A busy afternoon in Clontarf.
As the hosts started brightly a dropped pass led to an early try by Young Munster. This was about all the luck the visitors would get in the opening half as Clontarf Would keep the tempo up and score tries and a number of penalties. The second half saw a revival of the visitors fortune but they were already to far behind to threaten Clontarf’s lead realistically.
Game ended on 42 -25
Full set of photos on Flickr.
The AIL returns and Clontarf Host Young Munster.
A very lively first half sees Young Munster get a bit of a gap before Clontarf claws back to one point.
the second half however sees one way traffic for the host despite a late attempt at a come back from the visitor. this attempts sees clontarf bench combining for a final try under the posts.
final score 37 -19
as usual Flickr for full set
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.
As usual a Flickr link For more Photos
Clontarf first team played Young Munster in a Pleasantly dry and mild November Saturday.
The host ambushed Young munster straight from the kickoff with what can be described as the fastest try of the AIL this year.
From the Young Munster Kick off the ball was passed to Michael McGrath who ran through a few defenders before kicking ahead, a second kick brought the ball under the posts for Michael to dive on it.
This seemed to put Clontarf to sleep and the First half then settled into an exchange of penalty kick.
The second Half started with The Clontarf players regaining the early impetus and when the Scrum started to make serious damage to Young Munster you could be sure the hosts where not going to let this game go. The game ended 46 – 28.
Full set of Photos on Flickr
Clontarf hosted Young Munster in a freezing Castle avenue.
Very accomplished performance for the hosts who held a limited Young Munster side a number of time on the try line. conceding 2 unconverted tries. They scored 5 tries having stretched the Visitors defence using backs and forwards in a very capable way. end result 35 – 10.
All the photos are on Flickr