Pink and black for the Warriors
Scrum-half Murray McConnell and flanker Will Bordill have been named in Glasgow Warriors' starting XV to face Munster in Cork on Saturday evening, alongside former Millbrae man Pat MacArthur. Prop D'arcy Rae, who spent January on loan to Warriors' fellow Guinness Pro12 side Benetton Treviso in Italy, is on the bench.
Connor Braid, James Eddie, Al Kellock, Dougie Hall and Jerry Yanuyanutawa have also donned the pink and black shirt at various points over the last two seasons. We wish them and all the Warriors the best of luck! Read the full story here.
U16s in National Youth Cup final
Aur under-16 boys go to BT Murrayfield on Sunday to take on Stirling County in the National Youth Cup final. It will be played on the main pitch at the national stadium, kicking off at 1pm. We'd love the boys to have some support, so if you'd like to go along, please contact Paul Davidson (07721 050211) or Billy Lynch (01655 882551).
Nail-biting win against Heriot's
Ayr 25 Heriot's 23
Ayr and Heriot's tusseled until the final whistle on Ladies' Day at Millbrae, with the men in pink and black pipping the visitors to the post. Tries from Ross Curle and Stuart Fenwick, as well as five penalties by Curle, claimed the victory for Ayr. Read the match report here and view Alan Graham's photos here.
It was another difficult afternoon for the second XV, as they were beaten 0-38 by their Heriot's counterparts, whilst the under-18s were knocked out of the National Youth Cup semi-finals by Jed Thistle.
Dunny and Davie share January POTM
Flanker Andrew Dunlop and scrum-half David Armstrong share the January player of the month award after they each secured 17% of the online vote. It's the first POTM award for Dunlop and the second for Armstrong, after he tied with Blair Macpherson at the start of the season. Well done to both!
PLAY RUGBY AT AYR RFC
Ayr has a long and proud tradition of rugby for all, young, old, male and female. Our men's first XV has nurtured the talents of four Scottish international players recently in Gordon Reid, Pat MacArthur, Mark Bennett and Finn Russell. We have a close connection with Glasgow Warriors, with Al Kellock, James Eddie and Dougie Hall, to name but a few, all having donned the pink and black shirt in the past few seasons, as well as our own players training with the Scotstoun side.
There is also a men's second XV and de facto third XV in the shape of Millbrae RFC. The youth section is thriving, with teams from P1s and P2s all the way up to under-18s, as well as girls under-15s and under-18s. The ladies' section is on the rise and currently plays in the BT Women's National League Division 1. Ayr Ladies players Megan Thomson, Lisa Croniken and Emily Irving have represented Scotland under-20s and Irving has one senior cap.
Senior rugby contact - Calum Forrester 07752552972 firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth rugby contact - Stephen Field 07793555946 email@example.com
Women's rugby contact - Stuart Fenwick 07736320624 Stuart.Fenwick@south-ayrshire.gov.uk