Archive for January, 2012

Hoylake 1st XV 16 - 9 Ormskirk 1st XV

January 30th, 2012

Ormskirk travelled to the Wirral hoping to put and end to their recent poor run of results but once again came up short in a tight affair after they failed to take the chances they created. ‘Kirk started the game well and took the game to their hosts, trying to move around Hoylake’s bigger pack […]

Ormskirk Lions (4ths) 22-47 Hoylake 2nds

January 30th, 2012

Smile like you mean it
Sometimes I find I drift away
Behind a distant smile……
Ultravox!, Distant Smile, from the album, Ha! Ha! Ha! 1977
No, not the Midge Ure entity from the 80s, but the original John Foxx line up of the mid to late 70s, though both good bands in my eyes. And a distant smile can […]

Saturday 4th February - PLAYERS DAY!!

January 27th, 2012

Next Saturday (4th February) we’re holding a ‘Past, Present & Future Players Day’ at Green Lane. The committee extends an invite to all those who have represented the club in the past to be our guests of honour!
We’re hoping to see as many of our alumni as possible on the day to be part of […]

Teams for Saturday 28th Jan

January 27th, 2012

1st XV v Hoylake (Away)
Meet @ 12pm
1.V Gately
2.D Salisbury
3.H Hirsimaki
4.D Hitchlock
5.I Merrill
6.G Roberts
7.M Rothwell
8.B Davis
9.G Prytherch
10.J Illingworth
11.J Hodson
12.M Johnson
13.J Curley
14.A Lambie
15.A Healey
Reserves: G Bowling, A Croft, P Davis
2nd XV v Upper Eden (Home)
Meet @ 1.15pm
1.D MacCready
2.C Parlour
3.S Foggarty
4.S Clarke
5.T Harper
6.S Tasker
7.R Williams
8.G Dawson
9.A Kirk
10.P Armstrong
11.S Lambie
12.J Thomas
13.A Glover
14.A Frost
15.Joe Hodson
Reserves: R Pope, R Gregg, J […]

Ormskirk’s Eddie Webster selected for England Colleges

January 25th, 2012

Ormskirk RUFC is very proud to announce that another of their players has received an international call up. 18 year old Eddie Webster from Halsall has been selected for the England Colleges squad to play matches against Portugal u18, Irish Exiles and Welsh Colleges. The squad’s first game is a daunting warm-up against Leicester Tigers […]

Wirral 4ths 24-0 Ormskirk Lions (4ths)

January 23rd, 2012

And if they stare
Just let them burn their eyes on you moving
And if they shout
Don’t let them change a thing what you’re doing
Hold your head up, hold your head up
Hold your head up, hold your head high
Argent, Hold your head up, from the album, All together now, 1972.
Cast your minds back to Sept 17th 2011, […]

You Only Sing When You’re Winning… Broughton Park 5ths 39 - 26 Ormskirk 4ths

January 16th, 2012

Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.
Joseph Conrad, English Novelist.
Not strictly true, as I sing whatever the occasion, and I think you will find the Lions are of […]

If only we could put two good halves together…

January 15th, 2012

Ormskirk 1st XV 15 – 28 Glossop 1st XV
Ormskirk lost out to mid-table Glossop in a real game of two halves at Green Lane that keeps them bottom of South Lancs and Cheshire 1. The match, sponsored by local business Newlands, started at a frantic pace with the visiting Derbyshire side piling on the pressure […]


January 11th, 2012

ORUFC 2nd XV 17 - 14 Oldham 2nd XV
Ormskirk’s 2nd XV (Raiders) kicked off the New Year with a hard fought, yet stylish victory over Oldham at Green Lane. Sean Fogerty’s men had to be at their best to hold off a late fightback from their high-flying opponents, who began the day in fourth place […]

Take The Power Back:

January 9th, 2012

Ormskirk Lions (4ths) 20-17 Parkonians 2nds
In the right light, study becomes insight
But the system that dissed us
Teaches us to read and write
Rage Against The Machine, Take The Power Back, 1992.
Guile and bravery are required in any sport, in rugby they are essential. No amount of skill or technique can withstand the onslaught of sheer determination […]

1st XV come second at Bowdon…

January 9th, 2012

Bowdon 1st XV 27 – 5 Ormskirk 1st XV
Ormskirk lost out at high-flying Bowdon in their first game of 2012 after a disappointing 2nd half performance. Kirk started brightly and, playing into a strong wind, really took the game to Bowdon and the home side struggled to cope with number 8 Ben Davis who went […]

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