Ayr claim Cairdeas Quaich
Stirling County 29 Ayr 34
It was an exciting game at Bridgehaugh as Ayr crossed the whitewash six times to beat Stirling County and take the Cairdeas Quaich back to Millbrae. Kerr Gossman opened the scores, with Sylvain Diez and Grant Anderson also touching down and Richard Dalgleish claiming a hat-trick. Diez added the extras.
Thousands raised for CLIC Sargent
Last month's Ladies' Lunch at Millbrae raised a tremendous £3762 for charity. The bi-annual festivities are organised by the club's social co-ordinator Eilidh Rankin who always puts a huge effort into not only planning a great day for the ladies but also supporting a good cause.
This time round, it's something close to all our hearts as the funds raised have been donated to CLIC Sargent, who support children affected by cancer and their families. 1st XV player Robbie Fergusson, pictured above with Eilidh and Maxine from CLIC Sargent, is currently undergoing treatment for Hodgkin Lymphoma, so donating to this cause was more than apt.
A huge thank you to everyone who attended Ladies' Day at the end of August and gave so generously.
Ayr Ladies continue to rack up the points
Ayr Ladies (pictured above during their victory over Stewartry Sirens at Millbrae last week) had another good win in the BT Women's National League Division 1 as they beat Morgan 59-15. The Dundee side played well with reduced numbers but they couldn't contain the pink ladies.
All of Kevin Thorne's photos of Ayr Ladies' match against Stewartry Sirens can be viewed on their Facebook page.
Ayr U18s retain 10s trophy
It was the fourth annual Ayr Under-18s pre-season 10s tournament at the weekend and the hosts retained the trophy for the third year in a row. Six teams competed, including two school sides for the first time - Marr College, Wellington School, Ayr RFC, Cartha QP RFC, Livingston RFC and Stewartry RFC. Ayr beat Marr to get to the final where they triumphed over Wellington, who had beaten Cartha in their semi-final. The bowl final was contested by Stewartry and Livingston, with the former victorious.
Everyone at Ayr sends their best wishes to Cartha player Taylor who was injured during the tournament. He has been released from hospital and is now recovering.
PLAY RUGBY AT AYR RFC
Winners of the RBS Premiership, RBS Cup and first ever on the McLaren Shield.
Would you like to play rugby at one of Scotland's top clubs? Then come along to Ayr RFC which has teams at every age group from the youngest Minis ( and teams at P3 - P7), S1s, S2s, Under 15s, U16s, U18s - all sucessful in their leagues, cups and festivals and tournaments. Our 2nd XV play in the top division of the national reserve leagues and of course our 1st XV are one of the best sides in the RBS Premiership and are the only Scottish team to have reached the knock-out stages of the British and Irish Cup.
There are qualified coaches at every age group and at the top level we have three UKCC Level 3 coaches as well as SRU Coach Educators. The club runs its own Academy to enhance player development and we have a close working relationship with Glasgow Warriors. You can really put yourself in the shop window at Ayr including training with the professional team if you're up to the mark.
Ayr and Glasgow Warrior Gordon Reid leads the charge against Munster in the British and Irish Cup supported by Glasgow Warrior Calum Forrester and Moray Low, the Warriors and Scotland prop.
Last season James Eddie, Mark Bennett, Ed Kalman, Jon Welsh and Al Kellock, to name but a few, played for Ayr whilst Pat MacArthur, Gordon Reid and Finn Russell have all been capped for Scotland.
The club offers 2nd XV rugby in the top Reserve League and at every age group down to the minis at 4/5 years old.
Senior Rugby contact:
Calum Forrester - 07752552972 firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Rugby contact:
Stephen Field - 07793 555946 email@example.com