A spirited Boyne side went down to Terenure 2 unconverted tries to nil at Drogheda Grammar School today. The team was very unlucky not to have pegged Terenure back in the last ten minutes when considerable pressure did not yield a try. Aggressive running from Cillian McDonald was often the catalyst for Boyne's attacks in the second half. It was noticeable that Boyne's defence has become meaner since the beginning of the season. Next week Boyne face Clontarf away in another Metro fixture.
Boyne U13s played Navan this week and unfortunately went down 41 to no score. However this was a very accomplished Navan side and Boyne never gave up. Boyne were desperately unlucky not to score at least two tries during the match against a mean Navan defense. There was some consolation for the lads in green and black however in that they came a creditable second in the North East League. Navan were great hosts and put on a great spread afterwards which was much appreciated by the cold and hungry teams and supporters.
Jake Shiel made it safe at the death with a try in the corner followed by a conversion from Michael Briscoe. This followed prolonged pressure from Boyne and gave them victory over Skerries 22 points to 15. It was no more than Boyne deserved against a spirited Skerries side. Boyne raced away to 15 point lead in the first half with a penalty from Michael Briscoe followed by two Ryan Evans tries one of which was converted by Michael Briscoe. Skerries roared back after half time with two tries one of which was converted.
Boyne under 13s were successful in their metro league clash with a spirited and physically imposing Malahide side at the Grammar School. Boyne ran out winners 26 to 19 with a late Conor Maguire try after a prolonged perdiod of pressure from backs and forwards. Ohter try scorers were Joe Gilna, Ryan
Evans and Michael Briscoe. Once Boyne realised that their strength lay in a
Boyne U13s lost out to a powerful St Mary's outfit today 49 points to 26. Try scorers for Boyne were Joe Gilna (2), Tom Burke and Cillian McDonald.
Boyne u13s had their second outing of the year at Shamrock lodge in the North East league and beat Ratoath 32 points to 10. Boyne responded to early pressure from Ratoath to go four tries up in the first half before allowing Ratoath to grab one back just on half time. Boyne added another two in the second half with Ratoath adding their second through an intercept. The Boyne scrum has become much stronger through the influence of Ian Strachan and Ratoath were never allowed to settle in the tight.
The Under-13 team is for boys who were aged 13 on the 1st of July 2008, i.e. whose date of birth is between 1st July 1995 and 31st June 1996. At present we train in the Grammar School with the rest of the mini section on Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 12:00 and will compete in the NE League and the Metro league and cup, which are primarily played on Sundays. The coaches are for the 2008/09 season are Declan Shiel (087-8276368), Donie Grennan , Shane Higgin & Ray Kavanagh
|Date||Venue / KO||Competition||Opponent||Score|
|Sat 27th Sep||Sham Lodge||N.E. League||Dundalk||Postponed|
|Sat 4th Oct||Home||N.E. League||Navan (H)||-|
|Sun 12th Oct||Home||Metro League||Lansdowne||-|
|Sat 18th Oct||Train||-|
|Sun 19th Oct||Away||Metro League||Greystones||-|
|Sun 26th Oct||Home||Metro League||Blackrock||-|
|Sun 2nd Nov||-|
|Sat 8th Nov||Home||N.E. League||Malahide||-|
|Sun 9th Nov||Away||Metro League||Naas||-|
|Sun 16th Nov||Away||Metro League||Barnhall||-|
|Sat 22nd Nov||Away||N.E. League||Skerries||-|
|Sun 23rd Nov||Home||Metro League||Bective||-|
|Sun 7th Dec||Away||Metro League||Mullingar||-|
The Under-13 team is for boys aged 12 on January 1st 2010, i.e. those born in 1997. Training will start up again in late August, early September and it is expected that the team will train one evening mid-week and Saturday with North East League matches on Saturday and Metro matches on Sunday. The coaches for the season are Alf Nicholson (0861719419), Conor Egleston (0879928748), Gordon Daly (0868573940) and Ian Strachan (0868125512). You can also contact them by email at U13.Coach@BoyneRFC.ie.
|Sat 26th Sep||Ashbourne||North East||Home||Win||48 - 7|
Sat 10th Oct
Sun 11th Oct
32 - 10
49 - 26
|Sun 18th Oct||Malahide A||Metro||Home||Win||26 - 19|
|Sun 1st Nov||Coolmine||Metro||Away||-|
|Sun 8th Nov||Naas A||Metro||Home||Loss||7 - 42|
|Sun 15th Nov||Skerries||North East||Home||Win||22 - 15|
|Sun 22nd Nov||Skerries||Metro||Away||Loss||25 - 5|
|Sat 28st Nov||Navan||North East||Away||Loss||40 - 0|
|Sun 6th Dec||Terenure A||Metro||Home||-|
|Sun 13th Dec||Clontarf||Metro||Home||-|
|Sun 20th Dec||Blackrock||Metro||Away||-|
|Sun 10th Jan||Clondalkin||Metro||Home||-|
|Sun 17th Jan||Barnhall||Metro||Away||-|
Boyne U13's started what is a busy 4 days with a loss to Barnhall 19 - 27 in the Leinster Youth Cup Qtr final on Saturday. This was a turnaround from the away fixture pre christmas and Barnhall were a much improved side. Barnhall were much the better side in the first half but Boyne fought their way back into the game through wing sean Callaghan and Jack Keogh. It was a credit to the Boyne side that they fought right to the end of the match.
Boyne U13's had a good win in De La Salle Palmerston on Sunday followed by a trip to Donnybrook to see the Boyne senior team progress to the Leinster towns cup final with a good win over Clane. The whole trip was rounded off with the opportunity to have their picture taken with the Six Nations and Triple Crown trophies. The squad that travelled to the game in Palmerston were Jack Keogh, Sean Callaghan, Ben Farrell, Oisin McAvinhey, Jack mcDonald , Nathan Shiel, Cathal Duffy, Conor Pentony, Jack Higgins, Karl Morgan, Dan Grennan, Diarmuid Mongey, Neil OReilly, Brian McDonnell, Brian OConnell, Cian Harrington, Jack Foley, Stuart Rooney, Cathal Downey , John Paul Fulham, Adam Delaney, Joseph Molloy, Faichra MCEnaney, Sean Brennan. It was a comfortable win for Boyne U13's in the end built on a platform of good defence and some excellent rucking(often a weak spot with the team). There were lots of very good performances notably from Dan Grennan (man of the match) followed closely by Jack Keogh, Sean Callaghan, Fiachra McEnaney and Brian McDonnell.