Blantyre Hibs Football Club

Blantyre Hibs Football Club was a former short-lived BlantyreFootball team at Low Blantyre.

According to the Scottish Referee Magazine, Blantyre Hibs formed in 1898 to take part in the Lanarkshire Junior League. Known to exist in 1899. One Friday evening in March 1900, Blantyre Hibs Football Club held a concert in the Masonic Hall at Stonefield. Mr. Robert Thom presided and there was a large audience. St Joseph’s Brass Bandwas present. An assembly followed the concert.

Later, sometime around 1902 players had started leaving, perhaps to join more successful clubs and by 1903, around the time when Hibs went completely defunct, Blantyre Victoria Football Club was the only club playing atCastle Park, just off Forrest Street. As such Blantyre Hibs Football Club existed for only 4 or 5 years and is now long forgotten.

In the absence of any Hibs Photos of that era, here’s the map of 1898, showing the Football Ground.

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  1. Jonathan Meynell

    Hello, I’m looking for information regarding a player who played for Blantyre just after the turn of the 20th century. He was known to be at Albion Rovers in 1903. His name was McGILL, christian name beginning with A. It has been suggested his name was Allan McGill but the Scotland Census doesn’t pinpoint a person of this name born in Lanrakshire. He later moved to England, playing with Mirfield United (1909) and Halifax Town 1911. Any help would be appreciated. My email address is Thank you.

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