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Kirkintilloch Jubilee Cup

Competition for clubs in the Kirkintilloch area of Stirlingshire.

Winners
1886-87 Kirkintilloch Athletic
1887-88 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy
1888-89 Kirkintilloch Athletic
1889-90 Kirkintilloch Athletic

From the Kirkintilloch Herald, Wednesday May 25 1887

"Jubilee Cup - At a meeting of representatives from the following clubs:- Athletic, Central, Harp, and Rob Roy, it was resolved to have a competition among the clubs, the proceeds of admission to go towards purchasing a cup, to be named the Jubilee Cup, and competed for annually. Mr Andrew Aitken was appointed treasurer, and Mr Wm. Fletcher, Jun., secretary."

1886/87
First Round [2nd XI]
19 May Kirkintilloch Harp 2nd XI v Kirkintilloch Central 2nd XI 2-3
24 May Kirkintilloch Athletic 2nd XI v Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 2nd XI 6-0

Second Round [2nd XI final]
4 Jun 4] Kirkintilloch Central 2nd XI v Kirkintilloch Athletic 2nd XI 2-2
6 Jun Kirkintilloch Athletic 2nd XI v Kirkintilloch Central 2nd XI 2-1

Semi-final
Kirkintilloch Athletic
Kirkintilloch Central

Final at Townhead Park, Kirkintilloch Athletic FC
5 Jul Kirkintilloch Athletic v Kirkintilloch Central 3-0


Athletic were not presented with the cup, because it did not yet exist, when they finally bought one in October the Falkirk Herald of Saturday October 15th 1887 carried a brief description.

"The Kirkintilloch Football Clubs are just now in possession of a very handsome cup, which, with the 9-inch pedestal that supports it, has an elevation of 25 inches. On the face of the pedestal is a silver plate for the names of whatever teams may win the trophy, which bears the following explicit inscription:- "Kirkintilloch Football Challenge Cup. 1887. Raised by competition between the first and second elevens of the following clubs, viz., Athletic, Central, Harp, and Rob Roy, in commemoration of Her Majesty's jubilee. To be competed for annually." In last season's competitions, which were stubbornly contested, the first Athletic fought its way to the premier position, but its name is not to appear on the cup. It seems the committee that had the making of the conditions decided, with the full concurrence of the Athletic delegates, that the name of the team that won the final of the inaugural contests should not appear on the cup. By this somewhat unreasonable-looking arrangement the Athletic is deprived of much of the honour of its hard-won victory, and the cup itself loses an interesting page of its history. It has been decided to hand the cup, which is meantime in the care of Mr Andrew Aitken, of the Central, over to Mr Calder, president of the Athletic."

1887/88
First Round [2nd XI]
27 Apr Kirkintilloch Athletic 2nd XI v Kirkintilloch Harp 2nd XI 7-1
28 Apr 28 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 2nd XI v Kirkintilloch Central 2nd XI 3-9

Second Round [2nd XI final]
9 May Kirkintilloch Athletic 2nd XI v Kirkintilloch Central 2nd XI 6-0

Third Round
18 May Kirkintilloch Rob Roy v Kirkintilloch Athletic 2nd XI 9-4
22 May Kirkintilloch Central v Kirkintilloch Harp 7-1
Kirkintilloch Athletic bye

Semi-final
26 May Kirkintilloch Athletic v Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 4-4
6 Jun Kirkintilloch Athletic v Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 1-4
Kirkintilloch Central bye
* Kirkintilloch Central had a bye in the Semi-Finals, but between the semi-final and its replay they were disqualified from the competition, which made the semi-final the final.

1888-89

Played in two 'phases' the first to eliminate all but one 2nd XI 'Champion' who qualified to play the 1st XIs

 

First round

24 Apr Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 2nd XI v Kirkintilloch Harp 2nd XI 7-0

26 Apr Kirkintilloch Athletic 2nd XI v Kirkintilloch Central 2nd XI 8-0

 

Second (2nd XI Final)

2 May Kirkintilloch Athletic 2nd XI v Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 2nd XI 5-3

 

Third round

4 Jun Kirkintilloch Harp v Kirkintilloch Athletic 2nd XI 5-1

 

Semi final

8 Jun Kirkintilloch Harp v Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 4-3

8 Jun Kirkintilloch Athletic v Kirkintilloch Central 5-1

 

Final

13 Jun Kirkintilloch Athletic v Kirkintilloch Harp 10-0 (at Green's Farm , Kirkintilloch Central FC, att c 1000)

 

1889-90

Final - 2 legs

26 Apr Kirkintilloch Athletic v Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 6-1

5 May Kirkintilloch Rob Roy v Kirkintilloch Athletic 2-3