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End of season successes for Ards teams!

By STEPHEN NUTT

1sts run riot with PSNI; 3rds win the league at the Dee!!!!

There was a party atmosphere at Hamilton Park on Saturday with both the 1st XV and 3rd XV squads celebrating end of season successes.

It all started at 12noon at Donaldson Park, Donaghadee were Ards 3rds victored 12-0 over Donaghadee 2nds in a winner take all Regional League title match.

In a tight game Ards edged it with tries from Danny McCullough and Jonny Dawson and a conversion from Taylor Nutt (full match report to follow).

Injured team captain Davy Thompson and managers Gareth Paden & Stuart Stevenson led the celebrations at Donaghadee before their Butler Shield & League winning squad returned to a full house at Hamilton Park to support the 1sts in their final league match of the season against the PSNI.

The pre-match lunch was well attended with officials from both clubs, Ards rugby sponsor and local butcher Albert Boal, Regent House players, Shakey Martin's Kircubbin crew, Davy McVeigh & family, Trevor Braiden & family, Stevie Nutt & friends amongst those gathered.

Ards 1sts ended the season in style with a 62-0 victory over the PSNI and thus securing a 3rd place finish in their Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship 2 league (full match report to follow).

After the games all players and team officials all enjoyed an end of season meal and then the party really started.

Well done to all and congratulations to the players, coaches, team managers and Club President Ricky Sadler on a successful season.

Updated 23:22 - 27 Dec 2018 by STEPHEN NUTT

Where next?

Trophy visit at Hamilton Park - All welcome The 6 Nations & Triple Crown trophies are to visit Hamilton Park on Monday 16th April between 5-6pm
Great 3-29 away win for 1sts Ards 1sts do the business against a resurgent UUC

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Fixtures
Sat 30 Mar
a
1st xv UUC
League 14:30
a
2nd xv Cooke
League 14:30
a
3rd xv PSNI
League 14:30
Sun 31 Mar
h
Ards RFC Mini rugby .
Training 14:00
Wed 3 Apr
h
1st xv Randalstown
League 19:30
Sat 6 Apr
a
League 14:30

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