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After a successful string of six consecutive wins in the Metropolitan league the Boyne under 15's failed to make it seven in a row when they visited Clontarf at Castle Avenue on Sunday.
Coming up against a well drilled Clontarf side Boyne were unable to contain their opponents in the first quarter which saw Clontarf run in two tries. Fortunately for Boyne some bad Clontarf discipline gave Karl Keogh an opportunity to take six penalty points before half time and a push over try by Dean Boyle saw the Boyne side just ahead by the half time whistle.
The Boyne under 15 squad visited Coolmine on Sunday to continue their Dublin Metropolitan league challenge and came away with another positive result.
The under strength Boyne squad battled a well organised Coolmine team for twenty minutes before the pack made a break through which allowed prop Niall Convey to get the ball over the line for the first try.
Karl Keogh converted the kick 30 yards from the posts giving Boyne a 7 point lead ten minutes before the break.
Boyne under 14's and 15's played a challenge match in Shamrock Lodge on Saturday 15 December, followed by dinner in the club house before breaking up for the Christmas holidays. Unfortunately the 15's proved to have too much strength and bulk and with some of the 14's forwards missing due to illness the result was never in doubt. Conor Smyth & Oisin Howell stood out for the 14's forwards, and fought for every ruck and loose ball. The 14's scrum and lineout functioned well but with the half backs getting poor quality ball from rucks the back line found it hard to get into a rythym.
The Boyne under 15's met thier toughest opposition so far this season when they hosted De La Salle Palmerston on Sunday in Bryanstown.
With a very evenly matched game for the majority of the first half a lapse of discipline by DSLP provided Boyne a platform in their opposition's twenty two.
A a strong forward drive by the pack provided the opportunity for flanker Davy Tallon to touch the ball down just before half time.
The try was converted by David Levins who adopted the role of Captain on the day in the absence of of Micheal Hennessy.
A cautious Boyne visited Seapoint in Dublin on Sunday to contest their third competitive Metropolitan league match of the season.
However playing against last years winners of the league proved not be as daunting a prospect as expected.
With control being gained from the kick-off Boyne soon secured the first points with a Michael Hennessy try converted by Karl Keogh.
With the wind behind them and the forwards dominating play, constant good ball was fed to Ciaran Clinton resulting in the speedy winger scoring a further two tries after twenty minutes of the first half.
Boyne under 15's hosted Suttonions on Sunday in Brianstown for the first competitive match of the season in the Dublin Metro league and proved to be comfortable winners.
Although Sutton were very competitive in the pack they lacked strength in the back line and failed to capitalize on secured forward ball.
The Boyne backs however provided a very impressive display of creative play running in seven trys - four of which were scored by Daniel Grimes who turned in a dazzling performance after returning to the squad after a seasons absence.
The Under-15 team is for players who were aged 14 on the 1st of July 2007, i.e. whose date of birth is between 1st July 1994 and 31st June 1995. At present we train in Bryanstown on Monday and Wednesdays evenings from and play games in the Metro league most Sundays. The coaches are Terry Lockyer (086-228-8100) and John Hennessey.
Metro U15 LEAGUE FIXTURES 2007/08.
|9th October||Suttonians (H)||win||37 - 14|
|11th November||Seapoint (A)||win||0 - 34|
|25th November||D.L.S.P. (H)||11:30||12 - 0|