Andrew Baird

Whilst Andrew Baird, of whom it seems there is no photo, made his name a Queen's Park goalkeeper between 1890 and 1894, including the Scottish Cup in 1893 and two Scottish caps, he was an Ayrshire boy and learned his game there. He was born in 1866 at Annick Lodge Colliery by Irvine. His father was the colliery manager there. And it was at Irvine Royal Academy that he learned the game and for Irvine Academicals and then Irvine that he played until 1890. In his home town he worked as a legal clerk and it was as such that he made the move to Glasgow and joined Queen's Park, going straight into the First Team. 

However, his Spiders' footballing career was to be relatively brief. After letting in eight goals in a friendly against Scots-founded Sunderland in 1894 he seems to have given up the game completely turning to golf, he was scratch, and marriage. In 1895 he returned to his home town to wed Janet Dick. They were to return to Glasgow's southern suburbs and have a son and two daughters. Andrew would work as a bookkeeper with city's Corporation in the Chamberlain's Office until his retirement. He would die in 1936 in Muirend by Cathcart, a widower, Janet having passed away a dozen years earlier and is buried in Cathcart Cemetery but in what appears to be an unmarked grave.

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