Leinster premier league U13 Navan 7 Boyne 42 Parents and coaches of kids playing sport show enormous commitment for various reasons, the main ones being that they want their child to learn to love sport, form friendships and get fit. This commitment in driving kids to training and matches in all weather conditions is rarely appreciated by the young bucks but there are great moments when parents can have an internal smile and realise it’s all worthwhile. Friday night in Navan was one of those moments for the parents of Boyne under 13’s.
McGowan Cup (Leinster)
Boyne 17 Enniscorthy 19
Leinster Premier League U-13 Wicklow 28 Boyne 29 Boyne travelled to Wicklow on Sunday morning knowing that nothing less than a win would be required in order to keep their hopes alieve of getting out of their group in the Leinster premier division. Boyne got the perfect start when after 2 minutes, the Boyne backs put the ball through their hands eventually finding winger Alex Hanraty who showed his impressive pace to touch down under the posts. The following conversion was successful by Euan Canniffe.
Boyne 24 Athy 25
Boyne under 13’s produced a superb performance in Bryanstown on Saturday and will feel bitterly disappointed not to come away with victory.
Boyne hosted Navan in their second game in the Under 13 premier league. Having suffered a heavy defeat away to Athy, Boyne were keen put that behind them with a strong performance against their local rivals. Boyne won this fixture in the North East league and it was very obvious from the off that Navan were seeking revenge. From the kick off, Navan touched down in the very first minute, adding the 2 converted points leaving Boyne trailing by 7 points before they touched the ball. This has been a common theme throughout the year and only the lads themselves can put this right.
Ashbourne 5 Boyne 27.
Boyne 59 Ratoath 5. Boyne U13's proved too strong for a spirited Ratoath side. Boyne were in no mood to do any favours and attacked from the off. Tries by Alan Foley and David Hobbs within the first 10 minutes deflated the opposition and Boynes constant efforts to run the ball saw them run in further tries from Caoilan Nulty, Ivan Murray, a second from David Hobbs, Lee Grifferty and James Keogh in the first half along with conversions by Euan Canniffe, David Maxwell, Sean Horan leaving Boyne 45 -0 up at half time.
U’13 North East League
Navan 5 Boyne 19
Boyne’s form has continued to improve and this was evident again on Sunday against local rivals Navan.
Boyne looked in control throughout and their free flowing style had Navan under pressure on several occasions.
Boyne took the lead on 8mins when David Hobbs finished off a forward move. On 14 mins, Alan Foley took on the Navan back line from the half way line and used his pace and footwork to run in a superb try.
Boyne under 13s hosted Dundalk in their first ever competitive game at youth level. Boyne started well with some great free flowing rugby. They failed to put a score on the board even though they dominated the first 10 minutes. Dundalk took advantage of some lack of concentration by boyne to go in with 2 tries. This was a wake up call for Boyne and following some good forward play, David Hobbs used his strenght to touch down for Boyne. Euan Canniffe converted to leave it 7-10 at half time.
A hugh improvement this morning away to Ashbourne. The hard training is starting to pay off. Boyne U13's kept Ashbourne scoreless for the match. All players put in a huge effort to give us a victorious score 0-33.