Fixture Change:
Irvine Meadow are now away to Arthurlie on Saturday 28th November in league business. 1.45pm kick off. Weather permitting. 

Deas fires in a corner v Glenafton

Shaun Fraser battling for possession

Irvine Meadow have received some sad news this week with the death of Jim Simpson past president of Irvine Meadow. He will be cremated at Dreghorn crematorium on Wednesday 25th November. All our thoughts go out to his family and friends.
Also Billy Lewis who played for Irvine Meadow between 1951-53 passed away last week. There will be a minutes silence at today's game for both. Thoughts go out to his family.

Irvine Meadow have a race night this Friday 6th November. From around 6pm til late. All are welcome and free entry. Hope as many supporters as possible can make it down as due to number of away games in a row been tough going for Meadow.

Fitba Shorts are a local community Project doing Irvine Meadow highlights, interviews and footage of Irvine Meadow. To help keep this going we have started a crowdfunding page where you can donate anything from £5 to £75.
Link is below, please get donating.

Scottish Junior Cup 3rd Round Draw

Irvine Meadow are at home to Blackburn United. Saturday 21st November. East Region South Division team are second in their league and undefeated so far. Will be a tough but winnable game.

Upcoming Social Club Events

Friday 6th November -

We have a Race Night, we'd like a good turnout for this night but you can still support it if you can't come along by selling a race to friends/family/workmates. There are 8 horses in a race, horses cost £3 and the winner receives a bottle of spirits. The more races we sell the more money goes to funding the team. Forms can be obtained from me at games.

Friday 13th November -

We have a Speakers Night, the evening will be chaired by Alan Timpany and we have 2 highly recommended Speakers in John Watson and Robbie Duncan. Tickets are £25 per head and also included Steak Pie Dinner, always a good night out.

Friday 27th November -

It's Ladies Night, tickets only £3, cocktails and DJ, let your better half know that it's on.

Scottish Junior Cup 2nd Round Draw
Saturday 24th October

Dunbar Utd v Irvine Meadow (2.30pm)

There will be a supporters bus running for this game leaving at 10.30am from Meadow Park. There are seats available at £12 for adults. Email or speak to any committee at Troon game or call Stuart on 07746920264 for more information.

Next Fixture: Saturday 3rd October
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy v Irvine Meadow (2pm)
@ Guys Meadow, Cumbernauld Juniors.

There will be a bus running for Meadow supporters to book your seats contact Stuart on or call/text on 07746920264. 

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Irvine Meadow 7 v 2 Beith

Saturday 26th September

Meadow got a hugley important first league win of the season after a tremendous start to the game that had Meadow incredilbly 3-0 up in the first 5 minutes thanks to goals from Gary McCann, Paul Maxwell and Shaun Fraser. The goal from Fraser was probably the pick of the bunch with a volley on the edge of the box. It was a tremendous and hugely unexpected start for Meadow. Meadow then went 4-0 up after 13 minutes from a Chris Wilson free kick from around 25 yards out. After this Meadow were well on top and cruising to a first win but Beith got a goal back to make it 4-1 but Meadow got a penalty to restore ourn four goal advantage when Gary McCann was pulled down in the box. Deas expertly took the resulting penatly sending the Beith keeper the wrong way. It was 5-1 to Meadow at half time!

Beith got a goal back early on in the second half from a tremendous Andy Reid free kick out wide finding the top hand corner. Meadow however did not panic and managed to score two more goals from the impressive Gary McCann & Ryan Deas to finish the game 7-2 winners!

Photos kind courtesy of Gordon McCreath

Deasy battling for possesion.

Ryan Deas firing in a first half free kick

Meadow celebrations after a tremendous start to the game

Graham Girvan battling for a header as Shepherd looks on
Shepherd & Evans on the line doing their best to keep Beith from scoring
Stuart McCann (trialist) younger brother of Gary McCann.

Ardagh Cup Final - Sunday 4th October @ Meadow Park

Meadow Park will host the Ardagh Cup Final between Hurlford & Troon with a 2pm kick off on Sunday 4th October

Saturday 12th September. Irvine Meadow 1 v 1 Pollok (Deas)

Irvine Meadow earned our first point of the season after a hard fought draw with Pollok at home. Meadow had new re-signing Graeme Shepherd to thank for some great saves to keep Pollok at bay throughout the game. Pollok went ahead in 44 minutes after a floated free kick was missed by everyone in the box and Shepherd could only save it into path of Pollok's defender who scored from close range. Super sub Deasy was the Meadow scorer after great determination to close down the keeper and ex Meadow defender Sideserf who could only clear the ball off Deas which was deflected into the net. Both teams had chances to win the game although a draw was probably a fair result.

Meadow scorers Ryan Deas

Meadow Man of the Match Graeme Shepherd

    Irvine Meadow Squad 2015-16 season

Irvine Meadow are delighted to announce new shirt sponsors as GA Mann & Son. The car repair business will offer Meadow supporters,players officials great discounts on any car repairs etc.
GA Mann & Son Motor engineers & Vehicle Body repairs 10-16 Glenfarg Street, 
Glasgow G20 7QF.
0141 576 8865

New Short Sponsors:
Wabtec Rail Scotland
Caledonia Works
West Langlands Street

T: 01563 523573

Irvine Meadow Season tickets

Irvine Meadow season tickets are now available to purchase at Saturday's home game v Hurlford United. Adults £60 and Concessions £30. Not only saves you money but helps Irvine Meadow at an important time of the season.

Social Club Events
Marymass Friday 21st August:
Karaoke in the Social club after the Marymass Derby match v Irvine Victoria.

Saturday 22nd August
Sax Appeal - Marymass Dance.
Tickets still available priced at only £5.

Next Fixture
Wednesday 12th August

Irvine Meadow v Saltcoats Victoria  (6.45pm)

Ardagh Glass League Cup
Saturday 8th August

Ardeer Thistle 1 v 3 Irvine Meadow (Darroch, McPherson & Hall)

Fixtures 2014-15
Our full pre-season, Ardagh Cup Group Stage games & first 3 league games are now available: Visit below link or click on fixtures & results 2015-16 on the side bar

Irvine Meadow Fixtures

Video Highlights Friendlies

Our first two home friendlies v East Region Champions Kelty Hearts & Scottish Junior Cup Finalists Musselburgh will be available to view thanks to Ayrshire Film Company.

To continue this throughout the season we will require some advertising for the highlights. If yourself or your business may be interested please get in touch at to arrange this.

Transfer News

Big welcome back to Shaun Fraser and Jamie Darroch.
Everyone is delighted to have you both back at Meadow Park.

Warm welcome to our new Players:

Daniel Tobin: goalkeeper from Stranraer
Jamie Donnelly: goalkeeper from Bellshill
Graham Girvan: defender from Petershill
Chris Wilson: left sided defender / midfielder from Kilbirnie Ladeside.
Grant Bolton: midfielder from Harmony Row Under 21s
Ross McPherson: Striker from Queens Park. Ex Clydebank too.

        Keep up to date with the very latest Meadow news, transfers and updates over the summer visiting @Medda1897 on Twitter.

Transfer News Summer 2015

Meadow have signed Christopher Wilson defender / midfielder from Kilbirnie Ladeside along with return of Shaun Fraser & Jamie Darroch, welcome back!
We have signed striker Ross McPherson ex Queens Park & Clydebank,
 We have also signed goalkeeper Daniel Tobin ex Stranraer. Some very exciting signings with two or three more to be officially confirmed. Watch this space...

Gary McCann, Ryan Deas, Grant Evans, Paul Maxwell, Chris Hall, Robert Halliday, Liam Finnigan, Mick Keenan, Jordan Murch and Marc Twaddle have all officially signed on again.

Mark Sideserf has left to join Pollok. Graeme Shepherd has announced he has left.
Tony McParland has left along with Josh Flood & Josh Horne. Good luck.

   Shaun Fraser who was at Meadow in 2013-14 has confirmed on his twitter he will be back at Irvine Meadow for 2015-16 season after a very good season at Queens Park in League Two.
  Ex Stranraer goalkeeper Daniel Tobin has also confirmed via social media he will be signing for Irvine Meadow.
 Other signings will be coming soon but nothing can be confirmed by the club until contracts start on June 21st.

Meadow can confirm that Mark Staunton has left the club. All the very best to club captain and influential defender Staunts. Kyle Maxwell has left for a scholarship in America, the young midfielder helped us out at the end of the season and played particularly well winning website man of the match v Ardrossan Winton Rovers. All the best in the USA Kyle.

Other coming and goings will be confirmed on the website. Please check our twitter and message board for the very latest transfer news.

New Coins West of Scotland Cup 
Ardrossan Winton Rovers 0 v 3 Irvine Meadow

Irvine Meadow Player of the Year Dance
Saturday 16th May

Irvine Meadow have our Player of the Year Dance at the Volunteer Rooms on Saturday 16th May. Doors open 7pm for 7.30-8pm start. Sax Appeal providing the music for this.
Please come along, only £5 entry.

Maxi's Fun Day - Saturday 30th May
11am to 3pm

There will be bouncy castles, assault course and face painting for the kids.
7 a sides for the adults. If you wish to enter a team please email us at

West of Scotland Cup 3rd Round
Saturday 2nd May
Irvine Meadow 2 v 1 Shotts Bon Accord

Meadow got our first win since early March with a great comeback late in the second half to keep our season alive. Shotts went in front early in the second half after a mistake by Meadow goalkeeper Shepherd let an easy shot slip through him. Meadow however did manage to grab an equaliser with 20 minutes to go after a corner was only cleared to the edge of the box where Deas hit a great shot high into the net. The winner came after a great run by McCann who crossed into the box for Paul Maxwell poked home from close range to get his first goal for 9 months after his comeback from long term injury.

Meadow will play Ardrossan Winton Rovers in the next round, Date TBC

Wednesday 29th April
Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Hurlford 1 v 0 Irvine Meadow

Wednesday 22nd April
Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Irvine Meadow 0 v 3 Auchinleck Talbot

Shotts Bon Accord 1 v 0 Irvine Meadow
Photos kind courtesy of Gordon McCreath

Mick Keenan over ball as Chris Hall runs on

Berto Halliday battling for possession
Shotts keeper makes catch

Paul Maxwell back in team and challenging for the ball

Jordan Murch on the ball

Transfer News

Meadow can confirm striker Wullie Sawyers has joined Rob Roy and Mark Thomson has permanently joined Blantyre Vics. We wish both players all the very best for their new clubs and thank them for their great efforts at Meadow.
Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Saturday 21st March
Troon 1 v 1 Irvine Meadow

Photo kind courtesy of Gordon McCreath

Meadow only managed another point in a slighty disappointing game at a sun soaked Portland Park. Meadow's goal came from the inspirational Gary McCann after nice work from McParland and Hall found McCann in the box who passed the ball into the corner Of the net just before half time. There was a first start for new signing for Liam Finnigan who looked very lively but had to go off injured after a bad tackle in the second half. Meadow could have added to their lead in the second half after a strike from Chris Hall from the edge of the box was well tipped over the bar. Ryan Deas who came on as a substitute also had a chance to score after a lovely Meadow move but his shot was too near the keeper. Troon got a probably deserved equaliser after a shot came crashing off the bar and Dale Moore was on hand to head in from close range. The score finished 1-1 and was another 2 points dropped for Meadow who can now best hope for third place or second place.

 McParland getting treatment early on

Mick Keenan putting pressure on Troon

Stevie Rankin looks on

Photos kind courtesy of Gordon McCreath

Team: Shepherd, Evans, Sideserf, Staunton, Twaddle, Murch, McCann, Keenan, Hall, McParl
and, Finnigan.
Subs: Halliday for Finnigan, Deas for Murch & Sawyers for McParland.

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division 
Saturday 14th March

Irvine Meadow 1 v 1 Glenafton (Evans)

Meadow could only pick up 1 point against Glenafton after a Grant Evans second half goal was quickly cancelled out by an excellent strike by Alan Kinney for Glens. Full match report to follow.

Deas trying to win the ball.

McCann on another run

Deas going for the ball.

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Saturday 7th March

Irvine Meadow 3 v 1 Cumnock

Scorers: Sawyers 2, Finnigan

Meadow got back to winning ways in the league thanks to two goals from Wullie Sawyers (below) and one from new signing Liam Finnigan. Meadow got the perfect start on 6 minutes when a Grant Evans cross found Sawyers who controlled the ball then placed the shot passed Semple in the Cumnock goal. Cumnock had a chance to equalise but a close range shot was well saved by Shepherd and cleared by Stuanton. Meadow punished Cumnock in 20 minute mark as a quick throw by Halliday found Chris Hall whose clever flicked pass was perfect for Sawyers who slid the ball in off the post to make it 2-0 to Meadow. There were further chances to go ahead as after some nice play between Hall and McCann a cross was whipped into the box but was no takers for an easy tap in. Wullie Sawyers got on to a slack headed back pass but his chip didn't have enough height to go over Semple. 

Cumnock came storming back into the match at start of second half with a free kick hitting the cross bar and shot from edge of the box cracking back off the post. They eventually got a goal back from a simple long ball by Semple going over the Meadow back line and Nock striker beating the offside trap and suspicion of hand ball to tap past Shepherd. Meadow weathered some pressure but McCann could have made it 3-1 with a great run but his shot just dragged wide. The winning goal came from another McCann run and his cross found substitute Liam Finnigan to seal the win in 83 minutes.

McCann on another run

Sawyers and Hall celebrate second goal

New signing Liam Finnigan

Next Fixture:
Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Saturday 7th March

Irvine Meadow v Cumnock (2pm)

After the game their will be a Karaoke in the Social Club kicking off at 7pm as a fundraiser for Paul Maxwell who is getting back after a serious knee injury. Free entry, all Meadow fans welcome.

Liam Finnigan Signs for Meadow

Meadow are delighted to announce the signing of midfielder Liam Finnigan from Petershill,

Mark McLennan has left Meadow and has signed for Pollok. All the best to Mark who gave his all in two spells for the club.

West of Scotland Cup 2nd Round

Saturday 28th February 

Craigmark 1 v 6 Irvine Meadow

(Scorers: McCann, Hall, Staunton, Flood, Sawyers pen & Deas)

Photo kind courtesy of Gordon McCreath.

Meadow got back to winning ways in Dalmellington with a relatively straight forward win against Craigmark. Meadow were on the front foot from the start and Grant Evans was unlucky not to open the scoring after his header crashed off the bar and rebound was saved by the keeper then had a third chance but hit the side netting. Meadow took until the 25th minute to go ahead against a well organised Craigmark side with Deas shooting from outside the box and was well saved by the keeper but McCann was able to get on to the rebound to tap home from six yards. Meadow struggled to open the gap further and had a couple of dodgy moments when Craigmark attacked.

Chris Hall taking taking on Craigmark defence

The second half Meadow got on top right from the first whistle with Sawyers doing well out wide and crossed for Chris Hall to score inside the box within 2 minutes of restart. Meadow made it 3-0 after McCann was fouled in the box and Staunton took the resulting penalty that was well saved but Staunton was first to react for the rebound and scored. The fourth came on 55 minutes where a scramble in the box from a Meadow corner fell to Josh Flood who put the ball passed the Craigmark defence on the line. 

Craigmark came back into the match with one goal on 60th minute that was hammered into bottom corner of Meadow goal. On 68 minutes any hope Craigmark had of causing an upset were finished when their number 2 was shown a second yellow for another foul on McCann as pulled him back after McCann had again bet him for pace. Sawyers scored from the penalty spot on 80 minutes as the game drew to a close then Deas rounded off the scoring after found space on the right and slammed home a sixth right on final whistle.

Mark Sideserf.

Team: Thompson, Evans, Sideserf, Staunton, Twaddle, Murch, McCann, Deas, Sawyers, Hall, Flood. Subs: Halliday for McCann, Thomson for Hall.

Photos kind courtesy of Gordon McCreath.