The Adam Shield was contested by the Faroe Islands and the Shetland Islands.
The shield itself, which was initially referred to as the Lerwick Trophy, was donated by Mr Alan Adam of Messrs John Adam & Co. Ltd, Glasgow.
The conditions of the contest were that the shield would be kept outright by the side winning it the most times out of ten contests. This honour went to the Faroes when they won for the sixth time in 1961.
After the sequence of ten matches was completed in 1967, the Faroes presented a new trophy to replace the Adam Shield. This time the contest also included the Orkney Islands, and the event became known as the North Atlantic Cup.
In addition to the Adam Shield, from 1948 a parallel trophy was also contested by teams representing Tˇrshavn and Lerwick. This trophy was presented by a Faroese businessman, and it was referred to as the Tˇrshavn Trophy, or informally as the Flagstand. Matches were typically played one or two days after or before the Adam Shield matches.
Football matches between the Faroes and Shetland were played prior to the Adam Shield. The first contact on the field was in 1929, when a Shetland representative team visited the Faroes and played five matches, but it did not play against an all-Faroes team. The first fully representative matches between Shetland and the Faroes were played on the return visit in 1930. These initial visits were instigated mainly by the determined efforts of Mr Poul Niclasen, editor of the "DimmalŠtting" newspaper, who had tried repeatedly to arrange representative football matches between Shetland and the Faroes since 1919.
Year Winners 1935 Shetland Islands 1948 Faroe Islands 1951 Faroe Islands 1953 Faroe Islands 1955 Shetland Islands 1957 Faroe Islands 1959 Faroe Islands 1961 Faroe Islands 1963 Faroe Islands 1967 Faroe Islands
Year Winners 1948 Lerwick 1951 Tˇrshavn 1953 Tˇrshavn 1955 Tˇrshavn 1957 Lerwick 1959 Tˇrshavn 1961 Tˇrshavn 1963 Tˇrshavn 1967 Tˇrshavn 1969 * Lerwick 1972 * Tˇrshavn * unconfirmed whether these matches were for the trophy, or just tour matches.
Year Date Venue Result 1935 10- 6 Sh.I. Shetland Islands 5-2 Faroe Islands [William Rhind, Robert Watt x2, Alexander Sandison, William Hall / SÝmun Poulsen, OG] 1948 29- 7 Fa.I. Faroe Islands 4-1 Shetland Islands [Jˇgvan Johansen x2, Venna Mortensen, Alli Hansen / Bertie Burgess] 1951 9- 7 Sh.I. Shetland Islands 2-7 Faroe Islands [Tommy Williamson, Willie Hutchison / Zakaris Lydersen x3, Mourits Jacobsen x2, Jˇgvan Johansen x2 (1 pen)] 1953 14- 7 Fa.I. Faroe Islands 5-0 Shetland Islands [Arni Nols°e x3, Zakaris Lydersen, Jˇgvan Johansen] 1955 9- 7 Sh.I. Shetland Islands 1-0 Faroe Islands [George Jamieson] 1957 21- 7 Fa.I. Faroe Islands 4-1 Shetland Islands [Arni Nols°e x2, Bergur Eliasen x2 / Arthur Hughson] 1959 18- 8 Sh.I. Shetland Islands 1-4 Faroe Islands [Tom Jamieson / Bergur Eliasen, Marius Johan Jensen, Pauli Nols°e x2] 1961 20- 8 Fa.I. Faroe Islands 6-1 Shetland Islands [Eivin Dam x5, Steinbj°rn Jacobsen / Stan Readings] 1963 29- 6 Sh.I. Shetland Islands 2-3 Faroe Islands [Bert Sinclair x2 (1 pen) / Kaj Kallsberg, Tˇrstein Magnussen pen, Marius Pauli Thomasen] 1967 2- 7 Fa.I. Faroe Islands 1-0 Shetland Islands [Baldvin Baldvinsson]
Year Date Venue Result 1948 28- 7 Fa.I. Tˇrshavn 1-4 Lerwick 1951 11- 7 Sh.I. Lerwick 1-2 Tˇrshavn 1953 17- 7 Fa.I. Tˇrshavn 4-2 Lerwick 1955 11- 7 Sh.I. Lerwick 1-2 Tˇrshavn 1957 22- 7 Fa.I. Tˇrshavn 1-2 Lerwick 1959 19- 8 Sh.I. Lerwick 2-4 Tˇrshavn 1961 22- 8 Fa.I. Tˇrshavn 5-0 Lerwick 1963 28- 6 Sh.I. Lerwick 1-6 Tˇrshavn 1967 4- 7 Fa.I. Tˇrshavn 4-1 Lerwick 1969 - 7 Fa.I. Tˇrshavn 1-3 Lerwick * 1972 - 6 Fa.I. Tˇrshavn 2-1 Lerwick * * unconfirmed whether these matches were for the trophy, or just tour matches
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