U12s get the better of Dundalk in the Lodge

Boyne U12s hosted Dundalk RFC last Sunday on a cold but dry morning at Shamrock Lodge. The teams began arriving at 10.30am for an 11.00am kick-off.

Again we had a very large turnout for this Metro Fixture and we made up two squads with 17 players in each squad. Thankfully Dundalk travelled with about 25 players so the coaches agreed to play 12-a-side rather than the normal 10-a-side recommended for this agegroup. Each team played two twenty minute matches, with the replacements rolling on and off constantly.

The Boyne lads attacked very well, although individual rather than team play was more evident on Sunday morning. Often we decided not to pass when overlaps were obvious. Maybe the crowded pitch or the lengthy Christmas & New Year break were to blame, but the coaches will try to get back to the support and off-loading game that was developing nicely before Christmas. Dundalk remained competitve to the final whistle and did manage some scores towards the end of each of the four matches. Good sportsmanship from all of the lads who took the field was also wonderful to see, with everyone respecting their team mates, opposition and the referees.

Big Thanks Again to all of the parents for the refreshments, for all of the kids and our visitors after the matches. All of the coaches really appreciate your help on match days.

Our next fixture is against Naas RFC at home on Sunday 02nd of February.

Andrew, Barry, Ben, Cathal De, Cathal Do, Cathal O'M, Charlie, Conor, Dylan K, Dylan L, Eddie, Enda, Eoin, Evan, Fergal, Finbar, Gerard, Harry, James, Joe, Jonathon, Josh, Karl, Liam, Luke R, Luke S, Mathew, Milo, Nathan, Oisin, Robbie, Ronan, Rory, Ross, Ryan, Sam, Tanner, Tim C, Tim D, Tom & Tony