Under 9s

News & Match Reports for the Under 9's

Under 9's Season Overview 2016/17

Dear Parents,

        Welcome to the under 9's team for the 2016/17 season.  To be eligible to play on this team players must be born in 2008.  We usually train every Saturday morning in the Drogheda Grammar School in Mornington from 10:15am 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 day
  • 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 U9.Coach@BoyneRFC.ie
  • No dogs are allowed at any of our pitches or training grounds.

U-9's Fixtures 2016/2017.

Date Details Venue Time Comments
Sat 10th Dec Training Grammar School 10:30-11:45

Training and its close to Christmas so why not wear a Santa Hat! After the blitz we are all encouraged to avail of the Boyne RFC Christmas Fare which will take place in the Grammar School gym. Remember gum shield! No gum shield no match!

Please Note: If you would like to bake something for the Christmas Fare café which will be run by the U9 Coaches that would be great.  Also if anyone can support with the café or as a car park attendant please contactAndrew Dobson (0860487395).

Club Event: The Boyne RFC Christmas Market will take place at The Grammar School on Sat 10th December, 12pm to 5pm. The Boyne U9 parents are request to support the running of the cafe' (tea, coffee and homemade baking treats!).  Volunteers are kindly requested to contact John O'Driscoll or Andrew Dobson.
Sat 17th Dec Santa Training Grammar School or Boyne RFC  Shamrock Lodge tbc Final Training before Christmas, details to follow.
Sat 17th Dec Aviva Trip: Leinster v Northampton Sants Aviva Stadium Kick-off 19:45, bus will depart from Boyne RFC This is a club trip to the Aviva for the Leinster game, cost is Euro 20 per person which must be paid in advance of the event (bu 01st Dec). Fee includes ticket and return bus to the Aviva. Parents need to confirm attendance to Andrew Dobson. We require 1-2-1 Parent (Guardian) to Player supervision (Siblings & Parents can join).  Timings to follow.
Sat 24th Dec 2016 to Sun 01st Jan 2017 Christmas Break (No Training / No Blitz Events). Have a very safe and Merry Christmas form all the Boyne U9s Coaching Staff.
Sat 07th Jan 2017 Training Grammar School 10:15-11:30 Remember gum shield! No gum shield no training!


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.

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.