1st XV

News & Match Reports for the 1st XV

Season Overview 2016/17

The Mens 1st XV team will play in the All Ireland League Division 2C for the 2016/17 season. Games are played on Saturdays and fixtures can be found under the "Senior Calendar" Menu. Currently coached by Graeme Eastwoon & Niall Kerbey.

AIL Div2B Fixtures & Results 2015/16:

Date Opponent Competition Venue Result Score
Saturday 27th August @ 15:00 NaasR.F.C. Leinster Senior League Away (Forenaughts) Loss 46 - 3
Saturday 3rd September @ 15:00 Tullamore Leinster Senior League Home (Shamrock Lodge)   -
Saturday 10th September @ 18:00 MU Barnhall Leinster Senior League Home (Shamrock Lodge)   -
Saturday 17th September @ 14:30 Bruff R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge)   -
Saturday 24th September @ 14:30 Rainey Old Boys All Ireland League Division 2C Away   -
Saturday 1st October @ 14:30 Bangor R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away   -
Saturday 8th October @ 16:00 Midleton R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home   -
Saturday 29th October @ 14:30 Seapoint R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away   -
Saturday 5th November @ 14:00 Sligo R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home   -
Friday 11th November @ 20:00 Navan R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away   -
Saturday 26th November @ 14:00 Tullamore R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home   -
Saturday 3rd December @ 14:00 Kanturk R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away   -
Saturday 21st January @ 14:00 Kanturk R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home   -
Saturday 28th January @ 14:30 Tullamore R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away   -
Friday 10th February @ 20:00 Navan R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge)   -
Saturday 18th February @ 14:30 Sligo R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away   -
Saturday 4th March @ 14:30 Seapoint R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home   -
Saturday 11th March @ 14:30 Midleton R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away   -
Saturday 25th March @ 14:30 Bangor R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away   -
Saturday 8th April @ 14:30 Rainey Old Boys All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge)   -
Saturday 15th April @ 14:30 Bruff R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away   -
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Ulster Bank AIL 2C Rainey Old Boys 38pts Boyne 3pts

Boyne were certainly brought back to reality with a severe bump on Saturday last by a rejuvenated Rainey Old Boys who have greatly improved their squad following their demotion from Div 2b last season. On arrival at the beautifully appointed grounds and clubhouse of the Maherafelt based club, the visitors encountered dreadful weather conditions with torrential rain falling for most of the game.

ULSTER BANK AIL DIV 2C BOYNE 24pts BRUFF 19pts

Ulster Bank AIL Div 2C BOYNE 24pts BRUFF 19pts
On a day which defied the normal climate for the start of a rugby season, with beautiful sunshine and warm conditions being matched by some marvellous rugby played by the Shamrock Lodge squad. The home sides display delighted their supporters for a number of reasons which augers well for the season ahead. They scored four excellent tries and showed a massive improvement in their forward division which suggests they will be a formidable unit for any opposition this season.  

Ulster Bank AIL Div 2C Boyne 16pts Wanderers 19pts

This was a must win game for the Boyne side to avoid the prospect of making the long trek to Middleton this week seeking a win to preserve their AIL status outright. It was not to be however and with the two sides below them on the league table winning their games the loss against Wanderers was further compounded.
This was a weekend which saw the whole country celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising and it certainly will not be lost on Boyne rugby supporters, the irony of this game taking place on Easter Saturday and ending up on a 19 – 16 score line.

Ulster Bank AIL Div 2C Boyne 16pts Wanderers 19pts

This was a must win game for the Boyne side to avoid the prospect of making the long trek to Middleton this week seeking a win to preserve their AIL status outright. It was not to be however and with the two sides below them on the league table winning their games the loss against Wanderers was further compounded.
This was a weekend which saw the whole country celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising and it certainly will not be lost on Boyne rugby supporters, the irony of this game taking place on Easter Saturday and ending up on a 19 – 16 score line.

Season Overview 2015/16

The Mens 1st XV team will play in the All Ireland League Division 2C for the 2015/16 season. Games are played on Saturdays and fixtures can be found under the "Senior Calendar" Menu. Currently coached by Niall Ronan, Cillian Duffy & Gary Downey.

AIL Div2B Fixtures & Results 2015/16:

Date Opponent Competition Venue Result Score
Saturday 22nd August @ 14:00 Bective Rangers R.F.C. Leinster Senior League Home (Shamrock Lodge) Loss 9 - 32
Saturday 29th August @ 14:00 Greystones Leinster Senior League Home (Shamrock Lodge) Loss 13 - 23
Saturday 5th September @ 18:00 Navan R.F.C. Leinster Senior League Away Loss 63 - 20
Saturday 12th September @ 14:30 Midleton R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge) Win 31 - 29
Friday 18th September @ 20:00 Wanderers F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away (Lansdowne Rd.) Loss 31 - 13
Saturday 26th September @ 14:30 Sligo R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge) Win 32 - 12
Saturday 3rd October @ 14:30 Old Crescent All Ireland League Division 2C Away (Rosbrien) Loss 31- 16
Saturday 17th October @ 14:30 Bruff R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge) Loss 12 - 23
Saturday 31st October @ 14:30 Tullamore R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away Loss 21 - 3
Friday 6th November @ 20:00 Navan R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge) Loss 13 - 16
Saturday 28th November @ 14:30 Kanturk R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away Loss 27 - 17
Saturday 5th December @ 14:30 Dundalk R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge) Win 10 - 8
Friday 11th December @ 20:00 Dundalk R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away Win 19 - 21
Saturday 19th December @ 14:30 Navan R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away   -
Saturday 9th January @ 14:30 Kanturk R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge)   -
Saturday 30thJanuary @ 14:30 Tullamore R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge)   -
Saturday 6th February @ 14:30 Bruff R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away   -
Saturday 20th February @ 14:30 Old Crescent R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge)   -
Saturday 6th March @ 14:30 Sligo R.F.C. All Ireland League Division 2C Away   -
Saturday 26th March @ 14:30 Wanderers All Ireland League Division 2C Home (Shamrock Lodge)   -
Saturday 2nd April @ 14:30 Midleton All Ireland League Division 2C Away   -
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Old Crescent 31 - 16 Boyne Senior XV (AIL Div 2C)

This was Boyne’s first trip to Rosbrien the home of Old Crescent RFC. The Limerick club are going well this year and their ambition is to win promotion to Div 2A. They certainly posted their intentions of doing this from the outset of this game when they ran everything and spurned penalty kicks at goal in order to gain territorial advantage from lineouts close to the Boyne line where they could take off the top and drive at the Boyne line to score tries.