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Transfers In & Out 2016/17


Goalkeeper Darren Johnstone (former Troon & Cumnock).
Defender Mark Murray from Largs Th.
Midfielder Graham Muir from Largs Th.
Midfielder James Cuthbertson from Maybole.
Striker Greg Vernon from Darvel.
Wing-back Lee McCrea from Ardrossan WR
Midfielder Ian Seymour from Ardrossan WR
Attacking midfielder Jared Willet from Ardrossan WR.
Attacking midfielder Conor Browning from Ardrossan WR.


Defender Graham Girvan to Arthurlie.
Midfielder Ryan Deas to Arthurlie.
Striker Ross McPherson to Beith.
Defender Chris Wilson to Petershill.
Midfielder Jordan Murch to Petershill.
Forward Liam Finnigan to Petershill.
Striker Chris Hall to Petershill.

Pre Season Friendlies

The following games have been arranged  for pre Season Friendlies:

16/7 St. Anthony's Home
23/7 Dundee Violet Away
30/7 Kilwinning Rangers Home
3/8. Maybole Away
6/8. Stranraer U20s Home (date may be changed)

Supporters Meet & Greet with new management team

There will be a chance to come along and meet up with Gareth, Mick and Neil on Saturday 25th June at 1pm in the Social Club

They will update you on plans for next season and new signings and will discuss pre season schedule.

Irvine Meadow will be running a Team Bus to away games next season. The bus will arrive an hour before the game and will leave an hour after the game. There will be around 20 seats available for Supporters on the bus. Please contact any Committee member if you want to travel on Team bus. Cost will be approx £6 per head.

There will also be an update to the Community Interest Company.

Irvine Meadow New Management Team

The Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Gareth Turner and Michael Wardrope as co Managers.

Welcome back to Meadow Park.
Davie and his Team remain in charge till end of season

Bobby Carroll

Irvine Meadow are very saddened to learn of the death of Bobby Carroll who was a prolific forward for Irvine Meadow before moving to Celtic and scored their first European goal.
He is a true Meadow legend.

Condolences and thoughts with all family and friends of Bobby.

Some nice words from one of our supporters Gordon McCreath:

 "I am really shocked and saddened to hear of Bobby's passing. As recently as February of this year I had the privilege of visiting him at his home in East Kilbride and thoroughly enjoyed a couple of hours listening to stories of his playing days with Meadow and Celtic. He and his lovey wife, Ann, also took the time to go through all his scrapbooks with me and let me make copies of many of his photos from his Meadow days. And what days they were! In 1958-59 he scored an amazing 75 goals for the Medda and was at outside right in the team that won the Scottish Junior Cup for the first time, beating Shettleston.

My sincere condolences go to Ann, who even insisted I stay for lunch after a magical morning in which a golden period of Irvine Meadow's history came alive for me."

Irvine Meadow Supporters v Medda Legends

Date for game - Friday 13th May 2016, 7pm kick-off. All details to be confirmed.

The idea is to get two squads with up to 20 players. One squad of Irvine Meadow supporters and another squad made up of former Irvine Meadow players and fans' favourites. Admission to the game is  a 'pay what you can' or donation. The proposed game would allow the ex-players the chance to pull on a Medda jersey for the last time and also be a good get together/catch-up for them. As for the support, it would allow us the chance to watch some of our former favourite players or even brave it and pull on a jersey to compete against them

Players Confirmed

Craig Baxter
Darwin Johnstone
Gavin Brown
Geordie Watt
George Wall
Kevin Robison
Rod Lennox
Scott McKie
Stephen Cuddihy
Andy Smyth (gk)
Michael Wardrope (gk)
Garry Fleming
Ryan Caddis
Paul Campbell
Sean Freeman

Irvine Meadow Relegation

Irvine Meadow have been officially relegated to Super Premier First Division after what has been a very poor season for our high standards.

Transfer News

Richie Barr has signed for Rossvale today.
Graeme Shepherd has signed for Cumnock. All the best for their great efforts over the years.

We have brought in Paul Burns as back up goalkeeper and Steven Seaton an under 21 amateur from Westpark United.

Upcoming Events

Saturday 9th April - Club Dance - Carol Black - Tickets £5

Sunday 10th April - Scottish U21 Semi Final - Bonnyton vs Tower Hearts

Friday 15th April - Speakers Night - Tickets £25 - price includes 3 speakers and 2 course meal

Sunday 1st May - Ladies Fashion Show - Tickets £3

Pollok 3 v 1 Irvine Meadow
Meadow Scorer: Paul Maxwell

Photos kindly provided by Gordon McCreath

Maxwell challenging for the ball

Gary McCann battling with Sideserf

Irvine Meadow Fire

The first attack in our ground took place shortly before midnight on Thursday 25th February after thugs broke into the ground and gathered eight wheelie bins in and 'L' shape at the side of the stand and set them alight.

The flames licked high on the side of the stand scorching our club honours board and the famous Meadow Lounge sign - but no structural damage has been done.

 Irvine Meadow vice chairman Tom McFarlane has taken the perpetrators to task for their reckless actions.

He said: "What do these people get out of this? I don't know why they feel the need to do things like this and it's really the last thing we needed.

"They've gathered eight wheelie bins in an 'L' shape at the side of the stands and set them alight.

"I'd like to praise the member of the public that got in touch with the fire brigade when they did - it could have been much worse.

"There's a sheltered housing complex 20 yards away from that stand and god know what could've happened if it wasn't stopped when it was."

"The Meadow Park sign and the honours board will need to be replaced and the wheelie bins are just a puddle of mush.

"There is no damage inside but a horrible smell of smoke."

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the non-emergency police number on 101

Supporters Meeting

There will be an important Supporters meeting held on Sunday 6th March 2016 at 1pm in Irvine Meadow Social Club.

Imperative that all Supporters attend. Large turnout required from all our supporters.

Irvine Meadow New Fundraising Initiative

We have signed up Friends of Irvine Meadow for easy

Basically all that you do is choose the easy fundraising search engine from the link below, type in a retailer and if you make an on line purchase the retailer will donate a % of your purchase to Friends of Irvine Meadow Bank Account, the 2 that I checked were Amazon 1.5% and Argos 0.75%, you need one extra click to choose Friends of Irvine Meadow to send your Retailers donation. There is no extra cost to you, the purchase cost stays the same. Most on line purchases are available for the free donation, annual House/Car Insurance is a good one. Give it a go, it's really straightforward. Any questions at all email us at

Search for Friends of Irvine Meadow. You can also download the App too.
The link is below: Please give it a go and help us raise extra funds!

ETHX Scottish Junior Cup 4th Round
Saturday 23rd January
Linlithgow Rose 1 v 1 Irvine Meadow (Barr)

Davie Greig in his first match in charge

Ryan Deas on the ball

Meadow disallowed goal for offside.
No complaints from Linlithgow at the time

New Management Team

Irvine Meadow are pleased to announce that Davie Greig is our new Manager along with his Backroom Team of Scott Mills, John Petrie and player /coach Kevin Rutkiewicz. Welcome to Meadow Park guys.

Scottish Junior Cup 4th Round

 Linlithgow Rose v Irvine Meadow 
Saturday 16th January. 1.45pm

Irvine Meadow face a tough trip to Linlithgow Rose for the 4th Round of the Scottish Junior Cup. Linlithgow won the most recent competitive meeting 4-2 after Meadow were 2-0 ahead back in 2007!

New Committee Required

Irvine Meadow urgently require new committee members to help push the club forward and lessen the burden of our current small band of committee members.

 Anyone interested please contact any committee member as soon as possible or email


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.