Friday, 24 May 2013

Former Ayr man could face Lions

Former Ayr favourite Jeff Wilson has been named in the training squad of the combined NSW-Old Country side that will take on the British and Irish Lions in Australia next month.  Fingers crossed that Jeff makes the final squad!

Read the story here

Friday, 17 May 2013

Kenny and Peter join 6 Nations Coaching Conference in Rome

The SRU today announced that Ayr's head and assistant coaches Kenny Murray and Peter Laverie will be taking part in this summer's 6 Nations Coaching Conference in Rome.  They, and four others involved in Scottish rugby, will join coaches from all six nations in the annual get-together to share knowledge and experience.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Ayr at Glasgow City 7s

Ayr will be taking part in the Glasgow City 7s on Saturday 18th May at Cartha QP RFC, Dumbreck.  After reaching the quarter-finals at last week's Selkirk 7s and the semi-finals at last month's Melrose 7s, Ayr will be looking to put in another strong showing.

The draw has already been made, and Ayr will play Dalziel in the first tie at 1pm on the main pitch. 

Scotland 7s international Peter Jericevich captains the squad of ten:

Peter Jericevich (capt),
Calum Forrester,
Peter McCallum,
Danny McClusky,
Graham Hunter,
Scott Houston,
Ross Curle,
James Armstrong,
Adam Macdonald,
Stewart Penny.

This final tournament in the Arnold Clark Legacy features teams from Glasgow Hawks, Glasgow Warriors, Saracens, Boroughmuir and Stirling County, amongst others.

Adult tickets are £7.50 in advance, or £10 on the day.  Under-18s free.  More information can be found at Cartha's website and via their Twitter feed.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Robbie and D'arcy feature in Scotland U20s narrow defeat

Ayr's young guns Robbie Fergusson and D'arcy Rae started for Scotland under-20s today as they took on their Irish counterparts in a warm-up match for the Junior World Championships.  The young men from Millbrae both played excellently, but the Scots were pipped at the post 24-21.  Read the full report here.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Pat MacArthur named in Scotland squad for SA tournament

Former Ayr player Pat MacArthur has been named in the Scotland squad that will travel to South Africa at the end of the month to take part in a new quandrangular tournament.  The Glasgow Warriors hooker will have the chance to win his first international cap, having previously been on the bench for Scotland. 

As well as playing South Africa, Scotland will face Italy and Samoa.  Pat is one of nine uncapped players in the squad hoping to take to the field.  We wish him the best of luck!

Read the full story here.

Sunday, 5 May 2013

2012/2013 Club Awards

Players, fans and volunteers involved with Ayr RFC enjoyed a glittering evening at Ayr Racecourse on Friday to celebrate a truly memorable season.  The club awards were given out during the course of the night and are as folllows:

Ayr Ladies Coaches' Player of the Year
Louise Mclauchlan

Ayr Ladies Young Player of the Year
Niamh Durnan and Paige Brennan

Ayr Ladies Player of the Year
Emily Irving

U16 Most Improved Player
Ryan Dunlop

U16 Players' Player of the Year
Hamish McIntosh

U16 Player of the Year
Callum Cooke

U18 Player of the Year
William Black

Millbrae RFC Player of the Year
Bill Murrie

2nd XV Player of the Year
Alan Millar

2nd XV Best Player
Peter McCallum

1st XV Young Player of the Year
Robbie Fergusson

1st XV Most Improved Player
Hayden Wisnewski

1st XV Players' Player of the Year
Nick Cox

Club stalwart Jock Craig also received an award for his outstanding fifty years of service to Ayr RFC.  Photos from the night can be viewed on our Facebook page.

Well done to all!

Friday, 3 May 2013

Ayr voted Neil Drysdale's club of the season

The Herald's Neil Drysdale has taken a look at Scotland's club scene over the past year in Thursday's edition of the newspaper, and voted Ayr RFC his club of the season.  Fellow Ayrshire dwellers Marr are hailed as rising stars.

Read the full article here.