• Punch Drunk Lenzie

    It was almost two years ago to the day and on a similar perfect day for running rugby that Lenzie destroyed a very inexperienced young Carrick side. That year Lenzie was promoted to West 1 but Carrick’s young team recovered from that poor start and managed to finish a creditable fifth.

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  • No favours for Garnock

    Carrick travelled last Saturday to Lochshore, Glengarnock, to the scene of a famous battle between Garnock and the West Highland hordes from Oban. The result of which was dependent on Carrick’s slim chance of promotion to West 1.

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  • Truly a Community Club

    For centuries Maybole has been at the heart of the Carrick farming community. For years their children have been nurtured and educated at the local Academy and in the last few decades some have even learned to play, that gentlemen of games, rugby.

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  • Carrick Rugby Round Up

    Carrick rugby is alive and well down Maybole way. Five Academy teams turned out last Saturday three at Lomond School, Helensburgh and two at “home” in Ayr. The Academy first fifteen had a good away win coming from a 0-17deficit at half time to win 34-24.

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  • A Duel in the Sun

    Glasgow Accies were the visitors to Maybole last Saturday in a West 1 league match. The Accies were one of the founder members of the Scottish Rugby Union; a club whose history stretches back to 1873.

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Welcome To Carrick RFC

We currently play out of Carrick Academy, which can be found on Kirkoswald Rd in Maybole and compete in the BT West League Division 1.
If you are interested in joining us for training you are more than welcome - whether looking for a game or just a bit of fitness, we train at Carrick Academy on Tuesday nights from 7.00 - 9.00pm. Please come to the changing rooms in the Community Wing, and bring along trainers as well as boots as we often train on the astro grass.

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.


With the visitor’s half back quick of feet and thought it was no surprise that most of the first quarter was played in the Carrick half of the field and had taken advantage of two breakdown penalties to lead by 6 points.

Early in the second quarter after Brown had rejigged the pack the home forwards exerted a degree of control and from a scrummage on the right left winger Dewar scored. Wyllie added the extra points.

With four minutes to the interval Wyllie again goaled a penalty and the Rick support relaxed expecting more to come.

McLaren, belying their lowly position in the league, had other ideas and kicked a penalty into the corner and from the lineout mauled the ball over. The extra points were goaled giving the visitors a deserved 13 to 10 lead.

The second half started as the first with Carrick being penalised for an offside offence and the six point differential began to look insurmountable even although the visitors’ numbers had been reduced by a yellow card offence.

Wyllie, in the 66th minute, gave the home support a little hope when he reduced the leeway to three points but it was not until the 75th minute he managed to tie the match.

“Was it two points lost or one point gained”? the pundits may ask. Coach Brown may be asking, “Can we learn from Waysider's and McLaren’s breakdown play”?

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