Category: News

Shire drawn against Linlithgow Rose in the SFA South Region Challenge Cup

The fourth round draw for the SFA South Region Challenge Cup was made today at Hampden by John Gold of the Scottish Schools Football Association and Fiona McIntyre of the Scottish
Womens Football Association, supervised by Colin Holden of the South of Scotland Football League.

We have been drawn to meet Linlithgow Rose at the Falkirk Stadium, date to be confirmed. This will be the 1st ever competitive meeting between the teams.

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100 Club October Bonus Draw

A massive thanks goes to ex-Shire Manager and all round good guy Jim McInally for helping Our club’s Interim Chairman Bill Sharp with yesterday’s 100 Club Bonus Draw which saw Jamie Boyd once again collect the much sought after Gnome.

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A huge thanks also goes to Jamie and Sophie Duncan who have very generously put the Gnome up for auction with the proceeds going to the club. The auction, which finishes on Saturday 20th October at 5pm, is current taking place on the Unofficial Shire Fans Forum. Currently the winning bid in £80.

Happy Bidding !


Sohpie’s Dad Bill is seen here collecting the Gnome on behalf of Jamie.

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East Stirlingshire FC Boardroom Changes and Vacancies

There has been some recent changes to the East Stirlingshire FC board of Directors with Chairman, Alan Archibald, and Finance Director, Andy Taylor, having both stepped down as Directors of the club and current Director and Club Chaplain, Bill Sharp, taking over as Interim Chairman.

The club would like to express our sincere thanks to both Alan and Andy for all their work and commitment to East Stirlingshire during their time as Directors. In addition we would like to thank Alan for his tireless work to secure our move away from Stenhousemuir and for all the sponsorship he has given to the club during his time on the Shire board. Alan joined the Shire board 7 years ago and had held the position of club Chairman since December 2014. The club wish him, Wendy and Oliver all the best in the coming months and we look forward to seeing them around the club when available.

Andy had been the club’s Finance Director of the club for the last 2 years. The board would like to thank Andy for his input and service over the last two years in helping get us back on a financial footing. DTA will remain the club’s accountants.

Bill Sharp had been the club’s Chaplain since 2014 and also is a Director of the club. Alan always made it clear that he did not want to appoint a successor as Chairman as he felt that this should be a board decision, but it was apparent in the last few weeks that something had to be done to ensure continuity moving forward. This is not how the East Stirlingshire FC board had envisioned it being, but no one had been sought or appointed. Initially Bill resisted the calls from others to take on this role he considered it a conflict of interest with his Chaplaincy, but it came to a point where Alan has left at the end of September and it was clear that someone had to take on the chairman role. Therefore, with the support of his fellow directors Bill as agreed to accept the role of club Chairman albeit on an Interim basis.

Bill plans that his role as Interim Chairman will be a 3 month tenure before returning to his role as club Chaplain. Along with the remaining board members Bill will be looking to find a successor as club Chairman and establish a board to implement a plan not only for survival of the club, but with a vision for the future.

The club therefore request that if you are interested in supporting the club in the capacity as a Director please let us know, and or, if you know of those who would serve the club well as a Chairman, please also feel free to put us in touch.





Central Safe Drive Stay Alive 2019 Shows

East Stirlingshire has this year been wearing the Central Safe Drive Stay Alive logo on ours shorts during matches. This initiative helps keep young drivers in our local area alive! Shire are delighted to continue to support this great cause and help save lives.

The 2019 dates for the shows are as follows:-

Central Safe Drive Stay Alive 2019 (Feb 4th – 8th) is primarily for 4th year and above pupils BUT if you want to attend and see our show please just either message any of the team or just come along
Shows are at 10am and 12:45pm and all shows are FREE……

South Stand Bar Not Open for Kelty Hearts Tie

The South Stand Bar WILL NOT be open prior to our South Challenge Cup tie with Kelty Hearts this coming Saturday 13th October.

The club has worked to ensure our home league matches have a drinks licence, but we need to apply for temporary licences when it comes to additional home ties i.e. cup matches. The club could not apply for a temporary licence in the time frame required. We can confirm that the Westfield Bar will be open prior to kick off, but will be not be available at the final whistle.

Thanks for you cooperation.

September 100 Club Draw

A special thanks goes to Cameron Fleming for helping Alan Archibald with the 100 Club cash draw at our home game on Saturday against Gala Fairydean Rovers. Thanks goes also to Gary English for stepping in to help with the draw.

Jacqueline Greenaway won the the £150 top prize.

The next 100 club draw will be on made at our home game on Saturday 13th October against Kelty Hearts with the prize being a Shire gnome.

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South Stand Bar at Falkirk Stadium Open Pre & Post Games

The Shire are delighted to announce that The South Stand Bar at the Falkirk Stadium will be now be open pre match from 1pm to 3pm starting from this Saturday’s GeoSonic Lowland League game against Gala Fairydean Rovers. The Bar will again be open post matches from 4.45pm to 6pm.

This is a new venture where the club aims to create an environment where fans, players and anyone with the Shire at heart can come an enjoy a pre & post match drink and support the club whilst doing it. Please support this bar and venture as it directly supports the club which is something we have fought for and wanted for many years. Quite simply, every refreshment counts! All supporters are welcome.

The entrance to The South Bar is via the South Stand at the Stadium and then just head up the stairs.

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Please note it is a temporary licence for the Bar and so it will unfortunately be for over 18’s only.


William Hill Scottish Cup 2nd Round Draw

Following our 4-1 away win in the 1st Round of the William Hill Scottish Cup on Saturday the 2nd Round draw was made that evening at Hampden Park and we have been drawn away to Gala Fairydean Rovers.

The Tie will be played on 20th October, 2018 with a 3pm kick-off.


William Hill are in a long-standing relationship with Scottish football and have been sponsors of the oldest association cup trophy in world football since 2012.