Under 8s

News & Match Reports for the Under 8's

Under 8's Season Overview 2016/17

Dear Parents,

        Welcome to the under 8's team for the 2016/17 season.  To be eligible to play on this team players must be born in 2009.  We usually train every Saturday morning in the Drogheda Grammar School in Mornington from 10:00am to 11:30am.  There will be a series of matches and blitzes played throughout the season against other clubs in the North East region.  Please Note that All rugby at this age is non-competitive, and the emphasis is on learning the skills required to play, having fun and inclusiveness.

The Under-8 Coaches can be reached by email at U8.Coach@BoyneRFC.ie

Please Note the Following Requirements for players:

  • Please make sure your child always has their gum shield,  they cannot participate in contact drills without a gum shield.
  • The IRFU recommend that you do not use blade style boots due to increased injury risk to other players.
  • Raleri Sports Goggles are currently the only approved sports goggle.  You will not be allowed to play if you are wearing any other goggle.
  • Please arrive on-time for training and match days, as the player warm up is key to prevent injuries.
  • Please text back player if a player is unavailable.
  • To be eligible for selection for match days and training after October 1st the player must have paid their membership fee. Registration will take place on September 10th or you can pay the membership fees online.
  • Important team information is sent by SMS/Text. To be included on this list please speak to a coach or send an email to U8.Coach@BoyneRFC.ie
  • No dogs are allowed at any of our pitches or training grounds.
  • Parents/Guardians should stay pitchside for all training and blitzs.

Important Notice 29th March 2017

Well done to all on a great blitz on Sunday and many thanks to everyone who helped give the kids a feed afterwards.

We have no training this weekend as we are playing in the Clontarf blitz. This blitz is only for those who confirmed with Hughie as we have had to pay and confirm numbers with Clontarf. My list reads as follows: Andrew, Ollie, Richard, Conor D, Nathan, Mal, Liam, Ethan, Max, John, Declan M, Siun, Damian, Declan P, Leon, Don, Killian,Antony, Owen and Issac. If for any reason your child's name is not on the list and you think it should be then give me a bell. Ollie.

Times: Sat 1st April Arrive at Clontarf RFC ready to warm up at 0900hrs!! the first game kicks off at 0930 sharp. We will be all done by about 1045-1100. Apparently last year the kids got a snack but they have not confirmed that this year. Fingers crossed. Remember gum shield and water.

Clontarf have asked that no players were 'BLADE' type boots, boots should have a fixed or moulded stud and runners are also not allowed. I have only found this out this week so don't shoot the messenger.

many thanks, U8s coaches.

 

 

U-8's Fixtures 2016/2017.

 
Date Details Venue Time
Sat 11th Mar No Training. Match on Sunday    
Sun 12th Mar Match away V Dundalk, DKIT sports arena 1000 kick off
Sat 18th Mar Training DGS 1000-1110
Sat 25th Mar Training (TBC see notes above) DGS 1000-1110
Sun 26th Mar Match (see above notes) can we have a bit of help with supplying some items for the post match tea. Shamrock Lodge, Ballymakenny Rd Kick off at 10, arrive and tog out by 0940 to warm up.
Sat 1st April Clontarf Blitz. See notes above. especially about boots. Clontarf RFC, Castle Avenue, Clontarf. http://www.clontarfrugby.com/about-2/find-us/ Be there at 0900 ready for kick off at 0930.
Sat 8th April Training

 
DGS

 

1000-1110

Sat 15th April No training Easter Break NA NA
Sat 22nd April Match V Dundalk/Virginnia Shamrock Lodge TBC 1000-1110
       
FOR THE DIARY      
Sat 29th April Minis End of Season Fun Day Shamrock Lodge TBC
Summer Camp August Leinster Summer Camp http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/tickets/summer-camps/ Shamrock Lodge TBC

 

 

U8 away blitz @ Balbriggan RFC (Sun 20th Mar 2016)

Boyne U8 travelled to Balbriggan RFC for a blitz on Sun 20th Mar 2016. The team fielded 19 players for the two matches with Balbriggan who were tackling very well.  Many thanks to our hosts Balbriggan U8 for the great post-match and we look forward to the return fixture in a few weeks. Thanks to Andrew Byrne from Balbriggan RFC for the photo.

IRISH RUGBY AND THE WORLD RUGBY RALERI GOGGLE TRIAL

IRISH RUGBY AND THE WORLD RUGBY RALERI GOGGLE TRIAL
As the Irish Rugby Football Union has now been accepted onto the World Rugby Raleri Goggle Trial allowing those requiring the use of goggles to now apply to World Rugby to participate in the trial and purchase a pair of Raleri goggles, if accepted onto the trial.

U8 away blitz @ North Meath RFC (Sat 13th Feb 2016)

Boyne U8 travelled to North Meath RFC for a blitz on Sat 13th Feb 2016. Once again we had an excellent turnout from Boyne U8 with 26 Players and a motley crew of supports navigating their way to Kells.  Great tackling skills from both teams ensured we had a good contest.  Very well done to all and in particular to the Boyne U8 players who willingly volunteered to play for the opposition and scoring the majority of tries!  Many thanks to our excellent hosts North Meath U8 for the great post-match tea. Thanks again to Jessica Woods for the team photo's.

U8 away blitz @ North Meath RFC (Sat 13th Feb 2016)

Boyne U8 travelled to North Meath RFC for a blitz on Sat 13th Feb 2016. Once again we had an excellent turnout from Boyne U8 with 26 Players and a motley crew of supports navigating their way to Kells.  Great tackling skills from both teams ensured we had a good contest.  Very well done to all and in particular to the Boyne U8 players who willingly volunteered to play for the opposition and scoring the majority of tries!  Many thanks to our excellent hosts North Meath U8 for the great post-match tea. Thanks again to Jessica Woods for the team photo's.

'Battle of Clontarf' Mini Rugby Festival - Sat 09th APril 2016

Battle of Clontarf

Summary information (see also attached pdf): Clontarf FC is delighted to invite your club to our upcoming Mini Rugby Festival.  Our inaugural Rugby Blitz was held in 2014 to commemorate the 1000 year anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf 1014 with 72 teams participating from Ulster, Leinster and Connaught. In 2015 our All-Weather Pitch was under construction so our follow up event is this season.

U8 Home Blitz v Skerries (Sun 22nd Nov 2015)

U8 Home Blitz @ Boyne RFC_v Skerries U8 (Sun 22nd Nov 2015)

Boyne U8 hosted Skerries U8 at a blitz on Sun 22nd Nov which saw 50 Players take part in 9 games during a great morning at Shamrock Lodge (Boyne RFC).   This was another fantastic blitz for the team and a great chance to test new skills.  Very well done to all and in particular to the Boyne U8 players who volunteered to play for the opposition, which showed great sportsmanship.  Many thanks to Skerries U8 for travelling to Shamrock Lodge we look forward to further blitz events with you over the season.  Many thanks to our all U8 Parents for supporting the blitz both a spectators and with al