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
We currently play out of Carrick Academy, which can be found on Kirkoswald Rd in Maybole and compete in West Division 2.
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 7.30-9.00pm. 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.
Saturdays Fixture vs McLaren has now been switched to be played at Maybole. This is due to pitch conditions at Dunblane.
Game Kicks off at 2:00pm
Ian Morrison, the Waysider's coach, must be wondering if the Gulf Stream and its effects on Western Europe’s coastal climate are still being taught in Lanarkshire schools. With most of the Scottish rugby fixture card cancelled it was mainly the balmy coastal strip from Greenock to Maybole where the fixtures survived.
After a good win last week on the road at Dumfries, Carrick visited Whitecraigs with high hopes. This was the first meeting between the 2 clubs and we did not know what type of game to expect. From the initial observations "they grow them big in Whitecraigs!!".
Thursday 8th November – Carrick S4 v Wellington S4. Kick off at 2.00pm @ Wellington in Regional Final.
Sunday 11th November – Scotland v New Zealand Trip. All pupils should meet at 11.00am at HQ. The bus should return around 7.00pm.
Tuesday 30th October – Carrick U16 17 – 15 Greenwood U16 – Carrick now through to regional final of the Scottish Plate.
Wednesday 31st October – While conditions were poor all our sides played very well in the South Ayrshire Schools tournament. Well done to all involved.
Saturday 3rd November –
Carrick S1 16 – 32 Lenzie S1
Carrick S2 41 – 12 Lenzie S2
Carrick S3/4 12 – 29 Lenzie S3/4
A big thank you to all the parents who turned out to give lifts to and from Rozelle on Saturday, this is very much appreciated.
In days of yore when cars were a luxury Dodds of Troon ran bus trips to various beauty spots; the Trossachs, Loch Lomond and Edinburgh to name but a few. There was always the option of the Mystery Tour where you had no idea where you were going but it was normally a tour which took a slightly different route to one of the other tour options and ended up in the same team room in Callander for example.