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 6thDec 2016

Last weeks matches at the Balbriggan blitz were fantastic, well done to all the players.

We have training on Sat 10th Dec at The Grammar School (DGS). PLEASE NOTE A CHANGE IN THE TIME THIS WEEK 1045-1200.

After training all are invited to the Boyne RFC Christmas market which is on from 1200hrs in the sports hall of the Grammar School. pop in and pick up a nice prezzie or have a cup of tea and something delicious from the bake stall.

Thanks, U8 Coaches.

 

 

U-8's Fixtures 2016/2017.

 
Date Details Venue Time


Sat 19th Nov

Training

DGS (Grammar School) 1000-1115
Sat 26th

Nov
Match v Balbriggan Boyne RFC *See notes above* 1000-1115
Sat 3rd Dec  No Training NA NA
Sunday 4th Dec Away 'Santa Blitz' Balbriggan RFC Arrive 1015 ready to play at 1045
Sat 10th Dec

Training and Boyne RFC Christmas Fayre

*Note Time Change*1045-1200

DGS

Taining 1045-1200hrs

The Fayre will then be open if you fancy picking up a nice Christmas gift.

Sat 17th Dec Training Boyne RFC. There is a rumour that Father Christmas is a big rugby fan and may come to watch the training!! TBA
       

 

 

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