Four years is an unusually long spell for Celtic to go without winning the Scottish Cup, especially when the team has been playing monopoly with the league title.
It was unusual to be playing the Scottish Cup Final on a Sunday but after the usual tales of woe about Hibs in the Scottish Cup a 3-0 win for the Glasgow side extended their wait by another twelve months.
Having reached the last 16 of the Champions League and retained the SPL title the Hampden victory crowned off an exceptional season.
This side was probably the strongest of Neil Lennon’s four years in charge with a settled style, secure defence and free scoring strike force.
Hibs weren’t really at the races with Leigh Griffiths looking a forlorn figure trying to get something out of his future employers.
It was two opportunist strikes from Gary Hooper in the first half that teed up the victory with a late goal from Joe Ledley putting the issue beyond doubt and highlighting the gulf between the two teams.
Since then the Scottish Cup has been a tale of woe and controversy, tomorrow at Hampden those memories can be dulled with the treble clinched by a side that never knew when it was beaten- because it never was beaten!