Club Profile: Nottingham Shamrock CSC


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If your CSC is anything like mines then it will be a moan fest if you sit in the bus park for anything more than 25 minutes before a journey of less than an hour home (pubs are open to 1am we tell them!). So, imagine having a 6 or 7 hour journey home after every single home game!
Treasurer Gary McAleer talks us through the Nottingham Shamrock CSC who do exactly that.
What is the history and the story of your club?


We founded in 2011, 6 lads got together and decided that we needed a new csc in nottingham that ran coaches to games, with everyone having the same opportunity as the next member to get tickets and a seat on the bus.

We successfully started the csc and found there were many other people who were like minded and joined our csc. We are now into our 2nd season and have continued on our original mission statement, to provide a friendly and open to all venue to anyone wanting to watch a match and when we run a coach, everyone is treated the same andtickets issued fairly.

Who Is your current commitee, how many members do you have and where do you leave from?

Our current committee is: Edward McLaughlin (Chairman) Ian Winning (Secretary) Gary McAleer (treasurer) Ian McGregor, Patrick Farrell & Liam McAllister. We have about 20-25 member and are situated at the Nottingham Irish Centre in Nottingham City Centre.

How would you describe your bus?

Like all buses, we have a really good atmosphere, it takes us about 7-8 hours to get to Glasgow so depending on when we leave sometimes people need a song to wake them up!!

Who is the bus character?

John Caullay, hes about 110 years old, been there and done that. Very funny man and always has good stories to tell.
Favourite bus moment or story that is printable? 

Ian Winning cracking open a jar of pickled eggs at the start of the trip to glasgow and stinking the bus out just sat at the back munching on them. Here he is sleeping after doing the deed!

Charity, have any of your members done any charity work recently or does the club have a chosen charity. 

Two of the committee, Liam McAllister and Gary McAleer ran the Robin Hood Half Marathon last year, raised about £600 for the Foundation Study in to Infancy Deaths

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  1. derek mckay
    Posted September 17, 2014 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    if you ever need a stop on your way to the game , The Big Tree Bar Coatbridge is 5 mins off the m74 and 20 mins from Celtic Park.
    You would be more than welcome to drop in
    Del Bhoy , Big Tree CSC

  2. Cat Barrie
    Posted September 27, 2014 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    Today was my first match with the boyZ , and it was a really nice expiriance, looking forward to more of the same, nice one

  3. paddy easom
    Posted March 18, 2015 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    would love to know more about your club
    i.e. what time do you set off/get back from a game, how much is the coach fare, do you get tickets, do you go to cup finals. ta

  4. Posted January 13, 2017 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    My name is Mark Anthony Smith i use to be a member of the Nottingham Shamrocks csc back in 2012 I would like to join again but i am not in a full time job at the moment could join still the Nottingham Shamrocks csc can you email me the answer please and the person to contact .my email address is

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