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Last Gasp Mackie Win the Day

By Jane Cruickshank / February 16, 2020

Match report by Ian Gray – ON the drive up to Banff, the gale force wind was buffeting the car and the rain was beginning to lash down. Could a meaningful game of rugby be played in such conditions? Should a game of rugby be played in such conditions, even if the ground is considered […]


Murrayfield Final For Mackie

By bellmannews / February 6, 2020

Match report by James Sadio Mackie U16 v Peebles U16 National Cup semi final  at Oriam on February 2 THIS was Mackie’s first visit to the Heriot Watt sports facility nestled neatly in the university campus, and what a first visit it turned out to be. Despite the bus being ‘Baltic’ the heat on the […]


Boxing Day Celebrations

By bellmannews / December 29, 2019

Match report by Ian Gray – WHEN spectating any sporting encounter, I can only really enjoy the occasion if I am supporting one of the combatants. This Captain’s XV v President’s XV annual Boxing Day extravaganza left me in a quandary. With offspring on both sides, who should I want to win?  You may argue […]


Shire Dominate Mackie

By bellmannews / December 2, 2019

Match report by Ian Gray – ON an afternoon when many games across the country had been postponed due to frozen grounds, this Caley North 2 league game between Aberdeenshire and Mackie went ahead at a very cold, but bright Woodside: a ground at which historically Mackie has found it very hard to come away […]



By Jane Cruickshank / November 25, 2019

Match report by Ian Gray – ROSS Gray led his Mackie Bears into battle against Ross Sutherland Stags on a grey and overcast day up in Invergordon. Mackie were looking for what would be their third win in a row, but their first away win of season 2019/20. Early skirmishes saw the two teams test […]


Relieved Celebration for Mackie

By Jane Cruickshank / November 10, 2019

Match report by Ian Gray Mackie  24 – 21  Banff ON a cold, damp Saturday afternoon at Redcloak, Mackie played host to Banff. Both teams were on a high, having had excellent, if surprising, results last time out. It was Mackie who started better with strong running and good hands leading to 2 tries, one […]


Memorial Munro Climb

By Jane Cruickshank / November 6, 2019

From Stonehaven Mountaineering and Hillwalking Club – In 1891 Hugh Munro published his list of mountains and their subsidiary tops of 3000 feet and over in Scotland. He died of influenza in France on the 19th March1919 having failed to summit Carn an Fhidhleir, the Inaccessible Pinnacle, and Carn Clioch-mhuilinn – since unfortunately demoted to […]


Mackie Hit Highland For Six at Redcloak

By Jane Cruickshank / October 22, 2019

Match report by Ian Gray – On Saturday, Mackie, without a league win so far this season, played host to unbeaten league leaders Highland 2nd’s, who made the long journey down from Inverness in confident mood. Such is the fascination of sport, the form book was thrown out of the window and the visitors headed […]


Mackie Cop it at Redcloak

By Jane Cruickshank / October 13, 2019

Mackie v North Police by Ian Gray – and full league results – After a two week break from Caley League 2 action, Mackie were hosts to North Police in a game transferred to Redcloak as their Woodside pitch was unavailable. First blood went to the boys in blue with an unconverted try giving them […]


Good Teamwork by Mackie

By Jane Cruickshank / October 8, 2019

By Eric Lindsay – Scores from this weekend Mackie U18  15    Granite City 42 Mackie U16  60  Granite City 7 Mackie U15 29    Granite City 12 Mackie U14 36    Granite City 7 Mackie U13 35    Granite City 10 Mackie U14 v Granite City U14 – Sunday 6th October With Redcloak being […]

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