Jay Beatty

Jay Beatty was born on 23 December 2003 (age 16).

Jay Beatty · Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

Jay Beatty, also known as Wee Jay Celtic Bhoy, is a supporter of Celtic F.C.

Beatty is the son of Martin and Aine and the younger brother of Olivia. On Sunday, 11 May 2014, Celtic manager Neil Lennon gave Beatty (then 10 years old) his League Winners medal.

Beatty, a Celtic fan with Down syndrome, was then picked up by Celtic’s Greek striker Georgios Samaras. Samaras carried Jay around the pitch in front of 52,400 supporters at Celtic Park. Beatty stayed with Samaras while Samaras gave his interviews, and Beatty lovingly rubbed Samaras’ beard.

In July 2013 Wee Jay Beatty was invited to join Celtic on the team bus where he sang “Hail Hail the Celts are here” with the first team players. This was after Jay trained with the first team that day. This was prior to the Champions League qualifier match in Belfast where Clifftonville faced Celtic FC. Celtic came out on top the night with Celtic 2-0 Cliftonville (agg 5-0)

Beatty also received a Christmas present from Celtic rivals Hamilton Academicals Football Club, and was invited to watch the two teams play. At half time during the game, he was invited onto the pitch and was given the chance to take a penalty. Beatty scored and celebrated with both sets of fans. Beatty’s goal at Hamilton was later included in the SPFL’s “Goal of the Month” contest. He received 97% of all votes, beating out all of the professional players who were nominated for goals in the same month (January 2015).

He has since had two songs written for and about him, as well as numerous social media pages dedicated to him. “Wee Jay Celtic Bhoy” was written and performed by Jim Scanlon of the Celtic Band “Charlie and the Bhoys” and went into the “Easy Listening Top 100” Charts on iTunes.“Little Jay” was written and performed by Patrick McDaid and reached Number 1 on the same iTunes “Easy Listening “ Charts, beating singles from Elton John, Barry Manilow, and Andrea Bocelli.

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Evening Times · Dec 3, 2019

Celtic superfan Jay Beatty meets up with Rod Stewart at Belfast concert

CELTIC superfan Jay Beatty met up with another well-known Hoops supporter – Rod Stewart...

Evening Times · May 3, 2018

Celtic superfan Jay Beatty takes part in filming for BBC One’s Show

CELTIC superfan Jay Beatty has been filming for the BBC One Show...

Evening Times · Mar 14, 2018

St Patrick’s Day street festival in Coatbridge to welcome Celtic’s Jay Beatty and Kiernan Tierney

TWO Celtic FC favourites will thrill football fans with a guest appearance at a festival celebrating St Patrick’s Day...

Irish Post · Dec 19, 2017

Irish dad of disabled Celtic superfan Jay Beatty slams troll who ‘wished death’ upon his son

Continue reading “Irish dad of disabled Celtic superfan Jay Beatty slams troll who ‘wished death’ upon his son” on Irish Post.

Irish Daily Mirror · Dec 19, 2017

Dad of Celtic superfan Jay Beatty hits out at online abuse

Thirteen year-old Jay is Celtic’s unofficial mascot...

Glasgow Live · Dec 18, 2017

‘Wishing the death of a child because of the team he supports is shameful’ Jay Beatty’s family hit out at online abuse

The dad of well known Celtic superfan Jay Beatty has spoken out after his son was targeted online...

Talking Baws · May 28, 2017

Wee Jay Beatty Offers Kieran Tierney His Teeth After Finding Out About Injury

Wee Jay Beatty would have been happy to give Kieran Tierney his own teeth after finding out about the Celtic defender’s injury...

Talking Baws · May 21, 2017

Wee Jay Beatty Gets 6-in-a-Row Response From Santa After Christmas Wish

Wee Jay Beatty finally got his response from Santa months after asking him for six-in-a-row as a Christmas present...

Talking Baws · Mar 14, 2017

Jay Beatty’s Dad Tells of Celtic Fan’s Kind Charity Promise After Meeting His Son

Jay Beatty’s dad has told of one Celtic fan’s kind promise to donate his bet winnings to Downs & Proud if the Hoops managed to beat Rangers 6-0 at the weekend...

The Scotsman · Dec 16, 2016

Jay Beatty asks Santa for Celtic to win six-in-a-row

Celtic’s most beloved supporter Jay Beatty has made Celtic winning six-in-a-row his number one priority on his Christmas wishlist to Santa...

Talking Baws · Dec 16, 2016

Celtic Superfan Jay Beatty Includes 6-in-a-Row and Hair For His Dad in Santa Letter

Celtic superfan Jay Beatty wants 6-in-a-row for Christmas – and he’s prepared to wait for it...

Talking Baws · Nov 18, 2016

Rangers Fan Changes Background on Every iPhone in Apple Shop to Picture of Celtic Fan Wee Jay

A Rangers fan has went viral on Twitter after changing the background on every iPhone in an Apple shop to a picture of Celtic super supporter Jay Beatty...

BBC · Nov 16, 2016

When Rod met Jay

For Jay Beatty it’s just another hug from one of his famous fans...

The Scotsman · Nov 15, 2016

Hoops fan ‘Wee Jay’ Beatty meets Rod Stewart at concert

CELTIC superfan Jay Beatty got the surprise of his young life when Scottish superstar Rod Stewart invited him to one of his shows...

Talking Baws · Nov 15, 2016

Video: Rod Stewart Catches Up with Celtic Super Fan Jay Beatty

There was a time when Rod Stewart was undoubtedly Celtic’s most famous fan, but the legendary rocker has been catching up with the young pretender to his crown – Jay Beatty...

Talking Baws · Oct 24, 2016

Video: Watch Paolo Nutini Catch Up With Celtic Super-Fan Jay Beatty Before Rangers Game

There was a time when either Rod Stewart or Billy Connolly were Celtic’s most famous supporter, but that crown has now been well and truly stolen by Jay Beatty...

Talking Baws · Oct 3, 2016

Celtic Super Fan Jay Beatty to Walk Boxer Scott Cardle Out to the Ring this Weekend

Celtic super fan Jay Beatty is branching out into other sports this weekend as he prepares to accompany boxer Scott Cardle to the ring...

Talking Baws · Sep 28, 2016

Video: Watch Jay Beatty & Kris Commons Having a Sing-Song Before Celtic v Man City

Celtic super fan Jay Beatty probably enjoyed his side’s goaltastic Champions League game against Manchester City more than most Hoops supporters – after he enjoyed a sing-song with Kris Commons before-hand...

Talking Baws · Jul 30, 2016

Video: Celtic Fan Jay Beatty is Starstruck as He Meets Lionel Messi

Celtic superfan Jay Beatty today added a few more famous faces to the long list of stars he’s met while supporting the club...

Talking Baws · May 16, 2016

Wee Jay Beatty Hugging Ronny Deila Goodbye Will Bring a Tear to Any Celtic Fan’s Eye

Wee Jay Beatty has no problem bringing a smile to the face of everyone at Celtic...

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