Photo Of The Day: The Jimmy Quinn Cup Final (1904)

Today’s photo of the day feature takes you back to 16 April 1904, when the legendary Jimmy Quinn scored a hat-trick to hand Celtic a 3-2 victory over Rangers in the Scottish Cup Final.

A poster appeared in the Scottish Referee newspaper before the game, which read “Patronise the Old Firm.” This is thought to be the originator of the famous term to describe Celtic and Rangers over the next century.

As for the game itself, over 65,000 fans attended Hampden Park. They witnessed Rangers race into a 2-0 lead, before Jimmy Quinn’s heroic hat-trick turned the game on its head and handed Celtic an unlikely win.

The Celtic line up that day was littered with the names of legends and early greats:

Davy Adams, Donald McLeod, Willie Orr, Jim Young, Willie Loney, Jimmy Hay, Bobby Muir, Jimmy McMenemy, Jimmy Quinn, Peter Somers, Davie Hamilton.

In terms of the image itself, it is notable to see the absence of the “D” at the edge of the penalty box. This marking did not come into play until 1937 and was introduced to ensure that players are at least 10 yards away from a penalty kick taker.

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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