1st XV

News & Match Reports for the 1st XV

Dundalk 13 - 27 Boyne 1st XV

Boyne supporters made their way to the Mill Road, Dundalk, in great numbers last Sunday to watch this local Top Of The Table derby clash against county rivals Dundalk RFC. The picturesque venue of the North County Louth Club was complemented by the lovely weather conditions that prevailed for the match on this blustery but, pleasant January Sunday.

Leinster League Div 1A Dundalk 13pts Boyne 27pts

: Leinster League Div 1A Dundalk 13pts Boyne 27pts

Boyne supporters made their way to the Mill Road, Dundalk, in great numbers last Sunday to watch this local Top Of The Table derby clash against county rivals Dundalk RFC. The picturesque venue of the North County Louth Club was complemented by the lovely weather conditions that prevailed for the match on this blustery but, pleasant January Sunday.

Boyne 1st XV 22 - 0 Carlow (Leinster League Div 1A)

Boyne resumed their Leinster League campaign at Shamrock Lodge on Saturday last in what could only be described as arctic conditions.Given the pre-match weather conditions, it is testament to the magnificent work of the Shamrock Lodge grounds staff, under Fergus Wilson, that the Lodge pitch was in superb condition for this game. The supporters who braved the elements for this match can rarely have experienced such icy cold conditions. The players also had to contend with a stiff chill wind that blew from the Moneymore end of the pitch.

Skerries 17 - 13 Boyne 1st XV

Recent fixtures between these sides have provided Leinster Junior Rugby with high class games well worthy of a place in any of the higher divisions and last Saturday’s clash was no different with Skerries triumphing in a thrilling finish that saw them score 14pts in the last 10 minutes of this fixture to send their supporters into ecstacy at the final whistle.

Cill Dara 19 Boyne 1st XV 26

Boyne completed their first round series of games in Beech Park on Sunday last against bottom of the league table side Cill Dara. They continued their unbeaten run in this league, but, could certainly consider themselves fortunate to have come away from the Kildare town venue with their unbeaten run intact.

Boyne 1st XV 17 Coolmine 8

Weather conditions once again forced Boyne to concede home advantage for this Leinster League game. Ashbourne has now almost become a second home to the Drogheda club and it is now more obvious than ever that they need to bring their facilities up to the required standards, given that they are strong contenders to play senior rugby next season.

Ballymoney 27 Boyne 1st XV 23

This game saw the Cup Winners of Ulster and Leinster, Ballymoney and Boyne respectively, play each other in the 1st round of the All Ireland Junior Cup at Ballymoney on Saturday last. This was also the second year in succession that Boyne travelled north in this competition and once again they came away with no satisfaction from the experience. Hospitality is indeed a feature of trips up north and the Ballymoney club was no exception and welcomed the Boyne President, James Tallon and his officials with a pre-match lunch.

Newbridge 17 Boyne 1st XV 40

Anyone who doubts that this league does not give value for money and provide excellent entertainment, should have been in Rosetown on Saturday last to witness an encounter that threw up nine quality tries and two teams who played at a stunning pace for the entire 87 minutes of this game. Both teams were in top form going into this game having had excellent wins the week previously over their neighbours, Cill Dara and Dundalk. The Kildare team had to field without several regulars against the league leaders owing to the wedding on the same day of one of their players.