Clontarf Leinster league J4 and J6 respectively Playing Trinity and the Royal College of Surgeons
Drizzly afternoon and a very wet ground did not favour open play and continuity.
The J4 won 20-3 and J6 lost 3-7
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J6 photos on Flickr
A return to Friday night game with Clontarf J2 hosting Bective rangers.
A game were at First Clontarf could do little wrong and scored at nearly every opportunity despite some errors. Scoring 2 tries and penalty in the first half. The second half started the same way with another try under the posts. In the meantime Bective had shown some nice touches but did not get on the board. The tide however did turn and it was the turn of the visitors to finally get on the score board with 2 converted tries and with 5 minutes to go there was hope for the vistors to come back with a win should they score a try and convert.
The locals held firm despite a yellow late in the game to take the win against a good Bective team. Final score 20 -14.
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Water polo under lights will never get as exiting as this game.
I was testing a new lens and the condition have proved to much for it. :(
The early exchanges saw UCD and clontarf trade blow Clontarf with two penalties from close range and UCD with a counter attacking try from a poor clearing kick. The Clontarf scrum and defence looked good and UCD were struggling to gain ground.
The second half saw Clontarf Take control of the game and scored three tries. The first one from a series of pick and go after another good scrummaging effort. The second one from a nice back move that was not spoiled by the greasy ball. And the last one from a rolling maul.
Final score 28 -5 For the hosts.
Complete Serie on Flickr