Under 9s

News & Match Reports for the Under 9's

Under 9's Season Overview 2015/16

Dear Parents,

        Welcome to the under 9's team for the 2015/16 season, to be eligible to play on this team players must be born in 2007.  We usually train every Saturday morning in the Drogheda Grammar School in Mornington from 10:30 to 12:00.  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.
  • Sports Glasses are not currently permitted - they are under IRB trial at present to assess safety.
  • 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 19th 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

U-9 Fixtures 2015-16.

Date Details Venue Time
Sat 22nd Aug Training Shamrock Lodge 10:15-11:15
Sat 29th Aug Training Grammar School 10:30-12:00
Sat 5th Sept Training Grammar School 10:30-12:00
Sat 12th Sept Sponsored Walk Shamrock Lodge to Bryanstown From 10:00
Sat 19th Sept Registration Day Shamrock Lodge From 10:00
Sat 26th Sept Training Grammar School 10:30-12:00


Under 9's Blitz (Balbriggan - 17/10/2015)

Our 1st Blitz of the season found us at Balbriggan with 3 teams of 9 each playing 3 games.


This was our 1st Blitz with the uncontested lineouts and scrums and as much as possible I tried to ensure it was different people in every scrum and lineout as it is only by giving everybody the practice they will get used to it.


U9's Blitz in Navan 19th Oct

For the second week in a row, our young U9’s put in tremendous performances, showing off all their hard work each week at training and putting huge smiles on the faces of both their parents and coaches.  The improvement, even in the short space of a week, when we hosted Skerries in the Lodge, was huge this week when we took on hosting side Navan and Skerries.  A comment from one of the Navan coaches afterwards in the clubhouse was that our young lads have greatly improved and whatever work has been put in so far is definitely paying off. 

Boyne V's Navan U9's March 2014

What a great day, our players volunteering to play for the opposition always makes all the coaches proud, shows they are all there comitted to playing rugby...
 Taking what we did at training into the match day worked well,  with my team the full focus was on tackling, they did really well coming very close in the second game, there were some flickers of brilliant play with  passes going out to the wing and several tries run in. Well, done to all the players in my team, looking forward to saturday and trying to fine tune that tackle so we can make it every time.

U9 Blitz Sun 15th Dec @ Balbriggan

A huge turnout from the U9 squad with 40 kids and all available coaches making the early trip to Balbriggan for the 10am Kick Off. It was nice and fresh and it did not take long for all to wake up and get stuck into the morning's rugby. All the coaches were very happy with the three teams that played and subs were swapped in and out so nobody developed frost bite on the bench! I do have to mention John's team who never played together before and met with some strong opposition.

U9 engage in competitive and tough Blitz v Bective and Dundalk 1st Dec

Boyne U9 had a very tough Sunday morning  against Bective and Dundalk. Three teams were fielded and some of our strong players were unavailable for the fixture requiring others to step up to the mark. You sometimes learn more in defeat than in victory and this was the case here in Dundalk RFC. A really strong effort against Bective and hugely physical saw the spoils pretty much shared, but the subsequent two Dundalk games were lost despite some wonderful defensive play by the old reliables.