U15Bs secured their semi final place as 2nd place finishers with a 36-5 win over Mullingar.
The game was played on a very heavy pitch and Boyne led at half time by 5-0. Boyne were being heavily penalised in the first half as they took the ball through the forwards and finished the half the wrong end of a 13-1 penalty count. A change of game to move every ball wide brought better results and Boyne powered into the lead with some excellent tries to finish comfortable winners.
Boyne U15B went to Tullamore on Saturday and beat Tullamore 32-5 to move to 2nd place in Division 2 with 6 wins out of 7.
After a first half which saw a 5-5 scoreline Boyne got their game going and went on to completely dominate the second half.
This was a good team performance in which Boyne showed the patience needed when things were not going their way in the first half.
This puts the team in a great position as the final placings are decided for the Division2 semi-finals.
With the youth leagues reaching completion this weekend for the 15's, with the 17's & 19's leagues already finished it has been a mixed set of results for Boyne. The Under-19's slipped up towards the end of the campaign to Naas and Dundalk to see them drop to third place with the same number of wins as both the first & second placed teams. Third place sees the under 19's travel to play Wicklow in the league quarter finals (14th January 2012). The under 17's premier league team slipped to 5th place and outside of the qualification spots while the 17's division 1 team finished in 4th spot which will see them travel to Roscrea in the new year for their quarter final. Click on Youth Leagues to see the final league tables.
Boyne beat Dundalk in what was a tough encounter with the Dundalk team fighting right to the final whistle.
Boyne scored 7 tries with 5 of them converted by fly half Calum Lawson.
Dundalk launched their big forwards time and again but the Boyne forwards responded and dominated the rucks totally to allow Boyne to lead by 5 tries to nil at half time. Boyne started the second half with another try and Dundalk to their credit responded with two tries as Boyne tired. Boyne raised their game again and scored another converted try to finish the game off for a fine win.
U15A defeated Midland Warriors 68-0 and U15B defeated Kilkenny B 27-0.
The weekend saw the final places for the Leinster youth finals decided with both Boyne & Kilkenny contesting two finals each and Navan and Wicklow being the other clubs. The finals will all be held in Donnybrook on Monday 2nd May. Kick Off times are confirmed as follows:
- 12:00 U-15's Boyne v Kilkenny
- 14:00 U-17's Kilkenny v Navan 'A'
- 16:00 U-19's Boyne v Wicklow
The Under-15 team is for boys who are 14 years of age on January 1st 2011, ie those born in 1996. Training will start up again in late August, early September and it is expected that the team will train on two evenings mid-week with Leinster League matches on a Sunday. The coaches for the upcoming season are Ruairi Hickey (087-2263395), Brian Doherty (086-8519710), John Connolly (087-2706238) & Paul Redmond (086-3850605) and Ray Kavanagh and you can reach them by email at U15.Coach@BoyneRFC.ie.
|Sat 25th Sep||Dundalk||N.E.||Away||Win||12 - 15|
|Sat 2nd Oct||Navan||N.E||Home||Win||17 - 12|
|Sat 9th Oct||Dundalk||L.L.||Home||Win||59 - 0|
|Sat 16th Oct||Tullamore||L.L.||Away||Win||0 - 57|
|Sat 23rd Oct||North Kildare||L.L.||Home||Win||36 - 3|
|Sat 30th Oct||Ballymoney||Friendly||Away||Loss||38 - 7|
|Sat 6th Nov||Mullingar||L.L.||Away||Win||17 - 19|
|Sat 20th Nov||Barnhall||L.L.||Away||Win||0 - 44|
|Sat 8th Jan||Naas||L.L.||Home||Win||w/o|
|Thu 13th Jan||Navan||L.L.||Away||Win||0 - 10|
|Sat 23rd Jan||Malahide||Friendly||Away||Win||0 - 40|
|Sat 29th Jan||Gorey||L.L. QF||Home||Win||35 - 5|
|Fri 4th Feb||Skerries||N.E.||Away||Loss||17 - 12|
|Fri 18th Feb||Ashbourne||N.E.||Home||Win||0 - 27|
|Wed 2nd Mar||Navan||L.L. S.F.||Skerries||Draw||22 - 22|
|Sat 5th Mar||Navan||L.Cup (Rd 1)||Home||Win||15 - 0|
|Sat 19th Mar||Longford||L.Cup (Rd 2)||Away||Win||12 - 41|
|Sat 26th Mar||Mullingar||L. Cup (q/f)||Home||Win||14 - 7|
|Sun 3rd Apr||Navan||L.L. S.F. Replay||Skerries||Win||3 - 0|
|Wed 6th Apr||Rathoath||N.E.||Away||Win||0 - 28|
|Sun 10th Apr||Tullamore||L.Cup (s/f)||Mullingar||Win||15 - 13|
|Sat 16th Apr||Wexford||L. League Final||Wicklow||Loss||24 - 17|
|Mon 2nd May||Kilkenny||L.Cup (Final)||Donnybrook||Win||10 - 8|
|Thu 5th May||Navan||N.E. (Final)||Away||Loss||22 - 12|
Boyne's under 15's capped off a great season by winning the Leinster Under 15 McAuley Cup, becoming the first Boyne youth team to win a Leinster Cup in 12 years. They were joined by the Boyne under 19's as Leinster champions who followed up the 15's win by winning the Fox cup.
Boyne 15's travelled to Wicklow for the Leinster league final against a Wexford team who came through the Southern section of the league undefeated and had accounted for Mullingar in the semi-final.
A close match finished with Wexford winning out 24 - 17.
Match Report To Follow: