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Dinner Raises The Roof

A BUMPER 150 crowd turned out to see us crown our star men at a glamour dinner at St Mirren Park. Top table speakers former Scotland manager Craig Brown and ex-referee Willie Young kept the guests entertained after a fantastic three-course meal. Striker Jordan Devine won the Player of the Year award along with the top goalscorer…

We are the Champions

WE finally ended a six year wait this week when the club’s adult side were crowned Caledonian League First Division 1B champions. A fantastic season – which saw the team win 14 out of 18 games – meant they cannot now be caught by rivals like Westerlands, Cambria and Larkhall as the battle rages on…

Brown To Attend Gala Dinner

FORMER Scotland manager Craig Brown will speak at our first ever Player of the Year Dinner at the Paisley 2021 Stadium on May 27. Brown, now 75, was the the last international boss to lead the country to a major finals when Scotland qualified for the World Cup in France 1998, following their run to…

Quality Night at Firhill

IT was Firhill for thrills this week as Thorn Athletic attended the Scottish Football Association West Region’s Quality Mark event at Partick Thistle. The club’s head of youth development Derrick McMillan was accompanied by club secretary Mark McGee and 2007 coach Iain McMillan to collect the Quality Mark Standard Award on behalf of ‘The Thorn’.…

Cup Draw Latest

WE were pulled out of the hat and paired with some interesting draws at last week’s Hampden Park league meeting. First up the winners of our home Challenge Cup clash with top-flight cracks Giffnock North will be at home again to the winners of Viewfield’s clash with Cambusbarron Rovers. That tie fell foul of the…

New Kids On The Block!

WE are delighted to announce that our growing club has expanded once more with the addition of a 2004 age group. The players and committee, formerly Linwood Rangers, are all very welcome to the set-up and are looking forward to a fresh start. Officials from the club have been working hard to ensure their arrival has…

Sailing to Bute triumph

A GREAT day out was had after Thorn Athletic recorded a 6-0 victory in their historic first visit to the Isle of Bute. An early morning departure saw a group of 26 players, officials and supporters make the trip from Gourock across the Firth of Clyde to Rothesay. With the grass pitch at Rothesay Stadium…

Boxing Clever

SALTIRE Boxing gym hosted our final training session before this weekend’s trip to Rothesay. With our normal training facility at Johnstone Hub frozen off with snow the club made alternative arrangements to put the lads through their paces. It was a rigorous workout at the club – based in the former United Services Club in…

Devine Intervention

STRIKER Jordan Devine bagged a goal against Larkhall Juniors before limping off after a hefty tackle. The Thorn ace, pictured back right, was part of the Caledonian League Select side that secured a hard-fought 5-4 win but now faces a race to be fit for this weekend’s trip to Rothesay. The friendly game was the…

Club Achieves Quality Mark

THE Scottish Football Association West Region has confirmed that our club has achieved the Quality Mark Standard Award. We have been working towards this accreditation for a number of months, spearheaded by our youth development offer Derrick McMillan. This is the first step on a pathway we hope will held drive the ever-increasing success of…