Under 17s

News & Match Reports for the Under 17's

North East Squad Update

The North East regional and Leinster training squads for the summer have been announced and Boyne are again well represented. The 2011/12 Leinster U-18 squad of 36 has 2 Boyne players, Joe Sweeney & Shane Dowling.
The U-17 development panel, from which the 2012/13 Leinster panel will be drawn has 3 Boyne players, Rory Hennessy, Jack Keogh & Cathal Bradley.
The summer program for the North East squad for 2011/12 contains 10 of the U-15 squad that won the Leinster Cup Cathal Duffy (Prop), Ciaran Long (Prop), George Blake (2nd Row), Jack Foley (Flanker), Mark Rogers (Flanker), Neil Reilly (No. 8), Emmet Banahan (Scrumhalf), John Connolly (Outhalf), Adam Brodigan (Center), Caoilte Hickey (Full Back).

Overview 2010 / 2011

The Under-17 team is for players who are aged 16 or 15 on the 1st of January 2011, i.e. whose date of birth is 1994 or 1995. The Under-17's are welcome to attend pre-season training with the Senior squad and this starts on Tuesday 20th July. Regular training will start up in August with the North East / Leinster Leagues starting in September / October respectively. We will be fielding two teams at under 17's this season, one in the Premier Division of the Leinster League and one in Division one. Training takes place mid-week with matches in the North East & Leinster league most Saturdays. The coaches are Dave Dowling (086-232-5652), Declan McCullen (087-233-3281), Niall Sweeney (086-293-9095), Donie Grennan and Jonny Butterly. The can also be reached at U17.Coach@BoyneRFC.ie.

U-17 Fixtures 2010/11.
Date Opponent Comp Venue Result Score
Sat 18th Sep North Meath N.E. Away PP


Sat 25th Sep Dundalk N.E. Home Win 16 - 8
Sat 2nd Oct Navan N.E Away Loss 12 - 3
Sat 9th Oct Dundalk L.L. Away Win 20 - 51
Sat 16th Oct Tullamore L.L. Home Win 27 - 19
Sat 23rd Oct Birr L.L. Away Loss 27 - 5
Sat 6th Nov Mullingar L.L. Home Loss 7 - 21
Sat 20th Nov Barhnall L.L. Home Win 20 - 7
Sat 8th Jan Naas L.L. Away Win 14 - 15
Sat 15th Jan Navan L.L. Home Loss 0 - 22
Sat 22nd Jan Ashbourne N.E. Away Win 6 - 45
Sat 29th Jan Gorey L.L. Q.F. Away Loss 31 - 5
Sat 12th Feb Skerries N.E. Home Win -
Sat 19th Feb Navan 'B' L. Cup (Rd 1) Away Win 10 - 65
Sat 5th Mar Edenderry L. Cup (Rd 2) Away Win 5 - 55
Sat 12th Mar Balbriggan N.E. Away Win 15 - 50
Sat 19th Mar Navan 'A' L. Cup (q/f) Away Loss 54 - 5
Sat 26th Mar Rathoath N.E. Away   -
Sat 10th Apr   N.E. (Playoffs)     -
Sat 24th Apr   N.E. (Final)     -

Boyne U17s beat Ratoath U17s in the North East League

Boyne U17s finished their north East League campaign with another victory by defeating Ratoath 45-19 away in Ratoath. Boyne has finished second in the league with only one defeat all season in the North East League and is guaranteed a semi final spot in the play off league.

Boyne U17s have not played a game for 3 weeks and this was obvious in the first half performance, which ended 14 points all with Ratoath performing well upfront in the forwards and retaining ball well.

Boyne U17s playing Tuesday and Friday this week, so no training

Boyne U17s are playing their final North East League match to Ratoath on Tuesday night 12/4/11 away. Meet at the Black Bull 5.45pm for 7pm kick off away.

Boyne U17s have also been invited by Clontarf RFC to play a friendly against Colntarf u17s on Friday evening 15/4/11 7pm k.o. Arrangements to be finalised.

Pleas note there will be no U17s training this week.

Boyne u17 55 - 5 Edenderry Leinster Culliton Cup

Boyne U17s impressively defeated Edenderry this morning in the second round of the Culliton Cup. Boyne started very smartly and scored five tries to none in the first half. Boyne also converted two fo the five tries. It was a very open fast flowing game and Boyne backrow and backs benefited from the open style game.