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EX-CELTIC FAVOURITE TO QUIT

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FORMER Celtic fans’ favourite Paddy McCourt will play his last game this evening.

The 34-year-old winger will hang up his boots after playing for Finn Harps in Limerick in the second leg of the League of Ireland play-off.

McCourt – known as the “Derry Pele” – netted a penalty-kick in his final home game earlier this week for a 1-0 first-leg victory in and hopes to go out as a winner tonight.

The mercurial attacker, who spent five years at Parkhead, will take on a new role as Head of Youth structures at Derry City after the game.

Finn Harps captain Ciaran Coll said: “The man’s a legend. When he has the ball, his feet are like glue. Hopefully, he can do a bit of magic for us in the second leg.”

Capped 18 times by Northern Ireland, McCourt also had spells with Rochdale, Shamrock Rovers, Derry City, Barnsley, Brighton, Notts County, Luton and Glenavon.

 
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