Ian Cunningham – Branch Member (Wales)

A very happy 70th birthday to Ian.

Although spending the last 17 years in Wales, Ian is a born and bred Hibernian Leither. When you were born Ian,  Hibs won the Southern League Cup 1943–44 , a forerunner of the Scottish League Cup that was played during the Second World War. Hibs won the Cup up by defeating Rangers 6–5 on corner kicks in the final, which had ended in a goalless draw.

 You also had the privilege to have seen and met the greatest Hibernian ever.

         Gordon Smith

 It was great to have met you and your lovely lady in the  Hibs Club after the  day I wish not to remember. All the very best.

 

BIG G

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Just Krijn (Our Member from Groningen)

One of the New Branch Members – Just Krijn. Just joined us in the Hibs Club for the recent game against Celtic on 29 December ’12. Here he is with our own Branch Secretary – Big G.

Just Krijn (Groningen Member) & Big G. (Hibs Club – December ’12)
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Re-Affilliation Fees for 2013

These are due over the coming month or so, so please see our Membership Page for full details. Payment can be made by PayPal on the Page or for Cash / Cheque, see us in the Main Hall of the Hibs Club before and after each home game.

New Members are also encouraged to join NOW in order to gain the maximum benefit from their membership.

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Kicks For Kids (Brian In Qatar)

The Branch are pleased to announce that we have purchased 2 x Half Season Tickets and donated these to the Canongate Youth Project. These are in addition to the original 2 x Full Season Tickets that we bought at the start of the Season. Michael from the Youth Project is once again “over the Moon” and wishes to thank all those concerned.

A special thanks to Branch member Brian in Qatar, whose generosity made this possible.

GGTTH


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Race Night & Fundraiser

A big, big thank you to all Members & Friends of St. Patrick’s Branch who contributed to our recent race night…………..you all made it a very successful evening. A special mention to all those who attended as it’s not always easy to attend an evening so close to the run up to Christmas and New year, your support on the night made the event.

With all winners paid out and after deducting the cost of the Disco Hire and Race Equipment, our grand total for the evening was £705, going towards the manufacture of our Founding Fathers’ Plaque. 

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Hall of Fame Awards Evening

Here is the story and pictures of Branch Member – Bill Howie’s memorable evening at this Event.

The Hibernian F.C. Hall of Fame was established in the Autumn of 2009, with the objective of officially recognising, celebrating and commemorating the Players, Managers and other worthy individuals who have made Hibernian F.C. what it is today.

The 2nd Hibernian Hall of Fame event was held at the Forthview Suite, Easter Road Stadium on Friday 9 November. I was delighted to represent the St. Patrick’s Hibernian Supporters’ Branch at the event, having had my name drawn out of the hat earlier in the week. I would like to thank the Committee for giving me this opportunity and for ring-fencing the draw to ordinary Branch members like myself. This was a truly selfless act.

The evening kicked off with Grant Stott, MC, cracking a few jokes which went down very well with the sell out audience which included our Owner – Tom Farmer and Chairman – Rod Petrie. In true Hibernian style, Grant avoided gloating (too much) about the predicament our city neighbours find themselves in just now, choosing instead to focus his opening speech on our grand old team!

A very enjoyable dinner and presentations followed, introducing in turn the latest inductees into the Hibernian Hall of Fame; from the 1960s (Eric Stevenson), the 1970s (Jimmy O’Rourke), the 1980s (Alan Rough) and the 1990s (Keith Wright – the fans choice). There was also a Lifetime Achievement Award which was presented to John Fraser who signed for Hibs in 1954. John went onto enjoy a 24 year association with Hibs as a player and coach.

There was a short video played midway through the night to commemorate some great Hibernians who had passed away since the Inaugural Hall of Fame Gala Dinner in 2009. Amongst them were of course, Eddie Turnbull and Bobby Smith and the playing of the video brought a brief moment of sadness to the evening.

The event concluded with a raffle and auction and of course the opportunity to mix with other great Hibernian players of the past, including Micky Weir, John Brownlie, Jackie McNamara, Paul Kane and Gordon Hunter.

This was a fantastic evening which I enjoyed thoroughly. A special mention goes to the representatives of the other Hibernian Supporters Branches in attendance who were great company on the night.

Glory, Glory to the Hibees

Bill

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Roda J.C. Kerkrade (Netherlands)

This e-mail was received by the Branch earlier this week. Some of their supporters were over for the St. Mirren game and were in the Hibs Club:

Dear Hibees.

Thank you for the hospitality after the match in the supporters’ club and later on in the stadium, it was a great experience.
We met Stuart, Gary and I believe Irvine was his name.

We hope that the Branch will visit our club Roda JC in the Netherlands for a football weekend.
You can visit our Club site www.rodajc.nl    The site for our Branch is www.hanebretboys.nl

I send you an attachment with a picture of the shirt I got as a present. My son is very pleased with It.
Kind regards from the Dutch guys.

Verzonden van mijn HTC

Supporters of Roda JC Kerkrade (Hibs v St. Mirren 03 Nov’12)
Roda JC (03 November 2012)
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Hibernian F.C. (Hall of Fame Awards)

Following on from our recent e-mail to all members about the above Function & Dinner which takes place on Friday 09 November @ Easter Road Stadium. After last Saturday’s win against St. Mirren, all those members who replied and stated that they would like the opportunity to attend had their names put into the hat and 8 year old Branch Member – Alicia Clarke drew Musselburgh’s own Bill Howie’s name out of it. Bill will be representing the St. Patrick’s Branch at this event and has promised to take many pictures of the evening, which will of course be posted on the site soon after. The Branch would like to thank the Hibs Supporters’ Association for the invite to this Sold Out event and here is the link to more news on the Official Hibernian F.C. website: www.hibernianfc.co.uk/page/Events (copy and paste this in to your web browser).

 

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Xmas / New Year Fixture Changes

THE New Year derby between Hearts and Hibs has been moved to Thursday, January 3 with a 7.45pm kick-off. Meanwhile, Hibs’ SPL trip to Kilmarnock, due to be played on Saturday, December 22, will now be played the following day (Sunday 23rd) with a 12.45pm kick-off.

Both matches will be shown live on Sky Sports.

Nothing like spoiling your Festive Plans and Awaydays out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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