1st XV

News & Match Reports for the 1st XV

Leinster League Div 1 A Boyne 34pts Tullamore 14pts

Shamrock Lodge on the Ballymakenny Road has seen many momentous games since it became a rugby ground in 1969. The league game that took place there on Saturday last between the home side and visitors, Tullamore, must rank as the most auspicious game that the venue has ever hosted. This was evidenced on the approach to the grounds, when cars were parked all along the Ballymakenny Road each side of the entrance to the club .

Boyne 1st XV 38 - 6 Newbridge (Leinster League)

Boyne are now on count down to the clubs greatest moment in its history. Many at Shamrock Lodge on Saturday last, were reluctant to even contemplate senior rugby in the town next year or tempt fate, until such time as the mathematics assured promotion. On the evidence of the home sides performance in this match, it is difficult to imagine any such other outcome.

Dundalk 13 - 27 Boyne 1st XV

Boyne supporters made their way to the Mill Road, Dundalk, in great numbers last Sunday to watch this local Top Of The Table derby clash against county rivals Dundalk RFC. The picturesque venue of the North County Louth Club was complemented by the lovely weather conditions that prevailed for the match on this blustery but, pleasant January Sunday.

Leinster League Div 1A Dundalk 13pts Boyne 27pts

: Leinster League Div 1A Dundalk 13pts Boyne 27pts

Boyne supporters made their way to the Mill Road, Dundalk, in great numbers last Sunday to watch this local Top Of The Table derby clash against county rivals Dundalk RFC. The picturesque venue of the North County Louth Club was complemented by the lovely weather conditions that prevailed for the match on this blustery but, pleasant January Sunday.

Boyne 1st XV 22 - 0 Carlow (Leinster League Div 1A)

Boyne resumed their Leinster League campaign at Shamrock Lodge on Saturday last in what could only be described as arctic conditions.Given the pre-match weather conditions, it is testament to the magnificent work of the Shamrock Lodge grounds staff, under Fergus Wilson, that the Lodge pitch was in superb condition for this game. The supporters who braved the elements for this match can rarely have experienced such icy cold conditions. The players also had to contend with a stiff chill wind that blew from the Moneymore end of the pitch.

Skerries 17 - 13 Boyne 1st XV

Recent fixtures between these sides have provided Leinster Junior Rugby with high class games well worthy of a place in any of the higher divisions and last Saturday’s clash was no different with Skerries triumphing in a thrilling finish that saw them score 14pts in the last 10 minutes of this fixture to send their supporters into ecstacy at the final whistle.

Cill Dara 19 Boyne 1st XV 26

Boyne completed their first round series of games in Beech Park on Sunday last against bottom of the league table side Cill Dara. They continued their unbeaten run in this league, but, could certainly consider themselves fortunate to have come away from the Kildare town venue with their unbeaten run intact.

Boyne 1st XV 17 Coolmine 8

Weather conditions once again forced Boyne to concede home advantage for this Leinster League game. Ashbourne has now almost become a second home to the Drogheda club and it is now more obvious than ever that they need to bring their facilities up to the required standards, given that they are strong contenders to play senior rugby next season.