Paul Town St Patrick’s Painting

There is now an opportunity to win the Paul Town original painting of Dunfermline Athletic’s very first European match. 

Raffle tickets are only £5 each, and all profits go to support the Dunfermline Athletic Youth Academy. £4,000 has been raised so far. The draw will be at the match against Airdrieonians on Saturday 13 January. 

To enter, just pay by Stripe by clicking here. Raffle ticket numbers will be automatically generated for you. 

Dunfermline’s first European tie was against St Patrick’s Athletic of Dublin. The games were played on the 12th and 27th of September 1961. 

The first leg was played at East End Park. The Irish were said to have ‘an unquenchable spirit and boundless energy’ against a technically superior Dunfermline side, according to the Scotsman newspaper. It was a Dunfermline team which consisted of Connachan, Fraser and Cunningham, Mailer, Miller and Duffy, McDonald, Smith, Dickson, Peebles and Melrose. Dunfermline were leading 3-1 at half-time but became sloppy and complacent, and were fortunate to see a late goal which brought the first leg to a 4-1 victory. 

Two weeks later, Jock Stein guided the team to a comprehensive 4-0 victory in Dublin with both Charlie Dickson and George Peebles scoring a brace. 

Dunfermline’s adventures in Europe had begun!

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