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 U15's edged past Barnhall by a scoreline of 0-5 on a freezing cold Sunday morning. Boyne deserved the victory in the end with an unconverted try 5 minutes from the end and a missed penalty earlier in the half. Barnhall came back at Boyne in the last couple of minutes and knock on from Boyne led to a scrum to Barnhall in the Boyne 22. Boyne defended well and eventually Fiachra McEnaney turned the ball over and Boyne cleared their lines.
A Winter Rugby camp will be held in the first week in January, on Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th from 10am to 12pm in Shamrock Lodge. The sessions are open to all registered under 13's, under 14's and under 15's. An SMS will be sent out shortly to notify all eligible players and further details will be posted to the website.
Boyne U15's beat Skerries in a good game at the Drogheda Grammar School in wet conditions. Boyne started slowly but once in their rythem began to exert huge pressure on the skerries midfield and it eventually led to tries. The boyne full back Cathal Bradley had very little to do in the first half as the Boyne forwards and midfield defence held up very well.
The U15's squad recorded good away wins over Balbriggan in the North East Leinster Youths League and over Terenure in the Schools/Youths league beating Balbriggan 7- 24 and Terenure 10-31.
Squad : Sean Callaghan, Fiachra McEnanaey, Stuart Rooney, Colin Fagan, Cian Cooney, Daniel Butterly, Conor Pentony, Andrew Gorman, Dan Grennan, Gareth Rothwell, Breen Carroll, Rory Hennessey, Nathan Shiel, Jack McDonald, Sean Dunne, Brendan McDonnell, Andrew McCann, Ruairi Brodigan, Cathal Bradley, Paddy Winters, Ben Culligan, Joseph Molloy, Ruairi O Grady, Caoimhin Seery.
Boyne U15's ran out easy winners against Ratoath on Saturday in what was a very one sided game. Against Coolmine on Sunday in a much tighter game Boyne were under a lot of pressure for the first 20 minutes before the Boyne attack got going and scored the first try and from there Boyne ran out 36- 5 winners.
Boyne had a good league opener against Ashbourne winning 15-12 in a physical game which Boyne dominated for much of the game without putting the scores on the board.
Jack Keogh, Conor Reilly, Daniel Butterly, Cathal Bradley, Jack McDonagh, Ruairi O'Grady, Paddy Winters, Caoimhin Seery,
Nathan Shiel, Ian Burgess, Brendan McDonnell, Liam OLoinsigh, Gareth Rothwell, Stuart Rooney, Ben Culligan, Colin Fagan and Jack Murphy
The Under-15 team is for players who were aged 14 on the 1st of July 2008, i.e. whose date of birth is between 1st July 1996 and 31st June 1997. At present we train in Shamrock Lodge on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 and play games in the Metro league & cups, primarily on Sundays. The coaches for the 2008/09 season are Dave Dowling (086-2325652) and Declan McKeown (087-2995658) with some logistical backup from Ruairi Hickey (087-2263395).
|Date||Venue / KO||Competition||Opponent||Score|
|Sat 4th Oct||Away / 11:00||Friendly||Cill Dara||5 - 40|
|Sun 12th Oct||Away||League||Terenure||15 - 41|
|Sun 19th Oct||Sham Lodge||League||Naas||33 - 15|
|Sun 26th Oct||Away||League||Seapoint||5 - 50|
|Sat 1st Nov||-|
|Sun 9th Nov||Sham Lodge||League||Wanderers||W|
|Sun 17th Nov||Away||League||Greystones||0 - 41|
|Sat 23rd Nov||-|
|Sat 30st Nov||-|
|Sun 7th Dec||League Semi-Final||Barnhall||24 - 15|
|Sun14th Dec||League Final||D.L.S.P.||35 - 5|
|Sat 20th Dec||Friendly||Navan (Prov.)||-|
Boyne has had 6 players selected for the initial training panel for the North East Development squad. This is very much a preliminary squad and players will be added and removed over the coming season as form and ability dictate.
Congrationlations and best wishes to Ciaron Clinton, Danny Grimes, Ruairi Hickey, Oisin Howell, John McDonnell and Conor Smyth.