EVERYONE connected with Glenafton Athletic had a Saturday to remember.

A meaningless match on the park was almost incidental — they lost 2-0 to Rob Roy — as celebrations kicked off on the sidelines.

Following the league trophy ceremony, which involved New Cumnock’s very own Tom Hunter, it was into the refurbished Campbell Hall for the player of the year dance.

Award winners were Brian McGarrity, who was player of the year for the club, committee and his teammates, while Ryan McChesney and Craig Menzies shared the supporters’ accolade.

Club captain Craig then made a few presentations to several people for their unstinting services to the club.

They were John Campbell for work carried out, Bobby Guthrie for producing the club programme, John ‘Siney’ Haddow for producing Glenafton TV and finally Maggie Buchan the tea lady for all her years at the club.

The players also had a whip round and bought every supporter in the hall a drink, and both the manager and skipper delivered a heartfelt speech before toasting absent friends.

Club secretary John Stewart said: “Well done to all involved, and big thank you to all who attended. A special thanks to Paul Kirkwood, Carmin Ward and Sharon Stobbs for all their hard work behind the bar, which was a very long day for them, also to Stevie who provided the entertainment.

“Also to everyone who turned out on Saturday for the Superleague cup presentation and especially to local entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter who surprised everyone by turning up to present the cup, it was an excellent day had by all and also to Rob Roy’s players for the guard of honour.”

Apart from the small matter of Sunday’s cup final, Glens have another big date coming up — Sunday, June 11, when the official opening of Campbell Hall will take place.

Various guests have been invited, including local politicians, council officials and ex-managers, including Alan Rough who will perform the official ceremony.