Lions sign shirt for Stranraer man

Stranraer man Jimmy Marshall is the proud possessor of a Celtic shirt signed by the eight remaining Lisbon Lions.

And he has to thank his grandson, Formula One race ace David Coulthard.

For Jimmy, who lives in Parklea Gardens, Stranraer, was over in Donegal for a family celebration.

His daughter and David’s mother Joyce had been whisked off by helicopter with family members from her home at Twynholm to the Rosapenna Hotel in Carrigart, Donegal, as a surprise 60th birthday gift.

And it so happened that the Celtic European Cup winning veterans were also there to play in a golf tournament as part of the celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of their cup win.

Jimmy got on the chat with Patrick Sweeney, a member of the committee which organised the golfing event and happened to mention David Coulthard was his grandson.

That piece of news went down a treat and Jimmy was asked if he could get David to meet some of the Lisbon Lions.

No sooner said than done. David was happy to oblige.

The meeting was set up, a photographer produced and Jimmy was pictured collecting his autographed Celtic shirt as thanks for his efforts.

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