For all they enjoyed their adventures in Europe and celebrated raucously at the conclusion of their Premier League title defence, this was the victory that mattered the most to Celtic.
Gary Hooper's first-half double helped Celtic to a comfortable William Hill Scottish Cup final win over Hibernian at Hampden Park which completed the domestic double for Neil Lennon's side.
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A look ahead to this weekend's Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park
Neil Lennon, the Celtic manager, celebrates after his side wrapped up their third Scottish Premier League title in a row yesterday with a 4-1 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle yesterday.
Celtic clinched the Clydesdale Bank Premier League title with a commanding second-half performance against Inverness at Celtic Park.
Celtic reached the final of the Scottish Cup with a thrilling 4-3 victory after extra time against Dundee United at Hampden Park.
After extra-time; score at 90min 3-3
Premier League strugglers St Mirren pulled off one of the biggest cup shocks of recent times as they beat 14-time winners Celtic 3-2 at Hampden Park to reach the Scottish Communities League Cup final in March.
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Smart finishes from Georgios Samaras and Gary Hooper sent Celtic seven points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League with victory at Dundee.
Celtic 1 Heart of Midlothian 0
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The former England, Chelsea and Manchester United player Ray Wilkins has been charged with drinking and driving.
Wolves have slammed the Football Association's decision to reject midfielder Nenad Milijas' appeal against his red card in Tuesday's clash with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
Michael O'Neill intends to "restore a sense of belief and pride" in the Northern Ireland national side after being appointed on a two-year contract by the Irish Football Association.