A Chilly Morning At The Rugby

Bitterly cold morning but it doesn’t stop Adam and I from following Lurgan College’s 1st XV, home and away. They played two of the powerhouse Ulster schools today, Ballymena Academy and Campbell College. Pitted against their 2nd XV squads the boys played out of their skins winning one game 10-0 while drawing the next 7-7. As a small rural school they continue to punch above their weight against the bigger grammar schools.

In the New Year they will compete in the Ulster Bowl tournament, a trophy they must have a great chance of winning. After that there will be a break before they build towards a four match tour of South Africa in June/July. Adam is continuing to recover from last month’s ACL surgery and his target is to be fit for the tour. He has shown a fantastic attitude in overcoming the injury and we know he will come back stronger than ever.

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

23 thoughts on “A Chilly Morning At The Rugby

    1. Lol. Itโ€™s called a line out. After the ball goes out of play the other team throw it in and both teams jump to gain control of it. There is a line out jumper and two other players lift him to compete for the ball. Itโ€™s a very technical and skilful part of the game.

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      1. Thanks for the explanation. As an American from a fly-over state, I know very little about rugby and thought maybe the young men boosting their mates up were substituting for cheerleaders?! I wish your son a full and speedy recovery so he can participate in lift offs (I mean line outs) again soon.

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  1. I loved watching rugby when I lived in England. Fond memories of watching Bath and Gloucester play. Even got to see a couple international cup matches. Thanks for sharing, it brought fond memories back.


  2. I played rugby for my junior and senior schools in the Eastern Cape.. My position was lock, so I was the one being lifted into the air to grab the pig skin! ๐Ÿ˜…

    Other than playing rugby, I was also pretty passionate about writing. I’ve since started a blog of original South African short stories called Mzansi Shorts.. I would really appreciate it if you could read one or two shorts (they’re like 5 minutes each) and let me know your thoughts? ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™ I’m sure there’s one you’ll enjoy!



  3. Oooh! That looks like a good time to be well insulated in all kinds of layers! I’m glad Adam is recovering well – I have no doubts he’ll be on his way to South Africa in fit and playing shape, with a great attitude to match.


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