Kilmarnock to bring strong squad to Beechwood

Auchinleck Talbot got a major boost before their LSY Testimonial against Kilmarnock when the Rugby Park side intimated that they will be putting out a full strength squad against the Talbot. Killie manager Lee Clark wants to blood a few of his new stars who have still to rack up game time and it’s believed that Talbot would be the perfect opposition.

Lee will be accompanied by a squad of 24 and a backroom staff that contains ex-Killie, Wigan and Rangers player Lee McCulloch. McCulloch will be no stranger to the Junior game after playing with Cumbernauld United before being picked up by Motherwell.

Killie manager Lee Clark who has the distinction of playing for both Newcastle and Sunderland has been busy in the transfer market since keeping Killie in the top flight after defeating Falkirk in the play-offs. He has brought a number of young stars from the English game to bolster his squad including striker Souleymane Coulibaly who comes to the club from Peterborough FC. His footballing career started when he moved to Italy and has included an international career with the Ivory Coast U17 team. Whilst playing for them he finished as the top goal scorer at the 2011 Under-17 World Cup.

The games will kick off at 2pm on Sunday the 24th of this month and the Kilmarnock squad should be at Beechwood at 12.45 so if you want to see the Premier League stars then get down early. Talbot will be producing a souvenir programme for the match costing £2. Admission is £5 or £3 concession.

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AUCHINLECK TALBOT FC FUNDRAISING CLUB SEASON 2016-17

Subscription dates for the new season as follows:

Sat 06 Aug 16: Sat 10 Sept 16: Sat 08 Oct 16: Sat 05 Nov 16: Sat 10 Dec 16:

Sat 07 Jan 17: Sat 11 Feb 17: Sat 11 Mar 17: Sat 08 Apr: Sat 06 May 17

Subscriptions can be paid to an agent or by direct debit or standing order.

TO JOIN CONTACT HENRY DUMIGAN: 07929 525494 OR BOBBY MILLER: 07771 508907

 

TESTIMONIAL STRIP

A one-off strip is being produced for the Testimonial Match on Sunday 24 July between Auchinleck Talbot and Kilmarnock F.C. The Testimonial Committee has decided to make a very limited number available (1 – 18) to supporters at the price of £50.00 with proceeds going to the Testimonial Fund.

Due to having to place the order on Monday anyone interested in purchasing one of these jerseys should contact Colin Chisholm on 01290 421240 or 07929 831057 as soon as possible.

 

L.S.Y. TESTIMONIAL EVENING + NIGHT WITH LEGENDS

This event is being held on Saturday 20 August 2016 in Auchinleck Indoor Bowling Club at 7.00p.m. for 7.30p.m. Music will be provided by Cover Story. Tickets priced £10.00(including buffet) can be obtained from Colin Chisholm, Morton Wright Jnr or by contacting any other Committee Member.

 

SEASON TICKETS 2016/17

ADULT: £60                         CONCESSIONS: £30

VALID FOR LEAGUE GAMES ONLY

NOW ON SALE FROM HENRY DUMIGAN, SECRETARY.

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Accountant A.C. Davidson showed a healthy balance sheet for the year ending 31 March 2016 before secretary Henry Dumigan’s positive report was accepted by a much improved attendance on Sunday past. Beechwood Regeneration Committee member David Gibson took the chair and thanked the committee for their efforts, the committee was then re-elected en bloc to serve the club in the season ahead.

 

SPONSORSHIP/ADVERTISING
Anyone interested in any type of Sponsorship or Advertising for season 2016/2017 should contact Colin Chisholm on 01290 421240; 07929831057 or e-mail [email protected]
Your support will be greatly appreciated.

KIT SPONSORS

SHIRT – J.M.K.

SHORTS – Unison (South Ayrshire)

TRAINING KIT – Visions Outsourcing

POLO SHIRTS – Martin & White

SWEAT SHIRTS – Emerald Contracts

KIT BAGS – Unison (South Ayrshire)

RAIN JACKETS – T.B.A.

MANAGEMENT JACKETS – Unison (South Ayrshire)

SUBSTITUTES JACKETS – Unison (South Ayrshire)

RUNNING OUT TOPS – Unison (South Ayrshire)

TRACKSUITS – Pro-Turfcare Ltd

 

AUTUMN DRAW 2016

FIRST PRIZE:              Deluxe Christmas Hamper   

SECOND PRIZE:         Talbot Match Hospitality for two

THIRD PRIZE:                        Deluxe Bottle of Whisky

FOURTH PRIZE:         £20

FIFTH PRIZE:              £10

TICKETS 20P EACH OR £1 PER BOOK FROM COMMITTEE MEMBERS OR THE USUAL OUTLETS

The Draw will be made in the Talbot Social Club at 4pm on Sunday 2 October 2016

 

THE JOHN DAVIDSON AWARD

The John Davidson Award for season 2015/16 has been won by Douglas Aitken in recognition of his voluntary work on the ground staff at Beechwood Park. The award will be presented to Douglas prior to our League Match v Beith Juniors on Sat 3 September 2016

LOTTERY WEEK 27

LOTTERY WEEK 27 – JACKPOT PRIZE £550

NUMBERS: 5-11-18-19

BONUS BALL: 8

ONE JACKPOT WINNER: SCOTT LAURIE, AILSA HOSPITAL, AYR.

Drawn in the Talbot Social Club on Sunday 10 JULY 2016

WEEK 28 JACKPOT: £200

PRIZES WILL BE PAID BY CHEQUE TO WINNERS 7 DAYS AFTER THE WINNING DRAW.

JOIN THE LOTTERY AND PAY BY STANDING ORDER

To Join the Talbot Lottery Please Contact Any Committee Member.

Promoter: Morton Wright Jnr: 07972 719553

Clubs Talbot will face in this seasons William Hill Scottish Cup

The clubs that Talbot could face in the William Hill Scottish Cup 1st Preliminary Round has been released and with the Juniors having five clubs in the first 17 teams it looks likely that an all Junior tie could be a probability. The first matches will be played on the 13th August. We await the draw which hopefully throws us a bye.

PRELIMINARY ROUND ONE Saturday 13 August 2016 17 Clubs (5 ties and 7 byes)

Clubs from the ESL, SSL and Other Leagues

Leith Athletic ,Newton Stewart, St. Cuthbert Wanderers

Clubs from the Scottish Junior FA

Bonnyrigg Rose, Auchinleck Talbot, Beith

1 Club from the Scottish Amateur FA

Colville Park

10 Clubs from the ESL and Other Leagues

Banks O’Dee, Burntisland Shipyard Amateurs, Coldstream, Edusport Academy, Girvan, Glasgow University, Golspie Sutherland, Linlithgow Rose, Threave Rovers, Wigtown and Bladnoch

Website adds Talbot TV

The website today secured Talbot TV’s Aaron Cyr who will be reconstructing the websites look and updating his videos. Aaron who has had website experience with Hurlford was only to happy to help and this has pleased webmaster Jim McAuley. Jim added “I loved keeping my wee Pitchero website going but it was a simple set up. This one is away above my head and its good news that Aaron has came on board. He has a free reign and I believe he will certainly enhance the look of the website as well as posting his excellent video’s, this leaves me free to concentrate on the more mundane aspects of the website.”

Jim has been busy over the close season enrolling fellow supporters to help out and adding Allan McLuckie and photographer Paul Flynn.

Tucker says new signings are a priority

Talbot manager Tommy Sloan was in top form at the recent AGM as he highlighted his signing policy for this season. So far 13 players have been signed up with the manager looking for at least another four. Tommy told those present that he was looking for players who would challenge for positions and although he admitted he had some irons in the fire he remained tight lipped about who they were.

With holidays and a couple of players with niggling injuries it looks like Talbot’s opening pre-season games could involve a few trialists. When asked about the signing of Danny Boyle the manager replied that he was in the same mould as Mark Campbell and will be a big asset to the club. He also mentioned new keeper Brian Hewitt who he described as a good keeper with plenty of experience. He should be a great mentor for big Andy Leishman as Tucker pointed out it was himself that was trying to coach Andy. “Brian has bags of experience and played with a lot of top clubs, he is definitely a good signing.

Talbot take on Newtongrange this Saturday with a 2pm kick off.

AGM News

There was a decent turnout at the Talbot AGM held in the Social Club. The gathered throng were put through the financial state of the club by Clark Davidson who detailed Talbot were in a healthy state of affairs and congratulated the club committee and fans for their continued fundraising.

Club Secretary Henry Dumigan pointed out to the meeting that if Talbot were to survive and keep their stature in the Junior game then they need young blood on the committee. Henry added that although the current committee are not in the dinosaur category he did intimate that it would be good to get some younger members or supporters into the committee.

The meeting was then chaired by David Gibson from the BRC and the current committee were voted on en-bloc.

There was a minutes silence before the meeting to remember the supporters that are no longer with us.

Talbot would like to thank everybody who attended.

Talbot face Star in pre-season match

Talbot’s first pre-season friendly involves a visit from East cracks Newtongrange Star. The Star who are now under the guidance of former Musselburgh gaffer Stevie McLeish have added a number of influential signings for the start of this season. A number of them come from McLeish’s old club Musselburgh and this looks like being a tough encounter.

Talbot to date have only added two new signings but have lost the services of Davie Gillies, Scott Johnston, Willie Boyd, Robert Love and Martin Findlay. Goalkeeper Scott Johnston has joined ADL Champions Girvan while Robert Love has joined Largs Thistle. Davie Gillies has joined up with his old team mate Gavin Friels at Dalry Thistle.

Allan joins the team

The Talbot website are pleased to announce that Talbot assistant coach Allan McLuckie has agreed to write a weekly article for the website. Allan will take time out to answer questions and put his points across to the Talbot support. We look forward to hearing from Allan.

Willie Boyd Statement

Talbot's Boyd tries to muscle his way through.
Talbot’s Boyd tries to muscle his way through.

It’s no secret that William Boyd is leaving Auchinleck Talbot due to work commitments and through the website William would like to thank the club and the supporters.

 

Last summer I done a summer internship for 10 weeks in London with ABInBev, the largest beer company in the world, behind such beers as Stella Artois, Budweiser, Corona and Becks to name a few. Following the Internship I went back to University to finish my finale year and graduate in chemical engineering. During this time ABInBev offered me a graduate position conditional on my finale grade.

 

The Job is a Global Management Trainee. It’s a 10 months intense graduate program, which aims to teach me how every part of the company works, all over the world starting in St Louis America in August.

 

Playing at Auchinleck Talbot was easily my happiest playing days, winning 5 medals, one of which the Junior Scottish Cup! I feel extremely lucky to say I have played in front of the finest fans in junior football, on the finest park in junior football and with the finest footballing minds/players in junior football.  The club is extremely professional in every aspect and has a phenomenal hunger to succeed and this made for a very enjoyable and satisfying environment to play my football.

 

Over the two years I played in brilliant squads flooded with an abundance of talent and experience, which has taught me alot.  However more importantly the squads were full of brilliant personalities and top teammates whom I share a lot of good memories with. My only regret is having to leave after two short years….but I will be no stranger to Beechwood when I am back in Ayrshire. 

 

Thanks to the club as a whole!!!!…. Eeeka Peeka