Under 10s

News & Match Reports for the Under 10's

All Square against Skerries under 10's

Boyne travelled to Skerries hoping to maintain their strong start to the season. Having already come through games against Navan and St.Brigids unbeaten, this was going to be another good test.
Boyne travelled with 2 teams and 30 players in total, their best attendance to date. 4 matches were played in great spirit with some agressive and skillful rugby produced by both teams. It finished 2 wins for Skerries and 2 wins for Boyne. Well done to all involved.

U10s extremely competitive in the Armagh Mini's Festival.

Early last Saturday morning Boyne U10s headed north for the annual Armagh Mini's Festival. The traffic jam coming into Armagh indicated that a huge number of teams had again entered this year's event. Boyne U10s entered 2 teams with each team playing 6 matches. Teams from Monaghan, Armagh, Dungannon, Malahide, Rathoath as well as our frequent foes in the form of Navan & Coolmine completed the lineup. In hindsight maybe we should have entered 3 teams such were our numbers, with 2 squads of 16 players turning up for action.

In cold but excellent dry conditions for running rugby matches got underway at about 10.15am
This was going to be a big test with so many matches and such a long day but it turned out that the Boyne lads really are a credit to their parent’s and coaches, with impeccable behaviour on and off the pitch. A lot of new players joined this season with many of the new players saving some of their best performances of the year for the big event in Armagh. The more experienced players are now developing very well seeming to have mastered the arts of tackling and passing as well as becoming more tactically aware with every passing game.

Both squads performed extremely well throughout the day, outscoring the opposition in almost every match. Some excellent tackling coupled with aggressive rucking meant that we had plenty of possession and opportunities to score. Some wonderful team tries were scored and it was pleasing to see lots of different names on the score sheet. This is a very strong squad and will give any team they play next season a very competitive match at U11s.

Thanks as always to all the parents for their continued support every weekend, your very vocal encouragement is wonderful to hear from the sidelines at every match.
Check out the Photo Gallery on the the boynerfc.ie website for some action shots from the Armagh festival.

Squad – Eoin, Barry, Finbar, PJ, Ronan, Tim C, Tim D, Ryan, Cathal, Oisin, Sam, Jack, Jonathon, Dylan K, Dylan L, Ross, Ted, Liam, Karl, Andrew, Matthew, Nathan, Milo, Patrick, Harry, James, Charlie, Luke R, Luke S, Joe, Tony, Ben, Fergal, Zac & Evan

Under 10s North/East Blitz a great success.


Teams from Boyne, Navan, Dundalk, Virginia, Ashbourne, Balbriggan & Ardee took part in the Under 10s North/East Blitz in bright sunshine at Shamrock lodge this Sunday and a great day was had by all.

Two groups of five teams kicked off at 11am each team playing 4 games which were all of the highest quality, with strong running, hard tackling, fabulous passing and support play from all on display. Resulting in some wonderful team tries with plenty of the lads getting their names on the score sheet.

Boyne fielded 2 teams, 10 a side with rolling subs and all players were outstanding, every week we say it, but its true they just keep getting better and better and as coaches we are all extremely proud of them!! So good in fact that we cant single out anyone in particular for special attention so well done everyone. Big thanks to the coaches and volunteers who helped with the rolling subs and especially this week to all the Mum & Dads who brought the mountains of food to feed the masses!

Check out the Photo Gallery on the the boynerfc.ie website for some action shots from Sunday's matches.
We're not going to tell you again Nathan.... NO HAND-OFF'S!!!

Squad – Eoin, PJ, Ronan, Tim C, Tim D, Ryan, Cathal, Oisin, Sam, Jack, Jonathon, Dylan K, Dylan L, Ross, Ted, Liam, Karl, Andrew, Matthew, Nathan, Milo, Patrick, Harry, James, Charlie, Luke R, Luke S, Joe, Tony, Ben, Fergal, Zac, Barry, Finbar & Evan

U10s host Coolmine & Skerries in wonderful sunshine @ Shamrock Lodge

Last Sunday, March 24th, Boyne RFC U10s played host to their N.E. rivals Skerries and a strong Coolmine squad. Fresh from a run of good results in recent weeks, the Boyne squad of 25 players took to the home of Boyne RFC in Shamrock Lodge.

The games were played in wonderful sunshine on a near perfect surface. The Boyne lads seemed a bit sluggish in the early exchanges but came on strongly as the morning wore on to produce a wonderful show of exciting and committed rugby. The two Boyne teams can be very proud of their respective displays impressing all spectators with their defensive & attacking ability.Thanks to all the parents for their continued support every weekend.
Next week the U10s host a N.E. Blitz on Sunday 1st April.

Check out the Photo Gallery on the the boynerfc.ie website for some action shots from Sunday's matches.

Squad – Eoin, PJ, Ronan, Tim C, Tim D, Ryan, Cathal, Oisin, Sam, Jack, Jonathon, Dylan K, Dylan L, Ross, Ted, Liam, Karl, Andrew, Matthew, Nathan, Milo, Patrick, Harry, James, Charlie, Luke R, Luke S, Joe, Tony, Ben, Fergal, Zac & Evan

Boyne U10s undefeated Vs Suttonians & Virginia

Boyne U10s hosted Suttonians & Virginia on Sunday morning in the Grammar School.

A Boyne squad of 28 players arrived on Sunday morning to take on Suttonians & Virginia.
Boyne fielded two teams of 10 players with 4 replacements on each team. Unfortunately the opposing teams were not blessed with our numbers and as a result we could not get everyone on the field at all times. A special word of thanks to Alan Dorian & Niall Dunne for helping out with the rolling substitutions. They did a wonderful job rotating the replacements as often as possible making sure that all the lads got equal game time.
The Boyne lads arrived in good time for the warm up; with the pitches in perfect condition for the 11am kickoff, and the sun shining, it all boded well for good running rugby.
A big thank you also to Fergal, Luke S, Dylan L, Luke R & Liam who agreed to play with the opposition in order to get as many lads as possible on the field.
Both Boyne teams continued their winning ways showing great commitment to the tackle and rucks when in defence and some great running and passing when on attack, resulting in some wonderful team tries.
Well done to all the lads, who continue to improve in all aspects of the game at this level, it is great to see the improvement all through the squad in our tackling and passing. No match next week but we will be back on the training pitch in the Grammar School to keep improving those skills.
Thanks to all the parents for their continued support every weekend.
Check out the Photo Gallery on the the boynerfc.ie website for some action shots from the Coolmine Blitz.

Squad – Eoin, PJ, Ronan, Tim C, Tim D, Ryan, Cathal, Oisin, Sam, Jack, Jonathon, Dylan K, Dylan L, Ross, Ted, Liam, Karl, Andrew, Matthew, Nathan, Milo, Patrick, Harry, James, Charlie, Luke R, Luke S, Joe, Tony, Ben, Fergal, Zac & Evan

U10s undefeated @ Coolmine Blitz

The Boyne U10s again travelled with a large squad to Coolmine RFC on Sunday morning last for 10am ko. The opposition included Coolmine, Barnhall & Ashbourne. Coolmine certainly provided the most competitive opposition for the Boyne lads, but the lads in green just managed to scape past in 2 very tight matches. The quality of the Boyne tackling was a source of great satisfaction for the coaches. Boyne travelled with a squad of 26 but could only field two teams of 10 players with 3 replacements on each team.

U-10s play very well versus Skerries RFC (away)

After a successful away trip to Ashbourne RFC last Sunday the Boyne U10s again travelled with a large squad to Skerries RFC on Sunday morning last. The Boyne squad proved too strong for a smaller Skerries squad of only 16 players. Boyne travelled with a squad of 26 but could only field two teams of 8 players with 5 replacements on each team. The Boyne coaches tried as best they could to rotate the replacements as often as possible making use of the unlimited rolling substitutions rule.
On a magnificent morning for rugby Boyne scored some great tries after producing some great passages of play with fine passing and rucking. Boyne outscored their Dublin opponents securing 3 wins and a draw in the final match, Skerries managing to go the lenght of the pitch to score an injury time equaliser.
Well done to all the boys, who continue to improve in all aspects of the game at this level, we are finally starting to see the benefits of the passing drills on the Saturday mornings in the Grammar School.
Thanks to the parents for their great support no matter where we have to travel to early on Sunday mornings.
Special word for Eoin Brooks, who got a nasty bang on the cheekbone, glad to hear you are ok and hope to see you down at training on Saturday.

Squad –
Eoin, PJ, Ronan, Tim C, Tim D, Ryan, Cathal, Oisin, Sam, Jack, Jonathon, Dylan K, Dylan L, Ross, Ted, Liam, Karl, Andrew, Matthew, Nathan, Milo, Patrick, Harry, James, Charlie, Luke R, Luke S, Joe, Tony, Ben, Fergal, Zac & Evan

If I have left anyone out PLEASE tell me at training!!

Boyne Under 10s pass trickey Ashbourne test.

The Under 10s finally got to play Ashbourne RFC after last weeks bad weather and were glad of the switch to their all weather pitches.Once again we were able to field 2 strong sides with plenty of rolling subs to keep us fresh.

The Lions led by Carl Martin welcomed back Harry O'Neill after a long lay off with a shoulder injury and he slotted back in to bolster an already strong team. The Tigers , led from the front from the impressive Dylan Lynch battled to a fair 4/4 tie in their 1st game, while the next 3 games though tough were won well.

Coolmine provide stiff challenge to Under 10s

Another bright Sunday morning saw west Dublin side Coolmine RFC travel to the grammer school for our third metro fixture which turned out to be our hardest games so far.

The matches kicked off at 11:am with Boyne split into 2 strong teams , the Lions led by Carl Martin and the Tigers by Dylan Lynch who is making a strong recovery from a broken collar bone .The games were very evenly matched with some strong tackling by all concerned.Coolmine certainly had not come to be pushed around and both sides in the Lions game were happy with a draw.