Under 12s

News & Match Reports for the Under 12's

Under 12's Season Overview 2017/18

 Dear Parents,

        Welcome to the under 12's team for the 2017/18 season.  To be eligible to play on this team players must be born in 2006.  We usually train every Friday evening in Bryanstown from 6:15pm to 7:45pm.  There will be a series of matches and blitzes played throughout the season against other clubs in the North East region.  Please Note that All rugby at this age is non-competitive, and the emphasis is on learning the skills required to play, having fun and inclusiveness.

The Under-12 Coaches can be reached by email at U12.Coach@BoyneRFC.ie

Please Note the Following Requirements for players:

  • Please make sure your child always has their gum shield,  they cannot participate in contact drills without a gum shield.
  • The IRFU recommend that you do not use blade style boots due to increased injury risk to other players.
  • Raleri Sports Goggles are currently the only approved sports goggle.  You will not be allowed to play if you are wearing any other goggle.
  • Please arrive on-time for training and match days, as the player warm up is key to prevent injuries.
  • Please text back player if a player is unavailable.
  • To be eligible for selection for match days and training after October 1st the player must have paid their membership fee. Registration will take place on September 22nd or you can pay the membership fees online.
  • Important team information is sent by SMS/Text. To be included on this list please speak to a coach or send an email to U12.Coach@BoyneRFC.ie
  • No dogs are allowed at any of our pitches or training grounds.

U-12's Fixtures 2017/2018.

Date Details Venue Time
Sat 26th Aug 2017 Training Shamrock Lodge 10:30-12:00
Fri 1st Sept 2017 Training  Bryanstown 18:15-19:45
Fri 8th Sept 2017 Training Grammar School 18:15-19:45
Sun 10th Sept 2017 NE Season Opener Blitz Shamrock Lodge 10:30
Mon 11th Sept 2017 School of Excellence Shamrock Lodge 19:00-20:00
Thur 14th Sept Training Grammar School 18:30-19:30
Sat 16th Sept 2017 Bru na Boinne Navan RFC TBC
Mon 18th Sept 2017 School of Excellence Shamrock Lodge 19:00-20:00
Fri 22nd Sept 2017 Training Shamrock Lodge 18:15-19:45
Fri 22nd Sept 2017 Registration Shamrock Lodge 19:00-21:00
Mon 25th Sept 2017 School of Excellence Shamrock Lodge 19:00-20:00
Fri 29th Sept 2017 Training Bryanstown 18:15-19:45
Sun 1st Oct 2017 Blitz v Wanderers Shamrock Lodge 10:00
Mon 2nd Oct 2017 School of Excellence Shamrock Lodge 19:00-20:00
Fri 6th Oct 2017 Training Bryanstown 18:15-19:45
Mon 9th Oct 2017 School of Excellence Shamrock Lodge 19:00-20:00
Fri 13th Oct 2017 Training Bryanstown 18:15-19:45
Mon 16th Oct 2017 School of Excellence Shamrock Lodge 19:00-20:00
Fri 20th Oct 2017 Training Bryanstown 18:15-19:45
Sun 22nd Oct 2017 Blitz v DLSP & Bective Rangers DLSP TBC
Fri 27th Oct 2017 Training Bryanstown

18:15-19:45

Fri 3rd Nov 2017 Training Bryanstown 18:15-19:45
Fri 10th Nov 2017 Training Bryanstown 18:15-19:45
Sun 12th Nov 2017 Blitz v Virginia Shamrock Lodge TBC
Sat 18th Nov 2017 Training & Half Time Minis Shamrock Lodge 14:15
Sun 19th Nov 2017 Blitz v Virginia & Ardee Virginia RFC 10:30
Fri 24th Nov 2017 Training Bryanstown 18:15-19:45
Sat 2nd Dec 2017 Santa Training Grammar School 10:30-12:00
Fri 8th Dec 2017 Training Bryanstown 18:15-19:45
Sun 10th Dec 2017 Blitz v Ardee Ardee RFC TBC
Fri 15th Dec 2017 Training  Bryanstown 18:15-19:45
Sun 17th Dec 2017 Blitz v Virginia Shamrock Lodge TBC

  

 

U12 Tour to Wales January 2016

After much anticipation and preparation, the 48 strong Boyne RFC U12 touring party met at Dublin airport on Thursday January 7th at 3.30pm to catch our flight to Cardiff. The energy levels were sky high as players, parents and coaches checked in for our first trip abroad together. As we congregated at our departure gate, the U12’s eagerly looked out for their rugby heroes. Leo Cullen was the first to round the corner followed shortly by the entire Leinster squad.

Under-12's @ Leinster Blitz (Tullamore)

Boyne RFC U12's Left Shamrock Lodge at 8am on a snowy wet day on the 22nd of March To Tullamore for the Tullamore U12's Rugby Festival. It was a cold day down there but the sun shone for all the games, with just one snow shower. Both Boyne teams played exceptionally well and represented their club to the highest standard.

U12s get the better of Dundalk in the Lodge

Boyne U12s hosted Dundalk RFC last Sunday on a cold but dry morning at Shamrock Lodge. The teams began arriving at 10.30am for an 11.00am kick-off.

Again we had a very large turnout for this Metro Fixture and we made up two squads with 17 players in each squad. Thankfully Dundalk travelled with about 25 players so the coaches agreed to play 12-a-side rather than the normal 10-a-side recommended for this agegroup. Each team played two twenty minute matches, with the replacements rolling on and off constantly.

Boyne U12s - Tough Test vs St Mary's

Boyne U12s played on the new all weather pitch in Shamrock Lodge last Sunday morning, when St Mary’s RFC travelled up to Drogheda for a Metro League fixture with an 11am kick-off.

The Boyne U12s showed up in good numbers yet again so we made up two equal squads with 16 players in each squad. Similar to last week St Mary’s agreed to play 12-a-side rather than the normal 10-a-side, so we had less lads standing on the side-line waiting to be rolled in and out of the matches, something that often upsets the cohesion of the team.

U12s vs Ashbourne & Balbriggan

Boyne U12s had an early start last Sunday morning, when Ashbourne & Balbriggan made the relatively short trip to Shamrock Lodge for a 10.30am kick-off.

Again we had a very large turnout for these North East Fixtures and we made up two squads with 17 players in each squad. Thankfully both Ashbourne & Balbriggan agreed to play 12-a-side rather than the normal 10-a-side, so we had less lads standing on the side-line waiting to be rolled in and out of the matches, something that often upsets the cohesion of the team.

U12s Season well underway

Boyne U12s season is well underway now having played 5 fixtures already this season.

Our large squad of over 40 players seem very keen to improve this season showing up in great numbers for training twice a week (Wednesday & Saturday) and matches every 2nd Sunday. New squad members are starting to make an impression with the likes of Gerard, Cathal O’M, Tom and Tanner blending into the squad seamlessly.