Showing posts with label Falkirk Infirmary Shield. Show all posts
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Friday, 19 April 2013

Falkirk Infirmary Shield Medal - John McNaught


The grandson of Falkirk Outside-Right & Scottish Cup winner got in touch with me the other week asking about his career. He was intrigued because he had found Jock McNaught's medal from winning the Falkirk Infirmary Shield in 1912/13.

So I told him what I could and in return he sent me a picture of said medal.


Front


Back

John McNaught

Jock McNaught was brought in from Glasgow Junior football to try to replace that huge gap on the right wing left by the departure of John Simpson to Blackburn Rovers. They were big boots to fill [and I'm not actually sure anyone filled that position until Crunchie], but John had fitted in well, winning the Scottish Cup along with several other lesser competitions with the club.

But along came the Great War so we will never know what he could have done at the club. Like many other players he moved about during the war [and a missing season suggests either serious injury, enlisting, or both] before settling down in the post war years with Kilmarnock.

He will always be remembered in Falkirk as being a Scottish cup winner, but this is a little reminder to us that there were other cups & medals to play for [often forgotten in these days of Premier Leagues]

John McNaught


b 1892, Glasgow
d November 1972, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire

Debut – Saturday September 30th 1911 v Raith Rovers (H) Scottish League Division 1

Positions – Outside-Right

Club Honours – Scottish Cup W 1912/13, North-Eastern Cup W 1911/12, Dunedin Cup W 1913/14,
Dewar Shield W 1913/14, Falkirk District Charity Cup W 1913/14, Falkirk Infirmary Shield W 1912/13, 1913/14,1914/15, 1915/16

Scottish League Division 1 Matches/Goals [130/17]
Scottish Cup Matches/Goals [11/3]
Minor League Matches/Goals [1/-]
Minor Cup Matches/Goals [21/3]

Known Career – St Clement's, Cambuslang Rangers, Falkirk [1911/12-1915/16], Vale of Leven [1918/19], St Mirren [1918/19], Kilmarnock
[1919/20-1922/23], Johnstone [1923/24-1924/25], Clyde [1924/25], East Stirlingshire [1925/26]

Played for SPFA XI v PFA XI, Benefit Match at Glasgow, 20th April 1914

Height - 5 ft 7 in: Weight 10 st 7 lbs [1913]

Note - The Falkirk Infirmary here is not the same building as people will think of nowadays, it was a large victorian building on Thornhill Road [another building gone]