Boyle Celtic prove they are number one

Reigning Sligo-Leitrim Super League champions Boyle Celtic have toppled both Selena Gomez and Ed Sheeran in the Irish iTunes download chart to reach number one in Ireland in the past 24 hours.

The junior soccer side have released their song, ‘The Boyle Celtic Song’ ahead of their FAI Junior Cup Semi Final match against Kilkenny’s Evergreen FC on April 9.

The song, which features local artists Kevin Hickey and Dónal O’Connor, entered the charts on Tuesday afternoon at Number three behind Kygo and Selena Gomez with ‘It Ain’t Me’ and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Galway Girl’.  Following a surge of downloads it climbed quickly and reached top spot by 5pm on Tuesday evening.

‘The Boyle Celtic Song’ then dropped back into number two overnight and remains in the top five most downloaded songs in Ireland over 24 hours later ahead of the likes of Taylor Swift, Zayn, Rag n’ Bone Man and Katy Perry.

Boyle Celtic have created history this year reaching the last four of the Aviva-sponsored FAI Junior Cup.  A win against Evergreen on Sunday week at the Showgrounds will see the team qualify to play in the final, which will be played at the Aviva Stadium on May 13.