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Team work: Belfast Celtic's coaches will work with their Glasgow counterparts

Team work: Belfast Celtic's coaches will work with their Glasgow counterparts

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Experienced man: Paddy Kelly

Experienced man: Paddy Kelly

Team work: Belfast Celtic's coaches will work with their Glasgow counterparts

Belfast Celtic's new partnership with Scottish champions Celtic can be an inspirational force in their dream to become a Premiership side, according to the club's Development Director Seoirse MacAnna.

At present, the new-look Belfast Celtic are in the Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League but, led by chairman Jim Gillen and under the management of ex-Glentoran and Ballymena United ace Stephen McAlorum and former Donegal Celtic boss Paddy Kelly, they have ambitious plans to climb through the ranks and reach the top flight of Northern Ireland football.

The club was previously known as Sport and Leisure Swifts until last year when an application to change their name to Belfast Celtic was approved.