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Ireland's Jonny Hayes struck early against Celtic in the Scottish Cup final
The Aberdeen winger put them ahead but Hoops substitute Tom Rogic proved the match-winner.

IRELAND INTERNATIONAL JONNY Hayes opened the scoring for Aberdeen against Celtic in this afternoon’s Scottish Cup final.

Celtic v Aberdeen - William Hill Scottish Cup - Final - Hampden Park Jeff Holmes Hayes celebrates his goal. Jeff Holmes

The Hoops, who were aiming to make it a domestic treble in Brendan Rodger’s first season, fell behind to the Dons on nine minutes — with Dubliner Hayes latching onto to a corner to direct his volley home.

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However,  Celtic hit back two minutes later as Stuart Armstrong found the bottom corner from just outside the box.

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The game ended in a 2-1 victory for Celtic as substitute Tom Rogic bagged an injury-time winner.

Irish striker Adam Rooney and Cork native Anthony O’Connor came on in the second half for Aberdeen, while former Derry City winger Niall McGinn was named in the starting line-up.

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