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.

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)

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.

Ulster Juniors team named for Series decider

With Ulster and Leinster both having won their opening two games, Saturday’s game will serve as a series decider.

Head Coach Richard Boyd has made just one change to the team that defeated Connacht at Ards RFC last weekend.

Captain Andrew McKeen is unavailable so Coleraine’s Steven Dickey comes into the side at blindside flanker, while centre Callum Irvine will take on the role of captain.

Ulster Juniors team to play Leinster, Saturday 12th May, kick-off 2.30pm at UUC RFC:

1 David McKeen (Carrick RFC)

2 Alan Whitley (Carrick RFC)

3 Paul Greenaway (Vice Captain) (Carrick RFC)

4 Oliver Millar (UUC RFC)

5 Sam Mackey (Limavady RFC)

6 Steven Dickey (Coleraine RFC)

7 Jason Gilliland (CIYMS RFC)

8 David Clarke (Ballyclare RFC)

9 Lee Steenson (Dromore RFC)

10 Bokkie Carstens (Coleraine)

11 Martin Connolly (Randalstown RFC)

12 Martin Irwin (Ballymoney RFC)

13 Callum Irvine (Captain) (CIYMS)

14 Thomas Hunter (Ballymoney RFC)

15 Phil Cartmill (Cooke RFC)

Replacements:

16 Peter Irvine (Ballymoney RFC)

17 Aaron Kilpatrick (CIYMS RFC)

18 Stuart Smyth (Grosvenor RFC)

19 Ross Bingham (Dromore RFC)

20 Bradley Luney (Carrick RFC)

21 Ryan Garrett (Larne RFC)

22 Mark Wylie (Academy RFC)

23 Michael Orr (Portadown RFC)

Reserves:

24 Dean Jones (Ballyclare RFC)

25 Brian McClearn (Dromore RFC)

Management Team:

Head Coach: Richard Boyd

Forwards Coach: Chris Nash

Backs Coach: John Nicholl

Team Manager: Colin Hunter

Kit Manager: Billy Savage

Physio: Katie Lannon

Video Analyst: Alross Alejo

Junior Interprovincial Series Fixtures 2018:

Munster 0-24 Ulster

Saturday 28th April 2018, Muskerry RFC, 2.30pm

Ulster 29-19 Connacht

Saturday 5th May, Ards RFC, 2.30pm

Ulster v Leinster

Saturday 12th May, UUC RFC, 2.30pm

50th Year Anniversary Dinner.

On Saturday 5th May the Club came together for their annual Exiles rugby. Afterwards the current students and players were joined in the Diamond Hall by past members of the club spanning over the 5 decades the club has been running.

With over 240 attending the dinner it was a good opportunity for old to mix with new and old to catch up with old friends and relive the times of days gone by.

The club would like to express thanks to all those who attended and we hope you enjoyed the evening catching up with old friends.

Order of events: Exiles 2018

Exiles planning for the Bank Holiday Weekend!

Friday Golf 2.30pm Tee Off. If you aren’t playing come a long and caddy or use words of encouragement.

After the golf we are convening at The Anchor Complex Portstewart for the catch up, evening meals and banter.

Saturday – Players arrive for 12noon.

First Game Kicks off 1pm Sharp for the UUC 2s Vs Exiles Dream Team.

Mixed Tag 1.30pm.

UUC 1s vs Exiles President Select XV kicks off 2.30pm sharp.

Cafe2U Coleraine will be pitch side for Coffees, soft drinks and sandwiches.

Beer Tent beside Rugby 1.

Saturday Evening – Gala Dinner meeting at 6.30pm at Students Union Coleraine. Down below the riverside theatre and too the left.

Seating in the Diamond Hall is at 7.30pm

9.30pm – Those who are not attending the Dinner there is an after party for everyone in the students union running on a late licence.

Sunday – For those brave enough to survive the weekend we are meeting up again in the Anchor Bar Portstewart all day for quality food drinks and company!

#Excitement

#UUCEXILES

#AnchorPortstewart

#ColeraineSU

NUU / UUC RFC Exiles 2018

NUU / UUC Rugby Club 50th Anniversary Celebration

This season, 2017-18, marks the 50th season of the club. We plan to mark this achievement in several ways.

The period 5 – 12 May will see a week of events which includes a special Exiles Weekend and the hosting of the Ulster Juniors v. Leinster Juniors Interprovincial game.

Friday 4 May

Exiles / students golf competition, Portstewart, Riverside course, tee-off time provisionally 2.30 – 3.30 pm. Contact Alan directly (AW.McCully@ulster.ac.uk)

Saturday 5 May

Exiles rugby games starting at 1.00 – 1st XV v. President’s XV, 2nd XV v. Exiles 2nds, UUC Women v. Exiles plus a TAG game for those averse to contact! As of old, a beer tent will be in place during the afternoon and afterwards.

In the evening a Gala Anniversary Dinner is to be held in the University, meeting in the student bar at 7.15 for 8.00 pm.

This event welcomes all current and former players plus girlfriends, partners and wives who wish to attend (including those with Ladies Hockey connections). The cost is £35 per head. Someone has been approached to act as a catalyst to ‘round up’ as many of your era as possible. Please spread the word to others. We want to make this a night to remember!

Initially, we hope that you will be contacted by your peer rep. who will sort tables and provide us with names, numbers and emails. The club will then be in touch before 1 April for confirmation and payment. However please contact Brett (rugbybrett@hotmail.co.uk) or Alan (AW.McCully@ulster.ac.uk) if no one has been in touch.

Wednesday 9 May

A mixed TAG participation event open to all students (and others).

Saturday 12 May

Ulster Juniors v. Leinster Juniors, 2.30 pm, The Sam Logan field.

11 -18 June 7th International Tour to the Netherlands

In anticipation that you may wish to stay in the Triangle for at least one night the following web addresses may be of value:

University  https://www.ulster.ac.uk/accommodation/summer-bookings

Cromore Halt  https://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/cromore-halt.en-gb.html?aid=311076;label=cromore-halt-2RM0yvX%2A3cW1PfHTUyaXLQS162172307951%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1%3A

Adelphi, Portrush  https://www.adelphiportrush.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2J-bw9G-2AIV753tCh1QZA0FEAAYAyAAEgIdT_D_BwE

Premier Inn, Coleraine https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/search.html?searchModel.searchTerm=Coleraine&cid=KNC_Brn%7C_G_UK_UK_Eng_Enc_Brand%20Destinations_LO_Londonderry_EX&mckv=sCTCkpSEL_dc%7Cpcrid%7C223578613326%7Ckword%7Cpremier%20inn%20coleraine%7Cmatch%7Ce%7Cplid%7C%7Cpgrid%7C45371052699%7Cptaid%7Ckwd-297413355496%7C&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0dSC-tK-2AIVz5TtCh1_MAYGEAAYASAAEgLI0_D_BwE

Should you be interested in sponsoring any aspect of the 50th celebration please get in touch with Alan or Brett.

We want to see as many of you at Exiles weekend as possible!

Best wishes,

David Gilkinson, Club Captain

UUSU Raffle

It is UUSU Sport Raffle draw time again so can I ask you to support the club once more?The draw is designed to help clubs raise funds for their own use.

The prizes are as follows:
⭐️1st £750

⭐️2nd iPad Mini2

⭐️3rd Overnight stay for 2 in the Hilton hotel, Belfast

⭐️4th £250

⭐️5th a Fitbit HR Watch

⭐️6th £100 of O’Neill’s Sports vouchers

⭐️7th UUSU Sports’ membership

 Books of tickets cost £10. All the money for tickets sold by the rugby club comes directly to the club.

Exiles of the club will benefit from an additional prize draw and the winner receiving a UUC RFC Polo Shirt.
To purchase tickets contact the page for more details.