Club History

Irvine Meadow XI

Ground - Meadow Park, Wilson Avenue, Irvine

Ground Capacity - 3,500 (with 700 seated) Approx

Founded - 1897

Colours: Royal Blue Tops/White Shorts & Black with Red topped Socks

Alternative: White Tops with Royal Blue Panels on Sleeves/Royal Blue Shorts & White Socks

Formed in 1897 Irvine Meadow XI are one of the oldest Junior clubs still playing. They are traditionally one of the largest Junior clubs in Scotland. Meadow have set many attendance records at other Junior club's grounds and were at one stage invited to turn senior and play in the Scottish Football League. They decided to remain in the 'juniors' and at present compete in the West Region Super First Division.

In recent years Irvine Meadow have been very successful winning consecutive promotions from the Stagecoach Ayrshire League in 2005–06 then from the Stagecoach Super League Division One in 2006–07. Both seasons winning the title. They then went onto finish 2nd in their first season in the Super League 2007-2008. They then went onto win the Stagecoach Super Premier Division twice in the last 3 years in 2008-09 and 2010-2011. Also in doing this they have gained automatic entry into the Senior Scottish Cup.

Irvine Meadow X1 play local rivals Irvine Victoria every August in an annual derby fixture to coincide with Irvine's Marymass Festival. Meadow have shown great dominance in the fixture having won it 14 times out of the last 15 years, with their only loss coming in 2006 when they suffered a 4–3 defeat at Meadow Park. The 2011 Marymass Derby which was played at Victoria Park on the evening of August 19th is said to have been one, if not the best Irvine Derby of all-time as Meadow fought from 4-1 down at half-time to win the game 6-4 in a ten goal thriller.