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21/06: The Ford are delighted to announce the following signings for the new season:|
Luke Crerand (25) signed from Petershill, is an attacking midfielder with blistering pace.
Experienced midfielder Ian Gold (30) was also at Petershill last season, and has top league experience with Clydebank and Kilbirnie Ladeside.
Michael Wardrope (22) from Kilwinning Rangers is a box to box midfield player, who went thru the Ayr Utd youth system before signing with the Buffs in June 2017.
Goalkeeper Martin McDonald (22) arrives from Irvine Victoria, where the 6ft 4in stopper was PLAYER OF THE YEAR and Players' POTY last season
Welcome to Blair Park lads!
01/06: The following awards were presented at the POTY Dance this evening in The Thistle Bar.
29/05: The Ford are delighted to announce that Chris McKnight (below) has re-signed for the new season after recovering from the knee injury and operation that left him side-lined last season. Welcome back Chris!
27/05: Ford keeper Alistair Brown has decided to retire from competitive football. Ally was one of Darren Henderson's first signings when he came to the club in the pre-season 2013/14. Alistair had already had successful spells in senior football at Hibernian and Ayr United and he was a key figure in the United side that won the Scottish Junior Cup in 2014, not only keeping SIX clean sheets in the competition, but also scoring with a free-kick from well inside his own half in the 3-0 victory over Larkhall Thistle at Gasworks Park
( link to video at 6m 10s ).
In the following two seasons, Ally added Ayrshire Cup and Ardagh Glass Ayrshire Sectional League Cup winners medals, and in 2017/18 he save three penalties in a penalty shoot-out against Beith at Meadow Park, Irvine to complete the grand slam of cup trophies competed in by Ayrshire clubs. Needless to say, he was selected as the SJFA West Man of the Match for his performance that night.
This season Alistair has struggled with injuries, however he still managed to make his 200th competitive appearance for the club and he turned in some match winning performances, none more impressive than coming on as a substitute when Chris Murchie was red-carded at Troon, and saving the subsequent penalty. Ally will be greatly missed at Blair Park, as not only is he a top keeper, but he was a huge personality in the dressing room. The club would like to thank him for his fantastic service and wish him all the best for wherever the future takes him, and we hope that will bring Mary and the kids back to visit at every oppertunity.
|22/05: The Ford have agreed contract extensions until June 2020 with the following players: Chris Murchie, Adam Hodge, Sam Lidington, Richie McKillen, Chris Robertson, Liam Caddis, Calum Watt, Jack Whittaker and Lewis Morrison. They join Marc McKenzie, who's contract also runs until the end of next season.|
21/04: Former United legend Tommy Roseweir's funeral is on Wednesday, 24th April at the Holmsford Bridge Crematorium.
Skippy was born and grew up in the village and in several spells at the club,
played for the Ford in THREE different decades and was a coach in the 1980s after his playing career was ended by a bad leg break in a local derby with Darvel.
Tommy was a member of Davie Sneddon's 1972/73 Invincibles and became the first player to lift the famous Jackie Scarlett Cup (photo below) when he captained Hurlford to a 6-2 victory over Kilbirnie Ladeside in the 1975 final replay at Dam Park, Ayr.
After his football days, he was a member of Hurlford Bowling Club. At his family's request, the funeral cortege will be leaving from Blair Park at 1pm on Wednesday. Fans and officials who wish to see Tommy off on his final journey are welcome. Scarves and club colours are encouraged. RIP Skippy.
20/04: Ford 2019 Player of the Year dance.
Tickets are available from the committee.
|18/04: The club were saddened to hear that former players Tommy Roseweir and Brian Joyce passed away in the past few days. The club would like to express their deepest condolences to both their families at this difficult time and there will be a minutes silence before this Saturday's league match with Renfrew.|
|31/03: The Ford have released Mark Morrison with immediate effect by mutual consent. The club would like to wish Sparky all the best for the future.|
|16/03: Today's West of Scotland cup tie with Kirkintilloch Rob Roy at Cumbernauld has been POSTPONED. The match has been re-scheduled for next Saturday (23rd March) at Cumbernauld, kick-off 2pm. The Ford are now playing a friendly today with Girvan at Bonnyton Thistle's Park, Townholm. Kick off 2pm.|
|15/03: Striker Marc McKenzie has gone on loan to Rossvale until 12th April.|
|11/03: There will be a Ford supporters' bus leaving from Blair Park to our Scottish Cup Semi-Final 1st leg at Largs (30th Mar). Seats cost £8 and can be reserved via the Fans' WhatsApp Group or by calling Martin Paton (07746-374673). Advance payment to GUARANTEE your seat should be paid at the next two matches to Martin or Clark.|
|10/03: The Ford are playing a friendly with Irvine Victoria on Monday 11th March at Townhead Park, Cumnock. Kick off 8pm.|
05/03: The club were saddened to hear that former manager Eric Caldow passed away on Monday (4th March).
Although Eric was best known as Rangers and Scotland captain, he was an Ayrshire man at heart.
He was born in Cumnock, played for Muirkirk and his last managerial post was at Blair Park. He will be sadly missed.
The club would like to express their deepest condolences to his family at this difficult time. RIP Eric.
|02/03: Today's Scottish Cup replay with Clydebank at Maryhill has a 1.45pm kick off.|
|22/02: The Ford have released Alex McWaters with immediate effect by mutual consent. The club would like to wish Alex all the best for the future.|
|15/04: Admission for Saturday's Scottish Cup quarter-final with Clydebank is £7 (Consessions/£3-50). These prices are set by the SJFA, and not the club. Kick-off is at 2.15pm and the bar in the ground will be open from 12pm before the match.|
15/02: The Ford have reluctantly agreed to place Sam Lidington (below) on the transfer list at the player's request.
Sam had a successful loan period at Blair Park last season, when he started 36 matches and was an integral part of the team that reached the Junior Cup final and won the West of Scotland Cup. However, since joining from Stranraer in September, he has not featured as often as he would have liked and feels that he needs to be playing regularly at this stage in his career. Contact the manager or the chairman in the first instance.
09/02: The result of this morning's pitch inspection is that today's Scottish Junior Cup replay with Rossvale is ON.|
Admission £6 (Consessions £3) Kick-off 2pm.
|11/01: There will be a Ford supporters' bus running to our Scottish Cup tie with Rossvale (26th Jan). Seats cost £8 and can be reserved via the Fans' WhatsApp Group or by calling Martin Paton (07746-374673). Advance payment to GUARANTEE your seat should be paid at the next two home matches to Martin, Poacher or Clark.|
|09/01: The 5th Thistle/United Annual Brunch with speakers Andy Goram and Tam Cowan is on Sun, 3rd March in the Thistle Function Suite. Tickets costing ONLY £20 are available from any committee members or at the venue.|
14/12: The Ford are delighted to announce the signing of Marc McKenzie (below) from league rivals Kilwinning Rangers.
Lewis Morrison's registration was completed prior to last weekend's match at Glenafton after receipt of his international clearance from Sligo Rovers.
Welcome to Blair Park, lads!
13/12: Defender Sam Lidington (below) has gone out on loan to Ardrossan Winton Rovers, who are currently in fourth place in the West Region League One.
12/12: The Christmas Raffle draw was held this evening. The lucky winners are as follows: |
Congratulations to all the winners. Prizes will be distributed by the committee or via the ticket sellers. Thank you to all the prize donors, ticket sellers and everyone who bought a ticket.
29/11: The 2019 Hurlford United Calendar goes on sale this Saturday. Full of colour action pictures from the Junior Cup Final and this season's league matches. At ONLY £6, it's this year's must have Christmas present. Available from Blair Park or local watering holes.
|28/11: Saturday's re-arrange league fixture with Clydebank (1st Dec) at Blair Park is an EARLIER KICK-OFF at 1pm. The gates will be open from 12pm.|
|07/11: The club are delighted to announce that Lorrie Headley has joined the committee. Lorrie, who was club chairman from the early 90's until 2013, brings a wealth of experience of the junios and will be taking up the post of Club President.|
05/11: The club were saddened to hear that former secretary Bill McMahon passed away last Saturday (3rd November) evening.|
Bill was involved in junior football for the best part of six decades and was a life member of the SJFA. He started out at Royal Albert and was involved with a few Central League clubs, before arriving at Blair Park, where he was the club secretary for 20+ years until he relinquished the post in 2012/13.
Bill (pictured below with Paul Cameron and the West Region Super First trophy in 2013) was popular and well respected wherever he went and was described by many as a “true gentleman”. He will be sadly missed.
The club would like to express their deepest condolences to his family at this difficult time. RIP Bill.
|26/10: ROAD CLOSURE: Please note that if you are travelling to Blair Park for tomorrow's Scottish Cup tie with Broughty Athletic that the A71 wil be closed between the Bellfield Interchange and Hurlford. A diversion should be in place, however, if not, take the A76 (Dumfries) exit at the Bellfield interchange to the first roundabout. The first exit takes you back into the village from the south and Blair Road is the SECOND on the left.|
|22/10: There will be a Ford supporter's bus running to Kilbirnie (17th Nov) and Renfrew (1st Dec). Seats can be reserved via the Fan's WhatsApp group or by calling by calling Martin Paton (07746-374673).|
20/10: The Ford are looking for a new physio to replace Alan McGill, who is leaving due to a new job oppertunity overseas. The club would like to thank Alan for his hard work in his time at Blair Park and wish him all the best for his new adventure.
The new physio needs to be available for matches on Saturdays and one evening at training (Tuesday or Thursday). Contact by email to email@example.com in the first instance.
09/10: In today's Macron Scottish Junior Cup 3rd Round draw, the Ford were paired with Broughty Athletic, who are currently 2nd in the McBookie.com East Region Superleague (www.broughtyathletic.com). The match will be played at Blair Park on Saturday, 27th October at 2.30pm.
15/09: The Ford are delighted to announce the signing of Sam Lidington (below) from Stranraer.
Sam had a successful loan period at Blair Park last season, when he started 36 matches and was an integral part of the team that reached the Junior Cup final and won the West of Scotland Cup. Welcome back Lids!
|06/09: UPDATE There are only THREE seats left on the supporter's bus to Maryhill for the league game with Clydebank on 15the Sept leaving from The Thistle at 12pm. Seats cost £6 and can be reserved by calling Martin Paton (07746-374673).|
|23/08: In the Scottish Junior Cup 2nd Round, the Ford have been drawn to play Dufftown from Banffshire, who are currently in the McBookie.com North Region Superleague (www.dufftownfc.co.uk). Both clubs were given byes in the first round.|
21/08: Mark Roberts (below) is leaving the Ford to join Queens Park as assistant manager to Gus McPherson.
The club would like to thank "Marco" for his time at Blair Park and wish him all the very best for the future.
|18/08: The Ford are delighted to announce the signing of James Hilton (PLAYER PROFILE HERE) on loan from Ayr United.|
24/07: The Ford are delighted to announce the signing of Jack Whittaker (below) from Cowdenbeath. Jack had a successful loan period at Blair Park last season, culminating in him picking up a West of Scotland Cup winner's medal. Welcome back Jack!
24/07: The Ford are delighted to announce the signings of David Barron (below) from Stranraer and Alex McWaters from Largs Thistle,
and the re-signing of Michael Reilly (below), who was Girvan's top league scorer last season.
16/07: Season Tickets for admission to 15 West Premiership league matches are on sale NOW for £80 (concessions £40). There are also a limited number of season tickets with Half-Time Hospitality in the Commitee Room available for £95(£55).
Please note that season tickets are NOT valid for any cup matches.
|12/07: The Ford are delighted to announce the signing of Liam Caddis from Stirling Albion, who will be joining up with his brother Ryan at Blair Park; and the re-signing of 2014 Junior Cup winner Paul Byrne from Pollok.|
|13.06: West of Scotland Cup Winners 2018|
|Ally B. saves the fourth Beith penalty|
|Jenks is the FIRST Ford skipper to lift the WoS cup.|
|Goalscorers Calum watt and Danny Mitchell.|
|Date||Pre-Season Fixtures 2018-19||KO|
|25.07||Neilston Juniors (H)||7.30pm|
|23.07||Ardrossan Winton Rovers (A)||7.15pm|
|21.07||Armadale Thistle (A)||2pm|
|18.07||Bonnyton Thistle (A)||7.30pm|
|06.06: In Ford's five seasons in the West Region Premier League they have won just over half their games. Their best league finish has been 2nd out of 12 (twice in seasons 2014-15 & 2015-16) and their worst was 8th (this season 2017-18).|
|Premier League Positions 2013-2018|
|Premier League Record 2013-2018|
|04.06: Ford Fans' POTY of the Year 2017-18|
|Calum Watt receives his trophy from Clark Nicol.|
27.05: Hurlford United would like to thank the following individuals and businesses who sponsored a Ford player for the 2018 Junior Cup Final:
ATV Dedicated, Kilmarnock
Bellfield Operatics Society
Biocell Agri Ltd, Tenbury Wells
Brownings The Bakers, Kilmarnock
C&G Contracts, Kilmarnock
Caledonian Office Products
Colin & Euan White
David & Joanne McKillen
Fiona Kyle Financial Services
GMB East Ayrshire
Howie’s Garage, Kilwinning
John & Anne Millar
Kerims Takeaway, Troon
Lewis & Jimmy Strawhorn
Malky & Kathy McKenzie
Parks Land Rover, Ayr
Pyramid Snooker & Pool Club
Ross Steele Garage Services
RW Supplies Ltd, Galston
Taylor's Hotel, Kilwinning
The Bellfield Boys
The Burns Inn, Kilmarnock
The Crown Inn, Kilmarnock
The Forum Cafe, Kilmarnock
The Loudoun Arms, Kilmarnock
The New Clansman, Kilmarnock
The Thack Inn, Hurlford
Torbet Plant Hire, Stranraer
Victoria Bar, Rutherglen
|19.05: Ford Fan of the Year 2018|
|Larky receives his trophy from Glen Mitchell.|
|09/05: PRE-ORDERED cup final tops are ready. Please pay balance to Jonah on Saturday.|
|06/05: The 2017/18 POTY dance was held at The Thistle on Saturday evening.|
|Player of the Year|
|Players' Player of the Year|
|Ally Brown receives his trophy from Morag Sibbald.|
26/04: Fans of Hurlford United are asked to adhere to the following SJFA guidelines for the Scottish Junior Cup Final on Sunday, 27th May:|
1. Supporters need to arrive early.
2. Rugby Park is a designated ground; therefore compliance with local bye-laws is important.
NO drinking in street.
NO drinking in the ground.
NO smoking in ground.
3. Banners must be fire retardant.
4. Anyone letting off flares or smoke bombs will be arrested.
5. Bottles and cans of water, juice, etc. are not allowed in the stadium.
6. The turnstiles open at 3.05pm.
Kick off will be 4.10pm.
|Saturday, 21st April 2018|
|HUFC v Wishaw (Scottish Cup S/F 2nd leg)|
|15/04: Admission for Saturday's Scottish Cup semi-final 2nd leg with Wishaw is £8 (Consessions/£4). These prices are set by the SJFA and not the club.|
|05/04: The Ford Player of the Year Awards is on Sat, 5th May in the Thistle Function Suite at 7.30pm. Tickets, which include supper, cost ONLY £5 are available from the committee or at the venue.|
|04/04: UPDATE There are only a few seats left on the supporter's bus to Wishaw for the Scottish Cup semi-final leaving from The Thistle at 11.30am. Seats cost £7 and can be reserved by calling Martin Paton (07746-374673). The Thistle will be open from 10am.|
31/03: The Ford are delighted to announce the signing of former Kilmarnock youth player Jack Whittaker from Cowdenbeath and Scott Ferguson from Clyde; and the re-signing Ryan Caddis for a second stint at the club from Hurlford Ammies.|
Welcome (back) boys!
|24/03: Today's Scottish Cup quarter final replay with Bo'ness United is ON. Admission is £7 (Consessions/£3-50). These prices are set by the SJFA and not the club.|
|22/02: A supporter's bus to Bo'ness for the Scottish Cup quarter final tie will be leaving Blair Park. Seats can be reserved by calling Billy (07922-582054) or Margaret Minford (07561-375301).|
|10/02: Today's match with Auchinleck Talbot is OFF after a referee's pitch inspection.|
|06/02: The supporter's bus to Sauchie for the Scottish Cup 5th Round tie will leave Blair Park at 10am. Seats costing £8 and can be reserved by calling Billy (07922-582054) or Margaret Minford (07561-375301).|
|03/02: Today's Scottish Cup match with Haddington Athletic is ON after a referee's pitch inspection.|
|15/01: George Jaconelli has stepped down from his position as Club Secretary due to personal reasons. The club would like to thank him for all his endeavour and hard work in his time at Blair Park in this his 50th year involved in junior football and wish him all the best for the future.|
|10/01: Ford have been drawn away to Kello Rovers in the Ayrshire Cup 1st Rd. Date to be announced. The winners will be away to Largs Thistle in the 2nd Rd.|
|09/01: The 4th Ford/Thistle Annual Brunch with speakers Dick Campbell and Jim Morrison is on Sun, 4th March in the Thistle Function Suite. Tickets costing ONLY £20 are available from any committee members or at the venue.|
|06/01: Today's league match with Kilwinning Rangers is ON.|
|23/12: Today's Scottish Cup match with Musselburgh Athletic is ON.|
|15/12: The Ford are delighted to announce the signing of Lewis Morrison from St. Mirren.|
|02/12: Today's Scottish Cup match with Musselburgh Athletic is OFF after a referee's pitch inspection.|
|11/11: Today's league match with Kirkintilloch Rob Roy is ON after a referee's pitch inspection.|
|10/11: The club are offering a £30 hospitality package for the Musselburgh Athletic match, which will be hosted in the committee room (from 12.45pm until an hour after the match), and includes a match ticket, 10 pre- and post-match drinks, a buffet and a MOTM vote. Participation is limited to 20, so contact John Sibbald to book early.|
|07/11: Ford have been drawn to play East Region Premier League leaders Musselburgh Athletic in the Scottish Junior Cup 3rd Rd at Blair Park on Saturday, 25th November, KO 1.45pm.|
|04/11: Today's league match with Kilwinning Rangers is OFF after a referee's pitch inspection.|
30/10: 2018 Dates for your diary:|
27.05 - Scottish Junior Cup Final
21.04 - Scottish Junior Cup S/F 2nd leg
14.04 - Scottish Junior Cup S/F 1st leg
17.03 - Scottish Junior Cup Q/F
17.02 - Scottish Junior Cup 5th Rd
20.01 - Scottish Junior Cup 4th Rd
|28/10: Today's Scottish Cup match with Nairn St. Ninian is ON after a referee's pitch inspection. Kick off 2.30pm.|
|17/10: Midfielder Craig Molloy has signed for Cambuslang Rangers. The club would like wish "Tiger" all the best for the future.|
01/10: The Ayrshire football world was shocked to hear about the tragic and sudden passing of Sandy Ferguson on Friday, 29th September. |
Although best known for his 20+ years as club photographer for Kilmarnock FC, Sandy spent many afternoons capturing the action at Blair Park and was a weel-kent face throughout Ayrshire. He was taken far too early and will be very sadly missed. The club would like to express their deepest condolences to his family at this difficult time. RIP Sandy.
28/09: It has been agreed by the SJFA that member clubs will take part in the Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) Fortnight of Action campaign. This follows on from the support that many clubs have already given to SRtRC in the past and throughout each season.|
In addition to increasing the awareness of SRtRC’s work in Scotland, the Fortnight of Action from the 6th - 20th October (football fixtures on Saturday 7th October) will also help member clubs underline and draw attention to the work that they are already doing in this area.
Scottish Junior Football Association|
Show Racism the Red Card
Fortnight of Action
6th–20th October 2017
26/09: Message from Darren and family, "Following the recent loss of our dad, funeral arrangements have been confirmed as follows : Kilmarnock & District Independent Funeral Service (across from the Jewel And The Crown) on Friday, 29th September at 12pm and then 12.45pm at the cemetery on Grassyards Road.|
Thank you for the kind words and support received at this difficult time".
|25/09: James Marks' transfer to Irvine Meadow has been completed. The club wish him all the best for the future.|
18/09: A "Race Night" will be held at The Thistle on Sat, 11th November at 7.30pm, First race 8pm. Tickets £5, incl. light supper, from Poacher or Jonah.|
Buy a horse (£3) or sponsor a race (bottle of spirits). Sheets available from all committee members.
|13/09: A Ford "Meet & Greet" will be held at Blair Park on Sat, 14th October from 1pm until 5pm.|
|11/09: James Marks has been placed on the transfer list at his own request.|
|10/09: Anthony Marenghi has left to join West Region Super First club Maryhill Juniors. The club wish him all the best for the future.|
|09/09: The Thistle Sportsman's Dinner with Tam Cowan, John Gahagan and Chic Charnley is on Sat, 28th October in the Community Centre. Tickets £30.|
|06/09: Richard McKillen has been called up to the Scotland Junior Squad for the Quadrangle Tournament in October.|
|22/08: The first round of the Scottish Junior Cup was drawn this evening. Ford have been given a bye.|
|19/08: Stewart Kean receives the Fans' POTY 2016-17 Trophy from Kevin Knapp.|
|09/08: Next Wednesday's Ardagh Cup match (16th) with Irvine Vics will now be played at Recreation Park, DARVEL KO 6.45pm There will be a snack bar with pies and hot & cold drinks, but NO alcoholic beverages.|
|07/08: There will be no league fixtures on Saturday 14th October due to the SJFA International Tornament being held in Glasgow that weekend.|
|06/08: Next Saturday's Ardagh Cup match (12th) with Ardeer Thistle will be played at Ardeer Stadium KO 2pm.|
|02/08: This Saturday's Ardagh Cup match (5th) with Darvel will be played at Darvel Kick-off 2.30pm. Please note that due to the Newmilns Gala day, the A71 will be closed to traffic between 12 and 12.45pm.|
|28/07: The Ford are delighted to announce the signing of former Kilmarnock youth player Sam Lidington on a season's loan from Stranraer.|
|21/07: Next Wednesday's friendly (26th) with Troon is cancelled.|
|21/07: Tomorrow's "Meet & Greet" is cancelled.|
|13/07: www.hurlfordunited.com went live today.|
|07/07: The Ford are delighted to confirm the signing of Allan Jenkins from Ballymena Utd.|
|02/07: The Ford are delighted to announce the signing of James Marks from Largs Thistle.|
|01/07: The Ford "Meet & Greet" will be held at Blair Park on 22nd July.|
|01/07: The Ford are delighted to announce the re-signing of Calum Watt from Beith Juniors.|
|01/07: The Ford are delighted to announce the signing of Chris McKnight from Troon Juniors.|