WATCH: Celtic superfan Jay Beatty meets the stars of Barcelona in Dublin

The young supporter was a bit starstruck to meet Lionel Messi

WATCH: Celtic superfan Jay Beatty meets the stars of Barcelona in Dublin

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Jay Beatty is one of Celtic's biggest supporters, so there was little doubt that he would be attending the big game at the Aviva Stadium to see his heroes take on Barcelona this weekend. 

Beatty has appeared in Celtic's official team photo and won the SPL Goal of the Month award for his effort against Hamilton Academical before, but on Saturday he was given a very special chance to meet and greet some of the biggest names in world football as the ambassador of the Celtic FC Foundation. 

At the International Champions Cup game between Barcelona and Celtic, which takes place in Dublin, Beatty caught up with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and manager Luis Enrique from the Catalan side ahead of the match. 

Beatty was clearly starstruck as he got the chance to meet Messi, and his father captured the brilliant moment on video. 

Barcelona's journey to Dublin was also documented by the club's Twitter account, as Messi returns to Ireland for the first time since he took to the field against Ireland in 2010.