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by Hibs1875
Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Who Founded Renton FC?
Replies: 14
Views: 9768

Re: Who Founded Renton FC?

VERY OLD RENTON RFC BADGE. HISTORY : Renton FC was founded in West Dumbartonshire in 1872. The Club was founded by St Bernards Roman Catholic Church and became the Biggest Club in Scotland at the time. They also won the WORLD CUP in 1888 beating West Bromwich Albion in The Final at Third Lanark`s C...
by Hibs1875
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Who Founded Renton FC?
Replies: 14
Views: 9768

Re: Who Founded Renton FC?

St Cuthbert Wanderers is one of the oldest clubs in the South of Scotland League. The club was formed in the year 1879 by several members of the congregation of St Cuthberts Catholic Church in the High Street (which became the present St Andrew and St Cuthberts Church, behind the town's Sheriff Cou...
by Hibs1875
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Who Founded Renton FC?
Replies: 14
Views: 9768

Re: Who Founded Renton FC?

There were large Irish populations in many parts of Scotland following the famine - and from all parts of Ireland at that. Regarding names: if you look at the Renton line-up for the Scottish Cup semi-final of 1874' there were no distinctive Irish names in the team. Renton : R Turnbull, A McKay, J K...
by Hibs1875
Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Who Founded Renton FC?
Replies: 14
Views: 9768

Re: Who Founded Renton FC?

Hi there and welcome to the forum. I seriously doubt that Renton were founded as a specifically Catholic or Irish club. Such clubs tended to have an obvious Irish association in their name - like Hibernian. It was a Celtic fan and a Rangers fan who claimed that Renton had Catholic orgins. They're n...
by Hibs1875
Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Who Founded Renton FC?
Replies: 14
Views: 9768

Who Founded Renton FC?

Does anyone have a detailed history of the foundation of Renton FC in 1872. I've seen it claimed on the internet that they had Catholic orgins, like Hibs and Celtic. I'm not sure about this. I know that James Kelly and Neil McCallum played for them before joining the new Celtic club in 1888. Were Hi...