Celtic-daft miracle boy Noah watches his first match at Parkhead


IT was a dream come true for schoolboy Noah Connell as he had the chance to cheer on his beloved Celtic FC in person.

The Glasgow Times told recently how Noah was off for his first day of school – despite medics saying he may never reach that milestone.

Now the five-year-old has smashed another big first as he watched his team play in a derby day clash with Rangers.

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And it was an ideal outing for the Celtic-daft little boy as the team won 4-0 at home in Parkhead.

Wearing his own personalised Celtic top, Noah was gifted tickets from the John O’Byrne Foundation, set up by charity hero John in 2015. 

He was taken to the match by gran Annemarie Connell, who helped him cheer as Liel Abada smashed two goals into the net, with another from Jota and a fourth from David Turnbull.

Glasgow Times:

Mum Jade, from Barmulloch, said: “He had an absolute ball. 

“It’s just so emotional as he absolutely loves Celtic.”

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Noah was a surprise gift to his mum and his dad. Kieran Connell, when he was born in May 2017 as Jade hadn’t known she was pregnant.

Last month he started in P1 at Kelbourne Park Primary School.

Glasgow Times:

It was a day of tears for the family as they reflected on everything Noah has been through.

He was the first child in the UK to have a complex procedure where metal scaffolding was screwed into his face to help shift his jaw and let him breathe.

Noah was born with part of his spine missing, an underdeveloped jaw, cleft palate, small neck and floppy airway.

He has Pierre Robin Sequence, facial abnormalities that cause problems with breathing and mean he cannot swallow, and even getting caught in the rain could kill him if water entered his mouth.

Glasgow Times:

Noah also has hemifacial microsomia, which means the lower half of one side of his face is underdeveloped. 

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