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Down’s Boy Jay Beaty, 11, Wins Scottish Football ‘Goal Of The Month’ Award

February 20, 2015

An 11-year-old boy from County Armagh has won the Scottish Premiership goal of the month award for January.

Jay Beatty, from Lurgan, hit the back of the net at half-time during Celtic’s victory over Hamilton Academical.

Jay, who has Down’s Syndrome, won 97% of the thousands of votes cast to scoop the award.

The announcement was made on YouTube by Jay’s hero, former Celtic striker Georgios Samaras.

On the video message, sent from Saudi Arabia, Greek striker Samaras says: “Jay my friend, you and me we’re the same now, scoring goals. I’m very happy to announce you won the goal of the month.

“Well done pal, great job. I miss you and I love you.”

Jay, a big Celtic fan, knocked in his half-time penalty during his team’s win at Hamilton after being invited to the game as a special guest of the New Douglas Park side.

He was able to give a pre-match team talk to the Celtic players in the away dressing room.

His father Martin said: “Jay stood in front of 20 professional players and gave off about their previous performances and said they needed to buck up their ideas, it seemed to work a treat.”

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  1. February 20, 2015 6:00 pm

    Reblogged this on Britain Isn't Eating.

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