Club History

Largs Thistle FC was founded in 1889 and are currently playing in the West of Scotland Premier League, the Sixth Tier in the Scottish Football League pyramid.

Barrfields Stadium is the current home of Largs Thistle F.C. Their first match at Barrfields being on 21 July 1930, with crowds of over 9,000 attending the first scheduled events.

The playing surface was upgraded from grass to the current all-weather 4G pitch in August 2012.

Scottish Junior Cup win 1994

Club highlights include a historic Scottish Junior Cup Final win in 1994 which was as a true “David and Goliath” match with the underdogs Theesel from Ayrshire Division 2, playing against the mighty Glenafton FC who were widely acknowledged to be the Number One Junior side in Scotland at this time.
Largs Thistle lifted the Scottish Junior Cup beating Glenafton Athletic 1–0 in the final at Ibrox Stadium on 15 May 1994.
Largs won the match in front of 8,000 spectators and claimed their first Scottish Junior Cup.

In the 2009–10 season, Largs again reached the final of the Scottish Junior Cup, however this time losing 1–0 to Linlithgow Rose at Rugby Park on 23 May 2010.

Largs’ third appearance in the Scottish Junior Cup final came in 2018-19, when they lost 0-2 to Auchinleck Talbot at New Douglas Park on 2 June 2019.

Many famous names have played with “Theesel” over the years

with a small selection mentioned below

Gordon McQueen

Scotland, Leeds United, Manchester United, St Mirren

Tommy Turner

St Mirren, Partick Thistle, St Johnstone, Greenock Morton, Gretna

Derek Greirson

Queen’s Park, Rangers, Falkirk, Arbroath

Mark Miller

Celtic, Falkirk, Dundee Utd, Peterhead, Queen of The South, Livingston, Forfar Ath