Senior Team News

News & Match Reports for the Senior Men's Teams

Metro J1 League Section B - Phase 2 Boyne 15pts DLSP 8pts

Whilst Boyne’s senior side might be grabbing all the headlines so far this season, Eldon Moors, Davy Downes & Ian O’Reilly are also doing a fine job with the clubs J1 side. This victory over bottom of the table side, DLSP, saw them finish in joint second spot in their league section. However, the Navan team had a superior points difference to pip them for outright 2nd spot.

Ulster Bank AIL Div 2B Navan 18pts Boyne 13pts

These two clubs came together a number of weeks ago when all their teams played each other in the now annual event that is known as the Bru Na Bóinne. However, those games paled in significance as to what was at stake at Balreask Old last Friday night when they met in a top of the table clash in the AIL Div 2B. The game itself could very well be described as a ‘Battle Royal’ and provided magnificent entertainment for the huge crowd who turned out to witness the encounter.

Ulster Bank AIL Div 2B - Boyne 41pts Sligo Nil

Boyne played their first home game in the AIL this season on their splendid new pitch at Shamrock Lodge on Saturday last. The men from the West came in confident mood to avenge their last minute defeat the previous season when Boyne Captain, Niall Kerbey, kicked a field goal to break their hearts and take the league points. It was Boyne who kicked off and from the kick off they sent the ball directly to touch and faced the first turnover of the game.

All Ireland League Div 2 B Connemara All Blacks 6pts Boyne 24pts

Boyne made the longest trip of their tenure in AIL rugby to the beautiful and hospitable town of Clifden, the home of the Connemara All Blacks. The travelling party made an overnight trip and stayed in the scenic town the night before the game. Coach, Craig McGrath, following the Leinster Shield campaign, had decided upon his squad for this opener but, was dealt a blow before the match commenced when the clubs new 2nd row, David O’Callaghan, was struck down with a stomach bug and had to sit out the game.

Brú Na Boinne & Leinster Shield Section B - Boyne 22pts Navan 34pts

This game brought to a conclusion of what could only be described as a fantastic festival of rugby at Shamrock Lodge on Saturday last. Proceedings commenced at 10am that morning with hundreds of children in the mini sections of both clubs playing each other in a non competitive blitz. This was followed by the youth sections of both clubs playing each other at all levels from under 13’s through to under 19’s.

Navan had a very successful day and were the overall victors, winning the ceremonial sword, which was presented to Navan President by his Boyne counterpart, Reggie McHugh.

Leinster League Shield Div B De Le Salle/Palmerston 25pts Boyne 27pts

The grounds of De Le Salle /Palmerston in the beautiful surroundings of Kiltiernan at the foot of the Dublin mountains provided the setting for this Leinster Shield game between DLSP and visitors Boyne. It was also the first time that both these sides had met in a competitive match in any grade. This competition is largely used for preparing and assessing players for the AIL and both sides took advantage of this during Saturdays encounter. DLSP are in a higher division than Boyne in the AIL and finished in the top six last season.

Ulster Bank All Ireland League Div 2B Naas 11pts Boyne 11pts

All Ireland League action returned for Boyne on Saturday last when they made the short trip to Forenoughts in Kildare where they played Naas. When the playing history between these two is analysed, from their Leinster League days, Naas have never been on the losing end of these previous encounters. Boyne also resumed playing activities without their talisman and most consistent player over the past decade, Eoin Coliins.