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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 […]

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 […]

1st XV relegated after latest loss.

March 26th, 2012

Ormskirk 1st XV 12 - 38 New Brighton 1st XV
With no less than 12 forwards injured or unavailable for this fixture, and only being able to have 1 substitute, it always looked like it was going to be an uphill struggle for bottom of the league Ormskirk but to their credit they made 2nd placed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

RAIDERS START NEW YEAR IN STYLE

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 […]


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