Showing posts with label Inns Park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Inns Park. Show all posts

Friday, 25 August 2017

Lost Football Grounds of Falkirk District - Inns Park

The home ground of Carron FC [1884-1888] was Inns Park, neither of which names have remained with us through history. To be fair Carron were never a great club, I'm not sure most people would class them as a Senior Club since they never played in the Scottish Cup. But they did play with the 'big boys' in the Stirlingshire Cup & Falkirk District Cup, so I would err in their favour.

Inns Park though, was not just the ground of Carron FC though, the inter-office matches of the Carron Works were also played there, and for a while these were very popular. Which leads to the possibility that Carron FC, if not a works team, was heavily linked with the Iron works. It was a major employer in the town and a disproportionately large number of players came through the ranks of Carron FC to the bigger clubs than other clubs of a similar size.

I am not 100% sure that the earliest recorded matches in Carron were played at this ground, but there are not many other places in Carron where a game of football could easily have been played, so it is probable. The only thing that caused the local press to mention Inns Park was when Brockville Park & Merchiston Park were occuped by the First Team and Reserve matches, Inns Park often hosted the 3rd XI fixture.


Thursday, 21 July 1988

Carron Athletic Four-a-Side Competition 1888

Held at Inns Park, Carron, Sat 21st July 1888 (Scores are Goals+Touchdowns)

East Stirlingshire            2+0    Falkirk                    1+1       Final

NB - Eight teams entered, East Stirlingshire, Falkirk, Gairdoch, Stenhousemuir & four others, only the final was reported.

4-a-side and 5-a-side Competitions

Thursday, 12 May 1988

Carron Brass Band Four-a-Side Competition 1888

Held at Inns Park, Carron, Sat 12th May 1888 (Scores are Goals+Touchdowns)

Cowlairs                  2+3   Stenhousemuir             0+0       First Round
Stenhousemuir II          1+0   Carron Athletic           0+1       First Round
Middlefield               5+0   Falkirk Rangers           0+0       First Round
Kinneil                   2+0   Gairdoch II               0+0       First Round
Dunipace                  3+1   Brockvillists             0+0       First Round
East Stirlingshire II     4+0   Tod's Four                0+0       First Round
Grangemouth               1+0   Gairdoch                  0+2       First Round
East Stirlingshire        draw  Slamannan                 draw      First Round
East Stirlingshire        draw  Slamannan                 draw      First Round Replay
East Stirlingshire        0+1   Slamannan                 0+0       First Round 2nd Replay
Kinneil II - Bye

Middlefield               1+0   Kinneil II                0+0       Second Round
Cowlairs, Stenhousemuir II, Kinneil, Dunipace, East Stirlingshire II,
Grangemouth & East Stirlingshire - Byes

East Stirlingshire II     2+2   Stenhousemuir II          1+0       Third Round
East Stirlingshire        2+2   Grangemouth               1+0       Third Round
Kinneil                   3+0   Middlefield               0+0       Third Round
Cowlairs                  5+1   Dunipace                  0+0       Third Round

East Stirlingshire        1+0   East Stirlingshire II     0+0       Semi-Final
Cowlairs                  1+1   Kinneil                   0+0       Semi-Final

East Stirlingshire II     1+1   Kinneil                   0+0       Third Place Play-Off

East Stirlingshire        2+0   Cowlairs                  1+0       Final

Teams - 

East Stirlingshire - Dunn, Inch, McLauchlan, Stewart
East Stirlingshire II - Ritchie, Kadie, Kirkwood, Baird

4-a-side and 5-a-side Competitions