Clontarf J5 and J6 against DLSP and Normans.

Two games kicking of at the same time in Castle Avenue today I covered the J5 first half and J6 second half.

J5 were playing De la Salle Palmerstown they got on the score sheet early in the game but then struggled to get their dominance pay. by half time the score was 13-3 for the hosts. The second half saw the Clontarf team find their stride and Finish on a high score 50-3 for the hosts.

J6 Were hosting Normans the game was tight all along as when I arrived on the scene just before half-time the score was 0-0. The second half saw Clontarf make the most of the breeze and occupy the Normans half well however imprecision and the heavy ground played havoc with both team intentions to play.  Finally after 2 missed attempts the Clontarf outside half slotted the only points of a game played in very good spirit. Final score 3-0 For Clontarf.


As usual all the pictires on Flicker J5 and J6


Clontarf Terenure J5

Clontarf J5 hosted Terenure for a serious match of rugby in a very cold and windy afternoon. Thankfully there was no rain or snow but the sun could not bring any heat.

Clontarf started brightly and with the help of the wind camped on the Terenure line. They could not score but They were wearing their  opponent down, after a missing a penalty they managed to get on the board with a converted try. Terenure replied with a non converted try of their own. Clontarf kept the pressure on and got another try before the break. After the break Terenure scored and converted a try with their scrumhalf sniping from the base of a ruck. all square at 12 -12

Clontarf forward power started to show and as the kicking option would not have brought much they started carrying the ball up as soon as possession was secure. This proved effective in the long run and as the Terenure defence started to give penalties away they were warned by the referee a Yellow being produced a few minutes later. Clontarf scored a try after a midfield break but could not convert. Terenure took a long range penalty to narrow the score. 17 15 (final score)

As usual full set on Flickr