1st XV

News & Match Reports for the 1st XV

Season Overview 2015/16

The Mens 1st XV team will play in the All Ireland League Division 2C for the 2015/16 season. Games are played on Saturdays and fixtures can be found under the "Senior Calendar" Menu. Currently coached by Niall Ronan, Cillian Duffy & Gary Downey.

AIL Div2B Fixtures & Results 2015/16:

Date Opponent Competition Venue Result Score
Saturday 22nd August @ 14:00 Bective Rangers R.F.C. Leinster Senior League Home (Shamrock Lodge) Loss 9 - 32
Saturday 29th August @ 14:00 Greystones Leinster Senior League Home (Shamrock Lodge) Loss 13 - 23
Saturday 5th September @ 18:00 Navan R.F.C. Leinster Senior League Away Loss 63 - 20
Saturday 12th September @ 14:30 Midleton R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge) Win 31 - 29
Friday 18th September @ 20:00 Wanderers F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away (Lansdowne Rd.) Loss 31 - 13
Saturday 26th September @ 14:30 Sligo R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge) Win 32 - 12
Saturday 3rd October @ 14:30 Old Crescent All Ireland League Division 2C Away (Rosbrien) Loss 31- 16
Saturday 17th October @ 14:30 Bruff R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge) Loss 12 - 23
Saturday 31st October @ 14:30 Tullamore R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away Loss 21 - 3
Friday 6th November @ 20:00 Navan R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge) Loss 13 - 16
Saturday 28th November @ 14:30 Kanturk R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away Loss 27 - 17
Saturday 5th December @ 14:30 Dundalk R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge) Win 10 - 8
Friday 11th December @ 20:00 Dundalk R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away Win 19 - 21
Saturday 19th December @ 14:30 Navan R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away   -
Saturday 9th January @ 14:30 Kanturk R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge)   -
Saturday 30thJanuary @ 14:30 Tullamore R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge)   -
Saturday 6th February @ 14:30 Bruff R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away   -
Saturday 20th February @ 14:30 Old Crescent R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge)   -
Saturday 6th March @ 14:30 Sligo R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away   -
Saturday 26th March @ 14:30 Wanderers All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge)   -
Saturday 2nd April @ 14:30 Midleton All Ireland League Division 2C Away   -
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Old Crescent 31 - 16 Boyne Senior XV (AIL Div 2C)

This was Boyne’s first trip to Rosbrien the home of Old Crescent RFC. The Limerick club are going well this year and their ambition is to win promotion to Div 2A. They certainly posted their intentions of doing this from the outset of this game when they ran everything and spurned penalty kicks at goal in order to gain territorial advantage from lineouts close to the Boyne line where they could take off the top and drive at the Boyne line to score tries.

Senior XV 32 - 13 Sligo (AIL Div. 2C)

That rugby is the topic of the moment was apparent at Shamrock Lodge on Saturday last when one of the largest attendances for a Boyne game turned out to see this encounter with Sligo. Another feature that helped bring rugby folk out was the glorious weather which prevailed on the day reminding people of a summers day such was the climate.
Sligo made the journey down from the North West hoping to achieve their first win over a Boyne side who won all their previous encounters. The men from the North West were also trying desperately to gain their first win of their AIL campaign.

Ulster Bank AIL Div 2B Bruff 12pts Boyne 27pts

Boyne have encountered many highs and lows during their relatively short history. However, the raw emotion which their players and faithful supporters displayed following this game has never been witnessed before. The emotion was mixed with jubilation and relief that this young side would continue to play at this level following the serious commitment and dedication they had shown when their ability was at times doubted as to whether they would survive in AIL rugby.

Boyne Seniors V Bruff (away) Supporters Bus

This Saturday in Bruff will see Boyne first team play what is possibly the most important game of our Clubs short history. Four wins from our last six games has left our All Ireland League destiny in our own hands and a win in Bruff in the last game of the season will secure our AIL status, irrespective of results elsewhere.
We need your support on Saturday.. the large Boyne following in Navan was a decisive factor for the lads when they registered our Clubs first AIL success over our closest rivals last month. WE NEED THE SAME AGAIN THIS SATURDAY IN BRUFF.

Ulster Bank AIL 2B Boyne 26pts Old Crescent Nil

Ulster Bank AIL Div 2B Boyne 26pts Old Crescent Nil
Boyne's great fight to survive in senior rugby continued on Saturday last at Shamrock Lodge when they produced another top class performance to defeat Limerick side Old Crescent and also managed to score four tries which earned them a bonus point. 
The men from the south west had already ensured their safety with good early season wins which saw them consolidate a mid table position. Nevertheless, their form and league table position suggested that Boyne needed to be on their best form to gain something from this game.

Ulster Bank AIL Div 2B Navan 12pts Boyne 25pts

Ulster Bank AIL2B Navan 12pts Boyne 25pts
Whatever about their precarious position in the AIL table the Boyne faithful are not prepared to give up on their team's fight for survival. A large contingent from the Drogheda club travelled to Navan on Friday night last to cheer on the team against their fellow North East rivals. This was a vital fixture for Boyne, and it was a simply must win game for the side. In previous AIL encounters between the teams, Navan, always held the upper hand and were unbeaten by Boyne.

Ulster Bank AIL 2B Boyne 21pts Wanderers 30pts

Ulster Bank AIL Div 2B Boyne 21pts Wanderers 30pts
This indeed was a heartbreaking defeat for this Boyne side having turned in an excellent performance in a very entertaining game at Shamrock Lodge before a large attendance. That they did not gain at least a bonus point for their efforts, conceding a very harsh penalty in the concluding minutes, was rough justice for their courageous display.

Ulster Bank AIL 2B Boyne 18pts City of Armagh 20pts

This ever improving Boyne team gave a fine performance on Saturday last at Shamrock Lodge with their efforts thwarted when they lost their focus at vital periods to give the initiative to the visitors who fully capitalised on momentary lack of concentration to take vital scores which proved costly for Boyne.

Just as this game commenced the early bright very cold weather turned nasty and a huge black cloud came from the North West accompanied by heavy snow and a stiff arctic wind which made conditions very difficult for the players.