David Potter on Celtic winning Scottish Cup Finals from 1914 to 1951

Celtic Historian David Potter takes us on a journey through all of Celtic Scottish Cup Final triumphs as we gear up for Saturday’s 2023 Scottish Cup Final against Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Hampden. The story of Celtic’s glory in our favourite competition begins at Ibrox of all places, on 9 April 1892 and in our first instalment David told the story of the first eight Scottish Cup triumphs that Celtic enjoyed and you can catch up on those early Celtic triumphs HERE.

Now for another eight Scottish Cup Final wins covering the period 1914 through to 1951 with many more to follow on The Celtic Star…

CELTIC’S SCOTTISH CUP FINALS – Number 9…CELTIC 4-1 HIBS – IBROX, 16 APRIL 1914 – The first game in the Scottish Cup final was rich on passion and politics, but short on football, and those who had shouted and sung about Irish Home Rule (which looked as if it might just happen in 1914) saw a very poor game which Hibs might just have sneaked at the end.

But it was a totally different story in the Thursday night replay with Jimmy McMenemy and Patsy Gallacher taking charge from the start, spraying passes all over the field, in particular to Johnny Browning and Jimmy McColl who scored two goals each. It was one of Celtic’s best ever Scottish Cup triumphs, and two days later, against the same opponents, Celtic clinched the Scottish League as well.

The Celtic team was: Shaw, McNair and Dodds; Young, Loney and Johnstone; McAtee, Gallacher, McColl, McMenemy and Browning.

Read all about Celtic ‘s next Scottish Cup Final win on the next page…

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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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