Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Ayr Girls in U15s and U18s Cup action

Ayr Girls will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Ayr Ladies this weekend by progressing to the semi-finals of the U15s and U18s National Cups.

The U15s face Cartha Queens Park at home and the U18s are away to Hillhead/Stirling.  Both quarter-finals take place on Valentine's Day (Sunday), kicking off at 2pm.

We wish both teams the best of luck!

Monday, 8 February 2016

Ayr Ladies at Scotland U20s camp

Ayr Ladies' Catherine Shennan, Kelsey Swift and Phoebe McDowall have been at a training camp with Scotland Women U20s.

It culminated in a friendly match on Sunday against RAF Ladies, which the young Scots won 25-5.

Three other Ayr Ladies players were in action at the weekend, as they competed in an East v West match at Scotstoun on Sunday.

Michelle Nelson and Jackie O'Neil turned out for West, whilst Lindsay Dick stepped in to help out East when they found themselves without a hooker.  East won 28-20.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Gossman named January POTM

Ayr's flying winger Craig Gossman has been voted January's player of the month, taking 27% of the online poll.

The quintessential pocket rocket scored two tries against Selkirk and put in a mighty defensive display against Stirling County last month to impress fans and supporters.

Craig receives a £50 voucher courtesy of Slaters Menswear.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

BT Cup draws made

The BT Cup is already underway and Ayr will join the action at the third round stage.

They have been drawn to face Stirling County away on Saturday 20th February.

After Ayr Ladies' terrific win over Melrose last Sunday, they have been drawn to play Hillhead Jordanhill Ladies at home in the Sarah Beaney Cup semi-final on Sunday 27th March.

Anderson in U20s squad for England match

Ayr's young hooker Lewis Anderson has been named in the Scotland U20s squad for their opening match of the Six Nations against England.

They kick-off at 8pm on Friday at Broadwood Stadium, and Anderson is among the replacements of a very experienced team.

We wish him and his team-mates the best of luck.

Read the full story from Scottish Rugby.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Smith in U18s squad

Ayr's Robbie Smith has been named amongst the forwards in the Scotland U18s squad of home-based players who will play in a friendly at Peffermill on Sunday.

They will take on Scottish U18s players who are based elsewhere before the large squad is narrowed down in time for their game with England next month.

Read the full story from Scottish Rugby.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Ladies' lunch pushed back to next season

Ayr RFC's hugely popular ladies' lunches have been a regular fixture on the local social scene, with two events organised a season.  Unfortunately, the lunch scheduled for the latter half of 2015/16 will not now take place.

Due to cancellations and postponements of fixtures thanks to the weather, it's been decided that the next ladies' lunch will be at the start of the 2016/17 season, and it's going to be the biggest ever.

It will be in a marquee at the club and tickets will be between £30 and £35.  Please get in touch with organiser Eilidh Goodwin to secure your place as there are seven tables already booked!

Eilidh would also like to hear your ideas about charities, food, drink and entertainment for the event as she aims to keep Ayr RFC ladies' lunches at the top of the social calendar.

Drop Eilidh an email (eilidhgoodwin@ayrrugbyclub.co.uk) or give her a call, 07879 671272.