Boyne made the trip up to Seapoint on Sunday for their Metro League match. Unfortunately this was not a competitive match and Boyne won easily. Tries by Ryan Farrell, John McDonnell got Boyne off to a good start and they never looked in trouble after that. Further tries from Cormac Brodigan and Jake McCabe put the visitors out of sight, with man of the match Ruairi Hickey getting one for the forwards.
Boyne hosted Naas for their second u-15 outing in the Schools / Youth league on a fairly blustery Sunday morning in Shamrock Lodge. Boyne were missing Joe Sweeney, Shane Rooney & Jonathan Dunphy to injury but welcomed back John McDonnell & Shane Dowling from injury. Anthony Butterly from the u-14's came up to help the team. Naas dropped out but the ball was gathered well and passed the ball wide where the wind pushed a skipped pass away from outside center Cormac Brodigan and from the resulting turn over went over for an unconverted try.
Boyne U-15's had a win in their first League outing of the season but will have to work a lot harder than this if they are to fulfil their aspirations of winning the league. With 3 players out injured and others away Boyne only had 14 players on the day. A very sporting Terenure coach agreed to play with 14 also. The back line on the day was short so No. 8 Conor Smith started at 1st center. The game turned around at 1/2 time 21 - 15 with out-half Richard Keane having been successful with all 3 conversions while Terenure had missed all theirs.
Boyne hosted the North East qualifying blitz in glorious sunshine on Saturday 13th Setember. Six teams took part, Boyne, Navan, Dundalk, Ashbourne, Rathoath & Balbriggan. Boyne u-16's were on tour to Toulouse so the u-15's played in their stead. Although giving up a years age difference they acquitted themselves well.
First up was Ashbourne, and a 3 - 1 victory, followed by a 2 - 2 draw with Rathoath.
Boyne under 15's started their season today with a friendly match against a Navan side missing some of their stronger players. Last season these teams were well matched with each side recording victories over the other, but unfortunately todays match was a one-sided affair with Boyne outscoring Navan by 12 tries to 1. First off the mark was Ruairi Hickey, playing at hooker who went over in the corner. Jake McCabe on the wing was again showing his scorching pace and got over for a couple of tries as did centers John McDonnell & Cormac Brodigan.
The Under-15 team is for players who were aged 14 on the 1st of July 2007, i.e. whose date of birth is between 1st July 1994 and 31st June 1995. At present we train in Bryanstown on Monday and Wednesdays evenings from and play games in the Metro league most Sundays. The coaches are Terry Lockyer (086-228-8100) and John Hennessey. Metro U15 LEAGUE FIXTURES 2007/08.
|9th October||Suttonians (H)||win||37 - 14|
|11th November||Seapoint (A)||win||0 - 34|
|25th November||D.L.S.P. (H)||11:30||12 - 0|
With the Metro League title safely secured, the Boyne 15’s began their cup campaign on Friday night under lights in Ashbourne against second place Metro leaguers De La Salle Palmerstown.
It was the perfect location for such an important game for both sides who finished the Metro league with only one point separating them.
Boyne struck with their first try with a typical strong forward drive allowing Dean Boyle to scramble the ball over line and for Karl Kegoh to secure the conversion.
Boyne celebrated as Metropolitan league winners with a 29 – 3 win over Edenderry at the Lodge on Sunday. The Boyne squad proved yet again that the secret of their success lies in teamwork and determination. Prior to the game Boyne needed to beat Edenderry by four tries and gain the bonus point to clinch the league title – a tough call by any standard.
The main pitch in Donnybrook on a cold but bright Sunday proved an ideal venue for the Boyne 15's to yet again demonstrate their determination and grit
Coming up against Bective Rangers in the penultimate match of the Metro league this match was important for both teams who have a chance of securing one of the top three positions.
An early Boyne try scored by winger Ciaran Clinton gave Boyne exactly the start they needed but the response of two quick tries by a very impressive Bective forward line saw Boyne struggling to find a response.
An under strength Boyne visited De La Salle Palmerstown in Kiltieran on Sunday and provided a great example of spirit and determination against a stronger DLSP fiveteen.
With Boyne held in defensive positions for the most part of the first half and the back line not able to create the breaks, DLSP managed to run in three tries before the half time whistle blew.