Martinez Shield


Shield donated by Frederick Martinez.
Originally competed for only once as an inter-club athletics trophy in 1908 won by the Shamrock club. On the inauguration of the intercolonial football championship in 1923, the Shamrock club donated the shield to the Trinidad Amateur Football Association (TAFA) and the competition became known as the Martinez Shield. Started as an intercolonial tournament between Trinidad and Demerara (British Guyana); the last three editions also included Barbados to form a triangular.

Not all the information is complete and therefore any additions (in particular results 1925-1928 and match dates) would be welcome.

Note that Demerara was part of the then British Guyana (created by the unification of Essequibo, Demerara and Berbice in 1831)


Palmares

     Winners     Runners Up  Hosts
1923 Trinidad    Demerara    Trinidad
1924   not played
1925 Trinidad    Demerara    Demerara
1926 Trinidad    Demerara    Trinidad
1927   not played
1928 Trinidad    Demerara    Demerara
1929 Demerara    Trinidad    Trinidad
1930   not played
1931 Demerara    Trinidad    Demerara [*]
1932 Demerara    Trinidad    Barbados [*]
1933 Trinidad    Demerara    Trinidad [*]

[*] triangular tournaments, with Barbados finishing third and last.

Number of Wins

 5 Trinidad
 3 Demerara

1923

in Trinidad

Trinidad 1-1 Demerara
Trinidad 1-0 Demerara
Trinidad 2-0 Demerara

Final Table:

 1.Trinidad     3  2  1  0   4- 1  5
 2.Demerara     3  0  1  2   1- 4  1

1925

in Demerara

Demerara 1-2 Trinidad   
NB: other 2 matches probably drawn

Final Table:

 1.Trinidad     3             -    4
 2.Demerara     3             -    2

Final Table
Trinidad 4pts
Demerara 2pts

1926

in Trinidad

No match results known

Final Table:

 1.Trinidad     3  2  1  0    -    5
 2.Demerara     3  0  1  2    -    1

1928

in Demerara

No match results known

Final Table:

 1.Trinidad     3             -    4
 2.Demerara     3             -    2

1929

in Trinidad

Trinidad 0-0 Demerara
Trinidad 0-1 Demerara
Trinidad 3-1 Demerara
Trinidad 1-1 Demerara
Trinidad 0-1 Demerara

Final Table:

 1.Demerara     5  2  2  1   4- 4  6
 2.Trinidad     5  1  2  2   4- 4  4

1931

in Demerara

Trinidad 7-1 Barbados (Achong 4, Brown, Carter - Gittens)
Demerara 1-1 Trinidad (Nascimiento - Achong)
Demerara 9-0 Barbados
Trinidad 5-1 Barbados (Agostini, Achong, Halfide, Carter, Thompson - )
Demerara 7-0 Barbados
Demerara 2-0 Trinidad

Final Table:

 1.Demerara     4  3  1  0  19- 1  7
 2.Trinidad     4  2  1  1  13- 5  5
 3.Barbados     4  0  0  4   2-28  0

1932

in Barbados

[Apr 15]
Demerara 1-0 Trinidad
[Apr 17]
Barbados 1-0 Trinidad
[Apr 19]
Barbados 0-1 Demerara
[Apr 21]
Barbados 2-2 Demerara
[Apr 23]
Trinidad 2-1 Demerara (Achong, Charles - ?)
[Apr 26]
Barbados 1-3 Trinidad (? - Charles 2, Achong)

Final Table:

 1.Demerara     4  2  1  1   5- 4  5
 2.Trinidad     4  2  0  2   5- 4  4
 3.Barbados     4  1  1  2   4- 6  3

1933

in Trinidad

Pre-Tournament Friendlies
[Oct 23]
Trinidad 8-4 Barbados
[Oct 24]
Trinidad 2-0 Demerara 

[Oct 25]
Barbados 0-2 Demerara
[Oct 27]
Trinidad 1-1 Demerara
[Oct 30]
Trinidad 3-1 Barbados (Alkins, Lewis, Daniel - ?)
[Nov 2]
Trinidad 1-0 Demerara (N Lewis)
[Nov 3]
Demerara 5-2 Barbados
[Nov 5]
Trinidad 6-0 Barbados (Wilkinson, Alkins 2, Daniel, Lewis, Bradshaw)

Final Table:

 1.Trinidad     4  3  1  0  11- 2  7
 2.Demerara     4  2  1  1   8- 4  5
 3.Barbados     4  0  0  4   3-13  0

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