Found! Sunny Jim Young’s lost 6IAR Celtic medal from 1905-1910

SUNNY JIM YOUNG was part of Celtic’s Six in a Row between 1905 and 1910. The players were given a special medal to commemorate the achievement but today these medals have all disappeared in the fog of history.

In the Celtic Trophy room there is a shield commemorating the the first 6IAR but even the club don’t have one of the medals awarded to the players.

Then one popped up today, it has been in the pocket of one of our readers, Sam Taylor, for the last 50 years having been left to him when his father died.

Sam picks up to tell the story…

I noticed your article on boxers at Celtic Park, at the end of it you requested other Celtic related stories.

I have got a medal won by James Young, (Sunny Jim). He won it for winning the league championship 6 years in a row, 1905 —1910.

For years Ive been trying to find if there are any others still around, without success. I advertised it in the Celtic View years ago but got no response.

Celtic have a wee shield in the trophy room, commemorating this but don’t have an actual medal.

Here is an image of both sides of the medal, hope this is of interest to you.

I’ve had the medal in my pocket that long now, 50 years, I got it when my father died, I’d feel funny without it. Regards,

Sam Taylor

The article on boxers coming to Celtic Park from earlier today was remarkable and is well worth a read.

Sugar Ray Robinson and the Boxing Bhoys. The day Muhammad Ali visited Celtic Park and got to meet Big Yogi

And we had another, heart warming and uniquely Celtic tale last night that about one older Celtic supporter who was standing outside the front door on a Monday evening in May 1979.

Celtic had just beaten Rangers 4-2 to win a dramatic title decider and the celebrations were in full flow.

A young Celtic professional at the time, Bernie Godzik, is also a avid reader of The Celtic Star and he was on hand on that memorable night, having a bird’s eye view of what happened on the park, in the dressing room and at the post match celebrations!

And that’s where that Celtic supporter comes into our story, what happened next is well worth a read…

‘A dream comes true for lucky Celtic supporter after the 4-2 game,’ Bernie Godzik


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About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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