The Under-17 team is for players who are aged 16 or 15 on the 1st of January 2015, i.e. whose date of birth is in 2000 or 1999, although there may be a separate squad for the under 16's this season. The Under-17's are training in Bryanstown on a Tuesday & Thursday from 19.00 to 20:30. Regular training will start up in August and the North East / Leinster Leagues start in September / October respectively. Boyne are currently planning to field one team at under 17's this season, in the Leinster League.
Boyne played their second Leinster League game against Mullingar in Shamrock Lodge with pitch conditions good under foot and the weather, a bright sunny morning. Both teams started well, but neither side could break the other down. A great individual break by Chris Dempsey at first center resulted in an uncoonverted try. Mullingar came back ay Boyne and scored a converted try to bring the score to 5 - 7 but another unconverted Boyne try made it 10 - 7 at half time.
Boyne 17's played their first game in the Leinster premier league against a strong Suttonians team. Boyne didnt deal with the initial drop off and put themselves under a lot of pressure for the first few minutes before Suttonians were awarded a penalty which resulted in a try from a quick tap. Boyne regrouped and put some phases together, with strong carrying from Sean Woods at No. 8 and Chris Dempsey at inside center. Suttonians, however were very strong and they crossed the line again.
Boyne under 17's played their 1st game of the season as part of the Boyne / Navan Bru na Boinne club day in Shamrock Lodge. Navan went into a quick 5 - 0 lead before Boyne settled into their defensive duties. Boyne defended well for the first 15 mintues before starting to get some good possession they worked their way up field and when give a penalty for offside outhalf Jack Cronin slotted over to make it 3 - 5. Further good work from Boyne brought a converted try and a 8 - 5 scoreline.
Despite the weather and a quagmire of a pitch the under 17s stuck at it, to come away victors in this match against Edenderry. Truth be known we dropped passes on the try line due to conditions and on a dry day it could have been another 20 points. The work rate from the team was probably the best of the season both in attack and defense and provides for an excellent end of season.
Although the 17 B side suffered another loss in the Leinster league the team is improving week by week and this was evident here. Navan had plenty of possession in the opening quarter but Boyne defended well with the center pairing of Stephen Foley & Ross Berkerey stopping all breaks down their channels. Navan did manage one clean line break and scored to take a 5 - 0 lead. Boyne came into the game more and were awarded a penalty wide on the right on the navan 22.
Boyne U-17 'B' squad got thier Leinster League campaign off to a winning start against local rivals Rathoath. A bright sunny autumn morning saw the Bryanstown pitch in excellent shape as the teams lined up. Rathoath got off to a great start scoring a try in the first few minutes to go 5 - 0 up. Boyne struggled to stay in the game at times, with concentration & work rate in defense not at the required levels. Slowly however the team started to come in to the game and were rewarded with a converted try to leave the score at half time 7 - 5 to Boyne.
The score line does not reflect a very physical and hard fought match. Boyne competed in every level of the game and were on the try line three times for sustained periods without a result. Despite the score the commitment level was very high from all players, but in the end Skerries were the better team and finished plays to convert into ties. However a very good base to improve on from the Boyne players and no disgrace in this defeat.