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The page contains details of the Boyne Vet's Team which comprise predominantly of ex-players (Over 35's) who just can't retire or do not know when to retire. The team are know as "The Spent Salmon".
New members are most welcome (even if you have never player rugby before).
This page will contain details of up coming games, pictures, match reports and other recriminating evidence that the Web Master may have.
The rapids at Clontarf RFC last night put an end to the hopes of the Spent Salmon getting to their destination and annexing the Fox Cup for the first time in the Boyne RFC's history. This was a game to far following their previous weeks heroics which left team manager, Sean Rochford, searching the highways and byways to put 15 fit players on the pitch for the final due to injuries and non availability of some members of the squad.
The adage "Auld Dog For The Hard Road" was never more relevant to describe the players who participated in this match. Not alone because both sides gave their all in a highly enjoyable encounter but, because the conditions were absolutely atrocious. There was a gale force wind driving down the pitch accompanied by driving rain and bitterly cold. This scribe watched the game from the comfort of a nice warm car in his first "Drive In" floodlit rugby match.
The Boyne Vets entertained a Scottish touring side in the lodge on Friday evening. Due to the number of non experienced tourist it was decided that a game of "TIP" Rugby was the best form of play with 12 players on each side.
The tourist method of warming up was interesting to say the least - both teams had to down a bottle of Port before the kick off - well I guess it beats stretching.
Suttonians just edge pass Spent Salmon
The experienced Vets side of Suttonians who are unbeaten all year narrowly defeated the Boyne Spent Salmon 6 tries to 5 in a tight encounter. The game initially kick off with Boyne only fielding 14 players before the full compliement was achieved. The team was made up of old and new faces and all players seemed happy with their spoils. Good to see old vets like Marty Berrill, Conor Clarke, Andy Grennan, Frazer and Holty back into the fray, coupled with the old war horses of Gary Downey, Neil Berney, Eldon Moores and Ian Stewart.
Vets Cup - The first game of the season is on February Wednesday 6th in Suttonians under lights.
Please contact Gary Downey if you are available.