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1888-08-18: Clyde 1-5 Celtic, Friendly
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Celtic Games 1888 - Clyde
- Played on the Clyde's ground at Barrowfield.
- Before 10,000 spectators.
ReviewPlayed at Barrowfield, the ground of the Clyde. Before 10,000 spectators. The first half ended in favour of the Celtic by 2 goals to 0.
In the second half the Celtic added three more goals, and won by 5 to 1.
Chalmers, Drummond, Pollock, Sawers, Collins, Hart, McClure, McFarlane, Britton, Cochrane, Young.
Dunning, 0'Kane, McKeown, Gallagher, Kelly, McLaren, McCallum, Coleman, O'Connor, T Maley, Groves.
Goals:- McCallum, McCallum, T Maley, T Maley, Groves.
- Match Report (See Below)
- Official Site
- Match Pictures
From newspaper reports from the time
The Scotsman - Monday, 20th August 1888, page 4
Clyde v Celtic – The Clyde’s ground was formally opened for the season on Saturday by the Celtic, and as an indication of the interest taken in the game close on – 10,000 spectators lined the ropes. The visitors were strongly represented, but the home eleven were minus Cherrie and Collins, their places being filled by Sawers and McFarlane. The weather was all that could be desired, while the ground was never seen to better advantage. Fifteen minutes late Cochrane but the ball in motion, and Britton taking up the running, Dunning; was at once visited. Kelly relieved, and Coleman missed an easy chance of scoring after a splendid combined run by all the forwards. Aided by a foul, the home eleven again made strenuous efforts to score, but McLaren averted disaster, and McCallum, after treating the spectators to one of his dashing runs, wound up by beating Chalmers. Encouraged by their success, the Celts soon found another opening, Maley scoring three minutes later. The Clyde forwards at this point of the game were playing in rather loose style. Britton and Cochrane, after a dodgy piece of work, managed to gain a corner, which, although well placed, went for nothing. Coleman and McCallum again raised the siege, and Maley, with the goal at his mercy, fouled the ball Half-time arrived without further scoring. The ground team had to play short-handed in the second half. McLure having been injured. Despite this drawback they made matters warm for their opponents. Young, being too eager to score, lost a golden opportunity. Gradually the Celts compelled them to act on the defensive. Maley again scored, but the point was disallowed on the plea of offside. Immediately after Groves cleverly eluded all opposition and scored. McCallum repeating the operation out of a scrimmage shortly after. Responding gamely, the Clyde tried hard to break through the defence of their opponents, and a mistake on the part of the backs allowed Sawers to get in and beat Dunning. From this to the close the Celts put on a heavy pressure, and time had almost expired ere any further scoring took place, McCallum safely putting the sphere out of the reach of Chalmers, the game thus ending.
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|celticknot226||O'Kane/ Rory Og o'More Band||1||Mar 17 2012, 8:14 AM EDT by joebloggscity|
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Hi joe, I got into the site today and put what little info I have on the subject. Thanks, Eileen:)
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|celticknot226||photos of Celtic Park and the Rory Og O'More Band||5||Mar 17 2012, 6:30 AM EDT by joebloggscity|
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Hi These photos were taken off Ancestry.com off my family tree. I realize this site is public but the proper thing to do would have been if you could have asked my permission before using these photos on another website. I spoke to Andrew Blue the historian at Celtic Park about the band Joseph O'Kane that was on the team. I could not make a relationship between my O'Kanes and Celtic Football club O'Kane and Andrew could not either. I also tried to research and came acrosss some of the same info on ancestry on Joseph o'Kane. My John O'Kane was friendly with the team and he and his family played the bagpipes during the games at Celtic Park. Thank You, Eileen Breen
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