Under 17s

News & Match Reports for the Under 17's

Under 17's Season Overview 2013/14

The Under-17 team is for players who are aged 15 or 16 on the 1st of January 2014, i.e. whose date of birth is in 1997 or 1998. The Under-17's will have pre-season training in August. Regular training will start up in August (TBC) with the North East / Leinster Leagues starting in September / October respectively. We will field either two teams at under 17's this season, in the First & Second Divisions of the Leinster League. The coaches for 2012/13 are Declan Shiel (087-769-8196), Iain Strachan ('A' squad) & Ruairi Hickey (087-226-3395), Sean Rochford, John Foley & Gordon Ettie ('B' Squad) - email U17.Coach@BoyneRFC.ie

U-17 Fixtures 2013/14.
Date Opponent Comp Venue Result Score
Sat 14th Sep bye
17's 'B' v Nth Meath

NE League

Home

Win
-
24 - 10
Sat 21st Sep 17's 'A' v Navan
17's 'B' v Navan
NE League
NE League
Away
Away
Loss
Loss
- 77
0 - 33
Sat 28th Sep 17's 'A' v Skerries
17's 'B' v Ardee
NE League
NE League
Home
Away

Win
-
22 - 12
Sat 5th Oct 17's 'B' v Ashbourne NE League Away  Loss 29 - 0
Sat 12th Oct 17's 'B' v Dundalk NE League Away Loss 52 - 10
Sat 19th Oct 17's 'A' v Dundalk
17's 'B' v Rathoath
Leinster League
Leinster League
Home
Home
Win
Win
60 - 22
26 - 10
Sat 26th Oct 17's 'A' v Ashbourne
17's 'B' v Ardee
Leinster League
Leinster League
Away
Away
Loss
Loss
 16 - 14
26 - 16
Sat 9th Nov 17's 'A' v Clondalkin
17's 'B' v Longford
Leinster League
Leinster League
Home
Away
Loss
Loss
15 -21 
48 - 7
Sat 16th Nov 17's 'A' v Nth Kildare
17's 'B' v Navan 'B'
Leinster League
Leinster League
Home
Home
Win
Loss
w/o
5 - 19
Sat 23rd Nov 17's 'A' v Nuim Barnhall
17's 'B' v  Nth Meath
Leinster League
Leinster League
Away
Away
Loss
Loss
28 - 20
28 - 10
Phase 2 Starts
Sat 7th Dec 17's 'A' v Dundalk
17's 'B' v Kilkenny 'B'
Leinster League (Div II)
Leinster League (Div III)
Away
Away
P.P
P.P
 
Sat 14th Dec 17's 'A' v Tullow
17's 'B' v Ratoath
Leinster League (Div II)
Leinster League (Div III)
Home
Home
   
Sat 4th Jan 17's 'A' v Longford Leinster League (Div II) Home    
Sat 11th Jan 17 'B' v Ardee Leinster League (Div III) Away    
Sat 18th Jan 17's 'A' v Edenderry
17's 'B' v Carlow 'B'
Leinster League (Div II)
Leinster League (Div III)
Away
Home
   

 

BOYNE under 17s 29 EDENDERRY 8

Despite the weather and a quagmire of a pitch the under 17s stuck at it, to come away victors in this match against Edenderry. Truth be known we dropped passes on the try line due to conditions and on a dry day it could have been another 20 points. The work rate from the team was probably the best of the season both in attack and defense and provides for an excellent end of season.

Under 17 'B' 5 - 19 Navan 'B'

Although the 17 B side suffered another loss in the Leinster league the team is improving week by week and this was evident here. Navan had plenty of possession in the opening quarter but Boyne defended well with the center pairing of Stephen Foley & Ross Berkerey stopping all breaks down their channels.  Navan did manage one clean line break and scored to take a 5 - 0 lead.  Boyne came into the game more and were awarded a penalty wide on the right on the navan 22.

Boyne U-17 'B' 26 - Rathoath 10

Boyne U-17 'B' squad got thier Leinster League campaign off to a winning start against local rivals Rathoath.  A bright sunny autumn morning saw the Bryanstown pitch in excellent shape as the teams lined up.  Rathoath got off to a great start scoring a try in the first few minutes to go 5 - 0 up.  Boyne struggled to stay in the game at times, with concentration & work rate in defense not at the required levels.  Slowly however the team started to come in to the game and were rewarded with a converted try to leave the score at half time 7 - 5 to Boyne.

Skerries under17 - 59 Boyne under17A -0

The score line does not reflect a very physical and hard fought match. Boyne competed in every level of the game and were on the try line three times for sustained periods without a result. Despite the score the commitment level was very high from all players, but in the end Skerries were the better team and finished plays to convert into ties. However a very good base to improve on from the Boyne players and no disgrace in this defeat.

17's 'B' defeat Ardee

Boyne 17's played Ardee in Shamrock Lodge as a precursor to the opening AIL game v Richmond.  Boyne had a panel of 25 on the day, and all the players got onto the pitch.  Boyne proved too strong for an inexperienced Ardee side and ran in a number of tries early on.  With 10 changes at half time Boyne were a bit unsettled and early in the second half Ardee scored two tries before Boyne regained their composure and ran in some further scores.  Some of the players of note were Chris Demsey who had some great lines & carries and Jack Cronin with excellent place kicking.

Under 17 'B' 24 - 10 North Meath

Boyne's Under 17's 'B' squad got their North East League campaign off to a great start with a win over North Meath. A glorious sunny autumn morning, with the club preparing for the Presidents gathering & senior matches v NUIM Barnhall saw the 17's 'B' team play on the main pitch which was in magnificent condition.
A slow start saw North Meath attack and a poor choice by Boyne full back to run the ball when outnumbered and lacking support saw the ball turned over and North Meath opened the scoring with a try.