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Boyne CC blooming in storming second year

BOYNE Community School in Trim, Co Meath, are thriving in their second year of schools rugby following affiliation with Leinster Rugby.

The sport was introduced to the school by Club Community Rugby Officer Fergus O'Boyle (Athboy RFC), and Bryan Barry (PE Teacher/Coach).

Following last year's 1st and 2nd positions in the North East Development School League, the school entered their first Leinster competition in September.

The first round of the Leinster Junior Development Cup saw the Junior Team play St Mary's of Drogheda.

Boyne CC conceded two early tries in the match and were always chasing the game. They closed the gap at half-time to within three points but St Mary's pushed on with a comfortable win.

Following a regroup and additional training sessions by both O'Boyle and Barry the junior school started the Development Shield.

The first round saw them travel to face Grammar School Drogheda where they were victorious.

A final score of 15-32 saw Boyne CC go through to the second round.

Following another dismal spell of bad weather, this fixture was postponed to December 14 that saw Oaklands Edenderry travel to Townspark Athboy to face a re-energised Boyne CC.

A thoroughly dominant display saw them leading 32-0 at half time.

The second half saw much the same. A yellow card and the luxury of all the subs getting a run-out still didn't slow down the overall team performance and the final score of 54-0 saw them reach the third round of the shield which goes ahead this month.