Graham Charity Cup

The Graham Charity Cup was an association football competition. It was open to clubs in the East End of Glasgow, Scotland. It was a short-lived competition that lasted between 1888 and 1891.

Graham Charity Cup
Organising bodyGraham Charity Committee (GCC)
Founded1888; 134 years ago (1888)
Abolished1891; 131 years ago (1891)
RegionEastern Glasgow
Number of teams4–5[a]
Last championsClyde (4th title)
Most successful club(s)Clyde (4 titles)[2]

HistoryEdit

The competition was instituted by Mr John D. Graham for the benefit of charities in the East End of Glasgow.[3] Graham was a board member of Clyde FC and the Scottish Football Association.[4]

The competition was organized by the Graham Charity Committee (GCC). The committee consisted of a President, a Vice president, a Treasurer, and a Secretary.[5]

The competition had a rule that debarred players from assisting other clubs so long as their own team was still in the running for the trophy.[6][b]

ResultsEdit

1887–88Edit

Round Date Opponent Score Opponent Venue Notes Ref
Semi Final 18 February 1888 Thistle 2–1 Rutherglen Barrowfield [8][9][3]
The SFA ordered match to be replayed. Ineligible player fielded during first match.[10]
14 April 1888 Thistle 5–3 Rutherglen Barrowfield Replay. Attendance, 3000. [11][12]
3 March 1888 Clyde 1–0 Shettleston Beechwood [13][14]
Final 6 June 1888 Clyde 4–2 Thistle Beechwood Attendance, 4000. [15]

1888–89Edit

Round Date Winner Score Runner-up Venue Notes Ref
Semi Final 29 April 1889[c] Shettleston 4–2 Thistle Barrowfield [18][19]
The SFA sustained the protest made by Thistle to have the match replayed.[20]
16 May 1889 Thistle 3–2 Shettleston Barrowfield Replay. [20]
Clyde Rutherglen
Final 30 May 1889 Clyde 2–2 Thistle Barrowfield Attendance, 7000. [21][22]
6 June 1889 Clyde 7–1 Thistle Barrowfield Replay. [23][24]

1889–90Edit

Round Date Opponent Score Opponent Venue Notes Ref
1st Round 22 April 1890 Carrington Clydesdale Barrowfield [25]
Semi Final 29 April 1890 Thistle 1–1[d] Rutherglen Barrowfield [26][27][28][29]
14 May 1890 Thistle Rutherglen Barrowfield Replay.
6 May 1890 Clyde 6–1 Carrington Beechwood [29]
Final 24 May 1890 Clyde 5–2 Thistle Beechwood £85 total amount. [30][31][32][33]
[34][35][36]

1890–91Edit

Round Date Opponent Score Opponent Venue Notes Ref
Semi Final Carrington v Clydesdale [5]
Clyde v Rutherglen [5]
Final

NotesEdit

  1. ^ According to the Scottish Referee, Celtic were never asked to compete. This was true for at least the first two editions of the tournament.[1]
  2. ^ An example was W. Burns (of Camelon) played for Shettleston against Thistle. He was therefore ineligible to play for his parent club in the Falkirk Charity Cup.[7]
  3. ^ On April 20, 1889, the replay with Thistle and Shettleston at Barrowfield was postponed for a week because of a match between tenants Clyde and Queen of the South Wanderers.[16][17]
  4. ^ The Scotsman reported the score as Thistle 2–1 Rutherglen in the first match played on April 29, 1890.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ALL SORTS". Scottish Referee. 31 December 1888. (via) British Newspaper Archive.}}
  2. ^ "NOTES AND QUERIES". Scottish Referee. 12 May 1893. (via) British Newspaper Archive.}}
  3. ^ a b "FOOTBALL". Coatbridge Express. 22 February 1888. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ "SFA Annual Meeting". 7 May 1890.
    "SFA Nudgets". 2 February 1891. Scottish Referee. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ a b c "NOTE BOOK". Scottish Referee. 11 May 1891. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "ATHLETIC JOTTINGS". Evening Post. 10 May 1889. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ "FALKIRK V EAST STIRLINGSHIRE". Falkirk Herald. 4 May 1889. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  8. ^ "TOMORROW'S FOOTBALL". 17 February 1888.
    "GRAHAM CHARITY CUP". 18 February 1888. Evening Post. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  9. ^ "ASSOCIATION". The Scotsman. 20 February 1888. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  10. ^ "ATHLETIC JOTTINGS". Evening Post. 10 May 1888. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  11. ^ "FOOTBALL MATCHES SPORTS ETC". Evening Post. 13 April 1888. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  12. ^ "FOOTBALL". The Scotsman. 16 April 1888. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  13. ^ "TOMORROW'S FOOTBALL". 2 March 1888.
    "GRAHAM CHARITY CUP". 3 March 1888. Evening Post. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  14. ^ "ASSOCIATION MATCHES". 5 March 1888.
    "SATURDAY'S FOOTBALL". 19 March 1888. Glasgow Herald. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  15. ^ "FOOTBALL". Edinburgh Evening News. 7 June 1888. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  16. ^ "TOMORROW'S FOOTBALL". Evening Citizen. 19 April 1889. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  17. ^ "ALL SORTS". Scottish Referee. 22 April 1889. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  18. ^ "FOOTBALL". 30 April 1889.
    "TOMORROW'S FOOTBALL". 3 May 1889. Evening Post. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  19. ^ "STIRLINGSHIRE ATHLETIC NOTES". Falkirk Herald. 4 May 1889. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  20. ^ a b "ALL SORTS ; CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS". Scottish Referee. 13 May 1889.
  21. ^ "FOOTBALL". The Scotsman. 31 May 1889. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  22. ^ "SPORTING NOTES". Evening Post. 31 May 1889. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  23. ^ "ALAS, POOR THISTLE!". Scottish Referee. 1 June 1889. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  24. ^ "FOOTBALL". Evening Post. 7 June 1889. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  25. ^ "NO HEADING (2nd Column)". Scottish Referee. 28 April 1890. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  26. ^ "FOOTBALL". Evening Post. 30 April 1890. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  27. ^ "FOOTBALL". The Scotsman. 30 April 1890. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  28. ^ "GOSSIP ON ATHLETICS". Greenock Telegraph. 2 May 1890. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  29. ^ a b "GLASGOW AND DISTRICT". Scottish Referee. 12 May 1890. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  30. ^ "FOOTBALL". The Scotsman. 26 May 1890. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  31. ^ "FOOTBALL NOTES". Lanarkshire Examiner. 31 May 1890. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  32. ^ "FOOTBALL IN WEST OF SCOTLAND". Dundee Courier. 26 May 1890. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  33. ^ "GLASGOW DISTRICT". Scottish Referee. 26 May 1890. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  34. ^ "CLYDESIDE ECHOES". Evening Post. 26 May 1890. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  35. ^ "FOOTBALL NOTES". Coatbridge Express. 28 April 1890. (via) British Newspaper Archive.
  36. ^ "TOMORROW'S PRINCIPAL FIXTURES". Evening Post. 3 October 1890. (via) British Newspaper Archive.

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