Archive for April, 2008

Ormskirk U16s vs Preston Grasshoppers

April 30th, 2008

The Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Junior Challenge Cup Final match between Ormskirk U16 and Preston Grasshoppers U16 was unable to be played last Sunday at Sefton RUFC because the playing surface of the pitch had become dangerous owing to torrential rain.
The match will now take place on Saturday 3rd May 2008 at 12.45pm at Preston Grasshoppers ground […]

U9s at Hoylake 7s - 27th April

April 28th, 2008

For our last competitive outing of this season we took all available players (16) to the annual Hoylake 7s. Divided into 2 teams of equal ability the idea was for everybody to get in plently of rugby. The A team failed to progress from their very tough group but the B team topped their group […]

Victorious Ladies @ Lune

April 23rd, 2008

Ladies Win Plate at Vale 10s

April 23rd, 2008

Sunday 20th April 2008
Ormskirk Ladies travelled to Vale of Lune 10s tournament on Sunday, and didn’t let the cold and rain spoil their ambition on the pitch to keep the ball the moving.  All the players put in their all, despite several niggling injuries throughout the day, that saw several players appearing in positions that […]

Ladies @ Lune

April 22nd, 2008

ORUFC Ladies did the Club proud by reaching the Plate Final at last weekend’s Vale of Lune tournament, beating Carlisle 15-5.
Well done to everyone…..Photo to follow…………

Under 7s reach semi-finals at Wilmslow Tournament 20.4.08

April 22nd, 2008

Hoping to continue with their excellent form, the Under 7s journeyed to the Wilmslow Tournament, ready for the final challenge of the season. We have had the pleasure of watching our squad of 4 to 7 year olds train hard to develop their skills and passion for this wonderful game come rain, wind, hail, bitter […]

Ormskirk First XV

April 21st, 2008

I would like to send congratulations to the Ormskirk first team squad for there promotion, after a hard working season - from coaches and managment of Ormskirk under 15s junior team.
Dave Evans, manager

Third XV finish season on a high

April 21st, 2008

3rd XV Match Report – 19.04.08
Ormskirk 3rd XV 22 Birchfield 2nd XV 8
As the curtain fell on another season for the third team there was a sense of eagerness in the changing room on Saturday - not just to get the game over with and get out for their end of season night out, […]

Under 13s push West Park in close encounter.

April 21st, 2008

This was a game that the under 13s were looking forward to as it was against a team who are in The Lancashire Cup Final and would give everyone - coaches, players and parents a good idea of where we stood, in rugby terms, against one of the best outfits in the county. A […]

First XV follow Second XV in gaining promotion

April 20th, 2008

First XV Match report – 19.04.08
Dukinfield 18 Ormskirk 5
Ormskirk travelled to Dukinfield knowing that a win would guarantee promotion into South Lancashire/Cheshire I next season. They made hard work of it, but in the final analysis – and by the narrowest of margins, ‘kirk did indeed secure promotion…….. But it was all down to a […]

Important Information for all members…

April 18th, 2008

The First XV travel to Dukinfield tomorrow (Saturday 19th April). A draw or win would guarantee us promotion. If our friends from Southport beat sefton, we’re ‘up’ regardless of the reult against Dukinfield!! There’s a coach leaving from the Clubhouse @ 12.15 pm tomorrow. If you want to be on the […]

Appeal For Filming Platform

April 18th, 2008

The Blackstick’s Blue Junior Challenge Cup Finals take place at Sefton RUFC on Sunday 27th April 2008
Preston Grasshoppers, Fylde, Manchester, Liverpool Collegiate & Ormskirk are all represented at these finals.
The event is to be filmed, but there is trouble locating a suitable filming platform.
If anyone has access to a small amount of scaffold or a […]

Ladies Summer Touch Rugby Announcement

April 17th, 2008

Ladies TOUCH rugby returns to Green Lane on:
Tuesday 14th May 2008 at 7.30pm
All ladies over 16* are welcome to join in.  The emphasis is on fun!  No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to get stuck in.
For more information please contact:
Jane Gaskell (Ladies Secretary)    
Anna O’Malley (Junior Ladies Secretary)            01695 722797 / 077620 58334
*13-16s […]

U14s triumph over Blackburn

April 17th, 2008

Ormskirk u14s 32pts - Blackburn u14s 7pts
Ormskirk entertained a much improved Blackburn side that played with a great deal of spirit, but got rid of the bad memories of their Plate Final defeat to run out clear winners in a match they dominated despite missing four of last week’s side through injury.

After just 4 minutes, […]

Promotion within touching distance…..

April 14th, 2008

First XV Match Report – 12.05.08
Ormskirk 13 Orrell Anvils 12
A nail-biting end to the last home league match of the season brought celebration as the Green Lane men can nearly touch and taste promotion!
The game started well for Ormskirk, constant pressure on Orrell’s line brought about 2 early penalties which fly half Whalley kicked to […]

Under 13s suffer home defeat.

April 14th, 2008

After the euphoria of last weekend’s historic Lancashire Plate win it was back to earth this week for the visit of our new friends from Cheshire, Sandbach R.U.F.C.. This game replaced the original game against Blackburn and would certainly test the lads as we already knew of the quality of the Sandbach team from earlier […]

Under 15s win Vase Final

April 13th, 2008

Ormskirk under 15s played Sedgley Park on Sunday 6th april at Manchester Rugby Club. The team were really up for the game as were the fantastic parents in support. The match started well with the team offence and defence being second to none. Ormskirk scored the first try with flying winger Conor […]


April 11th, 2008

Now their League programme has finished it seems likely that the Ladies will finish 2nd in their Division. Surely a creditable performance after winning promotion to North Challenge 1 just last season? Perhaps so, but a better yardstick would be a close examination of their draws. There […]

Mini and Junior Summer Ball - 28th June 2008

April 11th, 2008

Tickets are now available for the above at £35 each
The ball is being held this year at Kingswood College (Scarisbrick School) in the permanent marquee, and will be from 7.30 til late. There is a live band, Disco, 4 course meal and of course the usual Raffle Prizes and maybe even an auction lot or two.
As […]

European Tournament for U17s

April 11th, 2008

Ormskirk RUFC U16/17s have been invited to represent England in the above tournament to be played in the Stad de Brive in Central France.The tournament takes place over 3 days in August (28th, 29th and 30th). The other teams taking place are, Belgium, Poland, Spain, Portugal, and 3 French teams making it 8 in all.
I […]

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