It was neither a breeze nor a gale that welcomed Carrick’s visitors, Newton Stewart to the Academy field last Saturday.
The day began well for Carrick Rugby. The Academy played Marr College, for the past decade or so the powerhouse of school rugby in the South West of Scotland.
Carrick Rugby are pleased to be awarded the BT Club of the month for September 2014. Congratulations to everyone involved with the both the Club and the Academy, without all their hard work and efforts awards such as this could not be achieved.
In a match sponsored by Iain Andrew Construction and with the match ball being provided by EC Firewood, Carrick entertained their neighbours from along the A77, Kilmarnock.
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.
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.
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.