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Q Tommy Wilson wants to know "Was there a John Hodge played for Celtic round about 1900? Was he capped for Scotland? Did he win a Scottish Cup medal?"
A John Hodge played on the right wing for Celtic against Rangers in the second Old Firm Cup Final on April 22nd 1899, scoring the second goal in Celtic's 2-0 victory.
He was also in the Celtic side which retained the trophy, beating Queen's Park 4-3 in the Final on May 15th 1900. Amazingly, he was the only member of that eleven who WASN'T an internationalist, though he did play twice that season for the Scottish League - in a 2-2 draw with the English League at Crystal Palace ( the first time that fixture had been played in London) and a 6-0 win over the Irish League at Easter Road.
Q Tommy also wants to know "What was the Celtic team in the first Old Firm Scottish Cup Final in 1894?"
A This was the line-up on February 17th 1894: Cullen, Reynolds, Doyle, Maley, Kelly, Curran, Blessington, Madden, Cassidy, McMahon, Campbell
Seven of the team had won winners medals in the 1892 Final and all bar Curren and Cassidy had played in the side which lost the 1893 Final.
But after a goalless first half, it was Rangers who were on top, running out 3-1 winners, to lift the Scottish Cup for the first time. Maley scored a late consolation for Celts.