Kirkintilloch youngster in paradise for Barcelona win

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CELTIC’S 2-1 victory over the mighty Barcelona last week will be remembered by fans for decades to come –and one youngster relished the chance to play a role in the historic win.

Liam Heneghan, from Kirkintilloch, won a Facebook competition to be a player mascot for the Champions League tie.

The proud seven-year-old marched onto the pitch alongside midfielder Joe Ledley in front of a sold-out Celtic Park, before watching the match with his dad Colm.

The Hillhead Primary pupil missed the opening Celtic goal while dashing to his seat, but relished the electric atmosphere for the rest of the game.

Colm said: “It was a great night. He was very well looked after and got to keep his white strip along with a Champions League bag.

“He was over the moon with the result and brought that little bit of luck to Celtic that night – we’ve started calling him ‘Lucky Liam’!”

The delighted dad added: “I wouldn’t swap the experience for the world and would happily do it all again tonight.

“It’s one of these memories that he’ll have for the rest of his night and will be one to tell his grandchildren.”

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