Celtic youths

Dublin joy for Celtic bhoys against Arsenal and West Brom


celticBadge_largeCeltic’s u-13 side won the prestigious St Kevin’s Youth Cup in Dublin this afternoon.

Under the guidance of John McLaughlin and Greig Robertson the young Celts beat West Brom 2-1 in the final in front of 3,000 fans with the vast majority cheering on the hoops.

Ciaran Diver scored both goals to give Celtic the trophy against the young baggies with Celtic defeating Arsenal 2-0 in the semi-final after drawing 0-0 with Espanyol and beating hosts St Kevin’s 2-1 in the group stage.

Ewan Henderson, brother of Liam, and Jordan Herron, cousin of John were among the victorious Celtic squad.

Before boarding tonight’s flight back to Glasgow coach Robertson told Video Celts: “It’s been a fantastic weekend for everyone involved, winning the trophy is the icing on the cake.

“Almost every player had someone over supporting them and we got great backing from the local Celtic supporters who turned out in numbers to back the boys.

“At this level it is all about enjoyment and developing players but it’s good to have a competitive edge to the matches as well.

“It’s great to test ourselves against Premiership clubs like West Brom and Arsenal and see how our boys are progressing. Playing against clubs from other countries that use different styles of play is very educational for our boys development.

“Everyone at St Kevin’s has been very supportive, it’s a well run tournament and that’s reflected in the quality of teams that take part. It’s been a great weekend for everyone involved, our boys are going home with some fantastic memories as well as a trophy.”

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  • williebhoy says:

    Having had the pleasure of watching this team myself a few weeks ago, I can say they have some excellent prospects. Glad to report they uphold the traditions of Celtic style football and hope they continue to progress.

  • Thomas Haverstock says:

    Well done

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