Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Paul George finishes season on a high

County Down born Ireland U17 international Paul George capped off a wonderful individual display and season as Celtic’s Under-17s lifted the Glasgow Cup for the first time in three years with a 1-0 victory over Rangers at Parkhead last week.

The Killough striker scored the only goal of the game in the 55th minute with a fine finish after being set up by Darnell Fisher.

The win came in front of a crowd of around 4000 that included first-team boss Neil Lennon and his assistants Alan Thompson and Garry Parker.

George signed a three year deal with Celtic last summer and has already made an appearance for the first-team, coming on as a substitute in a friendly match with AZ Alkmaar at the end of last season.

George has also made an immediate impact for Ireland at international level scoring two goals as ‘The Boys In Green’ narrowly failed to make the European U17 finals in March, losing out after Denmark scored a late equaliser in their final game against Latvia.

Speaking at the time of George's contract announcement, Celtic Head of Youth, Chris McCart said:
“Paul is a player we have had over here for two years now. He has settled into Scotland and is the type of player that is an entertainer. He has very good skills, but is also dedicated and hard-working too.