If You Know Your History-1st June
130 years ago … 1892 and the most successful season to date concludes with our first ever ‘Treble’ – the first of its kind in Scotland. All Three available Cups are in the Parkhead trophy room
On this day (Wednesday) a full- strength Celtic welcome Rangers to Celtic Park for the Final of The Glasgow Charities Cup.
1892-06-01: Celtic 2-0 Rangers, Glasgow Charity Cup
Rangers’ left full back, Tom Dunbar had previously played for the Celtic.
A healthy 7,000 crowd paid £380 making a total of about £1185 to be handed over to the various institutions as a result of the year’s matches.
Celtic:- Cullen, Reynolds, Doyle, W. Maley, Kelly, Gallacher (sic), McCallum, Brady, Madden, McMahon, Campbell.
Goals:- Campbell, Campbell.
Haddow, Gow, Tom Dunbar, Marshall, A McCreadie, Muir, Kerr, McInnes (of Notts County), Gibb, Turnbull, McPherson.
Ref:- Mr Park.
Dundee Evening Telegraph 2nd June 1892
Edinburgh Evening News 2nd June 1892
1892-06-09: Glasgow Charity Cup Presentation
The Charity Football Cup was formally presented to the Celtic Club yesterday afternoon in the Council Chambers, George Square. Bailie Paton presided, and there were also present Bailie’s J H Martin, Graham, Brechin, and Bilsland, Councillor Campbell and ex-provost Browne, Crosshill.
Bailie Paton, in making the presentation, expressed regret at the absence of the Lord Provost, who was unable to be present. he expressed the pleasure it gave him to fulfil this duty which had been imposed upon him by the Magistrates.
he mentioned that since the institution of the Charity Cup £12,000 had been distributed among various charities. This year the record had been fully maintained, inasmuch as over £1,000 had been distributed among the charities, (Applause).
The Celtic Club had this year won the Scottish Challenge Cup, The Glasgow Challenge Cup, and the Charity Cup. They were all pleased to see that the game of football had taken such a hold on the youth of the country, and they were especially pleased that a large part of the proceeds were devoted to charitable purposes, (Applause).
Mr Nelis in accepting the trophy on behalf of the club, remarked that it was peculiarly appropriate that the Cup should have been won by the Celtic, a club whose very raison d’etre was charity.
The Glasgow Merchants Charity Cup
50 years ago …. 1972 and on this day Celts are travelling to Bermuda for a wee 10 day rest. A few games are planned with a local select sides to aid their funds.
1972-06-03: Somerset (Bermuda) CC 0-2 Celtic, Friendly
In the home internationals in May, Billy McNeill, Lou Macari, Kenny Dalglish and Jimmy Johnstone were in the Scotland party.
Rangers had won the European Cup Winners Cup winning 3-2 against Dinamo Moscow in Barcelona with their fans running riot and causing an international incident. UEFA banned them from Europe for a year.
A 16 strong Celtic party left for Bermuda on 29th May for what was essentially a 12 day holiday. Mr Fear-of-flying Jimmy Johnstone stayed home and Denis Connaghan also stayed in Scotland awaiting a knee operation. Pat McCluskey and Jim Brogan also travelled as well as those named for this game
Crowd did not appreciate Celtic’s lackadaisical approach. They wanted goals and entertainment. A Lennox double wasn’t enough …
Lou Macari is named in the Scotland squad for the independence tournament games in Brazil against Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and Brazil.
Somerset:- not available
Celtic: Williams, Hay, Quinn (Davidson), Murdoch, McNeill, Connolly, Wilson (Macari), Dalglish, Deans (Hood), Callaghan, Lennox.
Goals:- Lennox 2 (10, 55).
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