Ards Rugby Club Notes: Match Reports / News + IV XV Reach McCambley Cup Final & Ards Tag Blitz A Great Success

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Match Reports And Scores

1st XV – Ards 17 v 18 Malone
2nd XV – No Game
3rd XV – Cooke 24 v 0 Ards
4th XV – Ards 6 v 3 Omagh MCCambley Cup Final To Follow!
U19s – No Game
U17s – Lisburn v Ards – Postponed
U13s – Ards v Newry – Postponed

RBS 6 Nations

There’s very little rugby being played on the domestic front next Saturday as this coincides with the final round of the RBS 6 Nations Championship.
Only Ireland, stand in the way of England as they try and make a clean sweep of this years Championship. The game kicks off at 5pm and the clubhouse will be open. Why not come along and soak up the atmosphere, everyone’s welcome.
Ulster Bank RugbyForce Club Improvements Scheme

Join RugbyForce to help your local club with home improvements. Every pair of hands matters.
Ulster Bank RugbyForce is a new nationwide community volunteer initiative which helps local rugby clubs come together to improve their facilities. This very successful project has already been running in the UK by their parent company RBS Group over the past number years. Registered clubs are provided with online guidance and tools to help them co-ordinate a community-wide effort to give their club a ‘make-over’. Ulster Bank RugbyForce weekend happens on June 11th & 12th 2011.

For more information please contact Alan McHugh, Ards Mini Section.


The Ards Mini Rugby Tournament this season will take place on Sunday April 17 from 12 noon. Details on the Tournaments format are still being worked out and will be announced in the coming weeks. Any parent or guardian who would like to assist the Mini Committee in organising such a mammoth event or help out on the day would be very welcome and is asked to contact their respective coaches or forward their contact details on to the Mini Co-ordinator, Ian Caughey.
The Minis have also been invited to enter teams in a number of other Tournaments in the coming weeks at CIYMS, Cooke and Lisburn, and details on these and the age groups involved will be known soon.

Ards Area Tag Rugby Blitz

Hamilton Park was the venue for the Ards Area Primary Schools Tag Blitz held on Thursday March 10.
Over 200 children from 18 schools took part in this eagerly awaited event. The schools were drawn into 3 Pools of 6 teams and played each other once.

Pool ‘A’ Killinchy, Newtownards Model, Andrews Memorial, Regent Prep, St Patrick’s (Ballygalget) and Victoria (N’Ards)

Pool ‘B’ Alexander Dickson, Victoria (B’Halbert), West Winds, Killard, Carrickmannon and Greyabbey

Pool ‘C’ Abbey, Comber, Londonderry, Millisle, St Finians, Donaghadee

The Mayor of Ards, Councilor David Smyth, was on hand to wish all the children good luck as the games commenced.

At the end of the Blitz, every child received a medal and certificate in recognition of their participation in the event.

Special thanks are extended to the Mayor of Ards, Councilor David Smyth, Emma Hingston and Sarah Kearney, Ards Leisure Services, Ards RFC for the use of their facilities, the Pro-paramedics who were on standby and referees Stephen Marshall (Active Communities Coach North Down), Richard Moore (USRFR) and Roy Lawton (Event organiser).
Tag Rugby (non-contact) is for both boys and girls and can be played both indoors and out. Anyone who would like this great activity delivered to their school or club should contact Emma Hingston, the Sports Development Officer at Ards Borough Council on 02891 824000 or e-mail to book their place.
Fixtures – Saturday March 19

Ards 1st XV v TBC
Ards 2nd XV v TBC
Ards 3rd XV v TBC
Ards 4th XV v Lisburn – League (Home)
Ards U19s v TBC
Ards U15s v TBC

Fixture – Sunday March 20

Ards U17s v Bangor – Friendly (Home) Kickoff 12 noon
Ards U13s v Lisburn – Friendly (Away) Kickoff 2pm

All Saturday fixtures have a 2.30pm kickoff unless otherwise stated.
Please refer to the club website at for any late changes

Many thanks and kind regards

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