This game was brought forward to Saturday because of the Heineken Cup Fixture between Leinster and Edinburgh on Sunday. The game was timed for a 6pm start and was played under lights at Gorey. Boyne's preparations began at 1:30 pm when they assembled at Shamrock Lodge for departure by bus to the South East venue. There was to be a stop for an hour, courtesy of the Arklow Bay Hotel, to have a team talk and some light bites and refreshments before completing the pre match journey to Gorey.
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Boyne msne senior 1st XV gained a bonus point victory over Enniscorthy Sunday: Match report to follow:
The North East Area of the Leinster Branch played off their finals in the splendid facilities provided by Ashbourne RFC on Saturday eveing last. Although it was bitterly cold with a chilled wind blowing from the North West, this did not prevent the teams from Navan (1sts & 2nds) Boyne and Skerries stepping up to the mark to play two excellent games of rugby in the McGowan and Jenkinson Cup finals. The curtain raiser was the Jenkinson Cup final played between Navan and Skerries with the latter taking home the Jenkinson Cup.
This match got the go ahead from the official in charge, Mr. Lynch ARLB, just before the kick off. The Westmanstown pitch had just thawed out from the heavy overnight frost and with the earlier kick off, timed for 2 O'clock, the sun had just done enough to allow the game to go ahead. Conditions were dry but extremely cold for the action and wingers had to keep themselves warm by whatever means possible when they had no action coming their way. Boyne will be thanking "Lady Luck" to have come out on the right side of a narrow scoreline.
Seapoint ended Boyne’s recent great run in this competition when they came to Shamrock Lodge on Sunday last and took the four League points from a top class game of rugby that gave the respective set of supporters from each club good entertainment for the afternoon. The game was halted however for a serious leg injury to Boyne centre, Malakai Kisina. The Boyne player had to be removed from the pitch by ambulance. This was indeed an unfortunate injury and a complete accident that saw the popular Kiwi injured following a tackle when he was in full flight.
The Mill Road hosted this Leinster League game between the home side Dundalk and their Co. Louth rivals Boyne. A beautiful Autumn day saw ideal conditions prevail for playing good rugb and both teams did not disappoint the large crowd that turned up to watch this derby encounter. Both clubs were enjoying good results in this competition to date and Dundalk were lying in third position going into this game. Boyne, despite an impressive run of results, were lower down the table in 7th position with four league points separating the teams.
Boyne caused a major upset on Sunday last when they knocked fellow North East rivals Skerries of their lofty perch at the top of the Leinster League Division 1. In beating Skerries they also did another North East team a big favour with Navan overtaking the North County Dublin side to go top of the League. Conditions, whilst dry, were extremmely cold and a stiff breeze blowing down the pitch into the clubhouse end in the first half favoured Skerries. Boyne opened well and they adjusted to the conditions by playing possession rugby.
This was a match played out in glorious conditions at Sydney Parade on Sunday last. Both sides were level on points in the League table going into the match and it was the home team who won the spoils to move three points clear of their rivals in the league table. This was a game that ebbed and flowed with both sides providing plenty of entertainment for their supporters. It was Boyne who started the game at a blistering pace and threw the ball around with great inter link play that involved both backs and forwards.
Boyne travelled to Portlaoise in bouyant mood having had a great win the previous week over last years league winners Cill Dara. Weather conditions on the way to the midlands venue were atrocious with gale force winds and driving rain making the journey difficult never mind the prospects of trying to play rugby in such conditions. However, whilst the strong winds still continued to blow, the rain abated and conditions remained reasonably dry for the game. The home side were looking for their first win in this competition and they targeted this game to start their winning ways.