The Team would now face Temple Utd from Cork city at home in Lahinch for place in the semi-finals. Temple had a couple of Junior Irish internationals in their ranks and were one of the favourites to win the FAI junior cup outright. The day of the game saw a gale force wind blowing straight towards the Castle Course end of the pitch and Temple won the game with a free kick assisted by this fierce gale mid-way through the second half. It had been a great journey for Celtic, a Clare League 2nd Division team, and the game was followed by a lively night back at the Cornerstone which included the large visiting Temple Utd crew who made the journey up from Cork City.
Celtic rounded off a great season by being awarded the Clare League Fair play trophy which recognized that we were not a dirty side but we had our moments for sure.( No names ) Season 1989-90 proved to be another successful league campaign with Celtic again going unbeaten throughout the season and winning the title in style. Their nearest challengers were Kilmaley Utd and their two encounters in the league proved to be very lively with Celtic winning both games. The team got to the 1/4 final of the Cheers Cup losing to Newtown Utd by 3-2. Good cup runs in Clare proved to be elusive for Celtic due mainly to drawing top premier sides and losing out usually by a goal in close games. The team were now a Premier division side and the step up in standard was going to be a big test for the team.