Presented to Felix Doherty in 1888. Bearing the inscription "E.F.A C.S. Runners Up won by H.F.C - F Doherty 1888".
The Hibernian Historical Trust acquired an East of Scotland runners up medal presented to Hibernian goalkeeper Felix Docherty after the surprise 1-0 defeat by West Calder side Mossend Swifts in the 1887/88 final at Tynecastle.
The defeat was Hibernian's first in the competition since 1879, only a walk over awarded to Edinburgh University after Hibs had been unable to field a team in the 1882/83 final spoiling a record of 8 consecutive victories in the competition. Sweet revenge for the defeat was gained only a few weeks later when Hibs defeated Swifts 1-0 in the Roseberry Cup, again at Tynecastle.
The long serving goalkeeper Docherty was a registered Hibs player between the years of 1879 and 1889, and although he did not appear to always be the regular first choice during this period, he did none the less take part in a number of important games. After the club was reformed in time for the 1893/94 season, Docherty served Hibernian as a valued member of the committee.