Clontarf dominated the early exchanges but could no make it pay.
On a Barnhall break Clontarf intercepted foe an unconverted try.
The second half saw Barnhall capitalise and score two tries.
final Score Clontarf 5 Barnhall 12
Summer makes a come back in late September.
Clontarf hosting Ballinahich. The visitor started the game well and with the help of the wind and some very good defensive pressure. They ended up frustrating the locals and keeping their try line free and the score board stuck at 0. meanwhile scoring a try and a penalty.
The second half started better for Clontarf and they finally got on the scoreboard via a penalty. This led to the locals finally breaking the defensive stranglehold Ballinahinch had so far maintained. Tries then came in from magic Mick three times for a hat trick then his brother got on the scoreboard as well. despite the widening gap Ballinahinch kept the pressure on through their scrum. and managed to claw back a try. Clontarf then finished the game on a high with another try from Michael Brown.
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A nice evening for a game between two Dublin rivals. Clontarf. A real tough game that saw Clontarf take the lead thanks to a Rob McGrath intercept and despite huge pressre never let go off it. Rob finishing of a good evening with a second try to seal the game. Old Belvedere never let go and scored a late try to get the losing bonus point. 20 – 14 for Clontarf
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I always say I don’t do away games but Skerries is Closer than Clontarf.
A pleasant afternoon to get back in the groove and catch some rugby.
Clontarf won 33-13 against a resilient Skerries the game was stopped early as a van caught fire in the car park.
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