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KIRK FLYERS 33-17 EDGE HILL OLD BOYS

May 8th, 2012

SATURDAY SUPERHOUSE:
5TH MAY 2012
If we don’t know where we belong
It’ll make no difference from where we started
Look out kid because here it comes
You’re not the lucky ones
Scottish rockers, Biffy Clyro: Saturday Superhouse, 2007.
Saturday superhouse from Clyro’s 3rd studio album, The Puzzle, is an apt tune to start this final match report of the season. Clyro […]

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 […]

Hoylake 2 77-0 Kirk Barbarians (3rds)

April 2nd, 2012

The Future of the Left:
If there’s no new wave then there’s no fun.
March 31st 2012
“Try and find a better way, there is no other better way”
Welsh New Wave/Punk/Existentialist Rock band, McLusky.
A bit of an eclectic one for you this week, it’s time to think outside of the box, a little bit more leftfield as […]

Ashton-on-Mersey 1st XV 50 - 0 Ormskirk 1st XV

April 2nd, 2012

‘I give the fight up ; let there be an end, a privacy, an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten’
Robert Browning.
Ormskirk travelled to mid table Ashton-on-Mersey with only pride for Gaz Prytherch’s men to play for having been relegated from South – Lancashire Cheshire Division 1, after last weeks loss to New […]

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 […]

1st XV in shock loss to Sale!

March 5th, 2012

Ormskirk 1st XV 13 - 66 Sale FC 1st XV
Ormskirk welcomed big-spending Sale to Green Lane knowing that it was going to a tough ask to get anywhere near the team who have swept all before them this season and were crowned league champions with 6 games still remaining. After last weeks victory and with […]

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 […]

1st XV WIN!!!

February 27th, 2012

Ormskirk 1st XV 18 - 17 Liverpool Collegiate 1st XV
Ormskirk won their first game since November after a typically hard fought battle with mid-table Liverpool Collegiate at Green Lane. After conceding an early try through a missed tackle early on, Ormskirk fought back immediately and after good recycling from the forwards, some great handling skills […]

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 […]

1sts lose out at Wigan

February 20th, 2012

Wigan 1st XV 36 - 17 Ormskirk 1st XV
Ormskirk travelled to local rivals Wigan looking to complete a double over a side that find themselves in the top half of the league table. As has been the case all to often this season, ‘Kirk found themselves without a host of players due to unavailability. This […]

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 […]

Upcoming International Matches In Lancashire

February 7th, 2012

Lancashire now have two England International matches being played in the county.
The England Counties v Irish Counties to be held on Friday 16th March at Preston Grasshoppers RFC.
The England U18 Elite versus France U18 to be played at Fylde RFC on Sunday 19th February 2012.
Once again Lancashire has been chosen to host an important England […]

Inaugural Players Day and 200 Club Draw Results

February 6th, 2012

For those of you who were at the Club on Saturday, thank you for helping make the afternoon/evening go so swimmingly well - it was great to see young and old faces again at the bar - and long may it continue! Thanks especially to PHILL ARMSTRONG who pulled the whole thing together […]

Ormskirk RUFC 200 Club!

February 3rd, 2012

The senior section of the Club have organised a ‘200 Club’ prize draw for over 20 years. For just £5 a month, members receive a number which is entered into a draw 3 times per year for cash prizes.
The membership of the 200 Club stands at approximately 100 people, and the current prize money […]

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, […]


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