Celtic On This Day – 17th May – 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 17th May 1905. David’s latest bestseller The Celtic Rising ~ 1965: The Year Jock Stein Changed Everything is available now in print on Celtic Star Books.

Jimmy Quinn scored

WEDNESDAY 17th MAY 1905 – Still very much on a high after winning the League Championship this year, Willie Maley’s young side go to Cathkin Park to defeat Queen’s Park 3-0 in the semi-final of the Glasgow Charity Cup. The goals are all scored by Jimmys – McMenemy, Quinn and Hay – and the 8,000 crowd are delighted by the excellence of their play.

SUNDAY 17th MAY 1914 – Celtic draw 2-2 with Ferencvaros in Budapest. Jimmy McMenemy and Jimmy McColl (with a penalty) score for Celtic. No-one watching this game could possibly have guessed what was coming to the world in 1914.

Scott Brown (right) is consoled by Celtic assistant boss Garry Pendrey after coming off injured

SUNDAY 17th MAY 2009 – One of the more painful days of supporting Celtic as they quite simply fail to score. A win would have seen then on top of the League on goal difference, as Rangers won yesterday, but it is toothless 0-0 draw at Easter Road and Celtic never look like Champions. Manager Gordon Strachan’s days are numbered after this, and some of the players look unhappy as well.

David Potter

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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.

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