Division 6 final

Clontarf J4 and Naas were contesting Metro div 6 final in Castle Avenue.

After a bright start the hosts Scored a try near the posts and converted. Naas playing well attempted to reply but they lacked continuity mount a sustained attack. Clontarf managed to put more pressure on the visitors and Got rewarded with a penalty followed by a try in the corner before half time. The score at half time 15-0 to Clontarf

After half time Clontarf pressure told with a penalty and yellow card to Naas Midfield for repeated infringement. Despite this Naas fought to try and get on the scoresheet and despite some good passage of play could not break the Clontarf defense. The numerical advantage that followed payed of for Clontarf with a try under the posts. Clontarf led 25 -0.  More sustained pressure from the host and with the backs gaining confidence had them score another try to make sure of the Game. Naas yet to get on the score board piled on more and more pressure towards the end of the game, to finally score in the corner. Final score 32 -7.

A very good game played in the right spirit by both teams.

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Clontarf Dolphin AIL

Disappointment in Castle Avenue with the visitors grabbing a win at the death.

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Clontarf Terenure

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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