Under 9s

News & Match Reports for the Under 9's

Under-9's Season Overview 2017/18

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the under 9's team for the 2017/18 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-9 Coaches can be reached by email at U9.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.
  • Remember for training & matches, gum shield, a drink (preferable water, avoid sports drinks) and plan for the changeable weather.
  • Parents / Guardians must remain by the pitch at all times during training and match days.
  • 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 22nd 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 U9.Coach@BoyneRFC.ie
  • No dogs are allowed at any of our pitches or training grounds.

Important Notice 10th October 2017:

We have a team app that we have created for the team. I will continue to update this webpage but I would encourage all parents to sign up at https://2009s.teamapp.com/ when submitting application don't forget to detail who you are so that we know that the person has the correct site.

Training is on Sat 14th October at arrive ready by 1445hrs, at Boyne RFC, Shamrock Lodge, see notes below.

Registration. All players will need to be registered. You can purchase membership online at https://www.boynerfc.ie/catalog/274


U-9's Fixtures 2017/2018.

Date Details Venue Time
Sat 14th Oct Exhibition game at half time at Seniors game V Dundalk Boyne RFC, Shamrock Lodge Arrive at Shamrock Lodge by 1445hrs ready to warm up and give a guard of honour to the Senior team as they take the field. We will then complete a training session as normal and at half time in the senior match we will give a quick demonstartion of our silky skills to the adoring crowd! I would encourage all parents and players to stay and cheer on the senior team in the second half against our near neighbours Dundalk RFC. If you have it kids stick on your Boyne kit. Lastly the car park will be very busy for this local derby and the Boyne J2 team will also be playing so consider parking around the club and walking to the ground.

Sat 21st Oct
Training CANCELLED due to weather and pitch issues. DGS 1015-1130. Bring water, gum shield and kit for changeable weather.
Sat 28th Oct Training Bryanstown training grounds. Opposite the Boyne Valley Hotel  (on the Dublin Road, Drogheda) there is a newly tarmaced small road that runs down the side of a house. Follow the road for nearly 1 mile. This is the Boyne RFC training ground. 1015-1130. Bring water, gum shield and kit for changeable weather.
Sat 4th Nov Training TBC DGS 1015-1130 **Training will go ahead as normal only if we do not have a match on Sunday 5th Nov**
Sun 5th Nov

Match away V Skerries

TBA awaiting confirmation from Skerries

Skerries RFC. Still to be confirmed  

Future Events



18th November Home Match V Lurgan RFC Bryanstown. Pitches are opposite the Boyne Valley Hotel (down the small road), Dublin Road, Drogheda. TBA



Skerries Blitz Sun 13th Nov - Car Park Directions

Hello all,
Please see below a message from Sherries RFC about parking on Sun 13th Nov.
“Just a quick note – The club is going to be very busy on Sunday, so the car parking situation will be very chaotic. The club is asking all teams to use the overflow car park  that the club uses, which is  the Skerries Mill Car park and is just a 2/3 min walk to the club, please see map. It would be great if you could pass this on to the parents of your kids about parking situation.”
Many thanks in advance if you can support this request for Skerries RFC.

Under 9s

Our last 2 events of the season were held over the last couple of weekends, with the Battle of Clontarf and the Navan Rugby festival.
Nice to get a bit of rugby played after all the bad weather of the previous months and play on Clontarf's all-weather pitch – how the other half live!
Teams were facing pretty esteemed company over these events from Clontarf, St Mary's, Blackrock, to mention a few as well as a more local neighbours, Navan and Balbriggan.


A beautiful day and 3 teams at home against a strong and physically big Ashbourne team.
Lending them a couple of players each half for each game and rotating our subs probably didn't help us because of the disruption to formations etc.
I think our players scored as many tries when playing for them as those players did playing for us but at least that proves we were being totally impartial in lending out!


"Our last outing at end February brought some sunshine and brought out the numbers as the Blitz with Skerries and Athboy went up from 5 to 8 teams as people arrived. Some quick relaying of cones  increased the number of pitches and once the strays were rounded up as we were playing in Bryanstown, we were off. The split of the teams when we moved from 2 to 3 teams meant that our teams were probably not totally equal and that reflected in the numbers where overall over the 3 teams we won more games than we lost but my team leaked a few tries.

U9 Blitz

“Athboy was the latest venue where we looked to destroy all parents washing machines with the volume of mud that we brought back.
Some of the kids seemed to enjoy it all the more and the muddier the better - The temptation to turn a hose on my own before he got into the car was great.
2 teams meant 2 games with numbers flexible so we didn't have people on the sideline getting cold and I don't think the pitch would have stood up to more anyway.