Archive for the '4th XV' Category

KIRK VANDALS 26-46 KIRK COLTS

April 30th, 2012

VIVA LA VIDA, (love of life):
28TH APRIL 2012
“I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sleep alone
Sweep the streets that I used to own”
Coldplay, Viva La Vida, 2009.
Those art aficionados out there will recognise the title of this piece taken from Mexican artist, Frida Kaho’s 1954 […]

The Big Match Preview: Kirk Vandals v Kirk Colts

April 25th, 2012

28th April 2012, 4pm ko.
The Voice:
Stranger emotions in mind
Changing the contours I find
I’ve seen them once before
Someone cries to me
Oh, the look and the sound of
The Voice
They try, they try
Oh, the shape and the power of
The Voice
In strong low tones
Ultravox! 1981.
I was and still am a massive fan of Ultravox, more the John Foxx incarnation […]

LIONS (4ths) 26-12 NEW BRIGHTON 3

April 23rd, 2012

MASS EFFECT:
21ST APRIL 2012.
“The lower you fall, the higher you’ll fly”
Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club.
Mass effect has three definitions: it is a name of a very popular Play station game and is a common topic in the Lions’ dressing room: it relates to a neurological disorder: it is the rate of cooling of a […]

FORMBY VIKINGS 80-0 ORMSKIRK LIONS (4ths)

April 17th, 2012

SATURDAY APRIL 14TH 2012 […]

LIVERPOOL COLLEGIATE 3 59-5 ORMSKIRK LIONS

March 26th, 2012

SHOT BY BOTH SIDES.
SAT MARCH 24TH 2012.
“For myself, I always assume that a lion is ferocious, and so I am never caught off my guard”
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes.
Shot by both sides, on the run, to the outside of everything, are the words of art-punk rock band, Magazine, fronted by Mancurian, Howard Devoto. […]

STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS

March 12th, 2012

ORMSKIRK LIONS 24-29 EAGLE 2
MARCH 10TH 2012
“Bernard of Chartres used to say that we are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance, not by virtue of any sharpness of sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are […]

MOSSLEY HILL 2 31-10 ORMSKIRK LIONS

March 6th, 2012

SATURDAY MARCH 3RD 2012
WERE RUNNING UP THAT HILL
It doesn’t hurt me.
Do you want to know how it feels?
Do you want to know that it doesn’t hurt me?
Do you want to know the deal that I’m making?
You, its you and me.
Kate Bush, Running up that hill, 1985
Now, the Grand Old Duke of York, got a right […]

ST EDWARDS OB 2 64-7 ORMSKIRK LIONS

February 27th, 2012

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25TH 2012
UNITED KIRK OF WHATEVER!
‘A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way’.
Mark Twain
You can learn a lot in a week. A desire to win and a will to play are two different angles to take into a competitive rugby match. Take both and […]

4th XV claim the bragging rights…

February 20th, 2012

ORMSKIRK LIONS 23-22 ORMSKIRK BARBARIANS
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18TH 2012
CRY HAVOC AND LET SLIP THE DOGS OF WAR
“Likewise be all manner of beasts, when they be brought into the field and cry havoc, then every man to take his part.”
Thomas De Brotherton, Duke of Norfolk, 1300-1338
Barbarian’s scrum-half, David Price, commented on Facebook that this was the most […]

The Big Match Preview

February 13th, 2012

The Eve of the War:
Ormskirk Lions v Ormskirk Barbarians
18th February 2012
2-15pm ko
“But who shall dwell in these worlds if they be inhabited? . . .
Are we or they Lords of the World? . . .
And how are all things made for man?”–
Johannes […]

Teams for Saturday 4.2.12

February 3rd, 2012

1st XV v Liverpool Collegiate (Home)
Meet @ 12.45pm
1.V Gately
2.D Salisbury
3.H Hirsimaki
4.D Hitchlock
5.P Davis
6.G Roberts
7.M Rothwell
8.K Mahood
9.G Prytherch
10.J Illingworth
11.J Hodson
12.M Johnson
13.J Curley
14.A Wilson
15.A Healey
Reserves: G Bowling, A Wroe, M Webster
2nd XV v Upper Eden (Away)
Meet @ 12pm
KO 2.15pm
1.D MacCready
2.C Parlour
3.S Foggarty
4.S Clarke
5.J Bennett
6.C Mitchell
7.R Williams
8.G Dawson
9.A Kirk
10.P Armstrong
11.S Lambie
12.A Croft
13.J Thomas
14.A Frost
15.A Lambie
Reserves: A Glover,N Gordon, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

ORMSKIRK LIONS (4ths) 32- 17 SEFTON 4

November 28th, 2011

26th November 2011
“And curlew calls to curlew, and I remember as I go
The merrier sounds and echoes out of seasons long ago
When nights were full of laughter and all the days were bright
And the heart too young to listen to the curlews in the night”
Idris Davies, 1905-1953 Welsh Poet.
Beautiful words from a little known Welsh […]

Motorcycle Emptiness (The Damned don’t die easy)

November 7th, 2011

Eagle 2+1 71-14 Ormskirk Lions (4ths)
Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through.
Germaine Greer.
Half-time: Eagle 50-0 Lions. Yes, deal with it.
The second half was a much different affair. I should report that the last […]


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