Celtic supporters have grown very used to celebrating trophy wins, but this weekend’s Scottish Cup triumph over Hearts was sweeter than most.
The 2-1 victory was the final piece of a much-hyped ‘treble treble’ for Neil Lennon’s squad, achieving a feat that will likely never be seen again in Scottish football.
The Hoops have won every domestic competition available to them for three successive years, an achievement that will be remembered for decades to come.
Hearts didn’t let them have it entirely their own way at Hampden, but the class and quality of Celtic’s performers eventually shone through in the second half.
One of the players most praised by supporters in the aftermath was Jonny Hayes, who deputised at left-back in place of the injured Kieran Tierney.
Naturally an attacking winger, the former Aberdeen man made a couple of crucial clearances throughout the 90 minutes and generally gave the side defensive stability on the left flank.
He hasn’t really had a defined role at Celtic this season but has regularly slotted in during big matches when called upon, rarely letting his team down.
His hard working display on Saturday certainly caught the imagination of fans, with this lot taking to Twitter to offer plenty of backing to the ‘underrated’ 31-year-old…
I thought Jonny Hayes gave everything he had yesterday. A man who certainly played for the jersey. HH pic.twitter.com/5YLOR6QefA
— Celtic Gossip (@CelticGossip) May 26, 2019
I agree! I like the fact that he wore his heart on his sleeve while played for Celtic jersey. ?
— LouMun 67 ⚽️???????? (@lfmunro) May 26, 2019
Always gives his all .. might not be Cafu … but the wee fella gives it everything and I love how he could have been off without anyone caring but he’s stuck to it and made himself a valuable member of the squad .Deserves his success ??
— DAMAGE INC.?✌️☠️???????? (@uddybhoy1) May 26, 2019
Celtic’s most underrated player. Fortunately NL disagrees.
— seanagael (@seanagael) May 26, 2019
He was outstanding. Made some vital clearance. Can’t believe how good he is in the air. ???
— Eddie Connor (@eddieconnor1) May 26, 2019
Eddie will get the plaudits and rightly so but I thought Jonny Hayes was different class today. ??
— Davie Adam? (@DavieAdam1969) May 25, 2019
Great end of season run from Jonny Hayes. Nowhere near the best player in anyone’s book but never let us down and ran his arse off. I love the wee guy. #Celtic
— Dominik Diamond (@DominikDiamond) May 25, 2019
Say what you want about today but at least Jonny Hayes kept trying. Viva la Jonny Hayes
— Bradley Heeps (@BradleyHeeps) May 25, 2019