DONEGAL MIGHT BE renowned as a stronghold for Celtic supporters – but there was delight in one Ramelton house last Sunday as Andy Halliday’s former babysitter celebrated Rangers’ Scottish Cup semi-final win.
Midfielder Halliday (pictured above) scored the first penalty in a dramatic Old Firm shoot-out at Hampden Park.
Halliday sent Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon the wrong way and sent the ‘Gers on their way to a 5-4 win on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
Halliday had a fine game for Rangers, much to the pride and delight of Myra Wallace-Salhi, a Glasgow native now living in Ramelton.
Championship side Rangers stunned Premier League Celtic and since that defeat Celtic have confirmed that Ronny Deila will step aside as manager this summer.
Celtic came from behind twice as Erik Sviatchenko and Tom Rogic cancelled strikes from Kenny Miller and Barry McKay.
Halliday and Rangers will now take on Hibernian – who had Ramelton native Conrad Logan to thank for shoot-out heroics in their semi-final win over Dundee United on Saturday.
Halliday’s mother, Lynne, is Myra’s best friend and she looked after the young Halliday and his brother, Robbie, in Glasgow.
Myra with the Halliday children. Andy Halliday is in the centre of the picture
Halliday grew up on the Copland Road, in the shadows of Ibrox, Rangers’ home ground and last summer signed for his boyhood club.
“My whole family are mad Rangers fans, and I had a season ticket since I was four years old and had it for 15 or 16 years and followed the team everywhere,” he said on signing for the club.
“It feels as if a fan has got the chance to play for Rangers, and it has always been my dream, so it will maybe not sink in until I walk out in front of 50,000 fans at Ibrox.”
Myra now lives in Ramelton with her partner, Michael Deeney, the former Fanad United manager, a former Greenock Morton player.
Myra also babysat Robert Snodgrass, the Hull City winger and Scottish international.Tags: