Tommy's praise for treble toppers

TOMMY McINTYRE last night gave out a huge yell to his treble-winning Celtic babes - and then urged them to reach for the stars.

Loading Comments
Celtic youth coach Tommy McIntyre
Celtic youth coach Tommy McIntyre

A patchwork Hoops side missing seven regulars sealed the triple whammy by winning the Under-19 League Cup with a 2-1 win over Ayr on Sunday.

Now coach Tommy is hoping that trophy hat-trick will green light the Parkhead careers of several team members.

He said: "It's been an excellent tournament for us and it's more pleasing now as 50 per cent of the team that started the final were Under-16s and giving away two and three years.

"We had seven players away on international duty who did really well over in Malta with Scotland.

"We can be really pleased about Sunday as the most important thing is players learn from these experiences.

"The players who are abroad for the internationals will do well, but for our young players to be put in this environment with a healthy crowd at a young age can only benefit them in the long run."

While thrilled to have won every competition they have entered this season, McIntyre took greater satisfaction from the amount of young Celts promoted through the Academy during the past 12 months.

He told the Celtic website: "It's excellent for the club and excellent for all the Academy coaches all the way from the junior Academy all the way up, as it's all about them and not any individuals - it's about having a vibrant youth Academy bringing players through."


Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

The sight of wee dolphins choking to death on discarded supermarket bags helped me change me use reusable shoppers

Times Out



TV Advert
Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You Couldn't Make This Up

The secret world of the wheelie bin.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.