Archive for December, 2011

Ormskirk 3rd XV 18-17 Eagle 2nd XV

December 21st, 2011

Last Man Standing
“Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit”.
Anton Chekhov
It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it, and that applies both to Saturday’s playing conditions and that of the tenure of captaincy. […]

Upcoming Social Events For Your Diary…

December 19th, 2011

Ormskirk Grammar School Old Boys - Tuesday 27th December 2011 - 1pm KO
The traditional Christmas Fixture is back at Green Lane as past students of Ormskirk Grammar School pit their wits against each other in the Over 35’s v Under 35’s game. Rugby, banter, beer and food with old mates!!!
Call Jamie Gregg for details of […]

1st XV stay bottom after Warrington loss

December 19th, 2011

Warrington 1st XV 10 – 6 Ormskirk 1st XV
Ormskirk travelled to fellow strugglers Warrington hopeful of ending their recent dismal run of results and moving off the bottom of the league table. Even with four 1st choice players unavailable they produced a good performance but, as has been the case for much of the season, […]

Bruce McKinnie Funeral Arrangements

December 16th, 2011

After the sad loss of Bruce McKinnie, Bruce’s widow has invited members of the club to attend the Bruce’s Cremation at Southport Road Crem at 14.40 on Monday 19th December and then afterward at the Hayfield.
She wants to people to wear bright colours and is happy if members wear club ties.
No flowers with donations to […]

1st XV’s poor run continues…

December 12th, 2011

West Park 1st XV 22 – 5 Ormskirk 1st XV
Ormskirk came away from St. Helens empty handed after a disappointing performance saw them slip to their 6th successive defeat that leaves them bottom of South Lancs and Cheshire 1. The game started brightly for ‘Kirk who appeared to have the upper hand and the forwards […]

4th XV game called off, 2nd XV v Ruskin Park 2nd XV

December 12th, 2011

Ormskirk Raiders 3-8 Ruskin Park 2
Ormskirk Lions W-L Prenton 2
The Art of War/The Game of Rugby
For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.
Sun Tzu, Chinese Military General, Strategist and author of The Art Of War, 544BC-496BC.
All […]

Sad News

December 12th, 2011

Dear Members,
It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of club member Bruce McKinnie who passed away on Sunday morning at Queenscourt Hospice in Southport.
Bruce was an active and popular member of Ormskirk RUFC. As well as a long playing career, Bruce also coached the Ormskirk Ladies team and was an active […]

From Bangor to Ormskirk and Back Again: A Lions Tale.

December 5th, 2011

Ormskirk Lions (4ths) 20-14 Formby Vikings
3rd December 2011
“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.” Aldous Huxley, English writer, 1894-1963
The acid test of any fledgling team is how they respond to adversity. Like a boxer who takes a punch to the chin, […]

An improvement but still no win…

December 5th, 2011

Winnington Park 1st XV 13 – 6 Ormskirk 1st XV
Ormskirk travelled to Cheshire to take on 6th placed Winnington Park with a strong looking squad and hopeful of recording a surprise victory. Playing into the wind in the first half, Ormskirk’s pack, bolstered by the return of Graeme Bowling, Kieran Mahood and Ben Davis, took […]


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