Clontarf – Lansdowne – Mud Sweat and Mudmen

The weather has been poor to say the least and the main pitch in castle avenue has been in  a bad state.

Both team were intent on playing but Clontarf during the first half confiscated the ball and pushed Lansdowne defence into making faults. Lansdowne towards the end of the half managed to get a bit of possession and scored a penalty from rather far out.

Half time score 9 -3

The second half saw Lansdowne followed up on the late first half form  for a while before Clontarf took the control back. A penalty was all the rewards the hosts could get; before a late  fightback from Lansdowne saw their hopes of a losing bonus point dashed as the kick strayed.

Final score 12 -3

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Clontarf – Balbriggan Ladies

This match was marred by a serious knee injury to one of the Clontarf players. It took an awful long time to get an ambulance in.

Clontarf was behind by 5 points  5 -10 when I joined after the J2 game.

Sadly the Score did not improve for clontarf as bereft of a kicking game they were unable to relieve the pressure time and time again.

Balbriggan  25 – 5 Clontarf

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Muddy waters – Clontarf – Cork Constitution

Clontarf Hosted Cork Con after the Irish game. And the weather was not playing nice.

The game started with Cork scoring a penalty. To  which Clontarf Clontarf Replied with 2 Tries From Rob Keogh and a conversion. The conditions did  not improve  and Cork threw themselves at the locals and Managed to get themselves closer on the score with a Try from a maul. Clontarf struck back with a nice try from Magic Mick. Cork did get another try but the local resolute defence pushed them away to close the Game at 22 -13.

 

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Div 9 Clontarf Bective

An early kickoff to get every one ready for the 6 nations.

Lovely bright afternoon with a bit of a breeze to get in the mood for running rugby.

Clontarf took this to heart as I could not  get on the Bective end and they had scored the first try. Bective did get a reply but it was all they could muster during the first half. The Locals quick game was making too many inroads to be stopped.

The second Half so Bective lift up their game and make a come back on the scoreboard but it was too late to threaten the Clontarf lead.

Clontarf 39 Bective 24.

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