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CLONTARF 37 UCD 28

CLONTARF 37 UCD 28

Result: Senior XV 37 - 28 UCD

After a topsy turvy regular season, Clontarf earned a home semi-final with a bonus point win over UCD on the all-weather pitch last Saturday. Somehow we need to try to avoid UCD in these games because despite all plans and bucket loads of local talent the young visitors always manage to give us the heeby […]

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St. Mary 12 Clontarf 31

St. Mary 12 Clontarf 31

Result: Senior XV 31 - 12 St Mary’s

On a weekend that started with a Clontarf blowout in Templeville Road and ended with the rugby gods smiling benignly on the north side, Clontarf moved back up the league into joint first with a clear route to a home semi-final. Who would have thought it? After a somewhat off colour display against a surging […]

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Clontarf 11 Young Munster 13

Clontarf 11 Young Munster 13

Result: Senior XV 11 - 13 Young Munster

Clontarf burped and stumbled back to 4th place in the UBL with a performance lacking in pace and accuracy which threatened to come alive for the home team on a number of occasions only to die on a dropped ball or an inaccurate pass with the line beckoning. For long periods of the game it […]

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Garryowen 10 Clontarf 39

Garryowen 10 Clontarf 39

Result: Senior XV 39 - 10 Garryowen

Clontarf overcame a spirited but young Garryowen side in sunny Limerick to move into 2nd place in the UBL League with three games to play. On a day more suited to beach ball it took Clontarf until almost half time to break down a home defence that dealt with the visitors kicking game with some […]

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Old Belvedere 13 – Clontarf 36

Old Belvedere 13 – Clontarf 36

Result: Senior XV 36 - 13 Old Belvedere

Clontarf overcame a spirited effort from an injury decimated Old Belvedere squad on Saturday and have solidified their 4th place spot in the senior division, 11 points ahead of Garryowen.  With games to come against Lansdowne and Young Munster in Castle avenue there is still plenty of potential movement in the makeup of the top […]

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Clontarf 22 Cork Con 13

Clontarf 22 Cork Con 13

Result: Senior XV 22 - 13 Cork Constitution

This has got to go down as one of the most satisfying victories in years. And I include the UBL final win in that assessment. We have always known that there was an abundance of skill in the Clontarf squad. We knew they had heart and application also but until, you are truly tested in […]

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Clontarf 6 Terenure 13

Clontarf 6 Terenure 13

Result: Senior XV 6 - 13 Terenure

Weather is a great leveller in rugby. The great handicap committee from the sky. Sometimes the gods of sport deem that for one night only the scales will be balanced by a sloppy night, a wet ball, and a referee who decided that the offside line was to be policed by ….. Someone else somewhere […]

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DUFC 0 – Clontarf 29

DUFC 0 – Clontarf 29

Fixture: Senior XV v Dublin University

Happy New Year and Happy New Mick! The second half of the season saw Clontarf travel to the iconic home of the oldest continuous rugby club in the World. Not a bad label to have? I have to admit I love College Park. DUFC, or Trinity as they are more generally referred to, regularly present […]

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Lansdowne 33 Clontarf 31

Lansdowne 33 Clontarf 31

Result: Senior XV 31 - 33 Lansdowne

So . . . Five games played and a record of two wins and three defeats. An indication of how tight the games have been is reflected in the scoring statistics. For the five games the total margin of victory/defeat has been 11 points. The only game with a margin of greater than two points […]

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Clontarf 16 Garryowen 14

Clontarf 16 Garryowen 14

Result: Senior XV 16 - 14 Garryowen

Clontarf registered their first home victory of the 16/17 campaign on Saturday against a young Garryowen outfit who structured their game to avoid the heavy stuff and to move the big home pack around. So what transpired was a game of heavy carrying by the home side against fizzy counterattacking by the Munster team. The […]

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