Posts Tagged ‘ Leith ’

Hibs’ Relegation Worries Deepen With Latest Derby Defeat

photo (2)

Hibs’ hopes of avoiding the play-off spot suffered another set-back this afternoon after losing the last Edinburgh derby of the season to neighbours Hearts at Easter Road.

Manager Terry Butcher made four changes from last weekend with Scott Robertson, Jason Cummings, Ryan McGivern and Liam Craig returning to the starting XI. Continue reading

Hearts’ Relegation Postponed After Beating Hibs At Tynecastle

Maybury_warmup

Hibs dismal run of form continued today with a 2-0 defeat to Hearts at Tynecastle and whilst yet another disgraceful blunder by a linesman prevented a late equaliser for the Easter Road side, in truth Hearts deserved the victory to stave off relegation for at least another three days.

The Hearts’ fans have already accepted their fate, but were determined to drag their rivals into a relegation play off and the players were greeted with chants of ‘You’re going down with the Jambos.’ Continue reading

Hibs Start 2014 With Derby Victory

photo.19

Hibs started 2014 in style with a 2-1 victory over city rivals Hearts in front of a sell-out crowd at Easter Road last night.

Terry Butcher unsurprisingly named an unchanged side following Sunday’s comfortable victory over Kilmarnock, however Irish striker Paul Heffernan was listed amongst the substitutes as he continues his recovery from a thigh injury. Continue reading

Hibs’ Fans Finance Headstone For Former Manager Dan McMichael

photo.2.001

Hundreds of Hibs’ fans attended Saturday’s rededication service for former Manager, Secretary and Treasurer Dan McMichael at the Easter Cemetery in the shadow of the Famous Five Stand.

The event was organised by members of the St Patrick’s Branch of the Hibernian Supporters Association after it was discovered that Dan had been buried in an unmarked grave and a decision was quickly taken to rectify that situation. Continue reading

Bike Ride To Raise Funds For Dan McMichael Memorial

photo (11)
A Hibs season ticket holder will take part in a charity bike ride from London to Edinburgh next month to raise funds to help buy a fitting memorial to club legend Dan McMichael, who was the manager when the Scottish Cup last sat in the Easter Road trophy room.

Hugh Cockburn (57) who now lives in Sunderland will cycle from London to Edinburgh, starting off at Tower Bridge on Friday 3 May, arriving four days later in Holyrood Park.

Money raised will go to the St Patrick’s Branch of the Hibs Supporters Club, to be used to buy a gravestone for the club’s longest serving manager. Continue reading

Hibernian’s Irish Roots Part 3

Michael-Whelahan-1876-150x150In terms of the founding of Hibernian Football Club, Father Hannan was one half of the partnership that was to bring this about. The second half was one Michael Whelahan, aged twenty‑one years old and who, like most young men in Little Ireland at that time, was a member of St. Patrick’s CYMS. Continue reading

Hibernian’s Irish Roots Part 2 – Canon Hannan

Canon-Hannan-Bust
Canon Edward Joseph Hannan was born in Ballingarry, County Limerick in Ireland on the 21st June 1836. He was ordained as a priest on the 13th May 1860 and initially continued his studies, being appointed as a Professor of Classics until, while on holiday in Scotland, he was persuaded by the Bishop responsible for the Church in the East of Scotland to move to Edinburgh. After arriving on the 17th April 1861, he began what would be a 30 year service at St Patrick’s Church in Edinburgh’s Cowgate. Continue reading