On This Day: Hampden Redemption for Celtic and Centenary Celts win Title

THERE is not a lot of football being played right now across the world as Coronavirus takes hold – except Belarus, where vodka and saunas are meant to keep the virus at bay. However, thanks to @Lilze85 on Twitter, we can take a trip down memory lane and look at some of Celtic’s goals on this day.

1955 – CELTIC 1 CLYDE 1

Honours were even between Celtic and Clyde in the 1955 Scottish Cup final. Jimmy Walsh scored for Celtic before Archie Robertson equalised for Clyde late on and sent the game to a replay four days later. Sadly for Jimmy McGrory’s side, Clyde won that match 1-0.

1988 – CELTIC 3 DUNDEE 0

Celtic clinched the title back in 1988 thanks to two goals from Andy Walker and an effort from Chris Morris. Supporters crammed into Celtic Park broke out in a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday to you’ as the club celebrated the league in its Centenary season. The official attendance was lodged at 60,000; however, in years to come it would be admitted that it was far higher.

1994 – DUNDEE 0 CELTIC 2

Celtic travelled to Dens Park back in 1994. A double from Pat McGinlay gave Lou Macari’s side the victory.


The previous year Celtic had been knocked out of the Scottish Cup semi-final by Rangers at Hampden. One year on and Brendan Rodgers’ relentless Celtic had the chance to redeem themselves and set up a Scottish Cup final versus Aberdeen as the Scottish Champions chased a treble. A first half goal from Callum McGregor was all Celtic had to show for their dominance at the break but a second came when Scott Sinclair converted a penalty won by Leigh Griffiths. Celtic cruised to the final banishing the memories of the semi-final the year before.

This game, amongst all that season, are detailed in Matt Corr’s new book ‘Invincible’, check it out below!

Meanwhile here are some additional photos from that Skelper of a day at Hampden…

23 April 2017, Hampden Park, Scottish Cup semi-final Celtic versus the Rangers; Celtic’s Callum McGregor makes it 1-0 to Celtic
23 April 2017, Hampden Park, Scottish Cup semi-final Celtic versus the Rangers; Callum McGregor celebrates the opening goal
23 April 2017, Hampden Park, Scottish Cup semi-final Celtic versus the Rangers; Celtic players celebrate Callum McGregor’s opening goal
Moussa Dembele’s hamstring injury
Peter Lawwell and Dermot Desmond at Hampden
Scotty Sinclair makes it 2-0 from the penalty spot.
And celebrates his goal.
Celtic players celebrating with the fans at full time.


The Celtic Star’s very own Matt Corr – who you may also know as a Tour Guide at Celtic Park – publishes his first Celtic book, titled INVINCIBLE – early next month. This beautiful hardback book will be the definitive story of Celtic’s magical2016-17 season – it truly is wonderful, a real joy to read, and brilliantly written by Matt.

If you have been reading Matt’s regular contributions on The Celtic Star or indeed in the Matchday Programme or in the Celtic View you will know just how talented a Celtic writer he is. The book is published by The Celtic Star and you can pre-order below.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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