Miscellaneous Items involving St. Mirren


Celtic v St. Mirren 1908

Celtic v St. Mirren
Scottish Cup Final
April 18th 1908

A press ticket issued to the Evening Times for the 1908 Scottish Cup Final match between Celtic and St Mirren at Hampden Park. Celtic won 5-1 in front of a crowd of 58,000. (Photo by Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)

Barcelona Tournament May 1922

Inaurguration of Camp de Les Corts
May 1922

This is a programme covering the matches between Barcelona, St. Mirren and Notts County for the inauguration of Barcelona's new ground at Camp de Les Corts in 1922.

Elgin City v St. Mirren 1923

Elgin City v St. Mirren
Scottish Cup 1st Round
January 13th 1923

The earliest domestic programme known to exist involving St. Mirren was for this First Round Scottish Cup tie away to Elgin City. A crowd of 4,700 saw the Buddies win 3-0 with goals from Clunas (pen, 25 mins.), Thomson (30 mins.) and Walker (75 mins.).

Meredith XI v St. Mirren 1925

Meredith XI v St. Mirren
November 18th 1925

Billy Meredith was a Welsh international who played over 600 games for both Manchester clubs until he retired at the age of 49 in 1924. Two benefit matches were played for him in 1925, the first in April against a Rangers/Celtic XI, and the second against St. Mirren in November, which Saints lost 4-2. Programmes exist for both games.

Wolves v St. Mirren, 1930

Wolves v St. Mirren
Mayor of Wolverhampton Cup
April 28th 1930

St. Mirren were invited to compete in the inaugural Mayor of Wolverhampton Cup at Molineux. The 12 page match programme was printed black on white semi gloss paper, with an old gold cover. Most of the issue consisted of adverts, but contained a team photo of the Saints and individual Wolves players. St. Mirren won the match 2-0 with goals from McCrae and Gebbie.

Third Lanark v St. Mirren, 1932

Third Lanark v St. Mirren
Scottish League
March 26th 1932

This complimentary Director's Box ticket was for the League match at Cathkin Park. Although Thirds won the match 4-0, the match was closer than the scoreline suggests, the goals coming from Dewar (2), Clarke, and Jack.

St. Mirren v Kilmarnock 1932

St. Mirren v Kilmarnock
Scottish League
September 10th 1932

A Director's Box ticket for the home League match against Kilmarnock, which Saints won 3-2. The away side led 2-1 at half time from goals by Williamson and Maxwell, McCrae scoring for St. Mirren. With the benefit of the breeze, McCrae equalised after 75 minutes and completed his hat-trick with four minutes remaining.

Queen of the South v St. Mirren, 1933

Queen of the South v St. Mirren
Reserve League
September 30th 1933

Queen of the South began programme production in 1933 and were prolific issuers for both First Team and Reserve matches from then until the beginning of the Second World War in 1939. This was one of their earliest issues for a reserve match against St. Mirren.

Hibernian v St. Mirren, 1933

Hibernian v St. Mirren
Scottish League
October 21st 1933

The programme for this League match followed a format which was commonly used by a number of Scottish clubs at the time. Hibernian led 1-0 through a Malloy goal, scored just on the interval. St, Mirren equalised five minutes from time through Sim, but another goal from Malloy gave victory to the home side.

Queen of the South v St. Mirren, 1934

Queen of the South v St. Mirren
Scottish League
January 2nd 1934

Another Queen of the South programme from 1933/34, this time for the corresponding First Team fixture. St. Mirren won 1-0 with a second half goal from Jimmy McGregor.

St. Mirren v Motherwell 1934

St. Mirren v Motherwell
Scottish Cup Semi Final
March 31st 1934

A pair of tickets from the 1934 Scottish Cup Semi Final, where 30,000 watched St. Mirren beat Motherwell 3-1 at Tynecastle. Jimmy Knox scored a hat-trick for Saints, one of them a penalty, while William McFadyen got the Steelmen's consolation goal.

Rangers v St. Mirren 1934

Rangers v St. Mirren
Scottish Cup Final
April 21st 1934

This was the only pre-war Scottish Cup Final programme featuring St. Mirren. It wasn't a happy day for the Saints, as they were crushed in a 5-0 defeat to Rangers, the goals coming from Nicholson (2), McPhail, Main and Smith.

Rangers v St. Mirren 1934

Rangers v St. Mirren
Scottish Cup Final
April 21st 1934

A Centre Stand ticket for the 1934 Scottish Cup Final.

Queen of the South v St. Mirren, 1935

Queen of the South v St. Mirren
Reserve League
August 17th 1935

This was another Queen of the South Reserve programme from the 1930s, this time from 1935. Both clubs were playing their second match of the League campaign and earned their first points of the season with a 5-5 draw.

Aberdeen v St. Mirren, 1936

Aberdeen v St. Mirren
Scottish League
December 19th 1936

Aberdeen issued a programme similar in format to the Hibs issue from three years earlier when they met St. Mirren in a League match at Pittodrie on 1936. The crowd were served up a pre-Christmas treat with nine goals, Aberdeen winning 5-4.

St. Mirren v Queen of the South, 1939

St. Mirren v Queen of the South
Scottish League
August 19th 1939

The oldest known St. Mirren home programme was for yet another match against Queen of the South. This was for the opening match of the 1939/40 season which was abandoned due to the outbreak of war. Saints' Thomas Brady scored a hat-trick in a 3-3 draw, the Doonhamer's goals coming from Connor, Lang (pen) and Law.

Hibernian v St. Mirren, 1943

Hibernian v St. Mirren
Scottish Southern League
October 16th 1943

A Stand ticket for one of St. Mirren's wartime visits to Easter Road. Hibernian won 4-1 with goals from Bogan (2), Cuthbertson and an own goal. Saints scorer was McKenna.

Celtic v St. Mirren, 1961

Celtic v St. Mirren
Reserve League
February 3rd 1961

Reserve programmes from the 1960s are rare, but tickets from the same period are even rarer. This one was from the Friday night reserve match between Celtic and St. Mirren which ended in a 4-0 home victory, the goals being scored by Byrne (2), Conway and Carroll.

Motherwell v St. Mirren, 1983

Motherwell v St. Mirren
Scottish League
November 5th 1983

This was a printer's copy of the programme for the match between Motherwell and St. Mirren in late 1983. It was identical to the commonly available issue, except that the cover omitted the match details. However, it still contained a lucky programme number in the centre pages.

Hearts v St. Mirren 1987

Hearts v St. Mirren
Scottish Cup Semi Final Replay
April 15th 1987

The SFA were in the habit of preprinting tickets for Scottish Cup semi final replays in order to address the short timescales from the original match, but a decision in the first game meant that most of these tickets were never required. One such ticket was for the "replay" between Hearts and St. Mirren in 1987. The game was deemed unnecessary when St. Mirren won 2-1 at the first attempt.

Cup Finalists Souvenir 1987

Scottish Cup

An eight-page souvenir, printed blank and white on glossy paper, was included as an insert to the St. Mirren v Celtic match programme of 25th April 1987. This presented details and numerous photos from the Club's run to the Scottish Cup Final in 1987.

St. Mirren v Dundee U. 1987

St. Mirren v Dundee U.
Scottish Cup Final Replay
May 30th 1987

Another ticket for a Scottish Cup tie that was not required. This was a tea room ticket for the Final Replay, deemed unnecessary due to Ian Ferguson's extra time winner in the Final. The potential Replay was scheduled for a full two weeks after the Final due to international and European commitments.

Stirling Albion v St. Mirren 1997

Stirling Albion v St. Mirren
Scottish League
November 1st 1997

Alongside the usual Stirling Albion issue for this Scottish League fixture, there was a special sponsor's copy, produced on behalf of Stirling Council. This eight page issue contained a message from the Club Chairman, a matchday itinerary, a guest list of Stirling Council employees and an article about the SFA Development officers. There were no details about the teams or officials.

St. Mirren v Celtic 2002

St. Mirren Legends v Celtic Legends
Frank McAvennie Benefit Game
October 13th 2002

This match was not officially endorsed by either of the two clubs, but permission was granted for Love Street to be the venue. The Saints Legends won by 9 goals to 5.

St. Mirren v Dunfermline Athletic 2019

St. Mirren v Dunfermline Athletic
Betfred Cup
July 14th 2019

In season 2019/20, Dunfermline issued a single 32-page programme to cover all of their 2 home and 2 away Betfred Cup Section H matches against St. Mirren, Albion R., Edinburgh C. and East Kilbride. This included a match report from the first of these ties played in Paisley on July 14th.

Linfield v St. Mirren 2021

Linfield v St. Mirren
Closed Doors pre-season friendly
July 3rd 2021

A pass for a closed door pre-season friendly which St. Mirren won 3-0 with goals from Brophy (5, 27) and Erwin (65). Jak Alnwick saved a 24th minute penalty.

Northern Ireland International Youth Football Tournament 2023

Northern Ireland
International Youth Football Tournament
July 23rd - 28th 2023

A Junior side from St. Mirren joined a host of other UK teams in this tournament, played across the six Counties