1st XV

News & Match Reports for the 1st XV

Season Overview 2013/14

The Mens 1st XV team is the leading senior team within the club, currently plying their trade in the All Ireland League Division 2B. Games are played on Saturdays and fixtures can be found under the "Senior Calendar" Menu. Currently coached by Mike Walls 0834424639.

AIL Div2B Fixtures & Results 2013/14, are as follows:
Date Opponent Fixture Result Score
Sat 21st Sep Navan RFC (Away) Lein Shield @ 5.00pm    
Sat 28th Sep Richmond RFC (Home) AIL Div 2B @ 2.30pm Win 22 - 15 
Sat 05th Oct Sligo RFC (Away) AIL Div 2B @ 2.30pm Win 17 - 23
Sat 26th Oct Instonians RFC (Home) AIL Div 2B @ 2.30pm Win 20 - 18 
Fri 01st Nov Skerries RFC (Away) AIL Div 2B @ 7.30pm Loss 32 - 10
Sat 23rd Nov Greystones RFC (Away) AIL Div 2B @ 2.30pm Loss 31 - 12
Sat 30th Nov Thomond RFC (Home) AIL Div 2B @ 2.30pm Loss 14 - 27
Sat 07th Dec Navan RFC (Home) AIL Div 2B @ 5.00pm Loss 3 - 28
Sat 11th Jan Suttonians RFC (Away) AIL Div 2B @ 2.30pm Win 20 - 22
Sat 25th Jan Armagh RFC (Away) AIL Div 2B @ 2.30pm Loss 14 - 
Sat 01st Feb Nenagh RFC (Home) AIL Div 2B @ 2.30pm Loss 10 - 20
Sat 15th Feb Midleton RFC (Home) AIL Div 2B @ 2.30pm Loss 20  - 22
Sat 01st Mar D.L.S.P. RFC (Away) AIL Div 2B @ 2.30pm Loss 16 -  14
Sat 15th Mar Ards RFC (Away) AIL Div 2B @ 2.30pm Loss 31 - 26
Sat 22nd Mar Sunday’s Well RFC (Home) AIL Div 2B @ 2.30pm Win 19 - 7 
Sat 12th Apr Tullamore RFC (Away) AIL Div 2B @ 2.30pm Loss 26 - 7

 

Ulster Bank AIL Div 2B - Boyne 17pts NUIM Barnhall 63pts

Boyne mixed the sublime with the ridiculous in this game and contributed enormously to this humiliating defeat to promotion chasers NUIM Barnhall. Not for the first time during this season have they contributed to their own downfall by displaying indiscipline which incurred the wrath of the referee. During the course of this game they had four players sin binned which left their fellow players with an impossible task of stemming the challenge of the visiting team.

Ulster Bank AIL Div 2B - Sundays Well 3pts Boyne 10pts

Boyne made the long trip to Cork last Saturday and played their first AIL game in that city when they played Sundays Well in Musgrave Park, the second home of Munster rugby. Whether it was the long trek down to the southern capital or end of season lethargy, this was a game that the Boyne side were extremely fortunate to come away from with four league points. Seldom has a team been on the defensive for such long spells and come out victors of an encounter in which the opposition squandered so many opportunities to put the game beyond doubt long before the end.

Ulster Bank AIL Div 2B - Sundays Well 3pts Boyne 10pts

Boyne made the long trip to Cork last Saturday and played their first AIL game in that city when they played Sundays Well in Musgrave Park, the second home of Munster rugby. Whether it was the long trek down to the southern capital or end of season lethargy, this was a game that the Boyne side were extremely fortunate to come away from with four league points. Seldom has a team been on the defensive for such long spells and come out victors of an encounter in which the opposition squandered so many opportunities to put the game beyond doubt long before the end.

Ulster Bank AIL Div 2B - Boyne 43pts Ards 18pts

Last Saturday saw an early start for Boyne members at Shamrock Lodge with a pre-match lunch to honour the legendary Mr. Ken Spellman with Honorary Life Membership at a packed pre-match lunch in the clubhouse, (this occasion is reported elsewhere on this site) but the euphoria that was engendered for this function continued onto the pitch, with the young Lions of Boyne giving an excellent performance to rekindle hopes of getting into a play off by beating Ards with a bonus point to maintain their challenge.

Ulster Bank AIL Div 2B Nenagh Ormond 18pts Boyne 16pts

Boyne travelled away again last Saturday and this time they made the journey south to Tipperary to play Nenagh Ormond in a game that was a must win for both sides to retain any interest in promotion from this division. Just one league point separated the sides with Nenagh Ormond just above Boyne in third place. Following their defeat the previous week to Instonians Boyne needed to win at the Tipperary venue to maintain their hopes of at least figuring in the play offs.

Ulster Bank AIL Div 2B Instonians 16pts Boyne 11pts

Following a two week lay-off Boyne returned to action last Saturday when they made the journey up the M1 to take on Instonians at Shaws Bridge. The home side were seeking to consolidate themselves and not slip into the relegation zone whilst Boyne still clung onto the hope of getting into at least a play off for promotion.

Ulster Bank AIL Div 2B - Boyne 14pts Clonakilty 9pts

Boyne got back to winning ways last Saturday with this win over West Cork rivals, Clonakilty, who made the long trek to Shamrock Lodge for this encounter. The match was preceded by a minutes silence in memory of Mr. Liam Gardiner, whose son Odie, is a former President of Drogheda RFC and present hard working executive committee member of Boyne RFC.