Celtic On This Day – 24th May – David Potter’s Celtic Diary

The late, great Celtic Historian David Potter’s Celtic Diary each morning on The Celtic Star looks back at key Celtic events and matches on this day 24th May 1931…


SUNDAY 24th MAY 1931 – “the all-Irish Glasgow Celtics” beat the New York Giants 3:2 infront of 35k in New York with the Celtic goals coming from Jimmy McGrory (2) and Charlie Napier.  Celtic’s brilliant centre-forward McGrory came to Celtic’s rescue in the closing stages of this highly competitive tour match to give Celtic the win.

George Gillan scored

SATURDAY 24th MAY 1941 – The war is going badly for Britain and Celtic seem to have caught the mood of despair as they lose 1-2 in the Glasgow Charity Cup semi-final to Partick Thistle before a poor crowd of 7,180 fans at Celtic Park. George Gillan scores Celtic’s only goal.

SUNDAY 24th MAY 2015 –  Another Trophy Day at Paradise where Celtic take their revenge on Inverness Caley Thistle after that disgraceful Scottish Cup semi-final performance from the match officials that denied Ronny Deila a Treble in his first season as Celtic manager. This was an excellent Celtic performance with some outstanding play from the likes of Emilio Izaguirre and Nir Bitton, even Scepovic looked a decent player today, scoring twice with the other Celtic goals coming from Johansen, Griffiths and Commons.

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.

1 Comment

  1. Thomas Davidson on

    I was right behind the goal and although Scepovic was credited with two goals one of those was in fact scored by Nir Bitton. There was general astonishment around me when the announcer credited it to Scepovic who didn’t appear to have touched the ball. And it should be said that Scepovic’s performance on the day was poor as ever. The very worst forward to have worn the hoops in my lifetime!