Thursday, December 31, 2020

Old Irish Tradition on New Year's Eve

Heck, I'll do it!

The United Kingdom exits the European Union's orbit today, turning its back on a tempestuous 48-year liaison with the European project for an uncertain Brexit future that will shape the fortunes of its people for generations to come. 

Brexit, in essence, takes place at the strike of midnight in Brussels, or 2300 London time GMT, when UK leaves de-facto membership that continued after it formally left the bloc on January 31. 

And support for Scottish independence has risen, partly due to Brexit and partly due to Covid-19, threatening the 300-year-old political union between England and Scotland. 


Manager Neil Lennon praised "class act" David Turnbull as resurgent Celtic prepare for Saturday's Old Firm derby after yesterday’s convincing Scottish Premiership 3-0 win over Dundee United. 

Ismaila Soro delivered an unlikely opener in the twenty-third minute with a swerving 25-yard drive into the top corner – a moment to savour for the Ivorian because it was his first Celtic goal. 

And Turnbull – a £3 million summer signing from Motherwell – created space 25 yards out and smashed home Celtic's second in the fortieth minute for his fourth goal in six games. 

Then the strike pair of Leigh Griffiths and Odsonne Edouard combined to craft a sublime third – the former’s lofted pass split the defense and the latter deftly lobbed the keeper to seal a sixth straight win.

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