By Harvey Byrne

Stoke goalkeeper Shay Given shared his delight on Twitter on Sunday afternoon after Celtic ran out 2-0 victors over fierce rivals Rangers.

The 41-year-old shot-stopper was part of the Hoops’ youth system during his teenage years, but he never made a first team appearance before transferring to Blackburn on a free transfer in 1994.

However, the former Republic of Ireland international shared that he still has a fondness for the Glasgow giants as he congratulated Celtic on his personal Twitter account after their 2-0 victory over Rangers at Hampden Park.

Goals on either side of half time from Callum McGregor and Scott Sinclair will now ensure that Celtic will play in the Scottish Cup final as the Hoops attempt a domestic treble.

Summer appointment Brendan Rodgers has proven hugely successful since joining Celtic and the former Liverpool man has already led them to a League Cup win alongside a Premiership title, which has seen them complete 33 league matches unbeaten.

He will now be looking to maintain that record next weekend when the Hoops’ travel to Ibrox to face Rangers and Given will surely keep his eyes on that contest as well.

In other Celtic news, Pat Bonner has issued a critical assessment of Rangers’ play on Sunday.

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