With the Leinster League fixtures reaching a snow delayed completion, the three Boyne teams competing - under 19's, 17's and 15's have all qualified for the league quarter finals. All of the matches will take place on Saturday 29th January.
Two successive defeats for the u-19's, against Naas and Navan saw them slip to second place behind local rivals Navan. They will host the third placed team from the Southern section, Enniscorthy.
Boyne traveled to Navan to play their final league match under lights on Thursday evening. A relatively balmy evening given the recent frost made for pleasant match conditions, although the dew made the ball a bit slippy as the game wore on. Boyne played well as did Navan and neither team was dominant throughout. Boyne scored two unconverted tries, one from Georgie Blake and the other from Sean Callan to win the game 10 - 0, thus leaving Boyne top of the Leinster Premier Division (North) undefeated.
After the penultimate round of Leinster league games against Naas all 3 Boyne teams, 19's, 17's & 15's are guaranteed spots in the quarter finals. With the final round against local rivals Navan, the 19's & 15's have title clashes, with both Boyne teams already guaranteed home quarter finals.
The 15's play Navan at 8pm on Thursday evening in Navan, with the 19's away to Navan Saturday, while the 17's entertain them in Shamrock Lodge.
Boyne under 15's, undefeated in competitive games this season traveled to Barnhall to play a Barnhall side comprised largely of u14's and Boyne's size and power made it difficult for Barnhall to compete. Boyne's Jack Foley played well at No. 8 and No. 6 Christopher Williams did well around the park, always supporting the runner. Congratulations to winger Sean Callan who scored 2 tries on his debut match. Next up is Naas at home.
Boyne under 15's continued their good form against a strong North Kildare side in Shamrock Lodge. The Boyne forwards found themselves in a tough contest and did well to secure good possession. Boyne, having put themselves ahead allowed a note of panic to come into their defense and were rushing their passes. The resultant knock ons led to a sustained period of pressure which resulted in a North Kildare kick on goal - which they missed. The teams turned around at 12 - 0 at half time.
Boyne 15's travelled to Tullamore for their second Leinster league encounter unsure of how they were progressing in their training. A dominant back row laid the platform for a solid victory - although it was in no way as comprehensive as the result would suggest. Tullamore battled strongly and will put this match behind them as just one of those days when everything falls against you. The whole squad played at least half a game and there is still intense competition for places, which is driving the team forward.
Boyne 15's got their Leinster League campaign off to a good start with a win over Dundalk. As often happens at underage rugby the scoreline over estimates the strength of Boyne compared to their local rivals. Some break-away tries and some interceptions give the scoreline an unfair reflection on the game.
Boyne backs were in good form and the various units within the backs are starting to get comfortable playing with each other.
Boyne 15's played their second game of the season on a fine Saturday morning in Shamrock Lodge. Boyne had good numbers and with many starting places still up for decision players were lined out in various positions.
The under 15's will start back training on Wednesday 25th August at 7pm in Shamrock Lodge. Training will continue on Wednesdays 7 - 8:30 and Saturdays from 10 - 12 in Shamrock Lodge for the next few weeks. Players born in 1996 are eligible to play under 15's rugby in the 2010/11 season. Call Ruairi Hickey at 087-226-3395 if you have any queries.