An afternoon that promised a lot but failed to deliver.
Clontarf started the game with the wind at their back and after some pressure Scored a penalty from close range.
Terenure after a miss reply with a successful penalty followed up by a try, the conversion was short.
Clontarf managed two more penalties to retake the lead. One penalty after half time Got the visitors back in the lead.
Clontarf pressure resulted in a rain of penalties however kicking for touch yielded little reward until finally Tarf burrowed over the line. 16 -11 Final score
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This is now starting to become a tradition. Clontarf Under 15 take on Skerries in a league Final.
As usual it is a very good game.
Clontarf seemed to have the bulk of the ball but had difficulties scoring with a very resolute defence from Skerries. Clontarf broke the line in the first half from a tap penalty and converted.
The second half saw Skerries take advantage of the wind and force Clontarf to play in their half. They then managed to convert pressure into point With a try in the corner that was not converted. Clontarf were doggedly fighting to retain their lead and a penalty for skerries threatened to see the lead change side. Unfortunately for the north county side it proved a bit to far for their kicker. Clontarf then managed to Stretch their lead with a try in the corner that was not converted.
12- 5 and a fine game.
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Joining early today to Catch the Clonarf Under 15 league semi final in Castle Avenue.
Clontarf Started Smartly Scoring two Tries and then suffered a lapse conceding 3 tries to a resurgent suttonian side that showed a lot of effort and good play.
At half time the Suttonian youth led 19 12. The second half saw clontarf come back in the game and relentlessly attack the suttonian line this paid off in a big way and the guests were only able to reply once.
Final Score Clontarf 52 Suttonian 24. (I think)
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Bitterly cold win this afternoon in castle avenue and the reception for UCD was anything but cold as Clontarf had prepared to take the fight to their guests from the off. With The help of a very strong scrummaging platform and resolute defense Clontarf scored 2 tries and 5 penalties the Visitors managed two penalties.
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