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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Clontarf – Cork Constitution

Nearly the end of the season and both Clontarf and Cork Constitution are chasing points to ensure a play-off spot.

Clontarf started the game against a very strong wind hoping to keep the score close until half-time.

Cork got on the board with a penalty soon followed by a converted try. Clontarf Struggled to take a foothold on the visitor 22 and managed a try in the corner and converted from a difficult position. Cork replied straight away with an unconverted try and then dropped a gaol to keep the score ticking. ‘Tarf managed another try and a penalty to narrow the gap to two points on the half time.

The second half saw the visitors struggle against the wind and Clontarf overtake them then open a wider and wider gap. With 10 minutes to go Clontarf concentration slipped and two yellows were conceded in quick succession. This led to Cork Con applying even more pressure trying to get something out of the game. Clontarf two men down managed to counter and score another try. This was however not the end of the game and cork attacked relentlessly to get a try and some hope with the game nearing the closing stages. After one more foray in the Cork 22 Clontarf lost the ball and the visitors snatched a try bonus at the death.

Final score 43 -28

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Clontarf Barbarians Game

A fantastic occasion in Castle Avenue and a display of great quality from both sides.

A special mention to the AIL Players getting a chance to shine with the Barbarrians: Ger Slattery (Young Munster) William Ryan (Cork Constitution) , Charlie Butterworth (Lansdowne), Philip O’Dwyer (old Belvedere) , Colm McMahon (St Mary’s College).

All the Players gave it all and With the smallest of Margin Clontarf Held on to a 1 point lead at the Death. Final Score 43 -42.

Thanks to the Baabaas for letting me in and Clontarf for a fantastic season.

Thanks to Nigel Owens for a great refereeing performance, to Andy Wood and Mike Ruddock for Getting these two teams to Play such a beautiful game. And to the all the Players For Playing to Such a good level.

Lastly Thanks to the Clontarf Mini rugby teams and Coaches for the halftime game.




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