Under 17s

News & Match Reports for the Under 17's

Overview 2009/10

The Under-17 team is for players who aged 16 or 15 on the 1st of January 2010, i.e. whose date of birth is 1993 or 1994. Training takes place mid-week with matches in the North East & Leinster league most Saturdays. The coaches are Terry Lockyer (086-228-8100), Dave Dowling (086-232-5652), Declan McCullen (087-233-3281), Niall Sweeney (086-293-9095) & Neil Bailey.

U-17 Fixtures 2009/10.
Date Team Opposition Comp Venue Result Score
Sat 19th Sep   Navan N.E. Away Lost 31 - 3
Sat 26th Sep   Skerries N.E. Home Won 37 - 10
Sat 3rd Oct A Dundalk L.L. Away Won 10 - 15
  B Dundalk B L.L. Home Won 42 - 0
Sat 10th Oct A Navan L.L. Home Loss 6 - 52
  B Athboy L.L. Away Won 0 - 66
Sat 17th Oct A Birr (A) L.L. Away Won 0 - 15
  B Edenderry (H) L.L. Home Loss 0 - 22
Sat 24th Oct B Midland Warriors (A) L.L. Away Win w/o
Sat 31st Oct A Tullamore L.L. Home Loss 5 - 14
Sat 31st Oct B Skerries L.L. Home Loss 7 - 28
Sat 7th Nov A Barnhall L.L. Away Loss 16 - 5
Sat 14th Nov A Mullingar L.L. Home Win 22 - 16
  B Navan B L.L. Away Loss 6 - 3
Sat 21st Nov A Naas L.L. Home Win 45 - 14
  B Ashbourne L.L. Away Win 13 - 36
Sat 28th Nov B Longford L.L. Away Loss 31 - 0
Sat 5th Dec A Quarter Final L.L. Home   -
  B Balbriggan N.E. Home   -
Sat 12th Dec B Rathoath L.L. Home   -
Sat 19th Dec   Dundalk N.E. Away   -

Boyne 17's 27 Barnhall 20 (Leinster Plate Semi-Final)

Boyne 17's travelled to Navan to take on Barnhall in the Leinster 17's plate. Taking to the pitch straight after Boyne 19's had defeated North Kildare in the 19's Cup Semi-final Boyne had an unlucky start when the referree penalised them for hands in the ruck, in what looked like a very harsh decision. Penalties were then swapped to leave the score at 6 - 3 to Barnhall. Cormac Brodigan made a super break and offloaded to Shane Dowling to touch down which Richard Keane converted.

Boyne 17a lose out to Birr in the Cup

Birr 11 , Boyne U17s 8.

It was a disappointing day for the U17a's in Birr on Saturday. The team went down in great hope for a good match and victory, but instead Boyne came away defeated. Birr defended heroically for most of the second half as Boyne tried everything to win the match, but ultimately time was against them.

Schools-Youth Cup Draws

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.

Boyne 17’s “B” v Ashbourne

Boyne 17 “B”s travelled to Ashbourne on Saturday to compete in their second competitive North East game since the new year.

Boyne dominated play in the early part of the first half but it fifteen minutes before their efforts were rewarded with a forward drive which saw Jerry Onianwa place the ball over the line and Thomas O’Sullivan convert.

Ashbourne responded just before the half time break when their lock forward broke away to score an excellent individual try breaking three Boyne tackles in the process.

Youth Cup draw throws up local derbies

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.

Mixed fortunes for the U17's

Mixed fortune this weekend for the U-17 A's and B's. The B's played Ratoath on Saturday morning and were unlucky to loose 17 nil. They showed great effort and created at least four scoring chances but failed to take them. Clearly a sign of rustiness after no play for the last 4 weeks.

The U-17 A's also played this morning in a friendly against a very good Barnhall team, who are in to the Leinster League Semi-finals. It was an excellent win 3 nil. Although a very low score line both teams produced an excellent and exciting match. The defense on both teams proving to be too strong.