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Former Celtic star retires

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Former Celtic midfielder Colin Healy has announced his retirement from professional football. During five years with the Bhoys, Healy made 30 League appearances for the club notching one goal before he moved to Sunderland in 2003.

He was part of the Scottish Premier League winning Celtic team during the 2000-01 season as well as the team that won the Scottish Cup in 2001. The Republic of Ireland also featured for Scottish clubs Falkirk and Livingston during his career.

His most recent club was Cork City for whom he made 90 League appearances, notching five goals. The 37-year-old said during an interview with the Evening Echo, “For over the past 20 years I’ve felt extremely lucky to call a sport I love my job.

“Representing Ireland at senior international level and making my debut for Glasgow Celtic are honours that I will cherish forever.”

Healy was certainly never a great of the game but he can consider himself lucky to have had a long career doing something that he truly enjoys.