A finger buffet was on offer to ball sponsor G &T Security and match sponsor Pickles Agriculture Ltd before the match but it was the cordon blue desert of the match which was the highlight of the day. A feast of eight tries, for the Maybole side, in a demolition of promotion hopefuls Stewartry.Read More
On Saturday Carrick 1st XV hosted Clydebank on a sunny, warm day at Academy Fields. The side were keen to make up for last week’s poor performance and with the return of John Dewar and Gary Thomson Carrick were looking more like the side that defeated Stewartry in their first home game.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.
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.
For the few who read these reports, my apologies for no report of the away game against Strathaven on the 5th of January. A surfeit of Christmas cheer and New Year hangovers produced a disappointing performance from the boys from Maybole. Admittedly, illness had decimated the Carrick back line and with the skiing slopes of the Alps being preferred to the sloping surface at Strathaven it was a makeshift back division that side stepped up the slope to the field.
1st XV v St Columba’s, away. Meet at 8.15am. Transport provided.
U15 and U16 v St Columba’s @ Rozelle. Meet at 8.45. Parents transport would be appreciated.
All Kick offs are 10.15am
There are no matches for the S1 and S2 sides due to pitches being unplayable.
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.
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.