Full Results Against St James’s Gate

St James’s Gate F.C. is an Irish football club that currently plays in the Leinster Senior League. The club was founded as the footballing part of the Guinness Sports and Social club in 1902 and took its name from the area in which the Brewing giant’s first factory was based (St James’s Gate Brewery), playing in St. James Park from 1921/22-1927/28 before moving to the Iveagh Grounds, Crumlin in Dublin.

It was a founding member of the Football League of Ireland in 1921 and became the first league champions that season. St James Gate was also the inaugural winner of the FAI Cup. In 1940 a second league title was added but in 1944 having finished in last place, the league denied their application for re-election.

They entered the Intermediate level Leinster Senior League and quickly became one of the top non League sides in Ireland. In 1990 they re-entered the League of Ireland in place of Newcastlewest, this time entering in the second tier ‘First Division’.

Ayr United had another foray to Ireland for a pre-season tour in 1994 taking on Irish 4th division side St James’ gate for the first match at the Iveagh grounds.

Ian Gilzean scored Ayr’s two goals in a 2-0 win – the first in 22 minutes and the second 10 minutes later.

No programme was produced for this match.


Seasons Date Opponents H/A Competition Score – Ayr First Programme Image Comments
1994/95 23/7/94 A St. James’ Gate Friendly 2-0 No Issue


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