Welcome to Drogheda Boys Football Club

 

Drogheda Boys FC was established in 1985 to provide schoolboys/girls with the highest standard of football coaching & playing facilities and to allow all members to reach their full playing potential.

Our club is comprised of teams from the age of 7 - 16. We also cater for our younger members, from age 5, in our Kindergarden Sessions each week-end.

Our teams compete in the Dublin and District Schoolboy League,(DDSL) and the Drogheda Childrens Soccer League, (DCSL)

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Our grounds are situated on Marley’s lane on the southside of Drogheda, where we have two full sized pitches, a 9-a-side pitch & a 7-a-side pitch. We also have flood-lit training areas which can accommodate two teams at any given time. Our astro-turf facility is a valued training asset especially in Winter months.

‘Fair Play’ is our guiding principle which is in line with the Irish Sports Councils Code of Ethics and Good Practice for all Children in Sport and is firmly adopted by Drogheda Boys Football Club

We are committed to ensuring that all necessary steps will be taken to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people who participate as members of our Club.

We are completely run by Volunteers from the local area, to whom we are very grateful. If you would like to become a Member of our Club and help out in any way possible, whether it be for 30 minutes or 4 hours a week, we would love to hear from you.

   Club Secretary :                085  148  6668

   Fixture Secretary:              087  348  6685

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Game Of The Week!

 

                                                                  U16 Major

 Templeogue Utd 1 - 2 Drogheda Boys

 

What a funny old game, this weeks outing saw the lads take on Templeogue Utd in a repeat of last weeks fixture but this time the winners would take a place in the next round of the league cup. With conditions perfect for a game the lads prepared themselves for what turned out to be a typical cup game and entertaining from start to finish.
After playing so well last week against the same opposition the lads were made aware of a potential pitfall if they were not up for the game. The Drogs were up for it alright, but so were Templeogue.
With some players unavailable, Drogheda started with a couple of changes from last weeks starting team. Templeogue also seemed to have some new faces and unlike last week they refused to let The Drogs have it all their own way. The visitors went about their business and tried to play their possession football without really being in full control at any stage during the first half. The hosts frustrated and got about the lads with some physical battles, the only real talking points at half time. The game was level and there for the taking for the team who wanted it most.

Second half got underway with the lads continuing to try and impose themselves on the game which was now beginning to get away from them and flow in Templeogues favour as The Drogs usual quality seemed to elude them. Templeogue were now asking all the questions of the Drogs with some sustained pressure which saw them convert an attack to take the lead with 15 mins of the second half played.1-0 Templeouge.
With a response needed to get back into the game the lads showed maturity beyond their years by staying calm and collected.Their togetherness as a group and belief in their game plan shone through for all to see. Drogheda made their 3 substitutions with 20 mins remaining in what turned out to be the turning point of the tie. The Drogs poured relentless pressure on the hosts and had them camped in their own half with attack after attack without getting what was now a deserved equaliser. The lads never panicked and continued to play their game and had a now very tired Templeouge on the rack. With only 2 mins on the clock Templeouge finally cracked and the visitors saw big Sam drill his effort low past a helpless keeper. 1-1 Cmon The Drogs.
After the jubilant goal celebrations the final whistle sounded.
Extra Time 1st Half.
With their tails now up the lads were ready to finish the job they had made such hard work of. They continued to play their game in the opposition's half and the second goal was surely on its way and indeed, presented itself in the form of a stonewall penalty when big Sam was brought down in the box. Up stepped Foody, with nerves of steel, to calmy stroke home a delightful penalty after putting the keeper the wrong way. 2-1 Drogheda. With that came the half- time whistle.
The final 10 mins of football to be played would prove to be the most encouraging aspect of the days outing. This was the case with the lads staying organised and disciplined as a team to see out a game which did not go as they planned from the off but by sticking together seen them through a storm to come out the other side. Well done lads on a tough day at the office.

Next Sunday sees the lads get their national cup campaign underway against Manortown United, the gaffer has had a bit of success in this tournament before and will hope the lads can make it safe into the next round where a home tie vs Greystones United awaits the winner.

 

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www.droghedaboys.com by Alex O Connor