J4 Clontarf – Wanderers

Clontarf J4 last game this season hosting wanderers.

The only time this year I catch the J4 this year.

A very good game played at high tempo saw the ‘tarf backline carve the Wanderers open early on in the game. Wanderers tried to come back but never managed to break a resolute Clontarf defence.

In the second half the Clontarf forward scored from a maul. To their credit Wanderers never let go and fought on till the end.

Final score 22 – 6

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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 Suttonian J5 Derby

A local clash in Castle Avenue With the J5 Hosting Suttonians.

Clontarf scored one try in first half from a back move answered by a penalty from suttonians. In the second half another try was scored on the wing with a powerful display. Later on going  for 3 points after a penalty the ball hit the posts and quick thinking by the Clontarf backrow converted failure in success. A late try from a break settled the score 24 -3.

As usual full photo set on Flickr.