Sunday, 27 March 2011

Robbie in Famous Victory Over English

Robbie Fergusson played in today's first-class victory for Scotland Under 18s over England Under 18s by 26 points to 21.

For the full story click here.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Fixtures Update

Information for Supporters

Saturday 26th March - Hawks (away) Cup
Saturday 2nd April -  Heriots (away) League
Saturday 9th April - Cup Semi (if we beat Hawks then away to Boroughmuir)
Saturday 16th April - Cup Final
Saturday 23rd April - Melrose (away) League
Saturday 30th April - Currie (home) League

Saturday 7th May - Ayr Under 16s v Stirling U16s Scottish Cup Final, Murrayfield.

Any changes we will let you know.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Forthcoming Fixtures

Supporters, players and coaches alike have been a little frustrated with planning for our next games. The cup is holding us up so at the moment we know definitely that:

1. On 26th March we will be playing West of Scotland or Glasgow Hawks away in the Cup.

2. On 2nd April we will be away to Heriots in the League.

If we win our cup tie then will be away to either Boroughmuir or Dundee in what will be a semi-final. The date of this is still to be confirmed.

The Cup Final is on Saturday 16th April.

Watch this space.

British & Irish Cup Review Tonight

President Billy McHarg and Kenny Murray will tonight attend a review of the B&I Cup at Murrayfield. This should be an interesting meeting which includes Melrose and Currie Reps as well as staff from Murrayfield. The competition has proved immensely popular with participating clubs and especially the players.

Controversially although P1 clubs support the tournament some feel it detracts from the league programme. This is not the Ayr view as we believe standards must continue to be pushed up for P1 if we wish to be be accorded our rightful place below the pro teams.

We have no doubt that the British and Irish Cup improves player standards and long may it continue. Hopefully those who represent us on the organising committee will advocate strongly for five Scottish teams to be included - what a difference that would make to the domestic game.

Let's wait and see.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

5 Ayr Players in Scotland Squad

British & Irish Cup Stars Play Ireland This Friday

Scotland Club International assistant coach, Peter Laverie, confirmed that five Ayr RFC players had made the squad for this Friday night's fixture against Ireland at Netherdale.
"Gordon Reid, Damien Kelly, Robbie Colhoun and Ross Curle will start the game with Andy Dunlop on the bench. It's great for the club but, of course, it places pressure on the players given their recent commitments in the B&I Cup but that comes with the territory," he said.

The game kicks off at 7.30pm at Gala RFC, Netherdale and admission is free - a big crowd is expected just like last year.

For more information on the club international team, click here.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Exciting Job Opportunity at Ayr

Rugby Development Officer Post Advertised

An exciting job opportunity has arisen at Ayr. Ayr RFC captain, Damien Kelly is returning home to Australia at the end of the season and therefore his job as the local rugby development officer will become vacant.

The job is a unique partnership involving Ayr Community Rugby Trust, South Ayrshire Council, Scottish Rugby and Ayr RFC.

The post is funded for three years and presents a chance to work in one of the most vibrant areas of rugby development in the country, with robust and committed funding partners and, of course, at one of the leading clubs in the country.

We are looking for the right person - could that be you?

Click here to go to the job advert.