Archive for December, 2006

4ths Go Out With A Bang!

December 31st, 2006

Ormskirk 4ths celebrated the end of 2006 with a victory over Bury 3rds. With this fixture re-arranged from September, ‘kirk knew in advance that this was a ‘must win’ game in order for them to gain valuable points and climb up 3 places in the league.

On a dismal day in Bury, and playing on a […]

U13s fade away

December 19th, 2006

Ormskirk u13s 12pts - New Brighton u13s 17pts
Ormskirk started this game brightly, but the on-going problem of the size of the squad - both in numbers and physical size - once again conspired against them to lose a game that they should have and could have won.

The backs have a great talent and once again […]

Raiders start too slowly to upset Leigh

December 19th, 2006

Ormskirk 2nds V. Leigh 3rds – 16th December 2006
22 –34
Full of hope and confidence, the Ormskirk skipper Dawson fielded his players to face Leigh, currently third in the league. The first twenty minutes of rugby, however, saw Leigh run in four ties and it started to look like Ormskirk were in for a torrid […]

U8s last game of 2006

December 19th, 2006

The U8’s finished off 2006 playing a “round robin” against Aldwinians and Sedgely Park at Sedgley Park on the 17th December.  This was a bit of a surprise as we thought it was just an away game but as usual the boys relished the challenge. We won 6 - 4 against Aldwinians and 7 - 2 […]

Under 12s end the year on a high.

December 19th, 2006

Thge under 12s ended 2006 on a real high by convincingly beating New Brighton 63 points to nil on their own ground. The match was barely 5 minutes old when a storming run by Marcus Rylance resulted in the first try of the game. After this the rest of the half was one way traffic […]

Another win for the First XV

December 17th, 2006

Ormskirk First XV 16th Dec 06
Oswestry 19 Ormskirk 20
Ormskirk travelled to Oswestry to play the team that beat them by 6 points only 4 weeks earlier in the league. With a largely unchanged team from the previous game ‘kirk were determined to extend their winning streak, despite several key players being missing.

The game began with […]

A little mud won’t stop the Ladies…

December 17th, 2006

Sunday 10th December
Ormskirk Ladies          42
Rossendale                 0
Tries : E Gander (3), K Johnson, J Leitch, C Doyle, A O’Malley (2)
Having had a pasting from the Rossendale scrum earlier in the season the Ladies wisely wheeled out the scrummaging machine last week for a bit of practice.  It paid off; not only did yankee hooker Kristin Harkins […]

Saturday’s no longer men only!

December 12th, 2006

Ormskirk Ladies (Top of NW 3)
Preston Grasshoppers (Top of North 2)
Saturday 16th December 
Kick off 12.30pm
The Ladies team are looking forward to their biggest challenge of the season as they take on local rivals Preston Grasshoppers. Hoppers, who were promoted out of Ormskirk’s league last year, are currently at the top of North 2.  This will be […]

U13s return to winning ways in EFE Lancs Cup

December 11th, 2006

Ormskirk u13s 37*pts - Blackburn u13s 7pts
After a few tough encounters against powerful opponents, it was a welcome change that Ormskirk were the team dishing out a lesson on Sunday against a plucky and spirited but totally outclassed Blackburn outfit.

To begin with, things weren’t looking too good as the opposition turned up with only 11 […]

Great win for ‘The Raiders’

December 11th, 2006

Ormskirk 2nd XV 13 Lymm 3rd XV 0
It looked bleak as the Ormskirk second team went into their latest game, with a heavy defeat the week before and a tough encounter against an in-form Lymm. With this in mind Ormskirk had been training hard during the week and preparing themselves for an arduous, […]

Committee Meeting Minutes

December 10th, 2006

ORUFC Committee Meeting Minutes
Wednesday 6th December 2006
(Action points are in bold and italicised)
1. Present
A Montrose, B Stevenson, A O’Malley, A Spencer (Part), R Brennan,
E Gander, P Williams, S Littleton
2. Apologies
D Sutherland, M Newton, J Call, H Leary

3. Matters Arising from previous Meeting
I. AM has posted criteria for VPs and Life Members on the Club’s website
II. BS still […]

4ths come from Lostock with honours even

December 10th, 2006

9th December 2006
Ormskirk 4ths travelled to Lostock for this league match and were unlucky to come away without the win. Ormskirk started the stronger of the two teams - from the kick off ‘kirk’s pack put pressure on the Lostock defence. Within minutes kirk had Wallwork […]

Girly backs take advantage of pack’s fine performance

December 6th, 2006

Sunday 26th November 
Colne & Nelson WRUFC      10
Ormskirk Ladies                 78
Tries : E Gander (3), R Cowan (3) A O’Malley (2), J Leitch, K Johnson, G Kendall (2)
Conversions : J Leitch (9)
With the Ldaies already 5-0 up through a try by Winger Rachael Cowan, fly half Jenny Leitch broke free and arrowed towards the corner.  You’d have […]

Ladies lead merry dance in howling gale

December 6th, 2006

Sunday 3rd December 
Ormskirk Ladies      60
Manchester WRUFC 0
Tries : E Gander (3), K Traynor (2), G Kendall (2), A O’Malley (2), K McDonnell
Conversions : J Gaskell (5)
With the return of prop Sarah Hutt and a four player input from Wigan WRUFC the Ladies were able to contest the scrums and put out a full XV for […]

Under 12s Triumph Over Manchester.

December 4th, 2006

Following on fom last weeks heartbreaking last minute defeat at Preston the Under 12s played hosts to Manchester over the weekend with one or two points to prove. A near full strength squad of over twenty players gave the coaches the luxury of some hard thinking to do in terms of picking the starting line-up. […]

Thank You to Sponsors

December 3rd, 2006

ORUFC are very grateful to the people and businesses who help us. Without your help and support, club’s such as ourselves simply couldn’t survive.
The list below represents local businesses who have helped out with the match programme and membership booklet this season - thank you once again!
Beaufort Hotel
Kennedy’s Partnership
Chris Higham Prestige Motors
Ormskirk Taxis
De-Ziners Hair […]

First XV give crowd something to shout about

December 3rd, 2006

Ormskirk First XV - 2nd December 2006
Ormskirk 21 Sefton 8
It wasn’t pretty but Ormskirk collected a valuable 2 points to help them ascend the South Lancs/Cheshire Division 2 league table as they beat newcomers to the league Sefton at home on Saturday.

Starting with yet another changed team due to injury Ormskirk were confident they […]

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