Tommy McGrane Memorial Cup

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Tommy McGrane Memorial Cup
Sport Football
Founded2005
No. of teams4
CountryScotland
Most recent
champion(s)
East Kilbride Thistle
Most titles East Kilbride Thistle (4 titles)

The Tommy McGrane Memorial Cup is an annual pre-season invitational Scottish football tournament hosted by SJFA, West Region junior football club East Kilbride Thistle.

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Tournament

The trophy was named in honour of Tommy McGrane, who was one of the founders of East Kilbride Thistle. [1] The tournament has always been at the Show Park, in the Village, East Kilbride, since it began in 2005. The tournament is played in a straight knockout format of two semi-finals and a final. The semi-final losers play in a third-fourth play-off match. The tournament used to regularly attract SFL clubs, with teams such as Clyde, Hamilton Academical and, in particular, Stirling Albion taking part in previous years.

Thistle only won their own tournament for the first time in 2009, at the fifth attempt of trying. [2] The Tommy McGrane Cup trophy suffered severe damage in May 2012, after the club's trophy cabinet was smashed up, with various other items suffering damage, during a fire that broke out at Thistle's Social Club, which resided next to the stadium. [3] A new trophy has since been made and presented to the winners of the tournament.

Clyde lift the Tommy McGrane Cup in 2006, with a 4-0 win against hosts East Kilbride Thistle in the final. ClydeEKCup.JPG
Clyde lift the Tommy McGrane Cup in 2006, with a 4–0 win against hosts East Kilbride Thistle in the final.
YearWinnersRunners-upThird placeFourth placeRef
2005 Stirling Albion (1/3) East Kilbride Thistle
2006 Clyde Auchinleck Talbot East Kilbride Thistle Stirling Albion [4] [5] [6]
2007 Stirling Albion (2/3) East Kilbride Thistle Hamilton Accies Arthurlie [7] [8] [9]
2008 Stirling Albion (3/3) East Kilbride Thistle Preston Athletic Glenafton Athletic [10] [11]
2009 East Kilbride Thistle (1/2) Alloa Athletic Petershill Ayr United U19s [12] [13] [14]
2010 Beith Juniors East Kilbride Thistle Eddlewood Amateurs Yoker Athletic [15]
2011
2012
2013
2014 Clyde U20s East Kilbride Thistle East Kilbride AFCRolls Royce AFC [16] [17]
2015 East Kilbride Thistle (2/4) Clyde U20s [18] [19]
2016 East Kilbride Thistle (3/4) Stranraer U20s [20] [21]
2017 East Kilbride Thistle (4/4) St. Anthony's [22] [23] [24]
2018 [25]

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