It wasn't pretty but Carrick continued their good season with a hard fought win away at Waysiders Drumpellier on Saturday.
This was certainly not a match for the rugby purist, as both sides battled for superiority in conditions that resembled a quagmire. In the end, the 8-9 victory came courtesy of the kicking skills of young Conor Wyllie, who nudged over three penalties to edge out the hosts.Read More
This week’s report has been provided by the courtesy of the Irvine match reporter, Dereck Murdoch. Both sides were not at full strength with five of the Irvine side who started last week’s fine win against Kilmarnock unavailable whereas only three of the Carrick side was unavailable.Read More
Any Burns aficionados who had been suffering last Saturday from an excess of usquabae, haggis, neeps and tatties and had decided to clear their heads by following Tam o Shanter’s trail from the Market Bar in auld Ayr’s toon centre to Souter Johnnie’s cottage might have had a few surprises en route.Read More
Saturday’s game was transferred to the milder climes of Maybole from the frozen east of Dunblane and at the interval Coach Brown must have been wondering whether that decision was one of his better ideas. Like the previous week against Waysider's who had taught the home pack a few lessons in rucking, the McLaren forwards were the quicker to the breakdown and secured most of the breakdown ball.Read More
Saturday’s game against Stewartry was the start of the second half of the season. At Castle Douglas an inexperienced Carrick side had been taught a few lessons and effectively outmuscled by the stronger and more experienced home side losing by four tries to nil. Stewartry came to Maybole as one of the top three in the league with an outside chance of promotion. The sub plot to the visit was the close connection between player/coach Muir for the visitors and sometime player/coach Brown for the Rick.Read More
Carrick U15 7- 19 Carrick U16
Saturday 16th February
Carrick U16 and 1st XV @ Home to Jordanhill School. Meet at 8.15 for 9.30 KO at Rozelle Park.
Carrick U13 and U14 @ Jordanhill School. Meet at 8.00am for 10.00am KO.
If anybody is willing to help out at the tuck shop at Rozelle then please let me know.
Saturday 23rd Feb – Wellington School – 1st XV, U16/15, U14, U13 and P6/7
Saturday 2nd March – St Aloysius – 1st XV, U16, U15, U14 and U13
Wednesday 6th March – Ayrshire Schools 10s – U13 and U14
Thursday 7th March – Duncanrig – U16/15 and U14/13
Saturday 9th March – Glasgow Academy - 1st XV, U16, U15, U14 and U13
We sold our whole stock of sweets and cans of juice at the Scotland trip on Saturday. If anybody is able to donate either of these then we would be most grateful. This is proving a real success.
Scotland Internationals/Mini Section
Saturdays trip was a fantastic success. Scotland played some superb rugby and our pupils were a credit to the school, the Maidens pupils who attended also had a great time. 2 of the boys from Maidens have now joined the mini section, due to being inspired by Kelly Browns boys and the minis played their first ever game on Sunday against Irvine and won by 11 tries to 4. This is a huge development for Carrick Rugby and Craig Davidson and the MAs should be congratulated for all their hard work in this area.
This Sunday sees our P4, P5 and P6/7 host Cumnock Minis once again at the school pitch. KO is 12.00. All support welcome.
There are also 7 spaces left for Scotland v Ireland on the 24TH February.
We have managed to gain a full days bag packing at Sainsbury’s in Prestwick on Saturday 9th March. If any parent can help supervise or assist in the bag packing them please speak to me asap.