Cumnock Juniors F.C.

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Cumnock Juniors
Cumnock Junior's crest
Full nameCumnock Juniors Football Club
Nickname(s)The Nock
GroundTownhead Park,
Townhead Street
ManagerPaul Burns
LeagueSJFA West Premiership
2018–19SJFA West Premiership, 10th of 16

Cumnock Juniors Football Club are a Scottish junior football club based in Cumnock, Ayrshire.


Birthed in 1912, they have a history of local and national success. Their nearest neighbours and rivals are Auchinleck Talbot. Both have shared many a hard fought battle on the field. These matches are often looked upon as Junior football's equivalent to the "Old Firm" with passionate supporters from both sides.[1]

In the 1970s and 1980s this game would often attract a crowd of around 6000; although it has dwindled a bit over the years, the respect and rivalry is still noticeable. A Scottish Junior Cup tie between the two sides in the mid-1970s attracted well over 8000 spectators. Cumnock won 2–1.

Cumnock are based at Townhead Park and compete in the West Region Superleague Premier Division, from where they were relegated in 2009. They immediately regained promotion the following season and continue to play in the highest Junior league in the West of Scotland.

A "senior" team based in Cumnock also competed in the 19th century and participated in the early years of the Scottish Cup. Cumnock Juniors play in the colours black and white. Their change strip is white and blue.

Since December 2018, the team is managed by local boy and former Queen of the South midfielder, Paul Burns.

Current squad[edit]

As of 29 November 2018[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
GK Ally Semple
Dean Brotherston
Justin Barr
Paul Burns
Steven Crawford
Steven Degnan
Scott Dinwoodie
No. Position Player
Kyle Faulds
James Lundie
Stephen McKenna
Raymond Montgomerie
Richard Murray
Robert Patterson
Craig Reid


Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Paul Burns
Assistant Manager/Player Stephen McKenna
Assistant Manager Scott McCulloch
GK coach Billy Bentley


Scottish Junior Cup[edit]

  • (2) Winners: 1978–79, 1988–89
  • Runners-up: 1949–50, 2007–08

Other honours[edit]

  • (7)Ayrshire Cup: 1915–16, 1917–18, 1948–49, 1980–81, 1989–90, 2007–08, 2009/2010
  • (5)Ayrshire District Cup: 1971–72, 1983–84, 1986–87, 1989–90, 2002–03
  • (11)Ayrshire First Division winners: 1935–36, 1936–37, 1952–53, 1971–72, 1973–74, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1995–96, 1997–98
  • (15)Ayrshire League Cup: 1936–37, 1948–49, 1952–53, 1966–67, 1970–71, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2000–01, 2001–02
  • (1)Ayrshire Second Division winners: 1994–95
  • (3)Ayrshire Super Cup: 1988–89, 1995–96, 1996–97
  • (3) Cumnock & Doon Cup: 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89
  • (1) East Ayrshire Cup: 1995–96


  1. ^ Wilson, Richard (10 November 2014). "Auchinleck & Cumnock rivalry runs deep in Ayrshire". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  2. ^ "The Team". Cumnock Juniors FC. Retrieved 29 November 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°27′10″N 4°15′28″W / 55.45279°N 4.257867°W / 55.45279; -4.257867