Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Ayr sign U20s Duo

Ayr RFC can confirm that Scotland U20's stars Kyle Rowe and Marshall Sykes will be joining for the 2018/19 season.

Fresh off the U20s World Championships which finished on Sunday, both Rowe and Sykes have already played alongside some of their new teammates, with Stafford McDowall, Robbie Smith and Paddy Dewhirst all involved in the Scotland camp.

Rowe, 20, is a tricky winger who always has an eye for the line. He joins from current BT Premiership side Glasgow Hawks.

Slightly younger, Sykes is an 18-year-old second row whose breakout onto the 20s Championship showed just what an incredible prospect he is. Only just finishing his sixth form year in school down in England, Sykes joins from St Joseph's College.

Club president Billy McHarg is "Delighted" that both will be joining Ayr this summer and after excellent performances with the 20s knows the future looks bright for Ayr RFC.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Ayr Trio Finish Tenth at World Championships

Ayr youngsters Stafford McDowall, Robbie Smith and Paddy Dewhirst all played pivotal roles in Scotland U-20s' World Championship campaign which saw them finish tenth after a narrow defeat to Georgia in their final game.

McDowall, who captained the squad, led from the front throughout with Dewhirst and Smith both contributing tries to the tournament.

In a tournament which will feel disappointing for a squad with such an array of talent, the notable highlight will be their convincing 29-45 victory over Ireland. All three Ayr players started in the contest.

Club President, Billy McHarg, illustrated his delight with the the trio's contribution to the squad with: "Ayr's future looks bright based on the excellent performances of all three players involved in the U-20s World Championship".

Monday, 11 June 2018

Ayr RFC pay respects to Ken Blair

Lifelong Ayr RFC member and supporter Ken Blair sadly passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 3rd.

A notable figure around Millbrae, Ken could be seen- and heard- every match day regardless of the weather and will be sorely missed by the club. A talented musician, Ken recently wowed the crowds just weeks ago at the Land O'Burns Weekender when he performed on the outdoor stage.

Ken's wife, Alison, has extended an invitation to all at the club to attend his funeral and celebrate his life this Wednesday (13/06/18) at Ayr Crematorium, 15.30pm.

Alison has also asked us to wear the famous colours of the club that he loved so dearly.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

AGM tonight at Millbrae

The 2018 Annual General Meeting will take place tonight (Tuesday 5th) at Millbrae, scheduled to start at 19.30pm.

The club would like to invite as many members as possible to attend and have their say in the club.