Celtic fan Jay, 11, nets goal of the month

Jay Beatty, the 11-year-old Celtic fan who has won Scottish football's goal of the month award after a landslide online vote
Jay Beatty, the 11-year-old Celtic fan who has won Scottish football's goal of the month award after a landslide online vote

An 11-year-old Lurgan boy has won goal of the month in the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL).

Jay Beatty, who has Down’s Syndrome, recorded 97 per cent of the vote in the SPFL’s online competition for January.

Jay netted a penalty on the New Douglas Park pitch during the interval of Celtic’s 2-0 win against Hamilton on January 17.

Jay’s father, Martin Beatty, thanked the thousands of fans who voted for his goal. He said: “Not many of us get to live our dreams and Jay is getting to live all our dreams. Thank you to everyone for making this possible – we are so grateful and proud.”