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McEwan Hails Double Triumph

Thorn Athletic manager Johnny McEwan hopes his side will be able to build on their amazing double success this season. The Johnstone side wrapped up the Caledonian Premier League title recently to add to the William Turner Challenge Cup secured a few weeks ago. And although there’s been plenty of celebrations, McEwan admits the hard…

Ryan’s Northern Light

THORN ATHLETIC skipper Ryan Crawford has picked up his third Scotland cap after facing the Northern AFL at the Falkirk Stadium at the weekend. The Northern Irishmen eventually edged out the Scots 4-3 on penalties after a hard-fought 1-1 draw in normal time to lift the Jack Britton Rosebowl. Crawford was called into the squad…

Silver Service for Adults

THORN ATHLETIC manager Johnny McEwan hailed his side after they brought the Caledonian League’s William Turner Challenge Cup back to Renfrewshire for the first time in 20 years. The Johnstone club were celebrating after Tom Smith’s second half strike saw off the challenge of the Lanarkshire side at Broadwood Stadium on Friday night. Viewfield Rovers…

Penny Drops for 2008s

THORN ATHLETIC 2008s know it’s better to be in for a Penny than in for a pound after getting top Estate and Letting agents Penny Lane Homes on board as sponsors.   The well-known West of Scotland wide company, established in 2004, have just supported the team with the purchase of new Nike training kits…

Belfast test for 2006s

OUR 2006 YFC Side provided opponents for a visiting South Belfast Select at Ralston Complex last weekend.   Two select age groups from across the Irish Sea were visiting the area with InspireSport and engaged in a number of activities over their weekend stay.   It was an excellent test for the Thorn side –…

Orbis reward for 2005 squad

THORN ATHLETIC 2005’s are in safe hands now after bringing security firm Orbis on board as away strip sponsors.   The UK wide company are the market leaders in vacant property protection and landed the opportunity to become an official sponsor after winning a 40-team football card which many other local businesses and individuals had…

East Meats West

PAISLEY Butcher Graeme McGinlay has never been busier thanks to his new premises in Gallowhill – and his continued backing of Thorn Athletic Community Football Club.   Graeme and son Scott, from Johnstone, have recently gone back to where it all began for the business more than 20 years ago after overhauling and re-opening disused…

Top gear after hard work

THORN ATHLETIC look to be in good shape ahead of the festive period after their hard graft continued to reap rewards. The Johnstone side have climbed to the top of the Caledonian Premier League under the management of Johnny McEwan, Jason Henderson, Alan Muir and Tony McWilliams. A hard-fought 2-0 victory over Cambria on Saturday…

Donnelly Leaves Hotseat

The club are sad to announce that James ‘JD’ Donnelly has stepped down as senior team manager due to personal reasons.   It was with huge regret that the club’s management committee accepted his resignation following discussions last week.   His exit will leave a huge gap at the club but we respect his decision.…

Flying Five For Summer

OUR 2006 YFC side have bagged five tournament wins from the six they entered over the summer. The side have just embarked on their 11-a-side journey in the Paisley, Johnstone and District Youth Football League. And their season warm ups couldn’t have gone any better as they triumphed at tournaments and festivals all over Scotland.…