Thursday 14 December 2017

Teenage Tipperary GAA star snubs Manchester United to join Celtic

Remember the name... Barry Coffey
Remember the name... Barry Coffey Newsdesk Newsdesk

Teenage Irish star Barry Coffey has joined Celtic despite numerous Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, being interested in his services.

The 16-year-old has signed from Nenagh AFC on a three-year deal.

He featured for Chelsea in a youth tournament in Rotterdam and has been offered trails at both Manchester City and their bitter rivals at Old Trafford, Coffey has decided to throw his lot in with Brendan Rodgers' treble-winning Scottish champions.

Barry Coffey signing on the dotted line with Celtic

Coffey, a keen hurler with Nenagh Éire Óg, helped Ireland triumph in the Victory Shield at the Oriam Training Centre in Edinburgh earlier this year.

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