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The Scottish Cup - The Oldest National Trophy In The World
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The two teams that played in the Scottish Cup

The Scottish Cup is the oldest national trophy in the world and was contested in season 1873-74. Queen’s Park beat Clydesdale in the final at Hampden Park (Scotland’s national stadium) on the 21st March in front of a 2500 crowd. Goals by Mackinnon and Leckie in the 60th and 80th minute respectively thrust Queen’s Park into the history books. The Referee was James McIntyre.

In 2012, Edinburgh rivals Hibs and Hearts played in the final at Hampden Park on the 19th May, the first time the clubs had met in a Scottish Cup Final since 1896. It was Hibs 12th final and Hearts 14th.

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Hearts Football Club was formed in 1873 (or 1874 – the date is disputed) by a group of friends from the Heart of Midlothian Dancing Club. The traditional story is that the group of friends bought a ball before playing local rules football at the Tron from where they were directed by a local policeman to the meadows to play. The club took its name from the Heart of Midlothian jail,which was demolished in 1817 but was kept fresh in the mind by Walter Scott’s novel The Heart of Midlothian. They play at Tyncecastle Stadium and are nicknames the Jam Tarts or the Jambos.

Hibernian Football Club was founded in 1875 by Irish immigrants. Although the demographics of the area has changed, it has kept its heritage in its name, badge and colours. They play at Easter Road and are nicknamed the Hibees. Its name Hibernia is derived from Hibernia, the Roman name for Ireland. They were the first British team to compete in Europe after Alan Hardaker persuaded Chelsea, the English champions, not to enter that year.

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