Inside This Month’s Killie Magazine
Brad Lyons is the cover star of the latest issue of Killie Magazine, as our ‘sudden superstar’ reflects on putting in the hard yards which led him from Coleraine to Killie.
In the week that he secured his first call up to represent the Northern Ireland National team, Brad speaks exclusively about impressing Derek McInnes, solidarity of the squad, and the honour of wearing our captain’s armband.
“For me personally, to be captaining the side in a Scottish Premier League game is unbelievable. I’ve always dreamt of being a professional footballer, and then to actually captain Kilmarnock – who are such a big club – against Rangers. To top it off with a victory and a goal is what dreams are made of. Dreams do come true – and it was just unbelievable.
“It’s so hard to put into words really, because it’s one of those moments in your life that you’ll struggle to top because it was that good.”
Our Twitter/X followers were given the task of selecting this month’s pull-out poster after the sensational Viaplay Cup victory against Celtic. Choosing the top pic turned out to be a D’easy decision for you: now it’s time to collect your reward.
MCGOWNE’S MAN OF THE MOMENT
Mitchell, Montgomerie, MacPherson…he played with the lot. This month, we asked Kevin McGowne to cast an eye over this season’s top performers from his vantage point in the Frank Beattie Stand. There’s no surprise that he picked a defender as his Player of the Month, but you’ll need to pick up a copy to discover which one…
THE KILLIE DNA
In the first of a new series centred around those who form the Blue and White Army, we speak to one of Rugby Park’s familiar faces. When Andy Kerr is not overseeing turnstile operations, he is performing in the 1869 Suite. Which leaves just about enough time to star in this year’s Season Ticket advert. Oh, and there’s a day job at Hampden Park, too!
Some recipes simply shouldn’t work. Incompatible ingredients; one flavour so spicy that it dominates the dish, perhaps. Yet, Billy Stark and Tommy Burns – two characters so different but so well matched – were the perfect blend in their time in the Rugby Park dugout. In conversation with Killie Histories, Billy provides insight into the relationship between Manager and Assistant, which included some heated discussions over exotic bowls of soup during post-training working lunches.
Catch up with all of Kilmarnock WFC’s new signings and academy graduates, whose quick start to the season has resulted in three wins out of three thus far. Marking the end of an era after hanging up his boots, take a look back at some of Manuel Pascali’s memorable moments in pictures. We also check in with the Killie Community who had their hands full by entertaining more than 300 youngsters throughout this year’s Summer Camps.
The new edition of Killie Magazine is available to buy for £4 in the Killie Superstore at Rugby Park.