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.

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)


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)


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!