Glasgow Celtic Society Cup

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The Glasgow Celtic Society Cup, known for sponsorship reasons as the Gregor Cameron Consultancy Celtic Society Cup, is a knock-out cup competition in the sport of shinty. Entry is open to all senior teams from the South District playing in the Premier Division and South Division One. It is the oldest competition in the sport, first being played for in 1879.[1] It is one of the five trophies considered to be part of the Grand Slam in the sport of shinty.[2]

The Glasgow Celtic Society Cup - oldest trophy in Shinty

The final is always played traditionally at Old Anniesland (although both 2011 and 2012 finals have been scheduled outside of the city) and it is organised by the Glasgow Celtic Society in conjunction with the Camanachd Association, not by the Camanachd Association itself. The 2015 final was played at Taynuilt.

The present holders are Kyles Athletic, who also hold the record for most cups won.

The 2015 Cup final was held in Taynuilt on June 27 between Oban Camanachd and Kyles Athletic.

History[edit]

The Celtic Society did not originally run the competition but presented the trophy to the Glasgow Shinty Association. Upon the demise of this organisation the Celtic Society took over the running of the competition.[3]

In 1888, Inveraray played Furnace in the final and disputed the validity of a goal. The club took legal action and the cup was suspended for 12 years.[4]

Teams from the North sometimes entered and Lovat won the Celtic on a couple of occasions in 1950 and 1951.

Inveraray were champions in 2009, defeating Oban Camanachd 3-2. From 2004 until 2011, the competition had two unique bylaws - firstly all free-hits were direct and secondly, the penalty area was significantly larger, akin to a football penalty area, any infringement within this area culminating in a penalty hit. The restrictions regarding entry into the D and off-side remained the same as in the normal rules of shinty.[5]

As of 2010, the opening rounds of the cup were to be played midweek, in order to reduce the backlog of fixtures that has regularly afflicted shinty.[6]

In 2011, the Directors of the Glasgow Celtic Society decided to play the final at the Winterton Park, Inveraray on Saturday 25 June. Only two of the previous 106 cup finals were played outside Glasgow.[7] This decision was based on a lack of sponsorship for the cup and the cost of hiring Old Anniesland.

The cup gained a new sponsor in 2012 with a two-year deal with AJG Parcels.[8] The 2012 final, which was initially rained off and moved to the following Saturday, featured dominant Inveraray against Taynuilt in their first senior final. Unfortunately Taynuilt were thrashed 14-0 by the Royal Burgh side.

List of Winners[edit]

  • 2015 Kyles Athletic 4 Oban Camanachd 2
  • 2014 Kyles Athletic 6 Inveraray 2
  • 2013 Kyles Athletic 0 Inveraray 0 (Kyles win on penalties)
  • 2012 Inveraray 14 Taynuilt 0
  • 2011 Kyles Athletic
  • 2010 Inveraray
  • 2009 Inveraray
  • 2008 Inveraray
  • 2007 Inveraray
  • 2006 Inveraray
  • 2005 Oban Camanachd
  • 2004 Inveraray
  • 2003 Inveraray
  • 2002 Inveraray
  • 2001 Inveraray
  • 2000 Kyles Athletic
  • 1999 Inveraray
  • 1998 Glenorchy
  • 1997 Oban Camanachd
  • 1996 Inveraray
  • 1995 Inveraray
  • 1994 Oban Camanachd
  • 1993 Oban Camanachd
  • 1992 Oban Camanachd
  • 1991 Oban Camanachd
  • 1990 Oban Camanachd
  • 1989 Oban Camanachd
  • 1988 Oban Camanachd
  • 1987 Oban Camanachd
  • 1986 Kyles Athletic
  • 1985 Strachur
  • 1984 Kyles Athletic
  • 1983 Kyles Athletic
  • 1982 Strachur
  • 1981 Kyles Athletic
  • 1980 Glasgow Mid Argyll
  • 1979 Kyles Athletic
  • 1978 Glasgow Mid Argyll
  • 1977 Kyles Athletic
  • 1976 Kyles Athletic
  • 1975 No Competition
  • 1974 Inveraray
  • 1973 Oban Camanachd
  • 1972 Glasgow Mid Argyll
  • 1971 Glasgow Mid Argyll
  • 1970 Kyles Athletic
  • 1969 Glasgow Mid Argyll
  • 1968 Inveraray
  • 1967 Glasgow Mid Argyll
  • 1966 Kyles Athletic
  • 1965 Kyles Athletic
  • 1964 Glasgow Mid Argyll
  • 1963 Kyles Athletic
  • 1962 Oban Celtic
  • 1961 Glasgow Mid Argyll
  • 1960 Kyles Athletic
  • 1959 Glasgow Mid Argyll
  • 1958 Furnace
  • 1957 Glasgow Mid Argyll
  • 1956 Kyles Athletic
  • 1955 Oban Lorn Athletic
  • 1954 Kyles Athletic
  • 1953 Lochfyneside
  • 1952 Ballachulish
  • 1951 Lovat
  • 1950 Lovat
  • 1949 Lochfyneside
  • 1948 Oban Celtic
  • 1947 Oban Camanachd
  • 1940/46 No Competition owing to Second World War
  • 1939 Kyles Athletic
  • 1938 Oban Camanachd
  • 1937 Oban Camanachd
  • 1936 Glasgow Mid Argyll
  • 1935 Inveraray
  • 1934 Inveraray
  • 1933 Kyles Athletic
  • 1932 Glasgow Skye
  • 1931 Glasgow Inverness-shire
  • 1930 Glasgow Mid Argyll
  • 1929 Kyles Athletic
  • 1928 Kyles Athletic
  • 1927 Kyles Athletic
  • 1926 Inveraray
  • 1925 Inveraray
  • 1924 Inveraray
  • 1923 Kyles Athletic
  • 1922 Kyles Athletic
  • 1921 Kyles Athletic
  • 1920 Kyles Athletic
  • 1915/19 No Competition owing to Great War
  • 1914 Furnace
  • 1913 Glasgow Skye
  • 1912 Furnace
  • 1911 Oban
  • 1910 Kyles Athletic
  • 1909 Glasgow Cowal
  • 1908 Furnace
  • 1907 Glasgow Cowal
  • 1906 Furnace
  • 1905 Glasgow Cowal
  • 1904 Oban
  • 1903 Kyles Athletic
  • 1902 Glasgow Caledonian
  • 1901 Kyles Athletic
  • 1900 Oban
  • 1890-1899 No Competition
  • 1889 Oban
  • 1888 Inveraray V Furnace, Furnace won but result disputed
  • 1887 Inveraray
  • 1886 Dunollie
  • 1885 Vale of Laroch
  • 1883/4 No Competition
  • 1882 Glencoe
  • 1881 Glencoe
  • 1880 Vale of Leven
  • 1879 Glasgow Cowal
Club Total Years
Kyles Athletic 31 1901, 1903, 1910, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1933, 1939, 1954, 1956, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 2000, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
Glasgow Cowal 4 1879, 1905, 1907, 1909
Ballachulish 1 1952
Vale of Leven 1 1880
Inveraray 21 1887, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1934, 1935, 1968, 1974, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
Oban Camanachd 18 1889, 1900, 1904, 1911, 1937, 1938, 1947, 1973, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2005
Glasgow Mid-Argyll 12 1930, 1936, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1978, 1980
Glencoe 2 1881, 1882
Dunollie 1 1886
Oban Lorn Athletic 1 1955
Glasgow Caledonian 1 1902
Furnace 5 1906, 1908, 1912, 1914, 1958
Glenorchy 1 1998
Glasgow Inverness-shire 1 1931
Lovat 2 1950, 1951
Lochfyneside 2 1949, 1953
Glasgow Skye 2 1913, 1932
Oban Celtic 2 1948, 1962
Strachur 2 1982, 1985

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