Clontarf Cork Con AIL final

A second go at the final as I have had more time to sort the photos and publish them on Flickr.

A disappointing result for my last game at the club I have to say.

Here is a slightly bigger selection of photos

the rest is on Flickr


Under age Clontarf report

Before and During the AIL final there was a whole raft of fixtures involving the Clontarf youth teams. I attended to the first half of the under 18 against the Vikings.

The results are very good for the club and highlight the work done by the many volunteer coaches. Well done to All.

Leinster 18s School/Youth Cup Final Clontarf 20 – 14 Greystones / Wicklow Vikings
Metro U17 Invitational Cup Coolmine 11 – 14 Clontarf
Leinster U15 School/Youth Cup Clontarf 10 – 24 Lansdowne
Leinster U14 School/Youth Cup Clontarf 33 – 5 MU Barnhall
Leinster U13 Sunday Plate Clontarf A 33 – 5 Malahide

more photos on Flickr

AIL Semi Final Clontarf – Young Munster

A semi final is a game that will stress your limits.

This was no exception. Clontarf started well but the early try spurred Young Munster on and the home side fell behind, after Younger Munster score 2 quick tries. Clontarf battled back with a penalty and a try on half time to turn the tide.

The second half saw Clontarf running the ball more and more and the visitors could not keep up. Clontarf then lost their way a bit and let in a try. this lead to a spirited but the fight back by Young Munster did not yield enough point for them. Clontarf then scored in the corner and with time running out Young Munster got one penalty try.

Well done ‘Tarf.

Final score 37 -29

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Div 11 Final St Marys Clontarf

Clontarf J6 travelled to Templeville Road to try to win their league and Promotion to Div10 for the coming  season.

One thing for sure the locals were not going to let the match go. The first half ended up scoreless despite both teams offensive will the defences stayed tight.

The second half promised more of the same, Marys broke the deadlock with a penalty early on. Despite tiredness creeping in the defences were still tight when finally Clontarf’s replacement fly half dummied his way past the try line. St Marys were close to take the lead back with a long range penalty. With tired bodies on both side and time running out clontarf won a decisive counter ruck that saw the decisive and final try.

Well done to both team and coaches for a fine game of rugby.

Full set On Flickr