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 U13 4-27 Jordanhill U13
Carrick U14 24-26 Jordanhill U14
Carrick U16 56-0 Jordanhill U16
Carrick 1ST XV 21-0 Jordanhill 1St XV
Thursday 21st Feb
U13 v Rainey Endowed School (NI)
U14/15 V Rainey Endowed School (NI)
Both matches at Rozelle Park. Kick off 4.20pm. Pupils will leave school at 3.00pm and return for 6:00pm. Bus has been booked.
Saturday 23rd February
Carrick 1st XV and U16 v Wellington. Rozelle Park
Carrick U13 and U14 v Wellington. Wellington playing pitches.
All players should meet at HQ for 8.15 and all matches will KO at 9.30am.
The following fixtures have been arranged for over the coming weeks:
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
Sunday sees us taking a bus to the Scotland v Ireland match. All pupils should be at HQ for 10.45 and will return around 6.30pm.
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.
The support we have been receiving for the tuck shop has been outstanding. We will be running a tuck shop on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday this week and we are running low on crisps and cans of juice, if anybody can help us with these then that would be gratefully appreciated.