Football Clubs

Association football is easily Ayrshire's most popular sport. The county has two senior clubs; Ayr United and Kilmarnock FC. Kilmarnock is the most successful having won the Scottish League in 1965 and the Scottish Cup in 1920, 1929 and 1997. More supporting passion is reserved for the local junior sides which number at present twenty-three. The first junior matches were played in 1888 and the Ayrshire Junior Football Association forming in the next year. The Association lasted until 1968 when all junior football in Scotland came under the control of the Scottish Junior Football Association.
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