DODDIE Weir, the ex-Scotland and British and Irish Lions rugby star, made an appearance at Carrick RFC training last Tuesday night.
Weir, pictured back row, centre, won 61 caps for Scotland and was picked for the 1997 British and Irish Lions’ tour to South Africa where his trip was cut short due to a horrific knee injury. Carrick coach Mitchell Waugh arranged for him to take a training session for the club, which turned out to be a great success.
Weir used all his international experience and put the Carrick players through their paces. They thoroughly enjoyed the session and, hopefully, everyone can take something from Weir’s expertise.
This is big boost to a small club like Carrick and hopefully will help them to end the season on a high. Weir said to coach Mitchell Waugh after the session that he was very impressed with the standard of players at the club and their enthusiasm, and wished Carrick good luck in their quest for promotion.