MAJOR glory was celebrated by Dirrans Athletic AFC when they completed a hat-trick of successes in a top event.

They defeated local rivals Ardeer West Recreation 2-1 in the final of the Donnie McManus KSC Community Shield on Friday night.

The win gave manager and former Kilmarnock FC player Alan Kerr success in what was his first tournament since taking charge in the summer.

Donnie McManus Jnr, Donnie Son and his brother Gerry took charge of the presentation.

And player Ross, grandson of Donnie McManus Snr was presented with the trophy on the night.

Kerr, the former Ayr United kitman, was delighted with his team's efforts and hope they will be a springboard for more success.

He said: "I was delighted for the team. It's always good to play in this tournament instead of easy games which you win 11-0 as it really tests you. It's the third time I have won it as I was a player two years ago and assistant manager to Jason Stewart last season."

The Dirrans boss added: "We now look forward to the new season, we were third in the Premier League last season and hopefully we will be up there challenging near the top of the table. Hopefully we can also win some trophies - we won a couple two seasons ago and hopefully can do again. I look forward to being involved in management and learned a lot from the likes of Tommy Burns at Kilmarnock."