Exiles 2019

It’s that time of the year again, the clocks have went forward, the days are getting longer and UUC RFC Exiles weekend is almost upon us.

After last year’s grandeur Exiles Weekend returns to its regular format. The Annual event will take place on the weekend of 3 – 5  MAY.  The weekend, as usual, will start on Friday afternoon at the Riverside course, Portstewart Golf Club with the Exiles Golf Classic. The tee is booked between 2.30 – 3-20.  Contact aw.mccully@ulster.ac.uk to enter (£20 for non-members, £5 for members). Please let us know if you intend to play.

The Order of play on Saturday will see the University 2nd XV play the Exiles, kicking off at 1. 15pm (meet 12.00 noon). Anyone who has not yet been contacted and wishes to play should get in touch with Ricky Boyd (uucrfc@yahoo.co.uk).


The 1st XV will kick off against the Presidents XV at 2.45 pm. The President’s XV will be organised by Brett Campbell rugbybrett@hotmail.co.uk


In addition to the above games it is also hoped that there will be a sevens game between the current women’s section and exiles. As with last year this will be followed by a mixed tag game at 2.15pm.


Immediately after the games we invite all back to the Students Union Bar for refreshments (extra GUINNESS has been ordered) and food. We hope that you will join us.

A suggested donation of £5 will be lifted at the Pavilion to cover costs on the day.


See you there!!


Yours in rugby,

Alan, Brett and the 2018/19 Club Committee.

Maughan Scally Cup 2019 – All the pictures from the event.

UUC retain the Maughan Scally for the 3rd consecutive year.

Ballymena 2nd XV v UUC RFC 1st XV

Photos from UUC RFC 1st XV’s trip to Eaton Park to play Ballymena 2nd XV in the Conference League.

Final Score Ballymena 29 – 12 UUC RFC

Photos by Sam Smyth

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UUC RFC v Larne

Action shots from The Sam Logan Stadium when UUC RFC 1st XV too on Larne RFC 1st XV.

Try scorers on the day Neil Stewart and Hayden Maxwell. Adam Johnston added a conversion and a penalty to take UUC’s score to 15. Unfortunatly it wasn’t enough to catch Larnes 20 lead,

Final score UUC 15 – 20 Larne.

Photos by Sam Smyth

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1st XV Team Announced.

UUC RFC head coach, Des Jackson, has named his team to face Larne 1st XV in the second leg of the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship 2.

The team have worked hard at training this week with Brian McLaughlin and have every confidence they can take the win this weekend.

With the new University Term starting in a few weeks, the club look forward to a fresh injection of new players into the club, with some already making an impressive impression at training.

Referee on the day, Alan Clarke.

Clogher Valley V UUC RFC

Action shots from UUC RFC 1st XV League opener against Clogher Valley


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UUC RFC Now Recruiting

UU Rugby is recruiting now for our Saturday, Wednesday and Women’s teams.

Whether you are an elite athlete, social player or absolute beginner – we want to hear from you!

Our top class coaching team of Brian McLaughlin (former Ulster coach) and Des Jackson (ex-Leinster player) will take your game to the next level while giving you the best student experience going.

For more info, please contact our development officer Jonny Wright (mrjwright95@gmail.com)

Second XV Kick Of Season With a Win

UUC 2nd XV kicked off there season with a hard fought win against Banbridge 4th XV.

Final Score

Banbridge 10 – 42 UUC

Photos by Sam Smyth

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Inter-pro presentations Party

The presentation party preparing to present the trophy and medals to winners Leinster.

Left to right

Alan Leddie IRFU, Alan McCully UUCRFC, Dave Shanaghan Leinster Rugby & Gary Leslie Ulster rugby

Congratulations to Leinster series winners. We hope you enjoyed your night out on the North Coast of Ireland.