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Palatine Celtic Soccer Club

Celtic Welcomes Operations Manager to the Club

Palatine Celtic SC has hired JJ Ruane as their Operations Manager. JJ will assist in running the day to day operations for both the house and travel sides of the club. Some of his main duties include finding sponsorship opportunities for the club, overseeing the travel program, day to day administrative duties, and serving as a liason to the Palatine Park District.

JJ comes to us from Campton United Soccer Club after 3 years as Director of Youth Development and the Girls Director of Coaching. During his time there, Campton won 2 US Club National Championships, a 3rd place finish at the USYSA National Championships, and 3 USYSA Regional Finalists. He has 20 years of coaching experience and has spent the last 10 years in supervisory roles with the clubs he's worked for.

He is a former Palatine Celtic player winning a State Cup championship in 1992 as part of the Celtic U14 team. He played college soccer at Valparaiso University. He currently resides in Elmhurst with his wife Kristin and his children Gianna, Ashlyn, and Bentley.

    Palatine Celtic Soccer Club

    The Palatine Celtic Soccer Club was founded in 1968 by Bill Hughes and Jimmy Kinsella, a transplanted Scotsman.  Together, they were the first people in Palatine to organize local children into teams to play the game of soccer.  Jimmy named the Club after his home club, Glasgow Celtic.


    The Palatine Celtic Soccer Club is affiliated with the Palatine Park District and provides youth soccer programs for girls and boys ages 6-18.  Many of the players on the William Fremd and Palatine High School varsity soccer teams have, at one time or another, played either Recreational and/or Travel soccer under the Celtic banner.


    Palatine Celtic Soccer is also Home to The Celtic Cup Labor Day Tournament. Featuring over 400 teams.


    You can find more information by clicking on House or Travel menus.

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    High School Boys' Tryout

    Palatine Celtic is proud to announce supplemental tryouts for our high school boys' teams (U16-U19).  Tryouts will take place on October 23, 2016 at Gbur 5 from 7-9 PM.  Sign up here for tryouts!

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    Address: 250 E. Wood Street Palatine, IL 60067