Wednesday, 16 April 2014

D'arcy and James in Scotland U20s squad

Ayr front row duo D'arcy Rae and James Malcolm have been named in the Scotland under-20s squad in preparation for the IRB Junior World Cup, which takes place in New Zealand in June.

D'arcy and James both played in the under-20s Six Nations this year and will attend the first of three training camps at Murrayfield next week along with thirty other young Scots.

Read the full story here.

Muzz re-signs with Warriors


Ayr scrum-half Murray McConnell has signed a one-year contract with Glasgow Warriors. 

Murray was previously an Elite Development player with the Warriors and was on a part-time training contract with them this season but will now make the step-up to full-time professional with the Glasgow side.

In the wake of the departure of Chris Cusiter to Sale, it's a great chance for Murray to compete for the scrum-half role alongside Niko Matawalu and Henry Pyrgos.

Muzz has been in great form for Ayr all season and richly deserves this opportunity.

Read the full story here.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Support Ayr Ladies on 19th April

Ayr Ladies will be playing the RBS Bowl final against Broughton on Saturday 19th April at Motherwell and would appreciate as much support as possible in what is the biggest game in their short history.

Supporters' buses are being put on at the cost of £10 per adult and £5 for under-12s.  If you would like to book a place, call Louise McLean on 07900 228982.  The buses will be leaving Millbrae at 9.30am.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Ayrshire schools games at Millbrae

Today (Friday 4th April) Millbrae hosts under-16s and under-18s matches between South Ayrshire Schools and a North/East Ayrshire Schools side.

These fixtures were hugely popular last year and the players look forward to putting on a show in what will be two close games.

The first game kicks off at 6pm with the second at 7.30pm.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

PJ off to GHA


Last Saturday's win over Hawick marked the departure of not one but two Peters.  Not only was it the last game in charge for head coach Peter Laverie, but it was also the final time scrum-half Peter Jericevich ran out in a pink and black shirt, in a fifteens game anyway.

After two seasons with Ayr RFC, he is moving on to GHA to be player-coach and hopefully further his career ambitions of becoming a professional coach.

Although looking forward to pastures new (or old, as he previously played for GHA), Peter has really enjoyed his time at Millbrae. 

"Ayr is a great club with great people and support.  I moved to Ayr in the summer of 2012 for a new challenge and it was great to win the league and cup double in my first season, whilst also being part of the first team to have their name engraved on the Bill McLaren Shield."

As well as winning trophies in the Ayr colours, he also made several appearances in the dark blue.

"I won my seventh Scotland Sevens cap and achieved four Scotland Club XV caps over my two seasons at Ayr, so I am very thankful to everyone who has helped me during my time at the club.  It is a good squad to be part of with a lot of talent and strong characters, but I feel it is the right decision to move on and progress with my coaching."

Peter will certainly be missed by the Millbrae faithful who always delighted in his tenacious defensive efforts and fleetness of foot, which saw him score many an exciting try.  He will hopefully get one final outing for Ayr on Saturday 12th April at the Greenyards.

"I hope to be involved at the Melrose Sevens.  It would be great to end my short but successful time at Ayr with some more silverware."

We wish Peter all the best for his new role at GHA.




Monday, 31 March 2014

Feb/Mar player of the month poll


With the 1st XV having played their final game of 2013/2014, voting is now open for the last player of the month poll of the season. 

All players eligible have been in two match day squads in February and March.

The poll is open until Friday at 4pm.

Vote here.





End of season dinner

The Ayr RFC end of season dinner will be held on Friday 2nd May and will once again be a black tie event.

Tickets are £30 per head and include:

Ginger Grouse Drink on arrival;
Three-course meal;
Pre-meal grace;
Guest speaker;
Compere;
Award presentations;
Award winners pictures;
Live music - Jack Daniels Band;

Table sizes are to be 8 - 12 people.  Cash and any dietary requirements by 25th April - please contact Eilidh (eilidhr@hotmail.com) or Andrew (andrew@wgmcharg.com) to book.