18 January 2022 – History of Coleraine Football Club – Hunter McClelland

 History of Coleraine FC

Guest speaker – Hunter McClelland

On Tuesday 18 January  2022, Hunter McClelland delighted 89 members & guests via zoom & facebook live with his History of Coleraine FC.
In true Hunter style, the talk took a different format to the usual virtual talks we are used to.  No slideshow, no powerpoint presentation – just Hunter, his encyclopedic knowledge and engaging delivery.
The talk covered 10 topics : Foundation, Outstanding Matches, Managers, Memorable Goals, Players, Europe, Trophies, Caps, War Years, Clubmen, which were drawn at random by Society Treasurer Alistair Kennedy – a format that clearly worked as Hunter didn’t miss a beat and the facebook video of the event has been watched by over 1,900 people!

Hunter McClelland was born in Coleraine, in a year when Coleraine played in an Irish Cup final and grew up in Limavady where he went on to be a mathematics teacher for many years.

With a keen interest in football he had been Chairman of a Garvagh/Kilrea Supporters Club for 11 years.

Hunter saw his first Coleraine game one Boxing day, in a year of big snow and has gone on to hold many roles at Coleraine FC since that day including Secretary, Matchday Secretary, he is currently Vice President and Club historian and statistician and produced the Matchday programme for many years

In December 2019 Hunter was instrumental in the publishing of ‘A NEW HISTORY OF COLERAINE FC’, it is difficult to imagine anyone more qualified to give this talk than Hunter McClelland

The talk will cover all aspects of Coleraine FC including Formation, Managers, Players, Standout games, Memorable goals and Trophies

The talk is from 7.30pm-8.30pm on Tues 18th Jan 2022 via Zoom. Coleraine Historical Society members will receive an e-mail Zoom invitation from Chair Geoff Warke. Non members please check the Face Book page – Coleraine Historical Society NI | Facebook for any updates. Details are also available on the new web site Coleraine Historical Society ( The talk is free to all.

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