Category: News

Shire v Peterhead – Closed Door Friendly 16/1/20

Shire met Peterhead tonight in a Closed Door Friendly at Dundee.

The final score was 0-4 in favour of Peterhead (0-1 at HT).

The Shire Team was:

1) Jamie Barclay 2) Adam Murray 3) Willie Dyer 4) Jack Duncan 5) Robert Griffiths 6) Evan Horne 7) Ronan Sweeney 8) Ross McLaughlin 9) Andy Rodgers 10) Paul McCafferty 11) Bobby Barr. Subs 12) Steven Bain (came on for 6. Evan Horne in 49 mins) 14) Sean Brown (came on for 7. Ronan Sweeney in 54 mins) 15) Derek Ure 17) Iain Ure (sub gk) (came on for Jamie Barclay in 46 mins)


Player Transfer – Matty Flynn

East Stirlingshire and Kelty Hearts have today agreed a transfer fee for Matty Flynn which sees Matty move to Kelty with immediate effect.

Matty who had entered the last 6 months of his current contract had indicated his desire to accept an offer from Kelty for next season and both clubs sought to find an amicable solution for all parties concerned.

Matty has been a big character around the club since he joined in the summer and he leaves with best wishes from everyone at the club.

Signing News – Ross McLaughlin

Midfielder Ross McLaughlin has this morning signed a short term deal that sees him join the Shire squad. Ross had been released by Celtic at the end of last season and has featured successfully in a number of reserve matches for Shire this season.

McLaughlin was a highly-rated prospect from the Celtic academy but suffered a cruciate ligament tear back in 2016 and took 18 months to regain fitness.

The playmaker came off the bench during the 3-2 Glasgow Cup win over Rangers in April 2019.

Welcome Ross.

Contract Extension – Sean Brown

✍️⚫⚪⚫ Contract extension

Sean Brown last night finalised the paperwork that keeps him with the Shire until the end of 20/21 season. Sean was one of Derek’s first signings this season and the club are delighted that Sean has extended his stay.

Well done Sean


December 100 Club Draw

A massive thanks go to Cameron Clydesdale for helping club Director Ian Fleming with yesterday’s 100 Club December cash draw which saw Bill Sharp collect the £175 top prize.
Bill very generously donated his prize to Forth valley sands charity 👏👏👏👏

Proud to be the Shire⚫️⚪️⚫️

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Forth Valley Sands Charity Donation

£1255 is the fantastic total donated through the gate yesterday and also via donations made by our 100 Club winner and our half time draw winner, our friends from BSC Glasgow and our guests in hospitality. All going to Forth Valley Sands Charity.

We’ll done everyone. TOTAL £1255.

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Contract Extension – Nicky Low

Nicky Low has tonight signed a contract extension which will see him stay at The Shire until the end of next season 20/21. The midfielder has been outstanding this season and the club are delighted that Nicky has committed to be part of our future plans.

Manager Derek Ure said “Nicky is integral to what we want to to achieve and everyone can see the ability he has and how influencial he is on the pitch so I am delighted he is enjoying his time with us and wants to stay on and bring success to the club”.

Well done Nicky.

New “The Shire” Woolly Bobble Hats Now Available

We have a limited amount of new “The Shire” woolly bobble hats available. They will be for sale at the game Saturday or by adding your name to the post on the club’s facebook page.

One size £12.00
We only have 40 available so hurry.

UK postage will be £3

Our lovely models show how to wear them Shona, Mark and Reis.


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Admission – Saturday v BSC Glasgow

Forth Valley Sands charity.

The club have decided to make admission to Saturday’s match by donation only at the turnstile with every penny donated at the gate going to Forth Valley Sands Charity. The charity supports parents and families who have suffered the loss of a baby through stillbirth & neonatal death.

Please dig deep and donate what you can as all the money supports people in Forth Valley.

There will be buckets for donations on all gates and Inside the ground.

If you can’t attend please Consider a donation directly to

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