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

Evening Times · May 3, 2018

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

Evening Times · Mar 14, 2018

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

Irish Post · Dec 19, 2017

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

Irish Daily Mirror · Dec 19, 2017

Dad of Celtic superfan Jay Beatty hits out at online abuse

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

Talking Baws · May 28, 2017

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

Talking Baws · May 21, 2017

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

Talking Baws · Mar 14, 2017

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

The Scotsman · Dec 16, 2016

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

Talking Baws · Dec 16, 2016

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

Talking Baws · Nov 18, 2016

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

BBC · Nov 16, 2016

When Rod met Jay

The Scotsman · Nov 15, 2016

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

Talking Baws · Nov 15, 2016

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

AICSC · Nov 14, 2016

Celtic Foundation

AICSC · Nov 13, 2016

Celtic Foundation

Talking Baws · Oct 24, 2016

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

Talking Baws · Oct 3, 2016

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

Talking Baws · Sep 28, 2016

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

Talking Baws · Jul 30, 2016

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

Talking Baws · May 16, 2016

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

Talking Baws · May 8, 2016

Video: Celtic Super Fan Jay Beatty Joins Team on Parkhead Lap of Honour

Belfast Telegraph · May 8, 2016

Lucky mascot Jay Beatty helps beloved Celtic to Scottish Premiership victory

Daily Record · Apr 30, 2016

Watch Celtic superfan Jay Beatty celebrate after Ronny Deila’s men close in on title

Talking Baws · Apr 2, 2016

Celtic Fan Jay Beatty Pokes Fun at Neil McCann While Dropping in on Sky Sports Team

Hail Hail Media · Feb 19, 2016

Jay Beatty: One of us

The Celtic Blog · Feb 15, 2016

Beatty Family Shows Remarkable Courage In The Face Of The Trolls

Evening Times · Feb 3, 2016

Celtic superfan Jay Beatty donates painting of Rangers legend Fernando Rickson to charity

Celtic FC Foundation · Feb 2, 2016

Wee Jay puts Fernando Ricksen and MND in the picture

Belfast Telegraph · Jan 6, 2016

Man who posted abuse about disabled Celtic fan Jay Beatty is given football ban

Daily Record · Jan 6, 2016

Aberdeen fan who called young Celtic supporter Jay Beatty a ‘disabled piece of s’ is banned from football for a year

Talking Baws · Dec 28, 2015

Stefan Johansen in Great Gesture to Jay Beatty After Finding Fan at Tynecastle

EPLscouts.com · Dec 23, 2015

Celtic super fan on BBC award ceremony

Daily Record · Dec 23, 2015

Celtic stars and fans send birthday wishes to super fan Jay Beatty

Indy Celts · Dec 23, 2015

Celtic Super Fan Jay Beatty Meets Rory McIlroy, Niall Horan and More at SPOTY

Talking Baws · Dec 21, 2015

What Martin O’Neill Said to Wee Jay Beatty Will Make Every Celtic Fan Smile

Talking Baws · Dec 20, 2015

Celtic Super Fan Jay Beatty Meets Rory McIlroy, Niall Horan and More at SPOTY

Liam Kelly · Nov 8, 2015

Our Stories & Our Songs Book Review By P. Duffy

Daily Record · Oct 4, 2015

Hamilton present Celtic fan Jay Beatty with the penalty spot where he scored from last season in heartwarming gesture

Irish Post · Sep 10, 2015

Young Celtic superfan Jay Beatty target of ‘online abuse’

The Scotsman · Sep 9, 2015

Boy, 14, arrested over alleged Jay Beatty abuse

BBC · Sep 9, 2015

Boy reported over Jay Beatty abuse

The Scotsman · Aug 29, 2015

Jay Beatty, Celtic superfan, enjoys day at Parkhead

Daily Record · Aug 25, 2015

‘Play for the badge I love the badge’: Watch as Celtic get heartwarming good luck message from Jay Beatty ahead of Malmo clash

Liam Kelly · Aug 16, 2015

Preview: Chapter 2 – WHAT THE CLUB MEANS & REPRESENTS

Daily Record · Jul 16, 2015

Watch Celtic superfan Jay Beatty deliver pep talk of the year to his heroes ahead of new season

Talking Baws · Jul 15, 2015

VIDEO: Fan Jay Beatty Delivers Brilliant Team Talk to Celtic Ahead of Stjarnan Qualifier

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