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About garrellburn

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    Motorcyles, Scuba Diving, Junior football
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    Kilsyth Rangers
  1. Junior Early Days?

    Just like you say, football in the early days was just another activity for sports clubs already in existance. Queens Park were principally a cricket club, Vale of Leven played shinty and competed in rowing. Others no doubt played different games. Anyone for Quoits?
  2. West Region Championship thread 2018-19

    Never held you back in the past, but hopefully with the worst of the weather now behind us it will be a resumption of normal service.
  3. West Region Championship thread 2018-19

    Never known so little activity on this thread. Has Glensmad gone on holiday again?
  4. West Region Games Off - 16th March

    Kilsyth/Girvan off.
  5. Micheal Duke

    Huge attendance at Dukesy' funeral today to pay tribute to a great guy. Very moving oration and fitting musical choices. Won't be forgotton for a very long time here at Duncansfield.
  6. Bo'ness history - Day by day

    Thanks for info about Matt Cummings. I have passed it on. He has good memories of his time with Bo'ness but just wanted a reminder of what he had achieved while there. It was sixty years ago after all, others here are complaing of their memory playing tricks after just ten years!
  7. Bo'ness history - Day by day

    Back with another request, last night I was doing a talk for a church mens group in Kincardine and I was speaking to a former Bo'ness player. His name is Matt Cummings and he played in the late 1950's up front, either centre forward or outside right (that takes you back!). He was quite successful, scoring quite a few goals but had a leg break from which he apparently did not make a full recovery and eventually left the club. He reckons a young striker came in, he thinks from Kilsyth St Patricks, a juvenile club, who was scoring freely and went on to play for Peterborough. His name may have been Reilly, any further information?
  8. Seated stands

    I think lots of clubs would love to have a covered seated stand but cost is obviously the major factor preventing it happening. We have uncovered seating at Maryhill and Benburb at the moment which is hardly used as far as I can see. Who wants to sit in a puddle on a plastic seat on a wet day? I would rather stand in a covered terracing area or even outdoors with a brolly than that.
  9. West Region Championship thread 2018-19

    Adam makes his statement on the park, he dosn't need anyone else to broadcast it to world.
  10. West Region Championship thread 2018-19

    Adam Forsyth is by far the best striker in the league, Who told me? His Dad!
  11. scores on the doors 2/3/19

    They havn't been updated yet.
  12. West Region Championship thread 2018-19

    710 goals scored in championship so far this season. With almost a third of games still to play can it reach 1000?
  13. Bo'ness United 2018/19

    Good to see Nicky Prentice doing well, he was outstanding at Killsyth and looked a certainty to get picked up by a senior club. Still time for hime to get there. Send him back if you like! PS just realised that Bo'ness now are a senior club.
  14. West Region Championship thread 2018-19

    Well we beat Irvine Meadow easily enough and gave Hurlford a game earlier in the season so I think your statement has little merit. Agreed our current form is not nearly good enough and we accept (or almost all Kilsyth fans do) that we will be in the same division and visiting Darvel, Whittlets, St Roch, et al, next season. No point in forecasting what will happen to teams at our level a year from now as things can change so rapidly. Who would you have said would do better in the Premier at the end of last season, Petershill or Meadow? Just look at how it has turned out.
  15. Bo'ness history - Day by day

    Very good, the third record is that he also scored in every round of the competition. We had no byes that year so nobody could beat that although it may possibly have been equalled. It is a common misconception that all four goals were headers, one was a rather lucky knock in from close range but they all count. There is film of the final, it is on a dvd called Glory Days and it the oldest known colour footage of Hampden as it was in its full glory before its redevelopment into the rather soulless arena that it is now. If you ever visit the museum at Hampden they will let you view it by arrangement .