On a cold Sunday morning Boyne travelled to Barnhall RFC for their Leinster league fixture. The game started with Barnhall kicking off, which we caught and started to advance towards Barnhall’s half. For the next few minutes the lads pushed hard to gain yards, which they did, but just couldn’t finish off with a score. A bad handling error caused Barnhall to gain possession move to opposite side which we stopped. For the next couple of minutes it was hard tackling and defending on Boyne’s behalf. We gave away a simple penalty close to the posts in which Barnhall scored, 3-0.
As the boynesiders travelled up the motorway to our neighbours Dundalk, from the tip the Boyne lads went all out, with strong tackling and forward movements Boyne scored a try within the first ten minutes of the game from Dara Mcgee. After this the lads moved the ball well using full width of the pitch which Dundalk found it hard at times to contain. Oisin Hearty latched on to a move from the use of the pitch to run home a second try. After the restart dundalk upped the game a bit by pushing hard towards goal line.
On fine saturday morning Navan came to Boyne for the Colm Lynch perpetual trophy match at u-13 level. This was the first time both sides experienced a full pitch and full 15 a side game. Navan had the tip and from the start Boyne gained advantage by gaining ball ,, they moved slowly forward due to Navan holding strong in their defense . There were a few scrums that the boyne pack held strong and gained yards through the scrum half of adam lyons pushing the ball out to the wings .
The Under-13 team is for boys who are 12 years of age on January 1st 2011, ie those born in 1998. Training will start up again in late August, and it is expected that the team will train Saturdays with Leinster League matches on a Sunday. The coaches for the upcoming season are Dave Floyd (086-4005684), Dave Lyons (087-4158400), Pat Cronin (086-8250491) and Robert Moorhouse (086-2400889) and you can reach them by email at U13.Coach@BoyneRFC.ie.
|Sat 19th Sep||Athboy||N.E.||Home||PP||-|
|Sat 26th Sep||Dundalk||N.E.||Away||Win||7 - 34|
|Sat 2nd Oct||Navan||N.E||Home||Loss||0 - 80|
|Sun 10rd Oct||Wanderers||S.Y. League||Home||PP||-|
|Sun 17rd Oct||Suttonians||S.Y. League||Away||Loss||48 - 24|
|Sun 7th Nov||Barnhall||S.Y. League||Away||Loss||13 - 10|
|Sun 14rd Nov||Rathoath||S.Y. League||Home||Loss||5 - 8|
|Sun 21st Nov||Skerries||S.Y. League||Away||Loss||17 - 14|
|Sun 5th Dec||Blackrock||S.Y. League||Home||-|
|Sat 23rd Jan||Ashbourne||N.E.||Home||-|
|Sat 19th Feb||Skerries||N.E.||Away||-|
|Sat 5th Mar||Balbriggan||N.E.||Away||-|
|Sat 20th Mar||Rathoath||N.E.||Home||-|
|Sat 17th Apr||N.E. (playoffs)||-|
|Sat 24th Apr||N.E. (Final)||-|
The Boyne U13s rounded off a successful season with a tour to Luxembourg Rugby Club’s under 13 tournament. Boyne had just enough players to make up two teams, the Warriors captained by Hugh Egleston and the Bulls captained by Michael Briscoe. Both teams had a rocky start to the tournament probably not helped by travel the previous day and sleep deprivation through unsanctioned social activity in the youth hostel the night before. The youth hostel on the first night was like a rural training camp and was situated in Hollenfels in the lower reaches of the Ardennes.
Boyne U13s turned on the style yesterday in a stirring victory over Dundalk running in six tries to win 32 10 to reach the semi final of the cup. Foundation for the victory was laid by the pack who must have given away at least 3 kilos per man to their Dundalk rivals. The tight five completely out scrummaged their heavier opponents winning two strikes against the head with good body position and rapid leg pumping. Robert Morgan and Liam Strachan played the entire game and never looked in difficulty.
The draws for the Schools-Youth cups, which are open to club teams consisting of both club and schools players was made this week. Boyne entered teams in the U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16 and U-17 competitions. The draws are attached.
The 2009/2010 Leinster Youth Cup draws were made on Tuesday 26th January and are after pitting Boyne against local neigbours Dundalk, Navan & Skerries in the Under 19's, Under 15's and Under 14's respectively. The Under 17's travel away to Birr, with a 2nd round tie against Navan awaiting the winner and the Under 13's must travel to North Kildare. The complete draws for each team are attached.
The Under 19's and Under 17's start their campaign on February 13th, with the Under 15's and Under 13's starting the following week, February 20th. Due to the small number of clubs playing at Under 14's that competition does not start until March 20th.
Boyne Under 13's went down to a heavy defeat by an accomplished Wexford Wanderers side in Bryanstown on Saturday 16th January.
Boyne put in a gutsy performance today but went down 39 5 to a huge Clontarf outfit. By common consent this was the biggest and best team Boyne have faced all year. A welcome return today from injury was Cormac Jones who scored Boyne's only try. Tadhg Kavanagh was tigerish in the loose and good running by the backs was unfortunate not to have yielded more tries.