Author seeks information on Cambuslang Hibernian FC
A Cambuslang man is seeking information about a football team ... who happen to be over 120-years-old.
Jim Nesbit (56), originally from Westburn, moved to Donegal in Ireland over 10 years-ago.
The former Trinity pupil was researching a book he is writing on Ireland and was looking through old archives in the Derry Journal, the newspaper for Derry City in Northern Ireland.
However much to his surprise, Jim came across mention of a football club called Cambuslang Hibernians in the January 1, 1897 edition of the paper.
He said: “It’s something I didn’t expect to find! I’m from Cambuslang so I noticed it right away.
“I had never heard of them, obviously I was aware of Cambuslang Rangers and Rutherglen Glencairn but I had no idea Cambuslang Hibernians even existed.”
The paper makes mention of Cambuslang Hibernians taking on Celtic at Celtic Park in an exhibition match.
The article mentions that Hibernians were founded in 1893 and had won the League of the Cross and the Cambuslang Cups.
They had also won the Lanarkshire Cups and went unbeaten for a full year from January 1895 till January 1896.
Ji m added: “Th e newspaper said the club had supplied players to teams like Liverpool, Celtic, Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool and Motherwell so they must have been pretty good.
“If anyone has any more information on the team I would be more than grateful if they got in touch.”
Anyone with information can email Jim on tn1@live. ie.