1961

Matches: Year by Year | Pictures: Year by Year

Celtic Games Played:- 1961
Other Match Pages:- 1960 | 1962
Decade of Matches:- 1961-1970
Picture Pages:- 1960-61 | 1961-62
League Tables:- 1960-61 | 1961-62
Date Competition Home Team Score Score Away Team Report Pictures Notes
JAN







2nd League Division 1 Rangers 2
1
Celtic Report Pictures
7th League Division 1 Celtic 2
3
Third Lanark Report Pictures
14th League Division 1 Aberdeen 1
3
Celtic Report Pictures
21st League Division 1 Celtic 4
0
Airdrieonians Report Pictures
28th Scottish Cup
Falkirk 1
3
Celtic Report Pictures
FEB







4th League Division 1 St Mirren 2
1
Celtic Report Pictures
11th Scottish Cup Celtic 6
0
Montrose Report Pictures
18th League Division 1 Celtic 2
0
Hibernian Report Pictures First team debut for John McNamee
25th Scottish Cup Raith Rovers 1
4
Celtic Report Pictures
27th League Division 1 Celtic 6
1
Clyde Report Pictures
MAR







4th League Division 1 Ayr United 1
3
Celtic Report Pictures
11th Scottish Cup Celtic 1
1
Hibernian Report Pictures
15th Scottish Cup Replay
Hibernian 0
1
Celtic Report Pictures
18th League Division 1 Partick Thistle 1
2
Celtic Report Pictures
20th League Division 1 Celtic 1
1
Raith Rovers Report Pictures
25th League Division 1 Celtic 2
1
Dunfermline Athletic Report Pictures
APR







1st
Scottish Cup SF
Celtic
4
0
Airdrieonians
Report Pictures
5th League Division 1 Celtic 1
1
St Johnstone Report Pictures
8th League Division 1 Dundee 0
1
Celtic Report Pictures
10th League Division 1 Dundee United 1
1
Celtic Report Pictures
22nd Scottish Cup Final
Dunfermline Athletic 0
0
Celtic
Report Pictures
26th Scottish Cup Final Replay
Dunfermline Athletic 2
0
Celtic
Report Pictures Cup Final Replay
29th League Division 1 Motherwell 2
2
Celtic Report Pictures First team debut for Willie O’Neill
MAY






Bertie Auld and Jim Conway sold to Birmingham and Norwich
1st
Glasgow Charities Cup
Celtic
3
3
Queen’s Park
Report
Pictures
Won on a coin toss
2nd League Division 1 Celtic 1
3
Heart of Midlothian Report Pictures
9th
Glasgow Charities Cup Final
Celtic
1
1
Clyde
Report
Pictures
Joint Winners

Ian Lochhead , Tommy Mackle, Steve Lynch (RB), Rob Paton , Frank Thomson, Tommy Carmichael (OR), Brian Moore (IL), Jim Upton (LB), Roy Sherry (OL) released. Frank Connor was also released and later resigned by Celtic.
Celtic also sacked Jimmy McStay, ex-manager and centre half for Celtic who had been working as a scout for the club.
First team trainer Willie Johnstone severed his ties with the club in May 1961 – he had been first team trainer since taking over from Alec Dowdells in 1956.
On 18th May Bertie Peacock left Celtic to become player-manager of Coleraine

New contracted players for the club were John Cushley, Willie Smith, Benny Rooney, Pat McDonagh, Tom Duddy, Frank Brogan, George McBride, Mike Stewart
Frank Connor was re-signed in July; Billy Price was signed from Falkirk for £1000 on 31st July

Date
Competition
Home Team
Score
Score
Away Team
Report
Pictures
Notes
AUG







12th League Cup Partick Thistle 2
3
Celtic Report Pictures
16th League Cup Celtic 0
1
St Johnstone Report Pictures
19th League Cup Hibernian 2
2
Celtic Report Pictures First team debut for Billy Price
23rd League Division 1 Kilmarnock 3
2
Celtic Report Pictures
26th League Cup Celtic 3
2
Partick Thistle Report Pictures
30th League Cup St Johnstone 2
0
Celtic Report
Pictures

SEP







2nd League Cup Celtic 2
1
Hibernian Report Pictures
9th League Division 1 Celtic 1
0
Third Lanark Report Pictures
16th League Division 1 Rangers 2
2
Celtic Report Pictures
23rd League Division 1 Celtic 3
1
Dundee United Report Pictures
25th
Glasgow Cup
Celtic
4
1
Queen’s Park
Report
Pictures

30th League Division 1 Falkirk 3
1
Celtic Report Pictures
OCT







9th
Glasgow Cup
Partick Thistle
1
5
Celtic
Report
Pictures
Semi-Final
14th League Division 1 Celtic 5
0
Stirling Albion Report Pictures “The Celtic Song” by Glen Daly makes it Debut and is played over the Parkhead Tannoy for the very 1st time.
18th League Division 1 St Johnstone 0
3
Celtic Report Pictures
21st League Division 1 Heart of Midlothian 2
1
Celtic Report Pictures
28th League Division 1 Celtic 2
1
Dunfermline Athletic Report Pictures
NOV







4th League Division 1 Dundee 2
1
Celtic Report Pictures
15th League Division 1 Celtic 7
1
St Mirren Report Pictures
18th League Division 1 Celtic 3
0
Airdrieonians Report Pictures
25th League Division 1 Aberdeen 0
0
Celtic Report Pictures Willie Fernie transferred to St Mirren
DEC




2nd League Division 1 Celtic 5
1
Partick Thistle Report Pictures
13th
Scottish Cup
Celtic
5
1
Cowdenbeath
Report
Pictures
Round 1
16th League Division 1 Celtic 4
3
Hibernian Report Pictures
23rd League Division 1 Raith Rovers 0
4
Celtic Report Pictures