Date: 26th May 2019 at 9:42pm
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May 25 was already one of the greatest dates in the Celtic calendar, events in Portugal over 50 years ago saw to that.

Yesterday that special date took on even more meaning.

Generations of Celtic supporters have been sustained by Scottish Cup wins but never before has the old trophy been won on three consecutive seasons. Yesterday it was.

Billy McNeill

Do do do do do do!

In the heat of Lisbon

In any circumstances the season just finished would have taken it’s toll on supporters, losing a double treble winning manager in puzzling circumstances six months after the transfer of Moussa Dembele.

For the first time under Rodgers there were no Champions League nights but despite all that the three trophies were retained.

The nerves of the Celtic support was stretched to the maximum but yesterday at Hampden there was a happy ending, a third trophy of the season, the ninth in 30 months- a run of domestic success that even eclipses the achievements of Jock Stein and the glory days.