Greenock Charity Cup



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Charity cup competitions were very popular during the late 19th century, used to help raise funds for local organisations. Some, such as the Glasgow Merchants Charity Cup, continued well into the 20th century. Another such tournament was the Greenock Charity Cup. Entry, as was usual, by invitation only, and the competition also attracted strong clubs from outwith the area including Dumbarton and St Mirren. Port Glasgow Athletic only entered twice, in 1884-85 and 1887-88, as they appeared to fall out with the organizers. Morton won the last Senior competition in 1894, although the tournament lasted for at least a further two years amongst the Junior clubs. Note that the last named winners, Greenock Volunteers, were the same club as 1st Renfrewshire Rifle Volunteers (1st RRV) who appeared in the tournaments up to 1890 as a Senior club.




1884-85 Port Glasgow Athletic

1885-86 Morton

1886-87 Morton

1887-88 Dumbarton Athletic

1888-89 Morton

1889-90 Dumbarton

1890-91 Dumbarton

1891-92 Morton

1892-93 Partick Thistle

1893-94 Morton


1895-96 Greenock Volunteers



First round

18 Apr 1st RRV v Greenock Rangers 3-5

25 Apr Morton v Northern 5-2


Semi final

Morton v ???

Port Glasgow Athletic v ???



30 May Morton v Port Glasgow Athletic 0-0 (at Cappielow)

6 Jun Morton v Port Glasgow Athletic 2-3 (at Cappielow)




Semi final

29 Apr Morton v Lyle Athletic 8-2

15 May Greenock Rangers v 1st RRV 2-4 (at Cappielow)



22 May Morton v 1st RRV 8-1 (3000)




First round

9 Apr Partick Thistle v Greenock Rangers 7-1 (at Cappielow 2000)

1st RRV, St Mirren, Morton byes


Semi final

14 May Partick Thistle v 1st RRV 4-2 (at Academy Park)

30 Apr Morton v St Mirren 6-1 (3000)



28 May Morton v Partick Thistle 5-2 (2000)




First round

Port Glasgow Athletic v 1st RRV  (at Cappielow)

St Mirren, Dumbarton Athletic, Morton byes


Semi final

21 Apr Dumbarton Athletic v Morton 3-1 (at Clune Park)

St Mirren v Port Glasgow Athletic or 1st RRV (at Cappielow)



26 May Dumbarton Athletic v St Mirren 5-1 (at Cappielow)




St Mirren, Abercorn, Morton, 1st RRV, Dumbarton Athletic, Dumbarton and Carlton were all invited, and it was hoped Port Glasgow Athletic who had fallen out with the organizing committee would also enter.


First round

30 Mar Carlton v Dumbarton 2-5 (at Volunteer Park, Greenock)


Semi final

28 May Morton v Dykebar 4-2

Dumbarton v ???



1 Jun Morton v Dumbarton 2-0 (at Cappielow 3000)




First round

29 Mar Morton v Vale of Leven Wanderers 6-1

22 Mar Dykebar v 1st RRV 5-1 (at Greenock)

19 Apr Arthurlie v Carlton  1-4 (at Greenock)

Dumbarton bye


Semi final

26 Apr Dumbarton v Dykebar 6-0 (at Cappielow Pk 2000)

Morton v Carlton



31 May Morton v Dumbarton 0-9 (at Cappielow 2000)




First round

7 Mar Dykebar v Arthurlie 2-3 (at Cappielow)


Semi final

18 Apr Morton v Arthurlie 3-1

4 Apr Partick Thistle v Dumbarton 0-2 (at Cappielow)



Morton v Dumbarton




Semi final

5 May Morton v Partick Thistle 1-0

14 May Dumbarton v Dykebar 1-0 (at Greenock)



28 May Morton v Dumbarton 4-1 (at Cappielow)




Semi final

3 May Morton v Johnstone 5-2

20 May Dykebar v Partick Thistle 0-6 (at Cappielow Park)



27 May Morton v Partick Thistle 4-7 (at Cappielow Park)




First round

Johnstone v Partick Thistle

28 Apr Dykebar v Black Watch 2-6 (at Cappielow)

Morton, Battlefield byes


Semi final

19 May Morton v Black Watch 4-3 (at Clune Park, Port Glasgow)

26 May Battlefield v Partick Thistle 3-2 (at Cappielow 1000)



2 Jun Morton v Battlefield 8-0 (at Cappielow)




First round

9 Mar Gourock v Renfrew Victoria 3-4 (at Cappielow Park)

13 Apr Ferguslie (Paisley) v Overton 2-2




4 May Greenock Volunteers v Renfrew Victoria 7-3 (at Cappielow)