Celtic On This Day – 11th January – David Potter’s Celtic Diary

Celtic Historian David Potter each morning on The Celtic Star looks back at key Celtic events and matches on this day starting on 11th January 1919. David’s latest bestseller The Celtic Rising ~ 1965: The Year Jock Stein Changed Everything SOLD OUT on Celtic Star Books but the good news is that it is now back in stock! You can place an order here and we’ll post your order immediately. The Celtic Rising is also now available on Amazon Kindle, link below.

Joe Dodds scored

SATURDAY 11 JANUARY 1919 – A crowd of 16,000 see Celtic beat Clydebank 3-1 at Parkhead with goals from Jimmy McColl, Joe Dodds and Joe Cassidy. The maestro behind it all, however, is Jimmy McMenemy.

Jimmy McGrory scored a hat-trick

SATURDAY 11 JANUARY 1936 – Celtic are without the injured Jimmy Delaney, but this does not seem to cause any particular bother as they turn it on and defeat Queen of the South 5-0 today at Parkhead. The goal scoring machine of Jimmy McGrory scores another hat-trick, and the other goals come from Johnny Crum and Frank Murphy. Confidence is rising that this year could see the first Scottish League Championship for a decade.

Stevie Chalmers scored against Eyemouth…

SATURDAY 11 JANUARY 1964 – Eyemouth pay their first ever visit to Parkhead to meet Celtic in the Scottish Cup. The 0-0 score line at half-time raises a few eyebrows, but in the second-half two goals from Steve Chalmers and one from Charlie Gallagher do the trick. The 17,000 fans give Eyemouth a better reception at full-time than they do Celtic, for this has been a Celtic performance that was only competent.

SATURDAY 11 JANUARY 1986 – Celtic and Aberdeen draw 1-1 at Parkhead in front of 31,305 spectators. Joe Miller opens the scoring for the Dons in the 10th minute but Peter Grant replies a few minutes later. Both teams then have a few chances but managers Davie Hay and Alex Ferguson agree that a draw was a fair result in what is this year a very open Championship race with Hearts and Dundee United both very much in contention as well.

Kevin Nisbet of Hibernian celebrates after scoring a late equalising goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Hibernian at Celtic Park on January 11, 2021. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

MONDAY 11 JANUARY 2021 – An extremely difficult night for Celtic as they draw 1-1 with Hibs at home, but they are under a great deal of flak for having gone on a trip to Dubai (after losing to theRangers at the New Year) when most of the country is under lockdown because of the Coronavirus pandemic. This was insensitive at best and foolish at worst, and 13 of their staff were ordered to self-isolate on their return. Gavin Strachan is in charge of the team, David Turnbull scores a good goal, but Hibs score a late equaliser at the end. Celtic’s troubles are all of their own making!

David Potter

About Author

I am Celtic author and historian and write for The Celtic Star. I live in Kirkcaldy and have followed Celtic all my life, having seen them first at Dundee in March 1958. I am a retired teacher and my other interests are cricket, drama and the poetry of Robert Burns.

1 Comment

  1. Love is in the hair, as the smell of linseed oil gently wafts in from the sea, on a gentle Fife breeze. Fire up the lino production machines shouts Michael Nairn, ok gaffer shouts the four machine men, what pattern would you like Michael?
    Make it the four leaf clover version in emerald green with a white background and with orange edging. Great gaffer, that’s my favourite yin. “Me Too”.

    “The maestro behind it all is” ‘Pas ce Josephine’, Jimmy McMenemy, Celtic’s Napoleon. A player of supreme quality.
    “Yet another hat – trick for McGrory”, deserved, superlative praise for a quality player of the highest order.
    Leaves you full of admiration for these Celtics legends of the past, – ‘Lest We Forget’.