Legends celebrated in Style at 20th Anniversary event.

The club looked back at the achievements of it’s Centenary Year winning league side in an amazing night in the David Lloyd in Renfrew on Saturday Night.

It was like stepping back in time as we brought together the league winning “Ants Legends” side of 2002/03 in an event hosted by the brilliant PG & Dak who did a fantastic job MC’ing the event that saw a special guest speech from St. Mirren Legend Tony Fitzpatrick, who is also involved with our club partner Legacy Comps.


Great to see Tony Fitzpatrick at the Ants Legends night

♬ original sound – The Ants
Tony Fitzpatrick speaking at the legends event

Although it was an evening primarily to celebrate the achievements of the 2002/03 side there was couple of presentations outwith that as club Assistant Manager Ronnie McDonald was given a presentation for 20 years service to the club, having joined at the start of the season after the league win and Club Treasurer Felix McKenna was given one for FIFTY years at the club, starting off as ball boy before managing the club and then serving as Secretary for 35 of those 50 years before becoming Treasurer at the start of this season.

Ronnie with Kelly Wallace, who planned the amazing event.
Kenna gave an emotional speech as he collected a gift for his 50 years service

Next up PG & Dak brought the legendary co-management team of James “Cotter” McKenna and Bernard “Dixie” Kilcullen to the stage where they spoke about the season and the team they had assembled before calling all the players from the squad who could attend on the night up to collect a small token of our appreciation in the form of commemorative slates from our club partner Laser Amore before Felix McKenna invited James, Dixie and coach Frank Lovering up to collect their presentation gifts where James also presented his Match Secretary at the time Felix with the squad’s own show of thanks. There was a poignant moment when Frank came up to collect a slate for Dennis Donnelly who sadly passed away in 2011 and a toast was made to absent friends.

It was then time to party as the team took photographs with the original trophy that we had lifted on that fantastic day at Forth and then hit the dancefloor until the small hours. The night was a massive success and big thanks must go to Ants committee member Kelly Wallace for her organising of the event, Martin McKenna for his work sorting the gifts and trophy, James McKenna Snr for filling the hall with legends, the Legends for, well being legends, PG & Dak for hosting the night, Tony Fitzpatrick for his continued support of the club and speech, David Lloyd Renfrew for the tremendous function hall, The fantastic DJ who had the floor filled but most importantly to everyone who turned up and helped celebrate these legends and help the club raise some much needed funds.

Check out our special edition Legends merchandise available in the Ants merch hut.

Our next event is the Clubs Player of the Year awards night, which will be in the David Lloyd Renfrew on Saturday 6th May 2023 at 7pm which will celebrate the clubs first team, under 20’s and walking foootball teams. Tickets are only £10 and include a DJ and Chinese Buffet dinner and can be purchased online through our Fanbase portal. Tickets are on sale now

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