FROM NEIL DOHERTY IN A PUB KILMARNOCK: CELTIC legend Packie Bonner today hailed the Hoops title-winning performance as “very special” after Neil Lennon’s team won 6-0 to clinch a first SPL championship in four years.
Celtic weren’t to stumble again, hitting six past Kilmarnock at Rugby Park; they were 4-0 up at half-time.
More than 14,000 Hoops fans squeezed into Killie’s ground and there was a party atmosphere throughout.
“All credit to Neil Lennon, he has put together a great side. There’s no real stand-out player out there and I think that’s what makes a great team,” said Packie.
The Donegal man said he was “personally delighted” for Lennon and his team.
Charlie Mulgrew had a superb game – hitting two fantastic Hoops goals today.
A massive party is underway at Rugby Park.
“It’s very special,” said Neil Lennon, “we refused to give up earlier this season and the players deserve this.”
Mulgrew scored two and set up two more as Neil Lennon’s side were well on their way to the one point they needed by half-time at Rugby Park.
He headed in after eight minutes, Glenn Loovens nodded in nine minutes later, Mulgrew fired the 35th-minute third and Gary Hooper volleyed in on 45 minutes.
Joe Ledley chipped in after 88 minutes and Hooper shot home two minutes later.
There were wild celebrations at the end.
I’ll have more reaction later.
I’m off to the pub!